Harmer hits out for Hales

PUBLISHED: 11:35 11 July 2008 | UPDATED: 07:30 01 August 2010

David Harmer and Phil Squire added a season's best partnership for Hales so far as they added 135 for the second wicket to demolish Hunstanton at Postwick.

David Harmer and Phil Squire added a season's best partnership for Hales so far as they added 135 for the second wicket to demolish Hunstanton at Postwick.

Hales won the toss and elected to bowl first and got of to a flyer with the new ball on a hard fast Postwick wicket. Robin Andersen was the pick of the Hales pace attack again as he claimed a long awaited haul of wickets as he claimed 4 for 19 to put Hunstanton in trouble early in their innings.

Andersen and Squire bowled with genuine pace as they put the wind up the Hunstanton top order right from the word go.

Left-armer Andersen was unplayable and had the batsman ducking and swaying as they tried to come to terms with his hostility. Robin then removed both the openers, including the overseas as Hales got on top.

Brief middle-order resistance came from Hunstanton as Saddleton (37) and M Sayers (38 not out) steered Hunstanton to 141 of 46 overs. Lovick Bowled an exceptionally tight spell as he reeled of 12 overs on the trot conceding just 17 runs as he blocked up one end brilliantly.

In reply Harmer smashed the first ball of the innings through point and Hales made a solid start until Chris Andersen ran himself out after a direct hit from the fielder. With just seven on the board P Squire strode to the crease and built an excellent 135 run partnership with Harmer to win the game for Hales.

Squire played the anchor role initially as Harmer sent the ball to all parts of the field as he smashed an enormous six to bring up another whirlwind half century. With more time at the crease Phil Squire was gaining in confidence and started to time his stroke play really well.

Harmer then played the anchor role, picking of ones and twos as Squire cut loose with some top notch stroke play as he pulled through midwicket and drove elegantly through the covers.

With a half century in sight and not Many needed for the win, Harmer settled for quick singles to allow Squire to reach another well deserved league half century. Squire sealed the victory and his fifty with a drive for two straight down the ground.

Big T's Pies and Pasties Cafe Man of the Match is a tough call, Harmer dominated the bowling and controlled the innings brilliantly but youngsters Phil Squire and Robin Andersen both played with a lot of maturity.

With a batting collapse a familiar second innings sight for Hales, P Squire claims the award for taking a chunk of the responsibility and the runs with his 51 not out.

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