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A last-day win for Harvington
9:00am Thursday 27th September 2012 in Sport
HARVINGTON completed their successful promotion season with a 123-run home friendly victory over Astwood Bank.
After winning the toss and electing to bat against their Worcestershire League Division One opponents, openers Andrew Fisher and Lee Ross fell for 17 and 28 respectively.
Nathaniel Gregory’s positive approach was rewarded before edging behind for 74.
Overseas player Jo Venter’s hard-hitting 46 kept the momentum going and skipper Simon Price was left unbeaten on 72 as Harvington, who have been promoted to Division Two, finished on 277-6 in 40 overs.
In reply, bowlers Mike Brown and Josh Colwall did early damage and Bank were never up with the required run-rate when up against sharp fielding.
Ross claimed 3-20 with Brown and Colwall adding two wickets apiece as the visitors were dismissed for 154.
Harvington took a squad of under 12s and 13s players to Weston-super-Mare for a tour.
They opened with a 30-over game against Uphill who scored a credible 153-3.
Harvington kept up with the rate for most of the game, with Selwyn Jones and their player-of-the-match Joe Vose scoring 21 and 29 not out respectively, but finished 22 runs light.
The after-match presentations were conducted by Somerset star Peter Trego.
On the next day, Harvington contested a Twenty20 game with Weston, who scored 106-4 against tight bowling.
Harvington started well but were bogged down by the spinners, despite the efforts of Mikey Towey and playerof- the-match Steve Walmsley (19).
Inter-club indoor games start in November. Anyone wishing to join the club can contact Stu Powell on 01386- 872764 or email harvingtoncc@ ymail.com
• Broadway will mark the end of their season which saw a mid-table finish in the Cotswold Hills League Premier Division.
They have a dinner at Broadway Golf Club on Saturday which will include an appearance from BBC sports correspondent Pat Murphy.
Anyone interested in attending can contact the club on 07525 665922.