Halswell went into day two needing 75 runs with 6 wickets in hand to get first innings points and then hopefully look to push the game forward with an outright chance later in the day.
With the early start being 9.30am the Heathcote bowlers came out and had the ball swinging around. Our batsman couldn’t handle the swing off Alan Benny who had the impressive figures 4.4 overs and took 5-9 bowling Halswell out for 150, leaving Heathcote a lead of 56 runs.
Surprisingly, Heathcote came out to bat in rather a negative mindset and batted 70 overs to be dismissed for 162. Having seen the way their bowlers ripped through us in the morning and with absolutely no intentions of declaring in setting up what have could have been a great finish, we were very surprised in Heathcote’s lack of wanting a result.
This leaving Halswell the near impossible task of needing 218 runs from just 31 overs on a very slow outfield.
Halswell finished 105/4 – with no chance of a result for either side.
Tom coots bowled well, day one with 22 overs 6-71.
Jeets batted well for 78.
- Leighton Johnston 18 overs 2-24
- Craig Primmer 2-1
- Matt Wenborn 11 overs 2-25
- Hardeep Singh batted well 38
- Mike McCardle 30