Harden Win on Debut Appearance
In the first round of the over 50’s Grey Fox Trophy, Harden CC defeated reigning champions Bolton Villas, knocking off 127 in the 27th over.
A miserly spell of 3 for 15 from Leng prevented the Bolton Villa’s top order getting away to a flying start and it was left to the middle and lower order to post a competitive score. Impressive hitting from Beckford, Brown and Molyneux all scored 20 and above to ensure Villas were in with a chance at the interval.
Harden couldn’t have wished for a better start with both openers scoring freely. Falkingham eventually falling for 28, with opening partner, Moulds retiring on 30.
Harden pressed home the advantage with strong contributions from Bailey and Leng taking them past Bolton Villa’s total (scorecard below).
Next up for Harden is Great Horton Church, while Bolton Villas play the Hall Park Templars.