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Daniels delight as century saves Old Hill from defeat
12:28pm Thursday 1st August 2013 in Sport
JARED Daniels came of age this when he singlehandedly saved Old Hill from certain defeat against Wellington.
Having delivered the knock-out blow to beat Brewood last week, the 19-year-old followed up with a fabulous century while his fellow batsmen fell around him.
Plucked from the seconds three weeks ago, Daniels was praised by skipper Danny Cox.
He said: “Without doubt, he got us the winning draw.”
Daniels came to the rescue with Old Hill in desperate trouble at 5-3 when chasing a daunting Wellington total of 239 all out.
Old Hill’s early order had collapsed to the bowling of former Shropshire player Anthony O’Connor, who finished with 4-62 including the wicket of Cox.
The Old Hill skipper said: “He’s a canny old bowler. He bowled really well in his opening spell, but he wasn’t so good when he came back.”
Daniels held firm to reach 104, helping Old Hill to 189-8.
Earlier, Wellington had made a storming start with the bat, Sam Lloyd scoring 76 and recently released Nottinghamshire player Neil Edwards adding 68 as the pair put on 115 for the first wicket.
Nigel Davenport then helped applied the brakes bagging 4-61 off 17 overs while Toby Lester claimed 3-55 off 16.1 overs.
Old Hill travel to promotion favourites Kenilworth Wardens this Saturday when they hope to be boosted by the inclusion of Worcestershire’s Jack Shantry and their youth development officer Elliot Wilson.
However, unorthodoxed left-arm medium pace bowler Shantry will be only be available for the Haden Hill side if he isn’t selected in Worcestershire’s starting XI in their LV= County Championship Division Two match against Kent.
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