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CRICKET: Tew walloped by Waghela
10:00am Monday 26th August 2013 in Sport
Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League
Great & Little Tew are still seeking the win that will ensure the Division 2 West status following a 76-run home defeat by Reading.
But Andy Harris’s side have a 35-point cushion over second-bottom Farnham Royal.
They were on the receiving end of a brilliant innings by Reading opener Praful Waghela, who made 153 off 139 balls with 23 fours and one six.
His sparkling knock took Reading to 302-7 from their 50 overs after they had been put in to bat.
Lloyd Brock was the pick of the home attack with 3-49.
After the early loss of Josh Megson, Harry Smith, with 60 off 100 balls with eight fours, and Joe White, who made 59 off 68 balls with nine fours and a six, gave Tew hope with a stand of 107.
But once they were parted, Tew were unable to keep up the momentum and eventually fell well short on 226-9.
Andrew Rishton (3-24) and Khalid Zafar Malik (3-40) led the way for Reading.
Scores: Reading 302-7 (50 ovs, P Waghela 153, K Malik 40no, M Andersson 38, L Brock 3-49), Great & Little Tew 226-9 (50 ovs, H Smith 60, J White 59, A Rishton 3-24, K Malik 3-40). Great & Little Tew 6pts, Reading 25.