Armitage duo help Horwood to win over Hook Norton

Dale Armitage
Dale Armitage

Great Horwood moved into second place in OCA Division One and made it four wins from four with another comprehensive win at Hook Norton on Saturday.

Morning rain saw the game reduced to 40 overs per side as captain Stuart Parker chose to field first.

Adam Armitage was once again in superb form with the ball as he took two wickets in his first two overs to reduce Hook Norton to 10-2.

A useful third wicket stand pushed the score beyond 50 before M McStraw bowled the home captain.

Neil Wilkins then came on and bowled his usual tidy spell taking 3-29, while McStraw was economical as he finished with 1-15 from his 10 overs and aided by some great fielding that caused three run outs, Hook Norton eventually crawled to 122 all out off the final ball of their innings. Armitage finished with 2-29 and Taylor 1-24.

Horwood made a disastrous start in reply as they slumped to 20-3, but D Armitage and Glyn Davies began to rebuild the innings and after the opening bowlers had finished, the pair put together a fluent, match-winning partnership of 101 that took Horwood to their target inside 24 overs and secured the full 30 points.

Armitage finished unbeaten on 45 with Davies 38 not out.