Jul 10 2012 By Ryan O'Donovan
THAMES VALLEY CRICKET LEAGUE DIVISION 7B Old Merchant Taylors 2nd XI 252-6d North Maidenhead 3rd XI 215-9 Match Drawn
KEVIN Haigh's wizardry with the bat was not enough for Old Merchant Taylors in their Division 7B tie with North Maidenhead.
The batsman was able to conjure up 69 runs in his innings to help the home side to a monumental 252 total but Maidenhead were able to bat out their overs to secure a draw.
Old Merchant Taylors' innings got off to a great start, with Mitul Patel (38) and Sohan Modi (44) both scoring highly to get the home side's scoreboard ticking over.
Things carried on well, with Rajagopal Vellingiri adding 10 to the scoreboard before James Worthington hit a half century to secure even more runs on the board for the home side.
After the break, Rajiv Radhakrishnan (3-53) was able to get his first of three wickets when he took the opposition's opener.
Meanwhile, there were wickets for Haigh (1-31), John Wright (1-18) and Jeremy Mayer (1-24) as the home side desperately tried to bowl out the North Maidenhead outfit.
But it just wasn't meant to be and the away side batted out the final over to deny Old Merchant Taylors their second win of the season.