Harwood’s Geoff Simmons (left) and Nathan Ensbey run between wickets.
Harwood’s Geoff Simmons (left) and Nathan Ensbey run between wickets.

Ensbey's 153 marks the day

MARK Ensbey is either lazy or enjoys the sight of the cricket ball smashing into the boundary fence - or over it.

The Harwood batsman belted 13 fours and eight towering sixes on his way to 153 to place his side in an impregnable position against a hapless Tucabia Blue.

Harwood amassed 7-328 declared with Ensbey and Luke Harradine (74) putting on an entertaining 220-run partnership.

Ensbey was merciless at the crease pounding the Tucabia attack to all parts of the ground. His innings catapulting his overall runs for the season to more than 450.

Tucabia Blue bowlers came under heavy fire with only Brad Deluien (4-47) able to hold his head high.

Harwood captain Tim McMahon was quick to point out Ensbey’s innings was not a ‘slog-a-thon’.

“It was a good innings, Mark played straight and kept his head,” McMahon said.

“He hits his drives very hard and he does like to attack, but it was a good cricket innings.”

While Ensbey was going about destroying the Tucabia attack, up the other end Luke Harradine played the perfect foil with an unselfish innings.

“Luke also batted sensibly and did a great job rotating the strike... he hit the ball nice and straight,” McMahon said.

McMahon was reluctant to say if his side would be pressing for outright points.

“We don’t want to look to far ahead,” he said.

At 2-7 Tucabia are in a precarious position.



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