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Bexley sign off first half of season with another loss

PUBLISHED: 17:02 07 July 2014 | UPDATED: 17:16 07 July 2014

Bexley's Adeel Malik with a trademark boundary over mid-wicket.

Bexley's Adeel Malik with a trademark boundary over mid-wicket.

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Bexley will be glad to see the back of the first half of the season, which concluded with another disappointing defeat.

The Bexley top order failed to cope as Bickley bowlers, Daniel Magin (5 for 41) and Xavier Darroch (2 for 19), swung the ball with great control. The batting side’s recovery came by way of a scintillating 96 from an in-form Malik, which helped them post a score of 190.

Bexley were well aware of the batting frailties of their opposition and will have been confident of securing victory, especially after Benn removed Simon Melaniphy leg-before in the first over of Bickley’s response. However, despite a couple of mini-collapses, the home side’s innings was held together by Jos Siddall’s resolute 89 not out.

Siddall faced no less than 167 deliveries in securing victory for his team as they surpassed Bexley’s total for the loss of 7 wickets.

Both sides remain in the relegation zone, each having won just once so far.

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