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2nd XI - Match centre

Rickmansworth CC - 2nd XI
Broxbourne CC - 3rd XI
Paul Blackwell 46, Kasser Abbas 37
Batting
Sat 29 Jul 13:00 - Hertfordshire Cricket League - Division Seven B Abandoned

Rain the winner for 2nd week in a row

Good game in prospect ruined by weather

With changes in the camp due to work commitments and holidays it was a tough decision for Kasser on winning the toss against the bottom team, but with a dry surface under the covers it was rightly decided to have a bat and Paul and Kasser went out to get things under way. However, this was not Broxbourne's usual side either with both opening bowlers able to bowl great lines and the pitch offering plenty of seam and some swing also. But Kasser and Paul weathered the storm and a 3rd 50 opening partnership was established by the 20th over.

Kasser finally succumbed to a nick outside off which was well taken at first slip with 78 on the board. A great platform. However Paul was given out a couple of overs later for 46 with the score on 92 and suddenly the impetus was gone from the batting as the new batsmen found it just as hard to time the ball from the accurate Broxbourne attack. Raz was patient in hitting a 4 each over and defending the other 5, but when Bilal and the David Jacks both departed within 2 overs and Kamrna had already chipped back a caught and bowled, Ricky were 146/7 and looking at posting maybe 180, instead of the hoped for 200+. And then the rain got heavier and everyone headed off knowing that this was the end of play for the day.

So Ricky's promotion challenge now looks on a knife edge with the last two game, against the bottom teams, both being waashouts and only 10 points in the bag. With Hatch End already 47 points ahead of Ricky only a comprehensive win this coming Saturday will do. It's all or nothing.

Scorecard

Rickmansworth CC - 2nd XI won the toss and decided to bat.

Rickmansworth CC - 2nd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Paul Blackwell
Leg Before Wicket
46
0
0
0
 
Kasser Abbas
Caught
37
0
0
0
 
Zeeshan Khan
Caught
5
0
0
0
 
Razwan Khan
Caught
21
0
0
0
 
Kamran Shah
Caught
8
0
0
0
 
Chris Hutchison
Not Out
5
0
0
0
 
Bilal(Boris) Mohammed
Bowled
9
0
0
0
 
David Jacks
Leg Before Wicket
1
0
0
0
 
Tom Watson
Not Out
2
0
0
0
 
Rory Cusack
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Brett Harvey
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Extras
4w, 8b, 3lb, 1nb
16
Total
for 7 wickets 45 overs
146
Fall of wickets:
78 / 1 ( ), 92 / 2 ( ), 111 / 3 ( )

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Other Division Seven B results

Dunstable Town CC - Saturday 3rd XI
32/1
154
Baldock CC - 2nd XI
A
A
Wheathampstead CC - 2nd XI
St Margaretsbury CC - 2nd XI
A
A
Hatch End CC - 1st XI
Stevenage CC - 3rd XI
Potters Bar CC - 3rd XI

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League table

# Team Pts
1. Old Elizabethans CC, Herts - 2nd XI 439
2. Hatch End CC - 1st XI 350
3. Dunstable Town CC - Saturday 3rd XI 338
4. Rickmansworth CC - 2nd XI 236
5. Potters Bar CC - 3rd XI 220
6. Baldock CC - 2nd XI 200
7. Stevenage CC - 3rd XI 160

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