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2nd XI - Match centre

Rickmansworth CC - 2nd XI
Hatch End CC - 1st XI
Sat 5 May 13:00 - Hertfordshire Cricket League - Division Seven B Start time 13:00

Ricky 2nd start with win against Hatch End

Rohan stars with bat and ball

A hot day beckoned and Raz lost the toss (even after a re-toss) and Hatch End put us in. Always a bogey team for us, the last time we played them we were bowled out cheaply so the instructions were to bat the full 50.

Paul and Kasser opened and looked comfortable enough before Kasser went back to a good length ball and nicked it to the keeper. In came Lekshay, but he couldnt quite get his timing going and eventually got bowled having one heave too many. Rishi was also undone to a nibble outside off stump and after 20 overs, Ricky were on 42/3 with Paul still at the crease. The 22nd over went for 11 and Ricky were now off and running and looking to accelerate, however Raz jumped back from bouncer and only succeeded in playing it onto his stumps for 1. And then Waheed (3) played on and Ronesh was bowled between his legs. 25 overs gone and Ricky were just 62/6. However Rohan was in next and Paul held an end whilst Rohan played some lovely shots to the boundary. Some quick running also worked and the score was 124 when Paul was finally caught by a diving Hatch End skipper in the covers. 10 overs remained and Kammy kept Rohan company as Rohan went to 50. Kammy skied one for 11, but Naeem then stayed with Rohan and after he was dismissed so did Brett, before Rohan was bowled for an excellent 65.

Ricky had scored 177 which was a good score on a ground where the ball was not always flying to the boundary.

Now Ricky just had to bowl straight and field as well as Hatch End. Brett opened the bowling and Rohan at the other end. Rohan got one opening bat caught well in the covers by the safe hands of Lekshay, whilst the other opening bat was run out 2 overs later by a smart throw by Brett. Brett then got no3 LBW on the back foot before Raz turned to spin. Before this Waheed took a smart catch in the gully to get no4 out for a duck. This paid dividends as Ronesh bowled tightly and picked up 3 wickets, all bowled, including a wicket with his first ball. A slogger came in and hit Ronesh away for some boundaries, but Waheed was now bowling and he got his man middle stump. However the Captain, Andy, was proving as obdurate as ever and very hard to get through his defence.

Naeem wasn't bowling so well, but he found an extra yard of pace and bowled from wide of the crease and hit Andy's off peg. 9 wickets down and Brett came back to bowl the final batsman and finish with extraordinary figures of 6-5-4-2.

A good game all round, enhanced by excellent ground fielding by Ricky and a collaborative team effort. Top batting by Paul and Rohan set up the score to defend. Next week Ricky travel to Botany Bay to play a team who last year were in the Premiership! This will surely be a tough task for the green and gold.

Scorecard

Hatch End CC - 1st XI won the toss and decided to bowl.

Rickmansworth CC - 2nd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Paul Blackwell
ct. Unsure, b. J Grace
43
4
 
Kasser Abbas
ct. Unsure, b. A Chhetri
12
2
 
Lekshay Desai
b. H Vora
8
 
Rishi Mahadik
ct. Unsure, b. A Chhetri
2
 
Raz Khan
b. J Grace
1
 
Waheed Mahroof
b. M Sherman
3
 
Ronesh Nathwani
b. J Grace
1
 
Rohan Mahadik
b. R Howlett
65
7
2
 
Kamran Shah
b. P Sherman
11
1
 
Naeem Khan
b. R Howlett
5
1
 
Brett Harvey
Not Out
1
 
Extras
7w, 9b, 5lb, 4nb
25
Total
for 10 wickets 47 overs
177

Hatch End CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Hardik Vora
10
3
19
1
1.9
Amit Chhetri
10
4
19
2
1.9
Michael Sherman
10
1
35
1
3.5
John Grace
10
1
40
3
4.0
Rhys Howlett
4
0
31
2
7.8
Peter Sherman
3
0
19
1
6.3

Hatch End CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Kunal Shah
ro. B Harvey
1
 
John Grace
ct. L Desai, b. R Mahadik
1
 
Sukhbir Singh
lb. B Harvey
2
 
John Richardson
ct. W Mahroof, b. R Mahadik
0
 
Andy Williams
b. N Khan
16
 
Jay Thanki
b. R Nathwani
4
 
Michael Sherman
b. R Nathwani
7
 
Rhys Howlett
b. W Mahroof
3
 
Hardik Vora
b. R Nathwani
4
 
Amit Chhetri
b. B Harvey
10
 
Peter Sherman
 
 
Extras
1w, 2b, 1nb
4
Total
for 10 wickets 25 overs
52

Rickmansworth CC - 2nd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Brett Harvey
6
5
4
2
0.7
Rohan Mahadik
5
1
8
2
1.6
Ronesh Nathwani
5
1
16
3
3.2
Waheed Mahroof
4
0
13
1
3.3
Naeem Khan
3
1
6
1
2.0
Raz Khan
2
0
3
0
1.5

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Other Division Seven B results

Stevenage CC - 3rd XI
Radlett CC - 4th XI
St Margaretsbury CC - 2nd XI
85
235
Botany Bay CC - 1st XI
Datchworth CC - 2nd XI
122/2
118
Dunstable Town CC - Saturday 3rd XI
Baldock CC - 2nd XI
65
141

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League table

# Team Pts
1. Datchworth CC - 2nd XI 120
2. Botany Bay CC - 1st XI 95
3. Rickmansworth CC - 2nd XI 48
4. Stevenage CC - 3rd XI 40
5. Southgate Adelaide CC - 2nd XI 39
6. Radlett CC - 4th XI 30
7. St Margaretsbury CC - 2nd XI 30

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