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Radlett CC - 4th XI
Rickmansworth CC - 2nd XI
Sat 16 Jun 13:00 - Hertfordshire Cricket League - Division Seven B Start time 13:00

Ricky beat Radlett to get back on track

Radlett 205/9 v Ricky 209/5

The mind games had begun before the match, with the Radlett skipper saying how weak they were. Naturally, this is par for the course, and Ricky were not surprised to see a Radlett team comprising various experienced players, including ex-captains. Radlett won the toss and with their powerful batting line up decided to bat first. Ricky's luck turned from bad to worse as veteran keeper, Neil Burdett, took a ball to the forehead in the 2nd over and had to go to Hospital with a gaping head wound. Ricky were down to 10 men for the rest of the game.

Luckily Waseem chose this game to bowl his finest spell for Ricky, tying down both opening bats and Taqadas also bowled well and 21/0 off 10 overs (mostly wides) was not a great start for Radlett. However this remains probably the best track in our division and the boundaries were brought very close and so the runs inevitably started to flow. However Ricky also took wickets at regular intervals and Rishi kept magnificently behind the stumps. Ronesh got turn and bounce and Raz bowled his best spell of the season. But from 119/6, the Radlett batsmen kept coming and were able to play through the line up until the last overs, taking 90 off the last 15 and posting 205. This was deemed maybe 15 short of a good total, but it would take some getting against what was likely to be dibbly-dobbly pace-off bowlers after tea.

Paul and Rishi opened the batting and from ball one, Paul in particular, set about the chase with vigour. This is a good opening pair, having posted 50 in the last game, and so it proved again as they raced to 70 off 17 overs before Paul was bowled off an under-edge for a very aggressive 46. What followed was a slight period of inactivity with Rishi and Asif, on debut, struggling to get the slower bowlers away and Rishi and then Asif perished with Ricky now behind that rate on 83/3 after 25 overs. 8 overs for 13 runs had caused Ricky to stall and with Raz and Bobby at the wicket, Ricky needed to both score over 5 an over AND keep wickets intact. Raz was the main aggressor for the next 10 overs whilst Bobby kept his powder dry. With 68 needed off 10 overs, Bobby exploded into action, pulling and cutting prolifically, 15 off that over. Now 50 off 10 and both players were striking the ball well. With only 20 needed and 5 overs, Raz was bowled. But his partnership with Bobby of 102 had put Ricky firmly in charge. There was just time for Kamran to hit a 6, and Ronesh to hit two boundaries and that was it - game over and Ricky had won by 5 wickets.

A good team effort by 10 men. We won it for Neil Burdett.

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Scorecard

Radlett CC - 4th XI won the toss and elected to bat

Radlett CC - 4th XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Unsure
ct. R Mahadik, b. B Choudhry
22
 
Michael Clark
b. B Choudhry
21
 
Iain Edwards
b. B Choudhry
3
 
Chris Edler
ct. R Mahadik, b. T Hussain
20
 
Phil Cooper
ct. R Mahadik, b. R Nathwani
5
 
K Patel
Not Out
25
 
Dominic Ingram
lb. R Nathwani
37
 
Tej Malde
ct. R Mahadik, b. R Nathwani
31
 
Richard Hardy
ct. R Mahadik, b. R Khan
3
 
Tom Hicks
ct. W Khan, b. R Khan
7
 
Stuart Browne
Not Out
 
Extras
11w, 10b, 10lb
31
Total
for 9 wickets 50 overs
205

Rickmansworth CC - 2nd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Waseem Khan
10
2
33
0
3.3
Taqadas Hussain
7
0
24
1
3.4
Raz Khan
9
0
41
2
4.6
Bobby Choudhry
10
0
41
3
4.1
Ronesh Nathwani
10
1
23
3
2.3
Kamran Shah
4
0
23
0
5.8

Rickmansworth CC - 2nd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Paul Blackwell
b. D Ingram
46
6
 
Rishi Mahadik
ct. Unsure, b. T Malde
14
 
Asif Khan
b. S Browne
5
1
 
Raz Khan
b. S Browne
45
7
 
Bobby Choudhry
Not Out
58
10
 
Kamran Shah
ct. Unsure, b. R Hardy
6
1
 
Ronesh Nathwani
Not Out
9
2
 
Billy Mohammed
 
 
Waseem Khan
 
 
Taqadas Hussain
 
 
Neil Burdett
 
 
Extras
4w, 16b, 5lb, 1nb
26
Total
for 5 wickets 47.5 overs
209

Radlett CC - 4th XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Dominic Ingram
10
3
16
1
1.6
Tom Hicks
5
0
31
0
6.2
Tej Malde
10
1
47
1
4.7
Stuart Browne
9
2
25
2
2.8
Richard Hardy
8.5
2
42
1
5.3
Michael Clark
5
0
27
0
5.4

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League round up

Other Division Seven B results

Botany Bay CC - 1st XI
273/9
114
Dunstable Town CC - Saturday 3rd XI
232/6
219
Hatch End CC - 1st XI
St Margaretsbury CC - 2nd XI
277/8
55
Baldock CC - 2nd XI
Stevenage CC - 3rd XI
142
143/6
Datchworth CC - 2nd XI

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League table

# Team Pts
1. Rickmansworth CC - 2nd XI 373
2. Datchworth CC - 2nd XI 365
3. Botany Bay CC - 1st XI 319
4. St Margaretsbury CC - 2nd XI 318
5. Radlett CC - 4th XI 312
6. Dunstable Town CC - Saturday 3rd XI 311
7. Hatch End CC - 1st XI 259

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