The first XI play North Mymms for the first time since 201, when the teams met in the first game of that season in Division Three. North Mymms 1st XI didnt have a game that day, so half the 2nd XI were 1st XI players. However after scoring 174, Ricky reduced North Mymms 1st team to 55/5 before the rain came and saved them from an inevitable loss. Unsurprisingly North Mymms II were relegated that year.
North Mymms come into the game a place above Rickmansworth having won their first 4 games before being bowled out for just 38 last week against Frogmore. Clearly their bowling is to be feared as they have not conceded 200 runs in a league match this season.
The 2nd XI take on Chipperfield Clarendon 2nd XI, who have had a fall from Division Four to Division 7 in the last few years. Whilst Chipperfield 1st XI are top of Division Three, their 2nd string are bottom of Div7. It will all come down to availability one must assume. The 2nd XI have only once exceeded 150 this year and that was on the Old Owens flat track on the warmest day of the year.
Last year Chipps were top of the table in May, before some mixed results - one week 90/10, the next 300/3 - saw them finish with 9 wins out of 18 for a mid table finish. Will Ricky catch them on the bounce-back once again?