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Hertford CC - 2nd XI
Bushey CC - 1st XI
Sat 11 May 13:00 - Hertfordshire Cricket League - Division Two B Start time 13:00

2ndXI Open 2019 Account with Hard-Fought Win

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Hertford 2ndXI were welcomed to their Division 2b league campaign by being rapidly shoved into bat by Bushey on an unnaturally wet deck at Balls Park.

Openers Golder and Lyte decided that the best way to tackle a pitch of this kind was to take inspiration from their calypso cricketer-brethren. As the reader might anticipate, this approach was soon put into the ‘foolish’ category after both perished in the embryonic overs. Luckily Dawson, notorious for his damp-pitch technique, dug-in and played a sensible knock to get Hertford aiming in the right direction. After he departed for 22 following an over-sensible pull shot, this brought Ray and Carlson together. The latest pair were classy in their rotation of defence and attack, and belligerent in their running between the wickets in adding 93 for the 3rd wicket.

After Ray was out for an excellent 58, captain Chandler continued the momentum with Carlson who sadly was the victim of a ‘glove slip’ on 63 and was caught on the boundary. With Hertford on 209-6 they looked to up-the-rate – Mr Tickle (T Orchard) decided to turn a one into a two forgetting that he had Mr Jelly for a partner, Chandler was left short of his ground for a decent 33. Orchard supplied a cameo but the lower order subsided and Hertford finished on 216 all out from 48.4 overs.

The pitch seemingly flattened out just in time for the Bushey innings when the opener Abbas took a liking to D Orchard’s bowling. Luckily the wily Rhodes was on hand at the other end to prevent any disasters and soon dispatched with both openers in his usual frugal spell of bowling.

Following this, T Orchard and the tailormade-Thompson bowled excellently in tandem squeezing the opposition and taking 5 wickets between them at regular intervals. Carlson kept up the good work, but thanks to a 70 run partnership between the Bushey number six and number nine Hertford were suddenly on the backfoot.

Bushey needed only 25 runs, with 3 wickets and plenty of overs remaining… enter Ben Golder. Golder dispatched one Bushey run-maker in a composed 4-over spell whilst T Orchard returned to take another. With 1 wicket remaining, but only 10 runs to win, Golder held his nerve to tempt Asif into playing the big shot which saw the ball spiral to Orchard at point!

Hertford had won a great season opener with a selection of excellent performances from a number of individuals. Next up is a local derby against a strong Allenburys side – another 30 points would be superb!

Scorecard

Bushey CC - 1st XI won the toss and elected to field

Hertford CC - 2nd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Ben Gethin-Golder
ct. C Sharma, b. M Asif
1
 
Craig Lyte
ct. C Sharma, b. F Khan
2
 
Brad Dawson
ct. Unsure, b. H Mahmood
22
 
Oliver Ray
b. U Butt
58
 
Adam Carlson
ct. Unsure, b. A Abbas
63
 
Martyn Chandler
ro. Unsure
33
 
Hugh Walsh
ct. F Hameed, b. F Hameed
0
 
Tom Orchard
lb. M Asif
12
 
Tony Rhodes
Not Out
4
 
Chris Thompson
ct. Unsure, b. M Asif
0
 
Dan Orchard
b. M Asif
0
 
Extras
12w, 1b, 4lb, 4nb
21
Total
for 10 wickets 48.4 overs
216

Bushey CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Farouk Khan
6
0
18
1
3.0
Mohammed Asif
6.4
0
19
4
3.2
Farook Hameed
10
2
15
1
1.5
Haashir Mahmood
5
0
44
1
8.8
Lakhmir Singh
5
0
41
0
8.2
Arslan Abbas
10
1
34
1
3.4
Usama Butt
6
0
40
1
6.7

Bushey CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Arslan Abbas
ct. C Lyte, b. T Rhodes
33
 
Chandan Sharma
ct. A Carlson, b. T Rhodes
1
 
Usama Butt
ro. Unsure
14
 
Nomaan Ilyas
ct. B Gethin-Golder, b. C Thompson
2
 
Shahid Fiaz
ct. C Thompson, b. C Thompson
1
 
Zulfi Muhseen
b. B Gethin-Golder
69
 
Lakhmir Singh
ct. M Chandler, b. C Thompson
6
 
Farouk Khan
ct. C Lyte, b. T Orchard
14
 
Mohammed Asif
ct. T Orchard, b. B Gethin-Golder
51
 
Haashir Mahmood
st. C Lyte, b. T Orchard
3
 
Farook Hameed
Not Out
0
 
Extras
9w, 2b, 1lb, 1nb
13
Total
for 10 wickets 48.1 overs
207

Hertford CC - 2nd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Tony Rhodes
10
4
31
2
3.1
Dan Orchard
2
0
23
0
11.5
Chris Thompson
10
3
21
3
2.1
Adam Carlson
10
0
54
0
5.4
Tom Orchard
9
0
33
2
3.7
Ben Gethin-Golder
4.1
0
19
2
4.8
Brad Dawson
3
0
23
0
7.7

Team selection

League round up

Other Division Two B results

Welwyn Garden City CC - 2nd XI
198/9
178
Cockfosters CC - 1st XI
Redbourn CC - 1st XI
153/7
152
Northwood CC, Middx - 1st XI
129
272/8
Allenburys and County Hall CC - 1st XI
Flitwick CC - 2nd XI
201/9
200/7
Radlett CC - 2nd XI

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