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Hertford CC - 2nd XI
Northwood CC, Middx - 1st XI
Sat 29 Jun 13:00 - Hertfordshire Cricket League - Division Two B Start time 13:00

Hertford 2nd XI Win Game of Over 600 Runs by Just 3

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Gus Joyce stars with 186* in high scoring thriller against Northwood.

On comfortably the hottest day of 2019 Hertford II’s entertained Northwood at Balls Park. Fortunately stand in Captain Gus Joyce won the toss and despite murmurings from the old lags of “lets bowl first, we can chase anything…” (they were numbers 10 and 11) Joyce elected to bat.

He comprehensively backed up his decision by timing the ball from the off, and despite losing his opening partner Harris who was pathetically bounced-out, he continued to blast the ball with his next partner Golder. After Golder departed for a useful 27 with the scoreboard on 94 a great partnership between Joyce and Cavener (30) of 106 flourished. By now Joyce had gone past his own 100 but was in no mood to stop, after Cavener and Ray departed he found a belligerent Dawson walking to the crease and both blazed their way to a massive team total of 319-4 from 50 overs - Joyce finished with a mighty 186* and Dawson with 43*.

A few early wickets and it should be game over for Hertford, however... the Northwood opening batsman had reached 92 at a good rate before the first wicket fell, and the next wicket didn’t fall until they were on 176. The main protagonist was opener Raveenthiraraja who was imperious in his 124 and only a great ball from Orchard could remove him with Northwood on 218.

From their Hertford began to take wickets more regularly but all of the Northwood batsman were making useful contributions pushing the score towards the Hertford total. Unbelievably, it all cam down to the final over where Northwood needed just 10 runs to win the game. Even more unbelievable was the fact that skipper Joyce trusted Ian Harris to bowl this over. The first ball was a dot, the next was adjudged to be a waist high no ball despite hitting the stumps halfway up (!), next ball dot. 9 needed from 4 balls and the next ball disappeared for four! Two singles followed leaving three needed from the last ball – Harris was unfazed and bowled a full ball, fielded it himself and took the bails off – Hertford won by 3 runs.

A game played in excellent spirit and great competitiveness saw Hertford come out as winners in a high-scoring thriller. The game was set up by a brilliant 186 from Joyce and in the end completed by solid bowling performances from Orchard (4-58) and Thompson in a rare economical spell (1-35).

Scorecard

Hertford CC - 2nd XI won the toss and elected to bat

Hertford CC - 2nd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Ian Harris
ct. N Raveenthiraraja, b. S Reeve
8
 
Augustine Joyce
Not Out
186
 
Ben Gethin-Golder
ct. T Patel, b. L Evans
27
 
Hugh Cavener
b. S Noach
30
 
Oliver Ray
ct. V Sharma, b. V Sharma
13
 
Brad Dawson
Not Out
43
 
Craig Lyte
Did Not Bat
 
Tom Orchard
Did Not Bat
 
Noah Osborn
Did Not Bat
 
Chris Thompson
Did Not Bat
 
Tony Rhodes
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
10w, 2lb
12
Total
for 4 wickets 50 overs
319

Northwood CC, Middx - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Stuart Reeve
8
0
62
1
7.8
Nirrushan Raveenthiraraja
5
0
60
0
12.0
Vaibhav Sharma
10
2
47
1
4.7
Aaditya Gairola
10
0
45
0
4.5
Lewis Evans
7
0
52
1
7.4
Simon Noach
10
0
51
1
5.1

Northwood CC, Middx - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Nirrushan Raveenthiraraja
ct. C Lyte, b. T Orchard
124
 
Stuart Reeve
ct. C Thompson, b. C Thompson
34
 
Lewis Evans
b. T Orchard
32
 
Richard Sharples
ct. O Ray, b. T Orchard
29
 
Ross Noach
st. C Lyte, b. T Orchard
26
 
Aaditya Gairola
ct. I Harris, b. I Harris
32
 
Simon Noach
Not Out
6
 
Daniel Rodgers
Did Not Bat
 
Charlie Harrison
Did Not Bat
 
Trishul Patel
Did Not Bat
 
Vaibhav Sharma
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
15w, 2b, 8lb, 8nb
33
Total
for 6 wickets 50 overs
316

Hertford CC - 2nd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Tony Rhodes
10
1
72
0
7.2
Brad Dawson
3
0
19
0
6.3
Chris Thompson
10
0
35
1
3.5
Noah Osborn
4
0
26
0
6.5
Hugh Cavener
7
0
52
0
7.4
Tom Orchard
10
0
58
4
5.8
Ben Gethin-Golder
4
0
29
0
7.3
Ian Harris
2
0
15
1
7.5

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