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

Hertford 2nd XI Lose by 6 Wickets to Bushey

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Hertford 2ndXI travelled to the faraway lands of Bushey for a big match-up in Division 2b between two sides who were on a bit of a roll.

Captain Chandler, reinstated after rehab on a lightly-bruised leg lost the toss and was put in on a pitch that looked surprisingly inoffensive.

Chandler of course knows better than most how deceiving appearances can be, and of course found the pitch doing bits and pieces as early as the second over. Unfortunately, this translated into the loss of both openers with only 16 on the board – luckily Golder was on hand to firmly drop anchor and start a vigil at the crease which would last well over half the innings – some say he is still blocking to this very day.

With the score on 34 and Hertford just starting to tick along nicely, the amazingly spherical Bushey keeper took a great grab to dismiss Max Lawrance. This brought Ollie Ray to the crease who was the only man to rotate the strike with confidence for Hertford all day and together him and Golder moved the 2’s into the very promising situation of 86-3. However, after this the wheels came off…

Golder was pried from the crease firstly after a solid, battling 22 – and then 5 Hertford batsman followed for the addition of only 12 extra runs, the last of which was the prized wicket of Ray who mistakenly thought he was Usain Bolt before being stranded short of his ground trying to make an improbable run.

Before Hertford completely collapsed, there was time for Rhodes to skip down the wicket and slog a welcomed six but shortly after that the Hertford innings ended in the last over for 117.

It wasn’t all bad though, Bushey probably provided the finest tea of 2019 so far but unfortunately that may have also played its part in a tardy start by the Hertford opening bowlers. As Bushey raced to 35-0 captain Chandler made changes and it was only the introduction of Lawrance that brought about a wicket and applied any form of pressure. Lawrance bowled well from one end while Thompson, Osborn and Golder rotated at the other.

Osborn looked dangerous and took 2 wickets to leave Bushey 70-3 and Hertford hoped Bushey would emulate their own collapse earlier in the day. However no bowlers, other than Lawrance who finished with solid figures of 10-3-21-1, where able to provide the same level of control. Golder replaced Lawrance and bowled well, taking a wicket but sadly Hertford just didn’t have enough runs to play with and Bushey managed overhaul the total in the 28th over only 4 down.

All is not lost for Hertford who can easily fly up what is a very close league with a couple of wins, the batsman will know that improvements still need to be made against spin on difficult wickets in order to put a decent total on the board for their bowlers to bowl at.

Scorecard

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

Hertford CC - 2nd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Ian Harris
ct. M Asif, b. F Khan
8
 
Martyn Chandler
lb. F Khan
7
 
Ben Gethin-Golder
lb. F Hameed
22
 
Max Lawrance
ct. P Malliyya, b. M Asif
8
 
Oliver Ray
ro. M Asif
44
 
Brad Dawson
ct. N Ilyas, b. A Abbasi
2
 
Craig Lyte
b. F Hameed
0
 
David Beardsley
lb. A Abbasi
2
 
Noah Osborn
ct. Z Muhuseen, b. A Abbasi
0
 
Chris Thompson
ct. H Mahmood, b. H Mahmood
0
 
Tony Rhodes
Not Out
12
 
Extras
4w, 2b, 4lb, 2nb
12
Total
for 10 wickets 49.1 overs
117

Bushey CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Mohammed Asif
8
5
7
1
0.9
Farook Khan
10
1
30
2
3.0
Ishaq Ismael
10
2
26
0
2.6
Haashir Mahmood
2.1
0
13
1
6.5
Farook Hameed
10
3
19
2
1.9
Arsalan Abbasi
9
3
16
3
1.8

Bushey CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Shahid Fiaz
ct. B Dawson, b. M Lawrance
25
 
Chandan Sharma
b. N Osborn
20
 
Arsalan Abbasi
ct. C Lyte, b. N Osborn
10
 
Nomaan Ilyas
Not Out
22
 
Parvinder Malliyya
ct. I Harris, b. B Gethin-Golder
13
 
Zulfy Muhuseen
Not Out
18
 
Farook Hameed
Did Not Bat
 
Haashir Mahmood
Did Not Bat
 
Ishaq Ismael
Did Not Bat
 
Farook Khan
Did Not Bat
 
Mohammed Asif
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
8w, 2nb
10
Total
for 4 wickets 27.3 overs
118

Hertford CC - 2nd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Tony Rhodes
2
0
15
0
7.5
David Beardsley
2
0
15
0
7.5
Chris Thompson
5.3
0
25
0
5.0
Max Lawrance
10
3
21
1
2.1
Noah Osborn
4
0
21
2
5.3
Ben Gethin-Golder
4
0
21
1
5.3

Team selection

League round up

Other Division Two B results

Cockfosters CC - 1st XI
Welwyn Garden City CC - 2nd XI
Northwood CC, Middx - 1st XI
224/8
225/4
Redbourn CC - 1st XI
213
201
Allenburys and County Hall CC - 1st XI
Radlett CC - 2nd XI
180/4
178
Flitwick CC - 2nd XI

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