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Hertford CC - 3rd XI
Clifton CC, Beds - Saturday 1st XI
Sat 1 Jun 13:00 - Hertfordshire Cricket League - Division Five A Start time 13:00

Hertford 3rd XI Get Off the Mark in Thrilling Win

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Once again the 3’s went looking for victory on a home track that the previous week had seen 500 runs scored in a tie.

After some thought at the toss Codd decided in hot and humid conditions that it would be a bowl first day. The old saying of 9/10 win the toss and bat first and on the tenth time consider bowling and still bat went out of the window.

Backing his bowlers to restrict a fellow struggling side to a chaseable target. Hertford started well against a very aggressive approach from Clifton (clearly quick runs and and early finish for the champions league was on the mind). Dave Beardsley once again was mightily impressive with the new ball and if the captain could catch then his figures would have looked far better but 2-29 off his 10 was a great effort. In truth all the bowlers put in good spells. At one stage it could have been 175 the target but some late order hitting propelled Clifton to a very getable 208.

Hopes were high at tea...

These hopes started to fade however as a top order collapse threatened to give Clifton that early finish they desperately wanted. At 40-5 Codd walked to the crease knowing it would take a miracle to turn things around. First act in the middle was to barbecue his partner Jeff at the other end, not his Finest moment and not the start of a rebuilding process.....

That brought Oran to the middle 46-6, from then on with good running and some occasional lusty blows from both Codd and riddle the score began to creep up. Still together at the second drinks break hopes were beginning to return. With every run Clifton were getting more tense and frustrations began to show. By now both Codd and riddle had brought up their maiden 50’s for the club and the momentum was with them.

The last 4 overs, 29 required, and a rather large crowd had appeared to watch a thrilling climax. In true 3’s style Codd decided to make things interesting by offering a catch to deep midwicket, however with the game riding on this moment and infront of the rowdy home support it was shelled. Next ball 4, and the same of the second last ball to give hertford a dramatic 4 wicket win. Riddle finished 65* Codd 86*(runs that are long time coming) and a partnership of 166*.

Nice to have seen some fight from the team and finally a win which can only build confidence. Next week the 3s are away to Ickleford.

Scorecard

Clifton CC, Beds - Saturday 1st XI won the toss and elected to bat

Clifton CC, Beds - Saturday 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Samee Mohammed
ct. R Sharma, b. D Beardsley
0
 
Stephen Brookes
b. G Giblett
40
8
 
Martin Allen
ct. R Eaton, b. D Beardsley
11
 
Jacob Barnes
lb. R Sharma
14
2
 
Simon Lincoln
ct. G Giblett, b. O Riddle
21
2
 
Rick Monaghan
ct. D Beardsley, b. O Riddle
18
3
 
Ed Loader
b. C Ives
22
4
 
Mark Liddiard
ct. H Cavener, b. I Codd
14
2
 
Lewis Bridger
ct. R Sharma, b. C Ives
53
3
3
 
Phil Jones
ct. I Codd, b. C Ives
3
 
Alun Morris
Not Out
2
 
Extras
4w, 1b, 2lb, 3nb
10
Total
for 10 wickets 45.1 overs
208

Hertford CC - 3rd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
David Beardsley
10
3
29
2
2.9
Connor Ives
9.1
0
49
3
5.4
George Giblett
7
0
40
1
5.7
Rahul Sharma
10
0
32
1
3.2
Oran Riddle
4
0
28
2
7.0
Ian Codd
5
0
27
1
5.4

Hertford CC - 3rd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Hugh Cavener
b. A Morris
19
 
Matthew Bartlam
ct. Unsure, b. L Bridger
1
 
Richard Eaton
b. A Morris
13
 
Rahul Sharma
ct. Unsure, b. L Bridger
0
 
Jeff Hurrell
ro. A Morris
8
 
David Beardsley
lb. A Morris
2
 
Ian Codd
Not Out
86
 
Oran Riddle
Not Out
68
 
Alex Bartlam
Did Not Bat
 
Connor Ives
Did Not Bat
 
George Giblett
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
3w, 7b, 2lb, 3nb
15
Total
for 6 wickets 49.5 overs
212

Clifton CC, Beds - Saturday 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Lewis Bridger
9.2
2
50
2
5.6
Alun Morris
10
2
32
3
3.2
Phil Jones
10
3
40
0
4.0
Rick Monaghan
10
2
32
0
3.2
Stephen Brookes
10
0
44
0
4.4

Team selection

League round up

Other Division Five A results

London Colney CC - 1st XI
North Mymms CC - 2nd XI
200
191
Ickleford CC - 2nd XI
Radlett CC - 3rd XI
Bentley Heath CC - 1st XI
St Albans CC - 2nd XI
268/5
267

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