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Hertford CC - 4th XI
Aldenham CC - 1st XI
Sat 11 May 13:00 - Hertfordshire Cricket League - Division Nine A Start time 13:00

Hertford 4th XI Off To The Perfect Start Against Aldenham

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Hertford got the season off to a perfect start with Nick winning the toss and asking Aldenham to bat on a green top.

With new 3 new club members, 1 returnee and 1 junior debutant the season started with lots of introductions but in no sense did we play like of bunch of strangers.

Flynn Ruskin and Matt Ahl removed the openers, great start: job done. Both struggled with a ball that swung alarmingly, a “compliant” from all the bowlers. In fact both Angus and Dave said the ball was reversing…. Unlikely! So either we had a rouge ball or Hertford have an interesting batch of balls.

Dave Benham then bowled 9 overs straight with great control and took 5 for 17 with the scorebook reading Bowled Benham Ct Kildare twice as that partnership was renewed with Angus taking two slip catches.

Angus bowled for the first time in a couple of years and showed he has lost nothing, Finally Isaac Medcalf, after an understandably nervous first over, demonstrated great attitude and soon settled in to take his first senior wicket for Hertford and took his 2nd the next ball! Aldenham 1st XI were dismissed for 90 in the 32nd over.

In return, Hertford then put on 53 for the first wicket and polished off the total in the 30th over for the loss of skip, Nick Horton, for 26. Matt Bartlam batted with maturity beyond his years, it was one of those pitches when the bat was beaten regularly but unfazed Matt just played each ball on its merit. Alex Cooke was in just long enough to show he has clearly played at a much higher level of cricket. His straight six on that wicket was worth 12 and was easily the shot of the day.

We caught 3 and dropped 0. The team backed each other up in the field; both batsmen and bowlers played as pairs and skip received plenty of ideas in the field. Long may that all continue.

Lastly, a quick mention to Jakub, Ugen and George Rideout who, due to the one-sided nature of the game did not get a whizz this week however all contributed with excellent fielding and positive attitude. Much appreciated.

Report by Nick Horton

Scorecard

Hertford CC - 4th XI won the toss and elected to field

Aldenham CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
S Letts
lb. M Ahl
9
30
1
30.0
Ubaid Khaliq
lb. F Ruskin
8
24
1
33.3
S Sanghvi
ct. A Kildare, b. D Benham
3
13
23.1
K Barot
ct. A Kildare, b. D Benham
15
44
2
34.1
Joe Rogers
b. D Benham
3
15
20.0
I Haque
b. D Benham
16
10
2
1
160.0
T Hale
b. D Benham
0
4
0.0
Charlie Munroe
Not Out
19
23
1
82.6
R Chandel
ct. F Ruskin, b. I Medcalf
0
19
0.0
D Morgan
b. I Medcalf
0
1
0.0
Vikram Chudasama
b. M Ahl
1
8
12.5
Extras
13w, 2b, 1lb
16
Total
for 10 wickets 32.5 overs
90

Hertford CC - 4th XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Matthew Ahl
8.5
2
16
2
2.0
Flynn Ruskin
5
1
14
1
2.8
David Benham
9
1
17
5
1.9
Angus Kildare
6
1
27
0
4.5
Isaac Medcalf
4
0
13
2
3.3

Hertford CC - 4th XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Nick Horton
lb. R Chandel
26
 
Matthew Bartlam
Not Out
41
 
Alex Cooke
Not Out
20
 
Jakub Pickering
Did Not Bat
 
Ugen Gounder
Did Not Bat
 
George Rideout
Did Not Bat
 
Flynn Ruskin
Did Not Bat
 
Angus Kildare
Did Not Bat
 
Isaac Medcalf
Did Not Bat
 
David Benham
Did Not Bat
 
Matthew Ahl
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
4w, 2b
6
Total
for 1 wickets 31 overs
93

Aldenham CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Charlie Munroe
8
3
24
0
3.0
T Hale
5
0
17
0
3.4
R Chandel
5
1
12
1
2.4
D Morgan
4
0
9
0
2.3
Vikram Chudasama
6
1
15
0
2.5
Joe Rogers
2
0
10
0
5.0
K Barot
1
0
2
0
2.0

Team selection

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151/4
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87
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145
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198
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