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Hertford CC - 4th XI
Hatfield Hyde CC - 2nd XI
Sat 15 Jun 13:00 - Hertfordshire Cricket League - Division Nine A Start time 13:00

Young 4th XI Lose Heavily to Hatfield Hyde

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The inclement weather meant another green top and another lost toss; groundhog day. Hertford were invited to have a bat.

Hertford’s innings started with 17 off the first two overs as Steve Page (back from long term injury) and Nick Horton tucked into some short bowling, the Hatfield bowlers quickly adjusted and then with a combination of “green top bounces” and 50:50 LBW decisions going in oppos favour Hertford found themselves 4 wickets down with only 40 odd on the board. Raj just finished off his round in time to get his pads on in time and with Dave Spring to rebuild the innings. They we both restricted in the face of some excellent tight bowling from the Hatfield spinners (accuracy rarely found at this level) but took the innings to 35 overs with 90 on the board.

That left the U14s represented by Jakub, George, Isaac and Matt to finish the innings off. All showed a positive attitude, ran well between the wickets and considering batting was not easy, all timed the ball very well. They used up the remaining overs and the Hertford innings finished on 114 for 8 off 45 overs.

The Hatfield reply, as with last week, was marked with a Matt Ahl wicket in the first over, this week clean bowled. Yet again our opening bowling partnership of Flynn Ruskin and Matt bowled good opening spells and are beginning to build a partnership and understanding on how to bowl together. They were replaced with George Gardener and Ravi Francis on debut. George started off a bit short but like the Hatfield bowlers showed maturity to quickly adjust and pitch the ball up. Ravi showed his potential with a ripping leg-spinner second ball to clean bowl a Hatfield’s No.3, who has clearly played cricket at a higher level. Always pleasing to hit top of off after beating a forward defensive. He combined some unplayable deliveries with prodigious spin with some slightly looser deliveries, which is to be expected from an U13 leg-sinner but clearly has raw talent to spare.

Hertford’s team contained 6 U14s (which is a sign of the future bench strength of the club) and despite never really being “in the game” they all displayed a very positive can do mentality and supported each other well. Hatfield ran out winners by 8 wickets in the end which is a fair reflection of the relative strength and experience of the two teams but plenty for Hertford to be positive about for the future.

Scorecard

Hatfield Hyde CC - 2nd XI won the toss and elected to field

Hertford CC - 4th XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Steve Page
b. L Wells
13
 
Nick Horton
lb. A Boland
4
 
David Spring
b. M Douglas
36
 
Flynn Ruskin
ct. E Wanniarachchi, b. M Douglas
0
 
George Rideout
ct. M Burson, b. L Wells
13
 
Rajan Patel
lb. S Jedward
22
 
Jakub Pickering
b. M Douglas
6
 
George Gardener
b. A Boland
7
 
Isaac Medcalf
Not Out
3
 
Matthew Ahl
Not Out
1
 
Rovindu Francis
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
1w, 3b, 5lb
9
Total
for 8 wickets 45 overs
114

Hatfield Hyde CC - 2nd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Adam Boland
9
1
28
2
3.1
Luke Wells
8
1
20
2
2.5
Matt Douglas
10
2
18
3
1.8
Suran Jedward
9
0
22
1
2.4
Kapila Samarakoon
9
1
18
0
2.0

Hatfield Hyde CC - 2nd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Grant Morehouse
b. M Ahl
0
 
Eddie Wanniarachchi
Not Out
35
 
Chris Gray
b. R Francis
20
 
Michael Burson
Not Out
47
 
Adam Boland
Did Not Bat
 
Luke Wells
Did Not Bat
 
Matt Douglas
Did Not Bat
 
Suran Jedward
Did Not Bat
 
Kapila Samarakoon
Did Not Bat
 
Unsure
Did Not Bat
 
Unsure
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
5w, 2b, 6lb, 3nb
16
Total
for 2 wickets 26.1 overs
118

Hertford CC - 4th XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Matthew Ahl
5
1
25
1
5.0
Flynn Ruskin
7
2
11
0
1.6
Rovindu Francis
8.1
0
51
1
6.4
George Gardener
4
0
21
0
5.3
Isaac Medcalf
2
1
2
0
1.0

Team selection

League round up

Other Division Nine A results

Sandridge CC - 2nd XI
Hemel Hempstead Town CC - 4th XI
Letchworth Garden City CC - 4th XI
70
218/8
Aldenham CC - 1st XI
119/5
117
Old Minchendenians CC - 1st XI
Hitchin CC - 3rd XI
78
80/5
Welwyn Garden City CC - 4th XI

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