Sat 20
Radlett 4s
Win
League
3rd X1
126
127/8
BIG NERVY WIN KEEPS BAR IN TOUCH

BIG NERVY WIN KEEPS BAR IN TOUCH

By Mark Shepherd
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Radlett 126 all out lost to POTTERS BAR 127 for 8 wkts


Potters Bar 3rd X1 travelled the short distance to Cobden Hill on Saturday to play Radlett 4th X1.

Surprisingly, despite the overnight rain that fell, there was no delay in proceedings and when the visitors won the toss they had no hesitation in asking the hosts to bat first.

Sean and Wikum opened the bowling and both bowled with good control putting the home side batsmen under pressure immediately.

At 25-3 after 10 overs the hosts were well on the back foot, Wiukm taking two and Sean one.

A brief two over spell from Chris Boyce included the crucial wicket of the home side captain and the visitors were now firmly in control with the hosts on 53-4.

Dave Fennel and the returning Mark Turpin then bowled two great 10 overs spells not allowing the home side batters to settle at all.

Fennel took 2-27 whilst Turps took 2-18 and there were a wicket a piece for Doc and Aditya as the host were bowled out for 126.

Pett changed the batting order around opening with Jineth and Ben Hunter with Jineth striking some lovely shots to the boundary until he was bowled for 20 soon followed by Ben for 5 leaving the visitors on 27-2.

Doc came to the wicket and immediately took the attack to the Radlett bowlers and at 56-2 all looked to be under control until a disastrous over that saw three wicket fall for no runs to leave the game in the balance at 56-5.

Wikum, Fennel and Pett all went and none of the batters can be happy at all with their dismissals.

Hughesey and Doc briefly restored order with a 21 run partnership but then another clutter of wickets including Hughesy, Doc and Dobber left the visitors reeling and precariously placed at 85-8 with 29 overs of the innings still remaining.

Thankfully the team bat deep and with Aditya at the wicket, joined by number 10 Turps hopes were still maintained of victory.

Both players batted beautifully, mixing solid defence with good attacking intentions and once the home sides bowling options began to run out the runs began to flow.

The total passed 100 in the 27th over and the visitors were now starting to believe in Turps and Addy to pull of a victory that the rest of the batters had done their best to throw away.

11 runs came from the 28th over, including a lovely pull for 6 by Turps and victory was brought up by 2 wickets in the 32nd over of the innings.

It was a marvellous unbeaten 42 run 9th wicket partnership by the youthfulness of Addy and the expertise as well as experience of Turps and the visitors left Cobden Hill thankful that the pair bailed out those above that had failed badly with the bat before them.

Man of the match just goes to Turps very closely followed by Addy and the rest of the bowlers who all bowled well plus a special mention to Doc for his very crucial 36 run contribution.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 20, Jul 2019

Kickoff

13:00