A 2nd home game in a row for the 4’s and with good availability a strong team was ready to face mid table Hitchin.
After winning the toss and choosing to bat we got off to a poor start with Sharad getting bowled for 0 and Chandra unfortunately getting a top edge caught out for 7.
Ajay and Prat were in at 3 and 4 and rebuilt well but scoring was difficult with long grass on the outfield but managed to keep the scoreboard ticking over and when Ajay fell just before drinks to a good ball we were 57-3 and in better shape. Adam was next in and saw off their best bowler well but was unlucky to be bowled around his legs but Prat was batting well and was soon celebrating his first 50 for the club.
We continued to accelerate and despite losing a few wickets we managed to get to a decent score of 149-8 with Prat on 73 not out and a decent cameo from Krishna with 22.
After tea we took to the field and were soon well on top with our regular opening bowlers Gowri and Tim being far too good for the opposition and after returning 3-5 and 2-5 respectively after 12 overs Hitchin were up against it at 15-5. Adam and Krishna came into the attack and kept it tight and picked up 3 wickets between them including a ripper from Adam and when Ram removed their captain with a big turner, it was game over with the oppo all out for 51
4 wins in a row now and with batting much improved looking forward to next week