With the season nearly halfway gone the 4’s were looking to continue their imperious form at home to bottom of the table Knebworth.
It was a bad day to lose the toss but that’s what happened and we were inevitably asked to bowl first and we took to the field in blistering heat. Tim and Adam opened up with the ball and bowled nicely but Knebworth's openers batted positively finding the boundary often but we didn’t help by spilling 3 catches. Eventually we made some headway with Adam getting an lbw and Gary taking a simple catch and we were back level at 40-2.
Chandra and Ajay came on to bowl and Amit took a great slip catch to remove their number 3 and when Ram came on and took 2 quick wickets we were on top at 74-5. To Knebworth's credit, they hung around and didn’t collapse but scored slowly on a decent pitch with small boundaries and eventually finished on 134-8 off there 40 overs.
After tea Amit and Chandra went out to open and got off to a flier with Chandra in particular scoring quickly. Amit missed a straight one and Ajay found mid-off but by the visitors own admission the bowling was poor and Chandra and Pratoosh punished them and we chased their total down inside 17 overs.
We are now in the top 2 after losing our first 2 games and even though we didn’t play particularly well today we stuck it out in tough conditions