Holwell in the runs
Holwell enjoyed a convincing win in Sunday s encounter against Breachwood Green in The Broadview Windows North Herts League. They racked up 288-7 with Adam Parkins hitting a rapid 94. He was given good support by captain Nigel Pointing (69) and useful kno
Holwell enjoyed a convincing win in Sunday's encounter against Breachwood Green in The Broadview Windows North Herts League.
They racked up 288-7 with Adam Parkins hitting a rapid 94.
He was given good support by captain Nigel Pointing (69) and useful knocks by Julian Rudder (33) and Graham Albon (33no).
Breachwood Green's batsmen struggled against tight bowling with Ricky Glasgow taking 3-26 and all-rounder Parkins 3-43.
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Baldock fell to defeat despite putting up a better display against Hatfield in the same division.
Baldock batted first against a young but talented bowling attack and struggled to find any fluency early on.
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Slowly the run rate climbed and the hosts got to 170- 8 off 40 overs with Graham Letford scoring 31 and everyone else chipping in.
Hatfield also found scoring difficult against some accurate bowling early on and at 20 overs were behind the run rate.
Baldock began to falter and Shah was crucially dropped three times on his way to a well-made 59no. He was joined by Kevin Whitehead who smashed 39no in dashing style to take Hatfield to a seven-wicket win with an over to spare.
Ranjit Rayat bowled superbly and also took a wonder catch to rightly win the man of the match award for his efforts.
The two top sides in Division Two met in a wonderful game at Fairfield Park.
Datchworth got off to a flyer with Luke Bennett (88), Rob Campbell-Davies (40) and Tom Bennett (37) taking the visitors to 236-7. Steve Stroomer hit 27 runs from 10 balls at the end.
It could have been a lot more at one stage but good bowling by Mick Mahoney (3-42) slowed down Datchworth.
In reply, Letchworth GC started slowly and needed nine an over.
But with Tom Morse hitting 87no, Chris Hughes 68 and Richard Harbon 23no at the end, Letchworth won by five wickets in the final over.
* Henlow were comfortable winners at Eggington Foresters in the Beds League Division One on Sunday.
The home side were restricted to 158-8 in their 46 overs with Scott Spicer taking 4-33 in his seven overs.
Henlow lost only three wickets in reaching the target with more than 12 overs to spare.
Skipper Krish Canagasabey carried his bat for an unbeaten 64, including eight fours and a six, and Jordan Cleghorn contributed 34 at number three.