PUBLISHED: 11:08 13 July 2006 | UPDATED: 10:25 06 May 2010
Stevenage seconds and local rivals Datchworth played out a draw. Steve Stroomer scored an unbeaten ton as Datchworth compiled 228-7. Ian Brown (3-59 from 21 overs) and Amit Dattani (3-50 in 13) were the pick of the Stevenage bowlers. No Stevenage batsman
Stevenage seconds and local rivals Datchworth played out a draw.
Steve Stroomer scored an unbeaten ton as Datchworth compiled 228-7.
Ian Brown (3-59 from 21 overs) and Amit Dattani (3-50 in 13) were the pick of the Stevenage bowlers.
No Stevenage batsman made a significant contribution until Adil Zargar scored his fourth consecutive fifty.
He was left stranded not out on 63 with Stevenage short by 44 runs on 194-8.
Stroomer completed a fine all-round match by taking 4-52 in 14 overs.
The thirds easily won against fellow strugglers Greenwood Park.
Stevenage was 45-5 before Dylan Slater's fifty put them back on track.
Youngsters Scott Davies and Rhys Stewart were at the crease with the score on 150-7.
The two put on a superb partnership of 70, taking the score to 221-8 from 53 overs with Stewart making 28 and Davies an excellent 45n.
On a deteriorating wicket, only three bowlers were used as Greenwood Park's innings ended abruptly at 114 all out from 33.1 overs.
John Mould finished with figures of 5-60 from 17 overs, while Tony Start ended up with 3-8 from 7.1 overs.
The fourths drew with Datchworth thirds in a high-scoring game.
Craig Whitworth (65), Terry Ashby (45) and Neil Hockey's maiden fifty enabled Stevenage to post 244-7 from 53 overs.
Datchworth were 120-0 with 16 overs to go and in with a shout of victory.
Skipper Phil Ashby claimed four wickets in quick time as Datchworth began to struggle and they decided to play for a draw.