The Broadview Windows North Herts Cricket League round-up

Letchworth GC will be playing in Division One of The Broadview Windows North Herts Cricket League for the 2009 season. This is after a rain-affected win over Therfield and Kelshall saw them become uncatchable at the top. Letchworth recovered from the dept

Letchworth GC will be playing in Division One of The Broadview Windows North Herts Cricket League for the 2009 season.

This is after a rain-affected win over Therfield and Kelshall saw them become uncatchable at the top.

Letchworth recovered from the depths of 31-5 thanks to a 110-run partnership between experienced hands Jeremy Gillham (50) and Jerry Dovey (69) to post 163-9 in their 40 overs.

A thunderstorm and torrential rain eventually forced off the players for good with the Therfield and Kelshall reply delicately poised at 138-3 after 34.2 overs.

Letchworth won on run rate - 4.08 to 4.04! - to celebrate promotion.

Datchworth looked on course for victory against Lilley before thunderstorms ended play.

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Lilley reached 128 all out thanks to Gareth Tompkins' knock of 64. Reece Pybus took 5-26 while opener Will Nash conceded just eight runs from his seven overs.

Neil Saunders (2-24) and Merv Croucher kept the middle overs under control before Tom Bennett (2-19) started on the tail.

With four early wickets falling in the run chase, Will Nash (17no) and Rob Nash (19no) had got the home side to 70-4 and were cruising before the rain.

Holwell put in a good batting performance against Baldock in Division One before the rains came.

Openers Nigel Pointing (25) and Adam Parkins (47) put on 76 for the first wicket.

Wayne Alleyne hit a patient 56no and with useful contributions from Ricky Glasgow (22) and Julian Rudder (22), Holwell scored 232-5 in 40 overs.

Baldock in reply were 70-2 in 17.1 overs when heavy rain ended the game.

Ickleford were deprived of almost certain victory by the rain against Titanic after posting a formidable 244-6 in their 40 overs.

Youngster Jack Edwards again led the way with an impressive 62 and he added 105 for the second wicket with Duncan Jenner who made a hard-hit 49. John Clark made 36 and Tom Willoughby 26.

Titanic were reduced to 113-6 when the weather intervened, Sam Giggle taking 3-30.

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