Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 1st XI v Hertford on Sat 24 Apr 2010 at 1:30
Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club Lost 3 wickets

Match report Joe Holland is still awaiting his first win as Sawbridgeworth captain after his side suffered a narrow three-wicket defeat at Town Fields on Saturday.

After electing to bat first, the home side suffered an early setback when Wilson played on the last ball of Mead's opening over.

Rudkin and Sanders shrugged off this early loss as they both survived early chances to compile a second wicket stand of 126 in 29.4 overs.

Sanders continued his excellent start to the season, hitting 14 fours in his 93-ball knock of 71 with Rudkin's 43 (89 balls) including seven boundaries.

Both players fell without addition to the score before Holland and Purnell added 51 off 61 deliveries.

Ashman added the final flurry with an unbeaten 18 off 12 balls which ensured Sawbo passed the 200 mark.

In reply, Hertford's opening pair of Gus Joyce (brother of England cricketer Ed) and George Pavey (son of former Sawbo player Mick) put on 77 for the first wicket.

A low catch by Sanders accounted for Pavey, and Bancroft fell eight runs later to Wilson.

Joyce and Ruskin added 34 at a run-a-ball which included the former taking 17 off Larsen's last over. At 129-2 with 14 overs left, Hertford looked set for a comfortable win but they were reduced to 176-7 as Rudkin claimed his first ever five-wicket haul for the club.

The visitors required 31 from 32 balls, but the visitors had 10 deliveries to spare as Ferdenzi hit the winning runs.

However, the decisive innings was played by captain Box, whose 40 not out was scored from just 23 balls - with 27 coming off Wilson.

Both sides played their part in a highly-competitive encounter and despite the result, there were many positives for captain Holland to reflect on as Sawbo
build up to the start of the league season on 8 May.

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 5 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Danny Wilson b Mead 2 1
Charlie Rudkin b Carlson 43
Rob Sanders ct Slater b Brazill 71 2
Joe Holland b Ruskin 29
Rhys Purnell b Mead 25
Steve Ashman Not Out  18 1
Chris Howard Not Out  1
Alex Syed  
Wayne Larsen  
Paul James   1
Tom Waring  

Hertford Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
James Mead8.0034217.004.25
Rob Slater5.012200.004.40
Jon Ferdenzi6.031100.001.83
Scott Ruskin9.0131131.003.44
Andy Brazill9.0042142.004.67
Adam Carlson8.0051151.006.38

Hertford Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 7 wickets
206 (0.0 overs)
Gus Joyce ct Wilson b Rudkin 77
George Pavey ct Sanders b Syed 34
Tom Bancroft lbw b Wilson 1
Scott Ruskin b Rudkin 15
Will Ray ct Ashman b Rudkin 9
Chris Box Not Out  40
Rob Slater ct James b Rudkin 1
Adam Carlson ct Sanders b Rudkin 10
Jon Ferdenzi Not Out  12
Andy Brazill  
James Mead  

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Paul James9.032100.002.33
Chris Howard6.222200.003.47
Wayne Larsen7.014100.005.86
Alex Syed6.0035135.005.83
Danny Wilson7.0048148.006.86
Tom Waring3.001800.006.00
Charlie Rudkin5.012454.804.80

  • Umpire :
    Mark Oxenham
  • Scorer :