Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI v Hatfield Crusaders on Sat 23 Apr 2011 at 1:30
Match was Tied

Match report James Bovaird's side ended their pre-season campaign with a remarkable tie against Hatfield Crusaders.

After electing to bat, they were given a super start from Ellis and Marshall, who scored 32 from the first five overs. A big score looked on the cards but with Michael Burrell (20) being the only top-order player to reach double figures, the home side slumped to 99-6 after 26 overs.

They were rescued by a seventh wicket stand of 79 in 14 overs between Morgan (55 from 56 balls) and Bovaird (24). At this stage a score of 200+ looked on the cards but the innings quickly folded as the home side fell 18 balls short of their 45 over allocation.

Sawbo's total looked a modest one but a brilliant spell by James left the visitors reeling on 19-3 and they didn't reach 50 until the 18th over. Once "Two Darts" had completed his tally, Horden and Ravi Raviteja tore into Burrell and Billings, whose first seven overs yielded 56 runs.

Once Horden was trapped lbw, the run-rate significantly slowed as the spinners fought back. However, Raviteja and Ishaq Pasha still added 50 runs and with seven overs left, the home side were 162-4, requiring 32 runs from 42 balls.

Morgan needed only 11 balls to break the partnership when Ishaq was snapped up by Ellis at short mid-wicket, before Birch struck twice in successive overs to leave Crusaders needing 21 runs from the final 18 deliveries.

The final over began with target down to just seven runs. Ravi was dropped twice off the first two balls, scoring three runs in the process. Two more singles followed before Fahd Huda, who dropped the first catch, made no mistake to remove the visitors' skipper. Amad came in needing two to win but could only manage a single as the game finished in an exciting tie with Raviteja being stranded on 92 not out (107 balls, 10 fours and three sixes).

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 8 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Simon Ellis st Horden b Kalyan 43 1
Phil Marshall ct Horden b Amad 18
Fahd Huda b Rathod 1 1
Matt Birch ct Horden b Rathod 4
Michael Burrell lbw b Kalyan 20
Dave Burrell lbw b Kalyan 2
Kieran Morgan ct Rathore b Ravi Raviteja 55
James Bovaird b Shiva Kondi 24
Joe Edwards b Anil Chinta 10
Paul James Not Out  1 1
Paul Billings ct Fahad Khan b Ravi Raviteja 0

Hatfield Crusaders Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Deepak Hasika9.005400.006.00
D S Amad9.0326126.002.89
S Rathod7.0027213.503.86
Shiva Kondi5.0028128.005.60
Anil Chinta2.0019119.009.50
Ravi Raviteja1.00522.505.00

Hatfield Crusaders Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 8 wickets
193 (0.0 overs)
Shiva Kodi lbw b James 1
Anil Chinta lbw b M D Burrell 14
Amit Shamal ct & bowled James 4
Iain Horden lbw b Billings 41
Ravi Raviteja Not Out  92
Ishaq Pasha ct Ellis b Morgan 24
S Rathod ct Sub (Chris Howard) b Birch 0
Deepak Hasiza b Birch 7
Fahad Khan ct Fahd Huda b Morgan 3
D S Amad Not Out  1

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Michael Burrell4.0213113.003.25
Paul James9.0220210.002.22
James Bovaird5.012200.004.40
Dave Burrell9.004300.004.78
Paul Billings9.0055155.006.11
Kieran Morgan5.011427.002.80
Matt Birch4.0121210.505.25

  • Umpire :
    Roy Bailes
  • Scorer :