Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI v Hertingfordbury on Sat 13 Jul 2013 at 1:00
Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club Won by 4 wickets

Match report Vice Captain Howard, sent out to toss by the DBS-less skipper Chisnall was able to insert Hertingfordbury after their captain called incorrectly. Howard immediately hit his straps having opener Harley caught at the wicket.

An 88 run partnership then ensued in the East Hertfordshire heat without Sawbridgeworth conceding more than 3 runs per over. The stranglehold was complete with Morgan taking a smart caught and bowled for the first of his impressive 5 wicket haul. Another wicket to Morgan soon after left Hertingfordbury struggling to compete with the keen fielding and slow bowling of Billings and Morgan. They were eventually bowled out for a less than par score of 177, at least 50 short of a competitive total.

Another magnificent tea was followed by Sawbridgeworth openers Bird (18)and Rudkin (47) making a mockery of the Hertingfordbury decision to start with the old ball. Their positive batting was rewarded with an opening partnership of 65 from 13 overs but both fell on the same score. Chisnall, only sporting 4 layers due to the 30 degree temperatures was severe on anything loose and proceeded to punish the bowling to all parts of Town Fields in a beastly innings of 68. The usual pattern of losing wickets during a Sawbridgeworth chase continued but easing to the target with 15 overs to spare demonstrated the gulf between the sides.

So 3rd spot in the league is consolidated with a gap opening up between those below sees the prospect of promotion closer in our sights, especially with a trip to basement side Ware in the next round.

Hertingfordbury Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2w 1b 3lb 
for 10 wickets
177 (52.0 overs)

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Chris Howard6.0218118.003.00
Paul James12.044400.003.67
Kieran Morgan20.024859.602.40
Paul Billings14.0063415.754.50

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 8w 5lb 
for 6 wickets

(34.5 overs)
Chris Bird Caught  18 1
Joe Rudkin Caught  47 2
Brendan Heath Caught  5
Dean Chisnall Caught  68 1
Phil Marshall Lbw  4
Andrew Foster Not Out  13 1
Tom Waring Lbw  12 1
Kieran Morgan Not Out  0 1
Chris Howard  
Paul Billings  
Paul James  

Hertingfordbury Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

  • Umpire :
    Chris Pask
  • Scorer :
    Anna Billings