Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 3rd XI v Harpenden 4th XI on Sat 19 Jul 2014 at 1.00
Match was Drawn

Match report With a strong team on paper, and after winning the toss for only the second time this season, a youthful looking Harpenden IV were inserted on a greenish looking wicket that had received a good over night soaking.

Despite a couple of early wickets, and a sharp catch at short leg taken by Levey worth a mention, we toiled in the oppresive humidity as Harpenden moved along at 4 an over with relative ease. The Harpenden Captain took full advantage of a reprieve when in the thirties, that ultimately cost us dearly, as we were denied an opportunity to bowl at the late middle order. Credit, however, must be given to the youngsters George Clayden who returned very respectable figures of 3-32 off 9 and Sam Timms who is proving to be a very consistent performer.

With the ine up we had, we were set a 'gettable' total of 220, with a drying wicket and fast outfield. The loss of three early wickets, however, shaped the reply and ultimately the result, as we scored 21 off the first 13 overs. Foster (70)and Harnack (52) consolidated in a 96 run 21 over partnership, but with the run rate required increasing to 8.6 an over, Foster departed looking to push the scoring on, and despite a brief late order push, the run rate increased to in excess of 10 an over. The writing was on the wall, so we eventually shut up shop with a couple of overs to go and 1 wicket in hand.
Availability will be key in the holiday season, and will determine whether we achieve the desired top half finish or not.

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 4w 3b  
for 8 wickets

(47.0 overs)
Ted Levey Caught  5
Alex Syed Caught  2 1
Andrew Foster Caught  70
Michael Burson Bowled  1
Richard Harnack Caught  52
Ian Bowler Bowled  22
James Bovaird Not Out  12 1
Sam Timms Caught  0
Dan Reynolds Bowled  1
George Clayden Not Out  5
Paul Billings  

Harpenden 4th XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Harpenden 4th XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 8 wickets
220 (0.0 overs)

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sam Timms12.0038138.003.17
Dan Reynolds12.006100.005.08
Paul Billings15.0064232.004.27
George Clayden9.0032310.673.56
Andrew Foster5.0017117.003.40

  • Umpire :
    Eric Penn
  • Scorer :