Metropolitan Police Bushey 2nd XI v Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 3rd XI on Sat 26 Jul 2014 at 1.00
Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club Won by 35 runs

Match report We travelled to bushey with only 10 men, and with bouvy at 4 we knew we were short of batting. But we won the toss and elected to bat knowing that if we could get a reasonable total our bowling was strong.

The top 4 all got in and going against an average attack, but all got out without going on to get a big score that was there for the taking. We then struggled against their main seamer who bowled short on a track with tennis ball bounce. We went from 125 for 2 to 146 for 7 (effectively 8) before George and Sean hit a couple of boundaries to get us up to 164 all out in the 42 over, a fact that proved crucial later.

The first 2 overs of their reply went for 13, but after that it was all us. The squeeze started with Sean and reyns, with Dan picking up the first wicket and Sean sconing there skipper which was nice to see and definitely unnerved him. Then George came on and carried on the good work, bowling tight and picking up a wicket. The introduction of spin really opened it up for us though, romesh started with 3 maidens and 2 wickets and then Harry got in on the act adjusting to bowling flatter because the wicket was so slow and ending with a good 2 for.

At 46 overs they were 107 for 8, a truly terrible chase. But now the extra overs proved crucial as they batted out the next 6 overs. But the reintroduction of seam did the trick with George clayden stepping up and getting the last two wickets thanks to a good (but painful) catch by romesh and an inexplicable jump to off by the number 11 first ball who lost his leg stump.

All in all a great performance by all and a great win.

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
5nb 9w 2b  
for 10 wickets

(41.4 overs)
Joe Rickett b swaine 44 108 95 5 46.32 1
Alex Syed ct vitaliani 26 33 33 4 78.79
Andrew Foster ct swaine 26 50 38 3 68.42
James Bovaird ct swaine 20 28 26 4 76.92 1
Mitch Youngs b swaine 2 25 18 11.11 1
Dan Reynolds ct keene 3 8 9 33.33
Romesh Paktsun ct swaine 9 12 8 1 112.50 2
Sean Black ct swaine 9 22 18 1 50.0 1
George Clayden ct khalifa 8 9 10 1 80.0
Harry Gale Not Out  1 1 3 33.33
A.N. Other  

Metropolitan Police Bushey 2nd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
keene d6.012100.003.50
keene g12.0052152.004.33

Metropolitan Police Bushey 2nd XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
5w 2b 1lb 
for 10 wickets
129 (54.1 overs)
keene g ct clayden 23
hart ct reynolds 1
littleboy b paktsun 22
swaine ct gale 28
perera ct paktsun 0
buckingham b gale 4
khalifa Not Out  22
vitalani ct paktsun 4
stevenson b reynolds 2
harman ct paktsun 15
keena d b clayden 0

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Dan Reynolds13.0526213.002.00
Sean Black6.031400.002.33
George Clayden7.112036.672.79
Romesh Paktsun18.0539313.002.17
Harry Gale10.0227213.502.70

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