Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI v Harpenden Dolphins on Sat 28 May 2011 at 1.00pm
Northwood Town Cricket Club Won by 21 runs

Match report TOWN'S 2ND X1 finally picked up a well deserved league victory as they squeezed home by 21 runs against Harpenden Dolphins.

Town won the toss and elected to bat and David Harding was asked to fulfil the role of anchor man at the top of the order. He plodded along well with 18 but Town were soon to find runs hard to come by. Sumeet Khetia helped the score along with a streaky 30 whilst Shahmeer Syed, who was to have an eventful day, top scored with an unbeaten 31. Town finished their innings on 165-7.

Skipper Neil Cheesewright elected to open the bowling with youngsters Syed and Meeth Katira as Town needed to immediately get on the front foot. This worked a treat as the pair responded straight away with an excellent bowling performance. Katira picked up two early wickets before Syed continued his 'man of the match' display with a fantastic spell of 6-49 off 17 overs. Whilst the visitors were never really allowed to settle, an early dropped chance let Harpenden's Bonney off the hook and he nearly made the hosts rue that chance as he went on to hit 66 and had every chance of getting the visitors home before being dismissed near the end.
With a small target to defend, Town were never comfortable in a game that was played in excellent spirit , and it wasnt until the final wicket was taken that the celebrations could begin.

Skipper Cheesewright was relieved with the result:
"We're delighted to get off the mark and we deserved that as the lads have never dropped their heads despite earlier poor results. Shahmeer was obviously the star of the show with a great all round display. We now need to keep the momentum going"

Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 8 wickets

(0.0 overs)
David Harding lbw b. Roche 18
Havan Patel b Lambert 10 1
Rukshan Senanayaka lbw Lambert 9
Pradip Pandey ct b. Giovanni 12
Sumeet Khetia ct b. Giovanni 30 1
Mitesh Parmar ct b. Roche 0
Neil Cheesewright lbw b. Downes 10 1
Prakash Tailor ct b. Roche 4
Shahmir Syed Not Out  31
Sam Brenton Not Out  4
Meeth Katira  

Harpenden Dolphins Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Van Der Merwe8.012700.003.38

Harpenden Dolphins Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
142 (0.0 overs)
R James lbw Syed 8
M Lacey b Katira 14
D Lewis ct Cheesewright, b. Syed 0
I Holden lbw Syed 21
P Bonney b Pandey 66
T Roche b Syed 1
S Van Der Merwe ct Patel, b. Katira 0
L Lambert b Syed 1
Giovanni ct Khetia, b. Syed 9
G Downes Not Out  3
N Bolt lbw Pandey 0

Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Meeth Katira10.0137218.503.70
Shahmir Syed17.024968.172.88
Sumeet Khetia6.002200.003.67
Pradip Pandey5.511326.502.23
Mitesh Parmar3.001200.004.00