Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI v Welwyn Garden City V on Sat 08 Jun 2013 at 1 pm
Northwood Town Cricket Club Lost by 4 Wickets

Match report Town came up slightly short against in a fantastic contest against Welwyn Garden City 5s.

Having won the toss, skipper Khetia elected to bat. Initially town got off to a flier with Rajul Patel in particular scoring quick runs. The tide turned though as Town lost both openers and newcomer Kunal Patel to leave the score on 37-3.

Enter Rizvi and Doshi... The pair counter attacked brilliantly to motor the scoring along. Unfortunately, the dismissal of Rizvi to a rash shot set the tone for things to come. While the middle order forged ahead and supported Doshi well as he made 52, poor shot selection continued to blight the innings and Town eventually succumbed to 179 all out, criminally wasting 5 overs of batting time.

In response, Town were exceptional with the ball, pegging the WGC openers back with Parmar deservedly taking the wicket of Wells. Unfortunately for Town, the visitors too knew how to counter attack to devastating effect. With runs flowing freely the introduction of Bentvelzen turned the tide dismissing the excellent Peterkin (62) and Priolo (41).

As the visitors continued to push on, wickets continued to fall. Alas Town fell short though, with the tail eventually scampering through with 9 balls to spare.

Skipper Khetia remained upbeat after the game - "Our bowling and fielding was tremendous again, we just lacked a little batting discipline to put the game out of reach - 16 points gained is never a bad haul though."

Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 32w 1b 4lb 
for 10 wickets

(41.5 overs)
Rajul Patel b Morton 19 3
Sumeet Khetia b Morton 6 1 1
Kunal Patel ct Stanier 1
Salman Rizvi ct Wells 22 3 1
Ravi Doshi ct Morton 52 9 1
Havan Patel b Peterkin 10 2
Minesh Vadgama ct Wells 9 2 1
Mitesh Parmar ct Morton 10 1
Meeth Katira ct Morton 4 1
Jonathan Bentvelzen b Morton 0 2
Prakash Tailor Not Out  1 1 1

Welwyn Garden City V Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Welwyn Garden City V Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 6 wickets
181 (46.3 overs)
Wells ct Bentvelzen b. Parmar 3
Peterkin ct & b. Bentvelzen 62
Priolo st Tailor b. Bentvelzen 41
Watkins ct Vadgama b. Bentvelzen 11
A. Mester ct Tailor b. Vadgama 17
Roper ct Khetia b. Parmar 19
M. Mester Not Out  11
Hall Not Out  1

Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Mitesh Parmar12.3447223.503.76
Meeth Katira7.021600.002.29
Minesh Vadgama16.0251151.003.19
Sumeet Khetia3.002700.009.00
Jonathan Bentvelzen8.0032310.674.00