Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI v Potters Bar III on Sat 09 May 2015 at 1pm
Northwood Town Cricket Club Lost by 2 runs

Match report Having lost the toss, Town were sent into the field first up.

With the visitors keen to set the pace, runs came at a brisk rate initially despite some excellent bowling. It was Maulin Patel who began the drama though with a triple wicket maiden, narrowly missing a hattrick on his 2s debut!

Runs continued to flow at the other end though, with the Potters Bar top order making a greenish track look like a road. That was until Daly sparked another collapse with some excellent pace bowling.

With the visitors reeling and 7 down at drinks, Town went for the kill with Maulin making another breakthrough. A spirited and determined partnership though, took the visitors reach 176 all out.

In response, Town grafted through some excellent opening bowling from Zaffer who conceded just 1 off 10 overs!

Thereafter a partnership of 89 between Ramawat and Haji put Town in control. But, as is always the Town way, drama was never far away. A comical runout brought the visitors back into the game and when Kotecha learned that you can never place a shot too near a pensioner the Town collapse was truly underway.

100 for 1 soon became 115 for 5 and despite some dogged resistance from the tail, 10 runs off the final over proved just too much.

Khetia remained upbeat after the game. "The positives that we can take out of this game far outweigh the defeat itself. There were some incredible individual performances - if we stitch those together and run off a little rustiness, we'll be winning games soon enough."

Potters Bar III Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2nb 4w 1b  
for 10 wickets
176 (39.4 overs)
Rob Daly b  Daly 13
Zaffer ct  Daly b Maulin Patel 35
Harris lbw  Maulin Patel 0
Ajit b  Daly 49
Raj b  Maulin Patel 0
Hall b  Ramawat 10
Kumar lbw  Daly 0
Ellis ct  Kotecha b Maulin Patel 7
Tiron Not Out  23
Rohan b  Sajid 34
Kejal ct  Kotecha b Daly 0

Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sajid Shafique Malik8.0060160.007.50
Maulin Patel10.021644.001.60
Jack Daly8.402947.253.35
Sumeet Khetia3.002600.008.67
Ravi Ramawat1.00717.007.00
Ali Ghaffar5.001600.003.20
Harshil Palan4.001600.004.00

Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 1w 20b 2lb 
for 10 wickets

(50.0 overs)
Sandip Thakrar b  Zaffer 7 1
Ravi Ramawat lbw  Ellis 60 5
Fozan Haji Run out  37 4
Ravi Kotecha ct  Rohan 2 2
Vinodh Balakrishnan ct  Sharma 3
Harshil Palan b  Ellis 1
Ali Ghaffar b  Ellis 8
Sumeet Khetia b  Ajit 14 1
Maulin Patel b  Kejal 9
Jack Daly Not Out  6 1
Sajid Shafique Malik Not Out  2

Potters Bar III Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy