Harpenden V v Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI on Sat 16 May 2015 at 1pm
Northwood Town Cricket Club Lost by 22 runs

Match report Northwood Town loss the game by 22 runs. Barring a second cosecutive top order collapse, credit must be given to the bowlers, fielders and mid/lower order bastmen for yet another spirited performance.

Losing the toss, Town was asked to field first. After a couple of overs, Meeth Katira and Mitesh Parmar settled into a nice rhythm, with the latter ending up with enviable match figures of 7-2-11-3. First change bowlers Nic Patel and comeback man Minesh Vadgama showed tight control of line and length to build pressure in the middle overs, before Taz Katira ran through the batters with his right arm pies, picking up a five-for.

With 124 to chase, Town was in high spirits at team. However, a second consecutive top order collapse saw Town reeling at 16/5, after which point a win was always going to require a miracle. Town's middle and lower order yet again almost pulled it off with spirited batting from Mohamad Vanker and Prakash Tailor; the former batted with maturity under pressure, while the latter yet again played with born-again fluency. Minesh Vadgama, Meeth Katira and Mitesh Parmar all showed solid technique and fight, but unfortunately for Town, it was all too little too late.

Kudos again to the team for the late-order resilience and the great bowling and fielding. The law of averages must mean that the top order should fire next time around! Onwards and upwards lads, and let's take heart from all the positives that we showed second game running!

Harpenden V Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 3w 3b 2lb 
for 10 wickets
124 (41.1 overs)
A Baker lbw  N Patel 19
N Bailey b  M Parmar 7
I Wedd ct  & b. T Katira 24
B Hussain ct  N Patel b. T Katira 40
C Bunn b  T Katira 7
I Field ct  T Katira b. M Vadgama 14
D Jones ct  P Pandey b. M Parmar 4
Jim Gill lbw  T Katira 0
Joe Gill ct  P Tailor b. T Katira 0
B Pearman lbw  M Parmar 0
C Jeffries Not Out  0

Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Meeth Katira6.001700.002.83
Mitesh Parmar7.021133.671.57
Minesh Vadgama9.0326126.002.89
Nic Patel7.0224124.003.43
Tarang K. Katira7.112354.603.21
Pradip Pandey5.002100.004.20

Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2nb 4w 5b 2lb 
for 10 wickets

(36.4 overs)
Jonathan Bentvelzen ct  & b. Hussain 6
Rabi Motiwala b  Joe Gill 2
Pradip Pandey ct  &. b. Dearman 11 2 1
Nic Patel b  Joe Gill 0 1
Rajul Patel lbw  Joe Gill 0
Tarang K. Katira b  Dearman 7 1 2
Mohamed Vanker b  Jim Gill 21 2
Prakash Tailor b  Bailey 23 4 1
Minesh Vadgama b  Joe Gill 6 1
Meeth Katira b  Hussain 8
Mitesh Parmar Not Out  5

Harpenden V Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Joe Gill9.05741.750.78
Jim Gill3.0020120.006.67