Bushey III v Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI on Sat 30 Jul 2016 at 1pm
Northwood Town Cricket Club Lost by 2 wickets

Match report The combination of dropped catches and a middle order batting collapse cost Northwood Town 3s victory against Bushey 3s, who narrowly scraped home with just 2 wickets to spare.

Put into bat first on a pitch branded “unplayable” by home team Bushey, Northwood Town weathered the early loss of Jonathan Bentvelzen through a superb 89 run partnership between skipper Ben Rawson-Jones (57) and Vinodh Balakrishnan (31) that fused watchful defence with counter attacks. At 98-1 from 25 overs, a score of 200 looked very possible.

However, Balakrishan and Rawson-Jones, who hit his first half century since 2008, both departed in successive overs to smart catches – and the wickets started to tumble. 98-1 from 25 overs soon became 106-5 from 30 overs. After the runs dried up, only some late hitting from Taz Katira (33 not out) pushed Town up to their final total of 145-6 from 42 overs.

Town’s new ball pair of Mitesh Parmar and Meeth Katira began well, but the Bushey top order were let off the hook through a succession of dropped catches – a trend that continued throughout the innings.

The introduction of fiery paceman Keran Tailor (3-40) and wily spinner Rawson-Jones (3-35) reaped quick rewards, pegging the aggressive Bushey back to 108-8. Yet a few lusty blows – some landing perilously close to fielders – and more missed opportunities in the field saw Bushey scrape a very narrow win in yet another extremely tight game between the local rivals.

Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
8w 4b 2lb 
for 6 wickets

(42.0 overs)
Jonathan Bentvelzen b Shah 1
Ben Rawson-Jones ct Haseeb 57
Vinodh Balakrishnan ct Pav 31
Meeth Katira b Haseeb 1 1
Rob Fanner ct Haseeb 0 1
Tarang K. Katira Not Out  33
Mitesh Parmar b Aria 9
Prakash Tailor Not Out  0
Tushar Shah  
Keran Tailor  
Mairaj Mobeen   1

Bushey III Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Bushey III Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
5nb 13w 2b 3lb 
for 8 wickets
146 (35.4 overs)
Sleeman b Parmar 1
Finley b K Tailor 22
Pav b K Tailor 16
Shah ct Rawson-Jones 13
Ravi P b K Tailor 6
Jain ct Rawson-Jones 0
Sachin b Rawson-Jones 6
Ravi V Run out  22
Haseeb Not Out  22
Harsh Not Out  15

Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Mitesh Parmar12.0344144.003.67
Meeth Katira4.002300.005.75
Keran Tailor9.4140313.334.14
Ben Rawson-Jones10.0135311.673.50