Wheathampstead III v Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI on Sat 13 Jul 2019 at 1.00pm
Northwood Town Cricket Club Won by 42 runs

Match report A great all round performance from everyone with bat and ball.

Town lost the toss and were inserted onto what looked like a cracking and unpredictable pitch. Despite a few short balls (which were dispatched) the wicket generally played well and the openers Lal and Carrigan got off to a solid start. The opening partnership yielded 83 runs off the 1st 22 overs and set the scene for a decent 1st innings total. New member Kieran bolstered the score with a rapid and elegant 44, supported at the other end by a quickfire 21 from batting prodigy JB. Shaw and Firfire saw the innings to completion and ensured no bowling points were given away unecessarily. A good solid defendable total of 175 was posted.

After a lovely tea, the Town bowling machine roared into action leaving the hosts reeling at 92 for 7 after 30 overs. Parmar applied early pressure with a line that even GMT could not falter, taking 1 wicket but forcing the opposition into a pressure situation. At the other end young Vadgama enjoying rubbing the new ball like the proverbial genie and picked up 2 well deserved wickets which twisted and turned off the flat pitch. Bowling changes bought on the guiles and spin of Tailor and Mobeen both picking up 2 wickets a piece in a pivotal part of the game, Town continued to apply pressure. Despite some hefty blows from one of their colts time ran out and the hosts fell 42 runs short of the target.

Fabulous fielding (an IPL worthy run-out from Mobeen) and support of the bowlers continues to be our strength...let's continue witht he same passion and spirit on the pitch regardless of result. It continues to be a pleasure to lead this side.

Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 13w 3b  
for 6 wickets

(40.0 overs)
Ajay Lal Caught  47 8 2
Rob carrigan Lbw  29 4
Keeran Sudagarna Caught  44 6
Jonathan Bentvelzen Bowled  21 3
Sukhraj Nahar Bowled  1
Harry Shaw Bowled  8
Abdul Firfire Not Out  8
Minesh Vadgama  
Prakash Tailor  
Mairaj Mobeen   1
Mitesh Parmar  

Wheathampstead III Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Vaile (Q)4.00900.002.25
Vaile (L)3.002000.006.67

Wheathampstead III Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
4nb 8w 4b 4lb 
for 8 wickets
133 (40.0 overs)
Saunders ct Tailor 29
Tahsin b Parmar 13
Nad ct Vadgama 0
Vaille (Q) b Vadgama 0
Vaille (L) run out Mairaj 20
Brown b Tailor 0
Playle b Mobeen 13
Birkwood Not Out  35
Wellington ct Mobeen 5
Rodic Not Out  8

Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Mitesh Parmar8.0314114.001.75
Minesh Vadgama8.0126213.003.25
Mairaj Mobeen8.0120210.002.50
Prakash Tailor8.0230215.003.75
Sukhraj Nahar4.002200.005.50
Harry Shaw4.002300.005.75