Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI v Hatfield & Crusaders on Sat 08 Jun 2019 at 1pm
Northwood Town Cricket Club Lost by 80 runs

Match report Despite heavy rain overnight and in the morning on Saturday Town’s home game against Hatfield & Crusaders went ahead. After winning the toss Loomba didn’t hesitate electing to bowl first on what looked like a tough wicket to bat on with wet outfield.

Hatfield & Crusaders batsmen started very cautiously as expected and quickly found themselves 39/2 in 14 overs after an excellent opening spell from V Vadgama and K Shah both picking up a wicket each. As the sun started shining so did the HC’s no 3 and no 4 batsmen who started punishing Town by putting away any lose deliveries. With combination of bad luck with umpiring decision and sloppy fielding meant HC reaches 178/3 in just 32 overs and a score of 300+ was on the card. K Patel removed dangerous looking H Bond and V Vadgama removed H Tarada who had already smashed is way to 69. With a very tidy spell at the end by K Shah (10-1-35-2) and S Malik Town recovered well and restricted HC to 246 all out.

With small outfield and pitch drying up Town batsmen started with confidence and aggression reaching 40/0 in 7 overs. But soon Town batsmen started getting out trying to keep up with the required run rate and found themselves 73/5 in 20 overs. S Modi (despite being severely ill) and M Patel tried to re build Town’s inning with good partnership but the target was never in sight. K Shah did entertain with some lusty blows towards the end with well-played 25 which included 2 big sixes but Town fell well short of the target ending their inning 166 all out.

K Patel spoke after the game: we clearly failed to take the advantage of very friendly bowling conditions and left ourselves with a big total to chase. Dropped catches and sloppy fielding also didn’t help! But we’re still top of the table and will continue to fight to stay there by improving our performances!

Hatfield & Crusaders Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
17w 5lb 
for 10 wickets
246 (46.0 overs)
J Kalaskar b  V Vadgama 8
M Welch ct  S Modi b K Shah 9
R Clark ct  K Patel b M Patel 54
R Tarada ct  A Loomba b V Vadgama 69
H Bond lbw  b K Patel 36
I Golder ct  M Lister b K Patel 11
A Shamal b  V Vadgama 0
S Edge b  S Malik 23
A Sofat b  K Shah 9
R Gethin Golder ct  & b S Malik 1
A Foster Not Out  0

Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Veer Vadgama10.0140313.334.00
Keval Shah10.0135217.503.50
Sajid Shafique Malik6.0044222.007.33
Shahmir Syed3.011800.006.00
Mikhil Patel5.0027127.005.40
Krunal Patel10.0052226.005.20
Akshay Loomba2.002500.0012.50

Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 6w 5b 4lb 
for 10 wickets

(38.4 overs)
Akshay Loomba ct  b S Edge 19 3 1
Veer Vadgama ct  b S Edge 15 2
Jesant Halai ct  b A Foster 13 2
Andy Burt ct  b I Golder 8 1
Michael Lister ct  b I Goler 0 1
Sohan Modi ct  b I Golder 25 5 1
Mikhil Patel ct  b Clark 33 5 1
Krunal Patel ct  b I Golder 0 1
Keval Shah ct  b A Foster 25 1 2
Sajid Shafique Malik b  b A Foster 9 1
Shahmir Syed Not Out  2

Hatfield & Crusaders Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A Sofat10.024500.004.50
S Edge7.0223211.503.29
I Golder10.013548.753.50
A Foster6.402538.333.75
B Clark3.001900.006.33
R Golder2.00900.004.50

  • Umpire :
    Colin Lynch
  • Scorer :