Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI v Luton Town & Indians II on Sat 11 Jun 2022 at 12pm
Northwood Town Cricket Club Won by 56 runs

Match report Town welcomed Luton Town & Indians II (LT&I) looking to bounce back again after last week’s defeat. With hot sunny weather Town skipper had no hesitation winning the toss batting first.

Town lost R Aggarwal early leaving them 16/1 after 4 overs. S Modi also got out cheaply while N Madhavan opening for Town looked like was batting on a different wicket with shots all around the ground. At 33/3 after 10 over in-form I Anjum walked in and continued his fine run with the bat. Together N Madhavan and I Anjum put on 83 runs partnership in just 15 overs. N Madhavan passing his 50 with a lovely flick of his pads. At that stage it looked like Town were going to post a very strong total. But N Madhavan departed after a fine inning of 63 (50 of those coming in boundaries). This led to a mini middle order collapse where batters struggled to get going and run rate started to drop. After 41 overs Town were on 161/7 and even 200 was looking far. I Anjum tried to increase the run rate but getting out for 40, inning which helped Town build a platform for a big score. But just when Town needed it the most M Patel and Kieron P built a great partnership. M Patel who was in the hot water with the skipper after arriving late for the game showed his class which included trademark lofted 6’s over long off while Kieron P was quick to punish any lose deliveries. Together they put on 57 runs in 7 overs before both departed (M Patel scoring 37 and Kieron P with 27). Skipper K Patel played a good cameo in the end as Town finished on 237/10 in 50 overs.

Despite a good batting wicket and small boundaries Town were confident of defending the total. However LT&I batters had other plans. Runs were easy to come by with pace on the ball and Town. Despite an early breakthrough by Kieron P LT&I were on 63/1 in 10 overs. With 4 spinners it played in Town’s hands as Skipper K Patel came on with I Anjum looking to put the breaks on. If there was a time skipper needed to come on and deliver a good spell today was the day and luckily that was the case. With tight line and length LT&I batters struggled to build any momentum. K Patel bowled superbly with spell of 10-2-24-2 while as always, I Anjum was class with his 10 overs going only for 37/1 and he was unlucky after a drop catch in that spell. After 30 overs LT&I were 121/4. But it still could have gone either way but J Halai leading wicket taker for the team came on and made sure there was no come back. Nagging line & length with tempting flight meant LT&I batters struggled to put him away and yet again for the 2nd game in a row he was on a hattrick (although we will not talk about the rank hattrick ball). N Madhavan on the other bowled tight and unlucky not to get a wicket with a drop catch. J Halai finished with match figures of 32/6 continuing his amazing bowling performance. LT&I finished on 181 all out.

Town Skipper K Patel spoke after the game: Today we had so many great individual performances with N Madhavan leading with the bat and J Halai with the bowl. In the end it was a well-deserved comfortable win for the Team. Skipper on his bowling performance: It has been a bit of a struggle this season with inconsistency but hopefully after today I am able to put few good performances together. Shout out to M Patel for his wonderful inning but joint man of the match award goes to N Madhavan and J Halai!!

Town will travel to Old Haberdasher next week.

Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 15w 4lb 
for 10 wickets

(50.0 overs)
Rahul Aggarwal lbw Arshdeep 4 1
Nischay Madhavan ct b Haroon 63 11 1 1
Sohan Modi b Wqqar 6 1
Iqbal Anjum b Naik 40 4 1 1
Andy Burt ct b Jessen 13 2 1
A.N. Other ct b Mohammad 1
Mikhil Patel ct b Arshdeep 37 3 2
Jesant Halai ct b Naik 9 1 1
Kieron Patel b Arshdeep 27 3 1
Krunal Patel Run out  14 1 1 1
Tushar Shah Not Out  2

Luton Town & Indians II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
S Mohammad7.0124124.003.43
B Naik6.0034217.005.67

Luton Town & Indians II Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
21w 2b 1lb 
for 10 wickets
181 (45.5 overs)
H Ali b Kieron P 4
Solimai lbw b Krunal P 27
Yash lbw b I Anjum 39
Mushid ct Kieron P b Krunal P 26
Badal Not Out  26
Dan b J Halai 10
Shyam ct N Madhavan b J Halai 12
Jessen ct Krunal P b J Halai 4
H Arshdeep ct & b J Halai 2
Haroon ct A Burt b J Halai 0
Wqqar ct I Anjum b J Halai 7

Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Kieron Patel5.0020120.004.00
Rahul Aggarwal5.003700.007.40
Krunal Patel10.0124212.002.40
Iqbal Anjum10.0137137.003.70
Nischay Madhavan8.002600.003.25
Jesant Halai7.503265.334.09

  • Umpire :
    Colin Lynch
  • Scorer :