Royal Herts - v Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI on Sat 01 Jun 2024 at 13:00
Northwood Town Cricket Club Won Won By 6 Wickets.

Match report On a cloudy and cold day NTCC 3s headed to Chiswell Green near St Albans to battle 3rd division placed Royal Herts. The wicket looked poor, uncut and damp but yet again our imperious skipper won the toss and inserted the opposition into bat.

What a great toss to win. Before the drinks interval, NTCC had rolled and carpeted the opposition to 26 for 6. Young Myring striking off stump on three occasions, with experienced Jeet at the other celebrating three times as he waved their batsmen back to the pavilion. We were not quite sure what batting strategy the opposition had chosen to select but they were certainly not too far from the Kamikaze school of cricket. Their no7 batsman (in no way did he resemble the Channel perfume) put up some resistance chancing his arm with several big shots but it was our old faithful Bollywood superstar Pradip who soon shut down the run-scoring post drinks with two wickets. A wicket a piece for Smit and Karan saw the innings tamely end in the 26th over with a score of 101.

After our opening batsmen had consumed a delicious sausage roll from the nearby coffee shop, NTCC set about clawing away at the 102 target. Kunal (21) and Smit (17) batted brilliantly with patience and skill as the wicket continued to produce variable but generally pea-roller bounce. After Smit was undone by a carpet roller demolishing his leg stump, the innings was steadied by Pradip and Akshar who continued to keep the scoreboard ticking over so the run rate was never in question despite the vagaries of the pitch. Skipper Kishan (17 no) and former skipper Lal (6 no) solidified the middle order and wrapped up the innings in the 37th over with a flick to the boundary.

Today we showed that we can bat if we apply common sense and consideration. Sadly again the pitch was the opposition not Royal Herts but the 30 points were graciously recorded and further confidence gained in today’s outing.

Royal Herts - Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
3nb 9w 2b  
for 10 wickets
102 (25.4 overs)
R Jakkappagol b  Henry Myring 1
R Kavirajan b  Jeet Rajani 2
R Siddam b  Henry Myring 1
V Pasupuleti ct  Jeet Rajani 3
N Eegalapati lbw  Jeet Rajani 7
A Aluru b  Henry Myring 4
S Nibhanapudi ct  Pradip Pandey 37
N Ryala b  Karan Rajani 3
G Muktha b  Pradip Pandey 17
P Yreneede b  Smit Patel 8
G Sonttyrekka Not Out  4

Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jeet Rajani7.012438.003.43
Henry Myring6.001535.002.50
Kishan Gordhandas3.00900.003.00
Karan Rajani3.0023123.007.67
Saad Kayani3.00700.002.33
Pradip Pandey2.401628.006.00
Smit Patel1.00515.005.00

Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 21w 3b 2lb 
for 4 wickets
Kunal Patel lbw  N Ryala 21 67 1 31.34
Smit Patel b  R Siddam 17 43 2 39.53 1
Pradip Pandey b  S Nibhanapudi 9 37 24.32
Akshar Patel b  A Aluru 8 32 25.00
Kishan Gordhandas Not Out  17 27 1 62.96
Ajay Lal Not Out  6 12 50.0
Saad Kayani  
Neel Kalhan  
Henry Myring  
Karan Rajani  
Jeet Rajani   1

Royal Herts - Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
N Ryala8.02818.001.00
S Nibhanapudi8.0022122.002.75
R Jakkappagol5.003300.006.60
R Siddam8.0111111.001.38
V Pasupuleti2.00800.004.00
A Aluru5.1018118.003.48