West Herts VI v Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 4th XI on Sat 23 Jul 2022 at 1.00pm
Northwood Town Cricket Club Won by 1 ball

Match report Another belter of a day saw NTCC 4s head back to West Herts for the 2nd round match in the division. NTCC won the toss and inserted the opposition on what appeared to be a placid dry wicket.

Once again the bowling and fielding were outstanding, the usual trait for the 4s. Keep the opposition pinned down with excellent ground fielding, tight bowling lines and catalyse the batsmen's frustration into wickets. The opening trio of Myring, Maaz and Thomas all picked up 2 well deserved wickets each, supported by excellent catches from the slip maestro JB, the solid hands of Dhiren and Thomas. The opposition's umpires struggled to count to 6 when calling the overs but apart from the lack of basic maths skills, the batsmen did very little to trouble the scorers. At one point we thought we may roll them for less than a hundred. However one of their youngsters put up a solid fight only to be stumped reaching for Deadly Dhiren Delivery. The innings ended in the 35th over on a score of 126 all out.

After a cheerful tea, NTCC 4s launched into the "3 runs per over" chase. The openers stumbled early pushing too hard for runs against some innocuous bowling but tight bowling. At 22 for 2 the target started to appear a tougher challenge than originally planned. Newly purchased Hardik at No.3 started to shows signs of aggression punishing one of the opening quicks back over his head for a straight boundary. No.4 Lal held the batten at the other end to stabilise the fall of wickets. Both were undone by LBW appeals going against the batsmen. At No.5 Jaymin entered the breech to lay siege and with his usual master blasting techniques set about the demolition of the score. A masterful, composed and well judged batting performance saw partnerships with Jaineel (11), Thomas (14) and Myring (16) to ease 4s over the winning line with 1 ball to spare.

Well....what can I say, other than an absolutely brilliant bowling/fielding performance to restrict an opposition that has previously scored 150+, a mature and measured batting performance from the middle and lower !! A fantastic win against an opposition who started to whine and whinge as they saw themselves slowly losing grip over the game. Massively proud of your performance, I even had a tear in my eye, when the winning runs were smashed....onwards, only 2 wins away from potential promotion.

West Herts VI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
5nb 18w 2b  
for 10 wickets
126 (35.0 overs)
Khayam lbw  Maaz 6
Minsaf ct  Thomas 12
Supun ct  James 3
Parth st  Dhiren 20
Shiras ct  Dhiren 18
Mahesh b  James 3
Lalith ct  Thomas 6
Shakir ct  Sam 4
Kumaran b  Maaz 12
Mohammed Not Out  7
Romeru ct  Hardik 2

Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 4th XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Thomas Geevarghese8.011527.501.88
Maaz Butt6.0124212.004.00
James Myring8.031829.002.25
Dhiren Hirani8.0133216.504.13
Sam Devine2.0028128.0014.00
Hardik Nakum5.0116116.003.20

Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 4th XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
4nb 17w 2b 1lb 
for 9 wickets
Jonathan Bentvelzen b  Rifas 2 2
Sam Devine ct  Shakir 1
Hardik Nakum lbw  Lalith 7
Ajay Lal lbw  Minshaf 9 1 1
Jaymin Patel Not Out  36 3 1
Jaineel Dalwadi run out  Parth 11
Jaspal Toor ct  Minshaf 0 1
Dhiren Hirani ct  Minshaf 0 1
Maaz Butt ct  Minshaf 0
Thomas Geevarghese b  Shakir 14 1 1
James Myring Not Out  16 4

West Herts VI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy