Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI v West Herts V on Sat 18 May 2024 at 13:00
Northwood Town Cricket Club Lost by 4 wickets

Match report On a rather gloomy overcast day, NTCC hosted West Herts V XI. The toss was lost and NTCC was inserted onto what appeared to be a fairly dry and batting-friendly wicket.
The NTCC top order struggled again this week to read the pitch accurately with the top 5 batsmen struggling to reach double figures. The pitch was slow and spongy and shots had to be played with timing and patience. It was our Bollywood superstar Pradip who once again demonstrated his skill at the crease scoring a backbone innings of 33 off 76 deliveries. Pradip was careful and considerate of the pitch and ran well as the boundaries were hard to come by due to the outfield still being damp from the rains in the early part of the week. Skipper Kishan played solid through but was unable to show his normal dashing flair scoring 14 off 43 deliveries.
A flurry from Neel in the last 10 overs gave some ray of hope that NTCC would surpass the 130 mark, however, a hamstring injury pulled Neel in the last few overs of the innings and his strike rate of 80+ was the one bright event in the final score of 103.
Tea was swiftly consumed and after a rousing team talk by the skipper, NTCC took the field to defend a tough score.
Runs were given away earlier due to some imprecise bowling and some unfortunate dropped catches in both the in and outfield. These dropped catches were clearly the difference between the two teams today. West Herts had taken some very good catches during our inning to apply additional batting pressure on top of the slow pitch. Our bowlers labored patiently but yet again we made poor use of our own facilities to control the game. Pradip yet again being the pick of the bowlers. The game was wrapped up in the 30th over with NTCC only managing to take 6 wickets.

MOM: Pradip Pandey and Neel Kalhan.

Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
4nb 5w 1b 1lb 
for 10 wickets
Kunal Patel ct Muthukumarana 7 21 1 33.33
Akshar Patel Run out  1 7 14.29
Pradip Pandey ct Juneja 33 76 4 43.42
Smit Patel ct Sanghera 2 14 14.29 1
Hardik Nakum ct Sanghera 0 7 0
Ajay Lal b Sanghera 1 9 11.11 1
Kishan Gordhandas ct Munzeer 14 43 2 32.56
Neel Kalhan b Juneja 23 26 4 88.46
Asad ullah Jabarkhail  Juneja 1 -100
Saad Kayani Run out  8 22 36.36
Jeet Rajani Not Out  3 3 100

West Herts V Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
R. Patel8.022200.002.75
S. Muthukumarana6.0310110.001.67
H. Saghera8.021133.671.38
M. Ameen4.011400.003.50
N. Rathnaweera4.002000.005.00
M. Munzeer3.0114114.004.67
A. Juneja4.111033.332.40

West Herts V Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
3nb 15w 3b  
for 6 wickets
104 (30.1 overs)
G. Mills ct S. Kayani 6 23 26.09
K. Sanghera ct J. Rajani 23 29 4 79.31
Swiss lbw K.Gordhandas 8 19 1 42.11
Shilpa b P. Pandey 13 21 2 61.90
Sammeh b Pandey 14 21 2 66.67
Nephew lbw Pandey 0 1 0
Avi Not Out  16 28 2 57.14
Mo. A Not Out  0 7 0

Northwood Town Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Asad ullah Jabarkhail6.002600.004.33
Jeet Rajani8.0224124.003.00
Saad Kayani4.0020120.005.00
Kishan Gordhandas5.0119119.003.80
Pradip Pandey5.021234.002.40
Smit Patel0.10100.006.00