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Welwyn Garden City CC - 4th XI
Langleybury CC - 3rd XI
Sat 8 Jun 13:00 - Hertfordshire Cricket League - Division Nine A Start time 13:00

Welwyn Garden City IV 126-10 (39.2) v Langleybury III 127-4 (35.3)

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A great team performance

Langleybury travelled to Welwyn Garden City on Saturday, looking to continue their revival on the back on two decent results. The wicket was beyond damp, but given the amount of rain that had fallen, it was in better condition than expected. The toss was vital, and skipper Paul Crawley called right for the third consecutive time, and had no hesitation in fielding first – even though we were one short at the start.

A fair slope and a strong wind made it common sense to bowl seam downhill and spin uphill. Bury opened with two 15year old's - Ben Beesley at the top end, who bowled with genuine pace and Ollie Channer at the bottom end, who bowled with decent control. It was the latter who made the breakthrough when opener Tom Edwards was caught at mid-wicket by Paul Crawley. Flight and guile proved too much for Mario Priolo, the other opener, as Ollie Channer tempted him forward and Mike Dobner took yet another sharp stumping. Welwyn’s skipper, Steve Willis, came in at 4, but didn’t trouble the scorers before flicking Ollie Channer to Beesley at square leg. Ollie Channer finished his 9 over spell with superb figures of 9-4-15-3. Ben Beesley, meanwhile, was unlucky not to pick up a couple of wickets himself. A mini revival for the hosts ensued, before Kevin Kelly broke through, with Ben Beesley taking his second catch to remove Sandeep Sharma, their No. 5. The middle order decided to go after KK, with Lutf Islam (No. 7) in particular finding the boundary quite often. Those around him had less control though, with three on the trot being caught on the boundary, all by Gavin Mawn, who bought the celebratory ‘jug’ for such a feat. Graeme Roe bowled a luckless 9 overs for 17 runs at the other end. Young Dan Roberts grew into his spell and bowled a pearler to remove the big hitting Lutf Islam with Mike Dobner taking his second stumping, before Paul Crawley came on and removed the last pair in quick time. Bury bowled out Welwyn for 126 – the third time in four games that the opposition had been restricted to less than 150.

Openers, Jonathan Gunning and Chris Currie started very steadily indeed, before Jonathan Gunning fell to a leading edge in the 11th over with the score on 35. Chris Currie enjoyed some much needed time in the middle and went on to top score (36) before falling LBW to a yorker. Stuart Knox began looking in control before he was unfortunate to chop on. Gavin Mawn, promoted to No. 4, played some glorious drives before playing around a straight one on 23, before the reliable Graeme Roe prevented any chance of an upset with a controlled 21*. Welwyn re-introduced their opening bowler, Richard Dolan, but it was to no effect as Paul Crawley provided consecutive square cuts to chalk off the winning runs and cap a professional response to the run chase. Welwyn had four tidy seam bowlers who, given the right conditions, will certainly go through other sides in the division. Whilst it was an important toss to win, it was also an assured performance from Langleybury and particularly pleasing, insofar as all 11 played their part.

Scorecard

Langleybury CC - 3rd XI won the toss and elected to field

Welwyn Garden City CC - 4th XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Tom Edwards
ct. P Crawley, b. O Channer
4
0
0
0
 
Mario Priolo
ct. M Dobner, b. O Channer
12
0
0
0
 
Adam Pendell
ct. G Mawn, b. K Kelly
27
0
0
0
 
Steve Willis
ct. B Beesley, b. O Channer
0
0
0
0
 
Sandeep Sharma
ct. B Beesley, b. K Kelly
14
0
0
0
 
Leroy Van Der Westhuizen
ct. G Mawn, b. K Kelly
10
0
0
0
 
Lutf Islam
st. M Dobner, b. D Roberts
33
0
0
0
 
Richard Dolan
ct. G Mawn, b. K Kelly
0
0
0
0
 
Jon McGill
b. P Crawley
10
0
0
0
 
Z Bacheer
Not Out
6
0
0
0
 
Michael Vine
ct. P Crawley, b. P Crawley
0
0
0
0
 
Extras
3w, 1b, 6nb
10
Total
for 10 wickets 39.2 overs
126

Langleybury CC - 3rd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Ben Beesley
7.0
3
19
0
2.7
Oliver Channer
9.0
4
15
3
1.7
Graeme Roe
9.0
4
17
0
1.9
Kevin Kelly
9.0
0
57
4
6.3
Dan Roberts
4.0
4
16
1
4.0
Paul Crawley
1.2
0
1
2
1.0

Langleybury CC - 3rd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Chris Currie
lb. Z Bacheer
36
0
0
0
 
Jonathan Gunning
ct. Unsure, b. R Dolan
12
0
0
0
 
Stuart Knox
b. Z Bacheer
9
0
0
0
 
Gavin Mawn
b. S Sharma
23
0
0
0
 
Graeme Roe
Not Out
21
0
0
0
 
Paul Crawley
Not Out
5
0
0
0
 
Oliver Channer
Did Not Bat
 
Dan Roberts
Did Not Bat
 
Ben Beesley
Did Not Bat
 
Kevin Kelly
Did Not Bat
 
Mike Dobner
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
11b, 7lb, 3nb
21
Total
for 4 wickets 35.3 overs
127

Welwyn Garden City CC - 4th XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Richard Dolan
9.0
3
23
1
2.6
Lutf Islam
6.3
2
22
0
3.7
Z Bacheer
9.0
2
24
2
2.7
Michael Vine
3.0
0
8
0
2.7
Sandeep Sharma
6.0
1
15
1
2.5
Adam Pendell
2.0
0
17
0
8.5

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other Division Nine A results

Old Minchendenians CC - 1st XI
220/3
108/8
Letchworth Garden City CC - 4th XI
148/3
145/8
Sandridge CC - 2nd XI
Hemel Hempstead Town CC - 4th XI
128
135/9
Hitchin CC - 3rd XI
Hatfield Hyde CC - 2nd XI
C
C
Aldenham CC - 1st XI

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League table

# Team Pts
1. Hitchin CC 123
2. Langleybury CC 110
3. Old Minchendenians CC 104
4. Welwyn Garden City CC 97
5. Hemel Hempstead Town CC 94
6. Hertford CC 83
7. Hatfield Hyde CC 71

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