Saracens Cricket Club


Hertford 2nd XI v Saracens Cricket Club 1st XI on Sun 24 Aug 2014 at 2.00pm
Saracens Cricket Club Won by 5 Wickets

Match report On a lovely sunny afternoon, we travelled to Hertford on Ladies Day. We were greeted by the usual flat deck and fast outfield. We lost the toss and found ourselves in the field.

Tricky and Nathan opened up and kept the batters very quiet as overs ticked by. Nathan picked up the first wicket, before being replaced by Rich "CF" Gough, who continued to restrict the runs. Tricky's spell deserves a mention as his 8 overs cost just 13 runs, with 4 maidens.

After 20 overs, with only 53 runs on board - something needed to change. Bun and Dinghy were introduced with immediate success at Dinghy picked up two caught and bowled in 6 balls.

The middle order tried to up the rate, however a flurry of boundaries was followed by a flurry of wickets and the slowies picked up 8 wickets between them (Dinghy 5 and Bunski 3).

Our fielding was once again good and we restricted Hertford to 170 - 9 from 47 overs. The whole ground was entertained at one point when Bun ended up sitting on Off Stump as he attempted to field a wild throw from 'Fud Pucker' - much to the delight of the ladies.

After another fine Tea - Tricky and Randy started our chase, Tricky was in particularly aggressive mood, making at very quick fire 38 and after 12 overs we were 52-2.

Despite Losing Mini Man, Vinnie and Rich 'CF' Gough settled in and started scoring freely taking the score on to 128 before 'CF' was out caught and bowled.

Fud Pucker came and went for 1, however Vinnie found another partner in Dinghy (19 not out) and the two of them saw us home in the 34th over to a great 5 wicket win. Vinnie finished 65 not out and batted really well throughout.

After the game we were treated to Jugs of prosecco in the bar as it was ladies day, as they were made to feel well at home in the Hertford pavilion. We also celebrated equalling the club record of 6 wins in a row.

W Award - Bunski (Not being in position at the start of an over due to having a cup of tea, sitting on off stump whilst fielding, backing up mid off when supposed to be at mid on) Fair Call.

Hertford 2nd XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
5w 7b 4lb 
for 9 wickets
170 (47.0 overs)
G. Pavey b  Nathan Hanks 12
A. Barbett ct  Richard Young b Mike Bigby 52
N. Hillary ct  Andrew Young b Andrew Young 23
G. Singh ct  Andrew Young b Andrew Young 11
N. Marques ct  Nathan Hanks b Andrew Young 16
N. Anderson ct  Charlie Knighton b Andrew Young 22
C. Martin ct  Charlie Knighton b Andrew Young 8
R. Kent ct  Richard Young b Mike Bigby 2
D. Benham ct  Ian Randall b Mike Bigby 1
D. Reddy Not Out  7
A. Wilkerson Not Out  0

Saracens Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Nathan Hanks7.0212112.001.71
Richard Young8.041300.001.62
Richard Gough5.002800.005.60
Andrew Young15.0458511.603.87
Mike Bigby12.0148316.004.00

Saracens Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 2w 8b 4lb 
for 5 wickets

(34.0 overs)
Richard Young b  Kent 38 2
Ian Randall ct  Singh b Kent 7 1
Vincent Archer Not Out  65
Tony Bunyan lbw  Kent 2
Richard Gough ct  Wilkerson b Wilkerson 26
Charlie Knighton b  Benham 1 2
Andrew Young Not Out  19 2
Ben Wallis  
Nathan Hanks  
Mike Bigby  
Chris Baker  

Hertford 2nd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
R. Kent10.0332310.673.20
D. Reddy5.013000.006.00
G. Singh8.004000.005.00
A. Wilkerson7.0032132.004.57
D. Benham4.0125125.006.25

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