Radlett CC 3rd XI v Millhillians on Sat 13 May 2006 at 13:30
Radlett CC Won 65 runs

Match report Radlett 3rds won this absorbing match, eventually surprisingly comfortably, due mostly to a match-winning bowling performance from the debutant Jaganathan. He took 6 for 20 in 18 overs, including three wickets in four balls to eviscerate the Millhillians batting.

Victory seemed unlikely to nearly everyone when Radlett were bowled out for 146, having lasted 47.4 overs. Nearly everyone did not include our groundsman Nick Searle, who between drags on his roll-up and filling in rabbit holes, informed me that he thought 146 would be “twenty-five too many”. He was substantially correct.

O.M.s won the toss and elected to bowl. Radlett's openers rattled along,with Tillett, an inspired choice to open by captain Smithers, hitting the ball powerfully, but lost their wickets in quick succession without any significant input from the bowler. First Ingram was brilliantly stumped down the leg side off the opening bowler, then Tillett was even more unfortunate when he played on after the ball played pinball between his arm pad and shoulder.

Simon Gray topscored with a cultured 32, falling to a lazy shot. There were also important contributions from Teddy Edwards, coming back to the club, and displaying a welcome determination and technique, Brian Dummer, who scored quickly and airily with his wonderful eye, Ian Sudbery, who was getting into his stride when he was bowled by an excellent faster ball from the wrist spinner, and the redoubtable Ollie Robertson.

Although this was a good team performance, only the openers and Sudbery could really say they were “got out”, so we felt that our batting report card would read “could have done better”. This was before we saw what Jaganathan had to offer. He opened the bowling with Dummer, and ended with figures of 18-11-20-6. Not a bad start.

Dummer, Simon Gray and Sudbery all gave excellent support, but we did uncharacteristically spill a couple of comparatively straightforward catches, although Smithers caught a good slip catch almost without using his hands, and along with his catch behind the wicket, Johnson got his first stumping of the season, whipping off the bails before you could read the Encyclopaedia Britannica.

The outfielding was always enthusiastic, as was that of the Old Millhillians, who are always friendly and affable opposition.

The season has started well for the Thirds, which has rarely been the case latterly, but this is a welcome departure from the norm and bodes well for the season.

Radlett CC 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Dominic Ingram Stumped  4
Ashley Tillett Bowled  20
Simon Gray Caught  32
Tim Smithers Bowled  1 1
Nick Tune Bowled  0
Iain Edwards Caught  18
Brian Dümmer Caught  23
Ian Sudbery Bowled  18
Tony Johnson Bowled  2 1 1
Oliver Robertson Bowled  12
Netten Jeganathan Not Out  2

Millhillians Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Millhillians Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
81 (0.0 overs)

Radlett CC 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Brian Dümmer9.0229129.003.22
Netten Jeganathan18.0112063.331.11
Simon Gray 5.0113113.002.60
Ian Sudbery 4.211527.503.46

  • Umpire :
    G Bird
  • Scorer :