Radlett CC 3rd XI v Sandridge on Sat 29 Jul 2006 at 13:30
Radlett CC Won 4 wickets

Match report Radlett got back on the Division Five promotion track with an excellent win in the last over against a sparky and in-form Sandridge 1st XI.

The win was made possible by some excellent bowling and fielding which limited Sandridge to a total that was chaseable.

Sandridge won the toss and batted on a decent pitch, and batted well against an excellent opening attack of Dümmer's bald aggression and Carpenter, who found just the right pace to bowl to make the most of the wicket. The first wicket amassed 61, but it fell in the 22nd over. The second wicket fell at 129, but the run rate was barely above 3 an over.

Olly Robertson bowled beautifully in two spells, and Mark Silva bowled his leg breaks skillfully, finding line length and a lot of spin to bag three wickets. Carpenter had bowled 18 overs on the reel, which was tough, but he is a student, and the rest of us are paying for his education, so he should be jolly grateful.

With wickets in hand, 40 runs were scored from the last 5 overs to achieve a total of 209 for 6, which was 30 runs short of a testing total. This was testament to some beautiful bowling and really excellent fielding, which has been a feature of Radlett's 3rd XI for some years now. The bowling figures give no indication of the quality of the bowling. Being a bowler short, this was a great effort, with the fielding led from behind the timbers by Luffman, who was sharp and enthusiastic, and the ground fielding especially being high class.

Sandridge are vocal and enthusiastic in the field, and had good cause, when Radlett, needing 210 from 47 overs, were 4 for 1 after 7 overs, with Yeabsley out having hit a gorgeous four in the first over. Things were hardly better when Yogendra was plumb lbw with the score on 24 for 2 after 13 overs, and Paul Windmill joined Dom Ingram, and the next 13 overs produced 82 runs, and tilted the game decisively towards Radlett, bringing the target down to 106 from 22 overs with seven wickets in hand. This partnership featured some excellent batting with Ingram keeping Windmill on his toes with an interesting choice of quick single options.

Yet this is where Radlett 3rds have proved fallible, with a fragile middle order. But Teddy Edwards is a batsman that one feels the opposition bowlers don't want to see, and he and Ingram took the game away from Sandridge, putting on 73 confident and chanceless runs.

Silva hit a four and a six to ensure the run rate didn't get out of hand, and Dom Ingram was next to go for 117 with the score on 197 for 6. This was a chanceless and excellent 100, with 17 fours and two sixes, and scored at a cracking rate, more than underpinning the innings, and enabling Dümmer and Robertson to deliver the coup de grace, Dümmer hitting a massive six from the first ball of the last over for a well deserved victory, giving renewed fuel to Radlett's promotion hopes.

Radlett CC 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 6 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Mike Yeabsley Bowled  4
Dominic Ingram Bowled  117
Dinesh Yogendra Lbw  7
Paul Windmill Caught  18
Iain Edwards Stumped  32
Mark Silva Caught  11
Brian Dümmer Not Out  14 1
Oliver Robertson Not Out  2 1
Ceri Luffman   1
Tim Smithers  
Ross Carpenter  

Sandridge Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Sandridge Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 6 wickets
209 (0.0 overs)

Radlett CC 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Brian Dümmer10.004700.004.70
Ross Carpenter18.0543221.502.39
Oliver Robertson14.0244144.003.14
Mark Silva11.0061320.335.55

  • Umpire :
    G Bird
  • Scorer :