Hemel Hempstead v Radlett CC 1st XI on Sun 11 Aug 2013 at 1:00 pm
Radlett CC Won By 230 runs


The stage for this encounter was a deteriorating Hemel Hempstead Town Cricket Club wicket – a real dust bowl. With plenty of spin, variable bounce and the pressure of the semi final runs should have been hard to come by.

This was the case early on as Crawford and Toor set about building a total for the visitors. The partnership didn’t last long however, Toor fell foul of the classic beamer, beamer, yorker strategy and was removed cheaply LBW.

Crawford (182*) and McLean (124) demolished the Hemel bowlers. Disciplined, controlled, devastating hitting from the duo completely eradicated any hope the Hemel faithful might have held of taking anything from the game as Radlett posted a total of 329. Crawford added, “it was a great day for me personally and Radlett Cricket Club. It’s a great effort making the Cup Final and I am confident we have the ability to take it all the way.”

This achievement was put into context as Hemel were bowled out for just 99. Browne (4-24) and Creese (6-23) did the damage – both were unplayable. The dusty and uneven wicket may have been intended to level the playing field between miss-matched sides; it did the opposite. Creese commented, “The batters put us in an excellent position from the start so, as a bowling unit we had scoreboard pressure from ball one. A quick, aggressive opening spell by Chad, and then Brownie tying up one end meant Hemel had to play their shots to keep up with the rate. I think I benefited from this on a turning wicket as it was not an easy surface to play spin and force the run rate. It was a great all round team performance and hopefully we will take this form into the final.”

Sawbridgeworth posses some excellent players and have enjoyed an equally dominant cup run, the final is eagerly anticipated by all.

Radlett CC 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
5nb 6w 5b 1lb 
for 4 wickets
Fraser Crawford Not Out  182 21 5
Kabir Toor Lbw  3
Jonathan McLean Stumped  124 13 1 2
Shane Burger Run out  3 1
Robert Clements Caught  0
Chad Barrett  
Stuart Browne  
Matt Creese  
Tom Jenkins  
Andy McTaggart  
Joe Cooke   1

Hemel Hempstead Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Hemel Hempstead Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
4w 5lb 
for 10 wickets
99 (28.3 overs)

Radlett CC 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Chad Barrett7.002800.004.00
Stuart Browne10.042446.002.40
Matt Creese7.322363.833.07
Kabir Toor2.001800.009.00
Robert Clements2.01100.000.50

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Doreen Browne