Hemel Hempstead V v Radlett CC 5th XI on Sat 31 May 2014 at 1.00 p.m.
Radlett CC Won by 5 wickets

Match report Starting a match for the first time in the season, Radlett travelled past the "magic roundabout" to face Hemel Hempstead V's at their new "nursery ground", an appropriate name for the ground as we had 6 YP's in the side including 2 U12 boys.

Martin Scott acting as captain for the day in the absence of the crippled captain, lost the toss and Radlett were asked to bowl. Starting with just 10 players, Radlett set defensive fields, but with some tight bowling and some good fielding, restricted Hemel to just 56 off the first 15 overs, with Dipesh taking his 1st wicket for the club and Laddi keeping it tight at the other end. Then on came a pair of the YP's and Hemel were restricted still further. Ben Scott and Ed Pepper both took a wicket, and Arnave was unlucky not to pick one up despite some tight bowling. As the innings progressed, Hemel opened up a little, and Radlett brought on Charlee who is normally a keeper for the U12's. He proceeded to take 3 wickets for 30 runs and helped Radlett restrict Hemel to 174-6, which we thought was a good score on a low slow wicket.

At tea, there was much debate on the batting order, as we seemed to have a lot of middle batsmen, and no openers. However, after a bit of arm twisting, the Scott boys "volunteered" and proceeded to put on 65 for the first wicket before Ben had an aberration was castled by their 1st change bowler for 22. Then in came that eager middle order starting with Laddi, who proceeded to heave his way to 10, before he too was clean bowled. Jonathan replaced him and showed him how to play, by steadily accumulating boundaries on his way to 59 not out batting alongside Martin Scott in the main who eventually lobbed one and was caught having made a match winning 75.

So Radlett got off to a winning start, and hopefully laid the foundations for a successful season. Man of the match was Charlee Eve-Raw for his surprising wicket taking spell for a wicket-keeper.


Hemel Hempstead V Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
3nb 14w 8b 3lb 
for 6 wickets
174 (47.0 overs)

Radlett CC 5th XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A.N. Other7.0030130.004.29
Ben Scott7.0021121.003.00
Arnav Sawhney7.002700.003.86
Edward Pepper5.0212112.002.40
Charlee Eve-Raw8.0230310.003.75
Prabhjot Singh13.014300.003.31

Radlett CC 5th XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 5 wickets

(33.5 overs)
Martin Scott Caught  75
Ben Scott Bowled  22
Prabhjot Singh Bowled  10
Jonathan Grant Not Out  59
Benjamin Farr Caught  1
Arnav Sawhney Bowled  0
A.N. Other Not Out  0
Benjamin Cox  
Charlee Eve-Raw  
Edward Pepper  
Viresh Kanakaratnam  

Hemel Hempstead V Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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