Radlett CC 2nd XI v Potton Town on Sat 01 Jun 2019 at 13.00
Radlett CC Won Radlett upon Road won by 27 run

i walked in and asked who are we playing today. My colleague said the team were Nottop and I said well who is. Swampy is back came another reply and I realised Backwards Fred was telling me we were playing Potton. Nottop I later learned meant Bottom.

A warm day looked on the cards and Captain Tej thought he would have a long spell at the crease and elected to bat. How wrong he was as after playing 2 sumptuous drives a la Brian Lara he decided to become Phil Tufnell and hit a full toss back to the bowler. Oh well at least he can bring the scorers drinks!!!
We suddenly became 28 for 2 as the Radlett Road accounted for a death by hooking as Karram )later to be renamed Karen) hit one to mid on.
Enter the Batting Brother Malde to join Swampy. Their first 10 scoring shots were 4s or 6s and suddenly we looked positive but WE ARE RADLETT suddenly lost Troy. Enter Uncle Fakir the man who could help the 2s with his experience and he and Neel saw the score easily to 100 with good shots and good placement until Fakir was adjudged LBW with the ball casing landing on the pavilion.
Josh Charles came and went and enter young Freddie Wright.
Freddie played superbly although he only scored 14 as he rotated the strike with Neel and allowed Neel to settle in after the wickets fell. When Freddie went Geoffrey came in and was brutal and belligerent and reminded me of Gordon Greenidge as he became more injured he played better and better as he and Neel upped the scoring rate until Neel went going for one slog too many for a brilliant 113.
Geoffrey together with young Ben Moffat and Mick took the score to 277 all out in the last over.

On the road we know that 260/270 is par and we knew Potton would attack.
A sumptuous. non gluten non coeliac non slimming tea was enjoyed by all those eating

On resumption Aman quickly removed Captain Stevens but the rest of the Potton batsmen came and thought it was 20/20. Dagless made a fabulous 80 and together with Proudman looked to attack and put us under pressure, so much so that they were ahead of te scoring rate.
Tej rang his changes well and Aman came back and first ball got Dagless very well caught by young Ben behind the stumps. What impressed me more, as it was a low catch and he just turned sw the catch taken and walked. Some other cricketers might learn from this, disappointed as he was. Well played young man.
Potton continued to attack as Proudman and the tail continued. the end came fairly swiftly as Mick Lee brought back to stop Karen bowling his 11 th over saw 2 run outs and a great stumping (reminiscent of Charlie Nicholls) to end the innings with Potton 27 shy of a great win.

Man of the Match - Neel Malde
TFC - Josh Charles

Radlett CC 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
9w 6b 6lb 
for 10 wickets

(49.3 overs)
Tej Malde ct and Bowled J Howlett 8 8 8 1 100 2
Karan Parmar b A Dagless 2 15 20 10.0
Troy Barrett ct K MacFarlane b J Howlett 14 32 20 2 1 70.0 1 1
Neel Malde ct A Gauge b S Stevens 113 150 115 18 98.26
Fakir Dungaria lbw A Gauge 32 34 41 3 1 78.05 1
Joshua Charles ct D Welch b A Gauge 0 2 3 0
Freddie Wright lbw S Stevens 14 25 23 60.87
Jasdeep Singh lbw S Stevens 60 85 54 5 1 111.11
Ben Moffat ct J Howlett b S Stevens 8 15 12 1 66.67 4 1
Michael Lee b J Howlett 4 4 3 133.33 1
Aman Chatterjee Not Out  3 3 100

Potton Town Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
J Howlett10.016800.006.80
A Dagless9.0156156.006.22
B Welch10.005100.005.10
J Gauge10.0032132.003.20
S Stevens8.303849.504.47
L Gurney2.001900.009.50

Potton Town Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 2w  
for 10 wickets
250 (46.4 overs)
S Stevens ct B Moffatt b A Chaterjee 9
B Welch ct S Rigg b K Parmar 45
K McFarlane ct K Parmar b A Chatterjee 4
A Dagless ct B Moffatt b A Chaterjee 80
S Proudman run out (Barrett/Lee) 92
J Harrington run out (Malde T/Moffatt) 5
J Howlett ct B Moffatt b A Parmar 8
C Stevens ct F Dungaria b A Parmar 1
J Gauge run out (Malde T/Moffatt) 3
L Gurney st B Moffatt b M Lee 0
S Gurney Not Out  0

Radlett CC 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Fakir Dungaria9.004100.004.56
Aman Chatterjee10.0042314.004.20
Troy Barrett9.005100.005.67
Karan Parmar10.0051317.005.10
Michael Lee6.4040140.006.00
Jasdeep Singh2.002300.0011.50

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