Northwood v Radlett CC 2nd XI on Sat 01 Aug 2020 at 12.00
Radlett CC Won 92 runs

There are days when fact is funnier than fiction and today was one of those.
It started with your correspondent getting up rather late and not leaving his flat until 11.10.....30 minutes to Northwood - hopefully no hold ups
Arrive at Northwood and both teams are relaxing
Skipper Tej tosses and remain a good tosser Tails never fails but it did today.
Radlett to bat and we know Northwood have a good varied attack with 2 very good opening bowlers in Sharples and the man with the long name (Raveenthiraraja) from now on called Raveen..
As we are about to start Matt Rose gets the phone call he was dreading, His young lady rang to say her hairdryer wasn't seriously she had chopped thr top of her finger off and Mr Rose had to make his way to Chelses, whilst the rest of Chelsea went to a pub to watch the Cup Final.

Skipper Tej makes a decision a replacement is needed and Navman is called from the idling 3s to replace Matt.
Alex and Abhay open up and Alex looks as cool as a Stein of Lager and Abhay is his usual unhurried self and a rapid 43 is on the board until Abhay is bowled by Raveen. Skipper Tej joins Alex and the board is moving nicely as the score is 85 in the 20th over when Tej plays, oh no doesnt play, oh plays again oh no its bowled him.....
Not to worry Jonny comes in and goes so 85 for 1 is now 85 for 3.
Neel returning from his 62nd holiday of the year joins Cookie and no bowler is safe. Some lovely shots from both as the race is on for Cookie to get aton and Neel a 50.
The ground fielding is difficult on a pitch that is undulating and difficult but the running between the wickets is good and 200 is brought up.
Cookie gets a ton and then like the nice boy he is decides to let someone else play. Raveen clean Cookie up and disposes of Ben Moffat.
Freddie guides the tail well and 253 seems just a bit below par.

A fine tea is taken by those who brought it and I HAVE to make do with a tuna pasta.

Northwood have a fine batting line up but the game is spiced up when TEJ throws down the stumps and the opener departs for 0. Nav and Ross bowl beautifully and frustrate Raveen who cannot get his fluent strokes going and after 11 overs the score is 26 for 1. Reeve is playing his normal solid game and the bowling is restricting the scoring. Nav gets the big one as he traps Raveen LBW much to his glee having had a shout turned down previously.
Quickly wickets fall and the scoring slows and at 25 overs its 69 for 4.
Quickly Aum gets his second wicket and young Baron strokes some mighty blows until Aum snares him.
FReddie bowls well and despite some hard hitting by Sharples the win is secured.

A good win against always difficult opposition.

Funny story of the day
Nav has been summoned and MATT has made it to Watford courtesy of Wright couriers and is on his way to visit lady.
Phone call to Matt as he is on train to Euston....DOnt worry baby my finger is not cut off, Ive been to hospital and its ok!!!
Matt returns in Uber number 4 and his replacement Nav has not arrived himself.

Matt becomes team manager.......

Nav finally arrives in a Radlett Kit no one has seen but in true Nav style its personalised

Man of match Alex Cook
TFC Matt Rose until game started
TFC 2 Matt Rose for 44 journeys

Oops of the day Jonny

Radlett CC 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
5nb 22w 3b 8lb 
for 8 wickets

(45.0 overs)
Abhay Hirani b Raveenthiraraja 12 40 22 2 54.55
Alex Cook b Raveenthiraraja 101 154 143 12 70.63
Tej Malde b Ganesh 16 30 23 2 69.57 1 1
Jonny Armitage ct Reeve b Ganesh 0 2 2 0
Neel Malde ct Sharples b Darbon 54 89 59 7 91.53 2
Ben Moffat lbw Raveenthiraraja 0 2 2 0
Freddie Wright Not Out  21 27 17 2 123.53
Aum Patel ct Sharples b Darbon 4 9 6 66.67
Michael Lee ct Ganesh b Kenny 4 8 4 1 100 1
Ross Carpenter Not Out  3 4 2 150.0
Navjot Sidhu  

Northwood Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Northwood Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 14w 6b 1lb 
for 9 wickets
161 (45.0 overs)
Rodgers run out (Tej Malde) 0
Raveenthiraraja lbw Navjot Sidhu 8
Stuart Reeve ct Tej Malde b Freddie Wright 53
James Kenny run out (Michael Lee) 2
Paul Foster b Aum Patel 9
Ross Noach ct Neel Malde b Aum Patel 2
Jonnie Baron b Aum Patel 22
Richard Sharples ct Neel Malde b Freddie Wright 28
Johnny Laxton Not Out  12
Sabareth Ganesh b Ross Carpenter 2
Justin Darbon Not Out  1

Radlett CC 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ross Carpenter9.0323123.002.56
Navjot Sidhu9.0228128.003.11
Michael Lee9.023000.003.33
Aum Patel9.012939.673.22
Freddie Wright9.0144222.004.89

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