Radlett CC 2nd XI v Northchurch on Sat 05 Jun 2021 at 12.00 p.m.
Radlett CC Won by 6 runs

Match report The Game of The Rose

A pulsating game of cricket for the second week in a row where Matt Rose and his sproutlings defeated a highly competitive and good Northchurch team. For the second Saturday in a row the opposition had a star player who scored a magnificent chanceless 100 but fortunately for us could not see his side across the line.

On a warm day Matt won the toss with no scorer present as he couldn't get his car started and had to call a very nice man!!! Also missing was 3rd team what's App Group member Jas who was telling them he was going to be late. Some use that is to the team he was selected for. Many fines would occur except he left early having arrived late!!!

Ben Moffatt and Tej Malde strode to the wicket with a purpose and knowing that Darren would bowl a Brownie length. Ben was given out when Darren hit him on the thigh pad and Tej followed shortly with Darren's other method of dismissal - Making you follow a slightly wider one. Oh well.......With Geoffrey still not at the ground skipper Matt Rose came in at 3 and with Neel Malde stared to get the scoreboard moving when he decided to play Up Periscopes to a ball which hit his middle and off following a promising start with 18 good runs. Neel and Jonny (Sandi Toksvig) Armitage played sensibly and Jonny occasionally brutally adding some good runs till Neel went in the same way as his brother.

Enter Yash Patel (U 16) who hit his first ball for a thunderous 4 and with Jonny scored quickly and then Jonny was then given out LBW and Yash and The Burglar Geoffrey who by niw had turned up only to sleep in the nets batted beautifully and added 91 runs between them till Yash decided it was under 15 cricket and having got his 50 stormed down the wicket and was stumped by the proverbial mile.

Troy Rahil Michael Lee and Chippy saw the score through to a slightly under par 217. It would take a good bowling performance to stop a powerful Northchurch.

What followed was one of the most pleasing strangling bowling performances I have seen since Simeon and Dan Foster strangled Watford Town out between them. Chippy and skipper Rose opened up and were well to be fair brilliant as they strangled the Northchurch top order although Matt was helped by a quite stunning catch by Ben behind the stumps as he went one way then had to change and go forward and down. It was absolutely brilliant.

Hobley joined Garraway and helped rebuild the innings but with Troy being miserly unless he went over the line and Michael Lee bowling like a left handed Jimmy Anderson runs were hard to come by. Garraway was able to unleash some powerful shots but all the bowlers stuck to their task and Matt juggled his bowling changes well.

5 overs to go 182 on the board Rahil produces the magic moment by bowling Meager who hits hard but unconventionally whilst all the time Garraway is nearing his 100. the last over to be bowled by Rahil after the Better Barrett has kept the score down in his last over whilst Garraway was looking to tee off but clever field placings stopped him (just). Last over RAHIL steps up 16 to win and Garraway on strike - 2 followed by rapturous applause as a dot ball appears followed by a four but dot two dot and Radlett are 3 on the spin and the Rose is watered.

A truly fabulous game with Tom Garraway unfortunate to be on the losing side it was a fabulous innings.

Mom Skipper Rose for his opening spell and management of the team in the field under attack. Had Yash not got out like he did he would have been MoM.
TFC TC who was fined 10 digits

I have said it a few times but what a pulsating game of cricket played in good spirit with the right amount of banter.

Radlett CC 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 15w 10b 2lb 
for 9 wickets

(50.0 overs)
Ben Moffat lbw Darren James 0 2 3 0 4
Tej Malde ct Steve Meager b Darren James 1 12 7 14.29
Matt Rose b Ellis Jeavons 18 54 34 2 52.94
Neel Malde ct Steve Meager b Ellis Jeavons 32 77 55 5 58.18
Jonny Armitage lbw Tom Garraway 30 52 51 5 58.82
Yash Patel U16 st Steve Meager b George LIveing 50 89 87 2 57.47
Jasdeep Singh ct Darren James b Mark Hobley 39 68 56 5 69.64
Troy Barrett Run out  10 10 11 1 90.91
Rahil Thapar b Oli Johnson 5 10 8 62.50
Michael Lee Not Out  2 4 5 40.0 1
Ross Carpenter Not Out  1 2 2 50.0

Northchurch Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Darren James 10.0237218.503.70
Oli Johnson10.0233133.003.30
Tom Garaway10.0139139.003.90
Ellis Jeavons10.0159159.005.90
Mark Hobley9.0033133.003.67
George Liveing1.00414.004.00

Northchurch Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
2nb 8w 8b 4lb 
for 8 wickets
211 (50.0 overs)
Jules Swain ct Ben Moffatt b Matt Rose 13
Jack Randall ct Michael Lee b Ross Carpenter 7
George Liveing ct Ben Moffatt b Matt Rose 1
Tom Garraway Not Out  106
Sam Bateman b Matt Rose 0
Mark Hobley b Jasdeep Singh 40
Henry Bexson ct Ben Moffatt b Michael Lee 1
Steve Meager b Rahil Thapar 18
Darren James ct Ben Moffatt b Troy Barrett 1
Oli Johnson Not Out  2

Radlett CC 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ross Carpenter7.0315115.002.14
Matt Rose8.022137.002.63
Troy Barrett9.0034134.003.78
Rahil Thapar7.0039139.005.57
Michael Lee10.0031131.003.10
Jasdeep Singh9.0060160.006.67

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