Hampstead v Radlett CC 2nd XI on Sun 24 Apr 2005 at 1:30
Radlett CC Lost 145 runs

Match report Thanks to Bill Marshall's telephone efforts and skipper Colin Warne's late recce of the colt's training session, Radlett were at least able to field 11 players. However, a team including 5 youngsters was always going to struggle against a team of 11 competent adult cricketers in this 40 overs a side match.

Fortunately for the tea ladies, Radlett lost the toss and Hampstead batted. All was well for the first third of the allotted overs, with Hampstead being resticted to around three an over. However, with the dismissal of the openers at 57 in the 16th over and 70 in the 21st over all hell let loose! 10 overs later the score stood at 182, as the batsmen tucked in to some tasty fare. Fortunately, the Hampstead captain applied a generous interpretation of the new ECB child protection policy and retired his two hitters on 51 and 74, allowing the run rate to decellerate to a more usual pace. Nevertheless, a total of 229 was going to demand an exceptional response.

A steady fall of wickets then ensued, including two innings of completely opposite types. Coming in at the first wicket down, following a slow start, Duncan Fraser hammered 22 off 8 deliveries before hitting wildly across a straight one. As wickets continued to tumble, Mike Dexter held stoically on at the other end, to finish with the remarkable feat of carrying his bat for 27 not out in a 40 overs match! The stuff of legends! Pick of the youngsters was late call up Bhavin Kakkad with two tidy spells of pace bowling.

Many thanks to those players who turned out at the last minute and to Bill for his efforts to ensure we at least had a full complement.

Radlett CC 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Mike Dexter Not Out  27
Oliver Robertson Caught  4 1
Duncan Fraser Bowled  22 1
Matthew Soffair Run out  4
Colin Warne Caught  4
Bhavin Kakkad Caught  2
Ronnie Comfort Bowled  0 1
Luca Guerrini Bowled  6
Sean Fulton Lbw  1
Iain Fraser Bowled  1
Bernie & Claire Soffair Lbw  0

Hampstead Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Hampstead Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 5 wickets
229 (0.0 overs)

Radlett CC 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sean Fulton8.002700.003.38
Bhavin Kakkad8.0132132.004.00
Oliver Robertson8.0126213.003.25
Iain Fraser7.0140140.005.71
Ronnie Comfort4.004000.0010.00
Matthew Soffair3.004700.0015.67
Colin Warne2.00919.004.50