Radlett CC 5th XI v Wormley 111 on Sat 04 Jun 2005 at 1.30
Radlett CC Lost 8 wickets

Match report The achievements in this match are somewhat concealed by the apparent severity of the defeat. Probably one of the most amazing facts is that this team showed only two changes from the team selected on Tuesday and this was due largely to the ability of the higher teams to drag occasional players out of the woodwork to fill their gaps.

The team, a mix of six teenagers and the rest struggling (to varying degrees) to remember what it was like to be 40, fought hard in the field to defend a meagre total. Our 85 was only achieved as a result of a stylish, disciplined innings of 21 by Alexander Asher and a classic knock of 30 by U15 manager Ash Kamal.

For once, the 5ths has an opening seam attack, one which shows some promise for the future. There were a number of close calls but the luck didn't go their way. Containing Wormley to 3 an over was an achievement for John Mansell and Michael Williams, just a shame that they didn't have a new ball to bowl with and that they didn't both pick up a wicket for their efforts. Alexander Asher took the gloves and performed well.

First change Matt Soffair then bowled through to the end of the innings showing some excellent control of his leg-breaks and often having the vastly experienced Wormley openers in trouble.

After tea, and a short break from his excertions with the bat, Ash Kamal was a revelation with his left arm medium pacers bowled off a short run. Supported by good work in the field, Nick Robinson making some fine stops and covering wide areas, he immediately dropped into line and length and deserved far more than the two wickets for only 8 runs in as many overs shown in the scorebook.

Defeat, in this enjoyable and well-mannered encounter, finally arrived in the 27th over but not before the youngsters and Ash, who should be strongly persuaded to play more matches with his youngsters, had shown a fighting spirit which, no doubt, will lead them to victories later in the season.

Radlett CC 5th XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets
Alexander Asher Caught  21
Matthew Soffair Lbw  0
Colin Mansell Bowled  0
Ash Kamal Caught  30 1
Nick Robinson Bowled  1
Bernie & Claire Soffair Bowled  4
John Mansell Bowled  0
Martin Latimore Caught  2
Alfie Mancini Bowled  6
Michael Williams Caught  0
Paul Rich Not Out  0

Wormley 111 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Wormley 111 Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 2 wickets
86 (0.0 overs)

Radlett CC 5th XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
John Mansell5.021100.002.20
Michael Williams4.001500.003.75
Matthew Soffair9.003700.004.11
Colin Mansell1.00100.001.00
Ash Kamal7.43824.001.04