Radlett CC 2nd XI v Abbots Langley on Sat 17 Jun 2023 at 12.00 noon
Radlett CC Lost by 4 wickets


On a blisteringly hot day at Cobden Hill Matt wins the toss and BATS!!! This is not MATBALL cricket as we know it.
Matt and Tej open up against a side we have not played for a few years and set off like a steam train. 5 overs in its 49 for 0. Burgess and Dunstone then calm down the scoring until Tej plays at one and is given out caught off his pad for a jug avoiding 45 made in very quick time.
Freddie joins Matt and the 100 is brought up in the 16th over. A big score looks on the cards.
What happens next is pure 2s cricket
freddie is out to England over 50 bowler Matt Dunstone with a good slip catch and 3 balls later Delon is heading back to the shed having been Lett down b y a bad rose call and some poor running
Matt and Suhaan try to take the attack back to Abbotts but Purohit is bowling an inspired spell of left arm spin and is going through is like a hot knife through butter. 146 for 4 when Suhaan is out for an entertaining 20 and matt troy and Rueben follow. Rohan hits some lust blows and Purohit hits 3 of us in the 47th over with the wickets of Michael Lee Ross Carpenter and Koby Cornwell.

205 all out is about 100 shy of where we should have been.

A stunning tea is taken (oh bring it back) and we set to work in the field.
Abbotts are a strong side and are not top of the table for nothing.
Ross and the returning KOBY open up and we get the start we need as Ross traps khan and we are bowling superbly as we get regular wickets as Rohan @the Wizz and Troy get 2 wickets each and we are chipping away and keeping it tight.

However bots skipper Gurney Burgess and ALlan eventyally see Abbotts tbrough with 3 overs to spare. What would have happened had we used our 50 overs is open to debate.

We need to be harder again and have a better availability.

I am left with a feeling of what might have been.
Talking points
Welcome back Koby - Great spell today
Wizz well bowled and batted
Mr Rose our beloved captain - Great innings today fella and well captained
Troy good spell and well batted
Reuben - Hope you are OK
Suhaan shows promises but needs to learn when to be aggressive and when to be slightly more circumspect. WE have 10 unused overs (not a criticism of him)
Use all our overs

Man of the match Matt rose
TFC very difficult to choose this week but tej for jug avoidance and making his pad sound like a bat
Dick of the Day Me TeeCee for getting the scoreboard so wrong it was untruel. I only had obe job

Radlett CC 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
5nb 3w 4b 2lb 
for 10 wickets
Matt Rose ct M Burgess b R Purohit 64 85 9 75.29
Tej Malde ct J Bishop b M Burgess 45 38 6 1 118.42
Freddie Wright ct N Gurney b M Dunstone 13 23 2 56.52
Delon Lett run out  (G Agius) 1 2 50.0
Suhaan Shovakar ct R Purohit b R Purohit 20 25 2 1 80.0
Troy Barrett ct N Gurney b R Purohit 14 26 2 53.85 2
Reuben Hamm lbw R Purohit 4 18 22.22
Rohan Francis Not Out  25 16 5 156.25 1
Michael Lee st J Bishop b R Purohit 1 13 7.69
Ross Carpenter lbw R Purohit 0 1 0
Koby Cornwell b R Purohit 4 2 1 200

Abbots Langley Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
William Graves3.002700.009.00
Michael Burgess8.0043143.005.37
Matt Dunstone10.0061161.006.10
Nick Gurney7.002400.003.43
Rajiv Purohit7.441271.711.57
James Allan5.003200.006.40

Abbots Langley Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 8w 1b  
for 6 wickets
208 (47.0 overs)
Tom Carson b R Francis 33 60 3 1 55.00
Harry Khan ct T Barrett b R Carpenter 0 15 0
George Agius ct R Francis b R Francis 8 25 32.00
Simon Hamilton lbw T Barrett 16 12 2 133.33
Michael Burgess ct T Barrett b M Lee 47 70 6 1 67.14
Jack Bishop b T Barrett 3 14 21.43
Nick Gurney Not Out  54 58 4 1 93.10
James Allan Not Out  37 29 4 127.59
William Graves  
Rajiv Purohit  
Matt Dunstone  

Radlett CC 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ross Carpenter7.0027127.003.86
Koby Cornwell9.003700.004.11
Rohan Francis10.0048224.004.80
Troy Barrett8.0145222.505.63
Michael Lee9.0129129.003.22
Delon Lett4.012100.005.25

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