Sat 11
4th Team
Harefield CC, Middx - 3rd XI
Fourth Team Lose Opener

Fourth Team Lose Opener

By James Wheeler
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So winter is finally over, although the pre-match hail suggested otherwise and the Mighty Fours prepared for life in the lofty heights of Division 7b.

Harefield 3s , relegated from Level 6 were our visitors and they won the toss and elected to bat. We were missing a few bowlers and certainly lacked a pace threat but bowled tightly and boundaries were at a premium . Their number 3 Hanif scored an unbeaten 50 and helped them to 184-9 off 45.

John Graham was the pick of the bowlers with four wickets and evergreen Skipper Grouty and debutant Ryan James got a couple each. It was a good effort , we fielded well and it was good to be back out over the hedge.

We needed a couple of our top 4 to get big scores to get us over the line and Nick Wake (pictured) with a fine 50 certainly gave us a chance but Harefield bowled well and we also found boundaries hard to come by . Opening bowler Bukhari choked us bowling 10 overs 1-10 and a couple of good catches cooked our goose. We kept on going and got to 130-8 so were far from disgraced.

An enjoyable enough start and as ever the beer was deserved and enjoyable.

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Match details

Match date

Sat 11, May 2019



Meet time



Division 7B

League position

Harefield CC, Middx - 3rd XI
Tring Park CC - 4th XI