Away win for Radlett
HCPL Division One Radlett 149-5 beat Oxford 146 by five wickets. RADLETT turned in arguably their best performance of the season as they came away from Oxford with a precious 25 points. Shane Burger s side gained an instant advantage by winning the toss a
HCPL Division One
Radlett 149-5 beat Oxford 146 by five wickets.
RADLETT turned in arguably their best performance of the season as they came away from Oxford with a precious 25 points.
Shane Burger's side gained an instant advantage by winning the toss and asking the home side to bat first in conditions suited to the bowlers.
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After a slow start it was Heath Paynter who made the initial breakthrough removing Oxford captain Jason Harrison for 8 who was well caught at slip by Leo Sandino-Taylor.
Captain Burger soon got in on the act bowling Christopher Sandbach for 15 to leave the hosts on 30-2.
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That soon became 35-3 as Burger claimed his second wicket, bowling Stuart Laudat for 5.
Nick Ferraby and Ian Crosby began to steady the ship for the home side adding 22 for the fourth wicket but when Crosby (8) was bowled by Sandino-Taylor Oxford looked in real trouble.
Ferraby continued to show resistance but he kept losing partners at the other end.
David Smith was the next man out bowled by Paynter for 15 before Burger struck to remove Ferraby lbw for 44.
Stuart Hole (16) and Jamie Perkin (4) became Burger's fourth and fifth victims before a 17-run ninth wicket partnership slowed Radlett's progress momentarily.
Jack Brooks (10) and Francois Vainker (7) were eventually dismissed by Kabir Toor as Oxford ended on 146 all out from 48.1 overs.
Radlett's reply got off to a great start with Sandino-Taylor and Toor both coping well with the conditions putting on 110 for the first wicket.
Sandino-Taylor got the innings off to a flyer driving the first delviery down the ground for four before dispatching the second ball to the boundary through mid-on.
The former High Wycombe batsmen hit 13 fours on his way to a 74-ball 79 before Rupert Evans trapped him lbw.
Fakir Dungaria lasted just one ball before he was caught by Smith to give Evans his second wicket.
The bowler had his tail up and he bowled Tom Jenkins (0) to claim three wickets in one over.
Felix Walker helped Toor add 14 before he became Evans' fourth victim to leave Radlett on 124-4.
Toor and Burger edged their side closer to victory and despite Toor being run out by Vainker for 33, Burger (18) and Mike Crocker (1) got Radlett over the line.
Radlett are on the road again next week when they travel to Potters Bar where they'll be looking for their third win of the league campaign.
JOHN Barr hit 53* as Radlett II beat local rivals Welwyn Garden City II by seven wickets at Cobden Hill.
Earlier Barr had taken 2-16 alongside Johnson Mafa (2-61) and Stuart Browne (2-24) as WGC finished on 153-9 with the home side making the require 154 for the loss of three wickets.