Clements keeps Harpenden ahead in Premier Division play-off race

PUBLISHED: 07:00 18 August 2017

Ben Clements. Picture: Danny Loo

Ben Clements. Picture: Danny Loo

Danny Loo Photography 2017

Ben Clements demonstrated his class as he hit 133 off 134 balls to lead Harpenden to victory over Bishop's Stortford at Cricketfield Lane.

It helped them to 278-7, before bowling the hosts out for 188.

Clements’ knock dug Harpenden out of a hole at 36-4, knocking 19 fours and two sixes.

He was ably assisted by Alex Axon (31) and Scott Galloway (43) as they raced to a confident total.

And the bowlers duly delivered a similarly excellent performance to defend the total.

Regular wickets halted any form of attack with Ben Frazer leading the way with 4-37.

Nick Lamb with two and George Garrett, Joe Regan, Richard Darwin and Clements took the other wickets.

The victory keeps Harpenden in the fourth and final play-off place, one point ahead of North Mymms who visit the Common on Saturday.

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