Colney II move up a place
SHL Division Seven London Colney 237-8 lost to Waltham Cross Rosedale 240-8 by two wickets The II s meanwhile, away at Waltham Cross Rosedale, lost a game in a way which has become something of a theme for this season, posting a competitive total but then
SHL Division Seven
London Colney 237-8 lost to Waltham Cross Rosedale 240-8 by two wickets
The II's meanwhile, away at Waltham Cross Rosedale, lost a game in a way which has become something of a theme for this season, posting a competitive total but then being unable to prevent the opposition mounting a successful run chase.
Trevor Ray (34) and John Gibbons (48) got them going with a 79 run opening partnership, and there were quick runs from Connor Dow (29) and Selwyn Browne (27) before Mitch Bradley (48) held the tail together to see Colney to 237-7 at the close.
The same gathering gloom and steady drizzle that had helped the Firsts worked against the II's as, despite a fine bowling performance from stand-in captain Simon Fretter, who clamed four wickets, Colney were never quite able to control the home side's batsmen.
Even so, with two overs to go, 18 needed and two wickets in hand the game built to a fine climax, with the home side getting home with just two balls to spare.
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The 18 points lifts them a place in the table, but there was frustration at failing to win a game where they felt they were the better side but had by some way the worst of the conditions.