Cooke and Burger serve up a double-century stand
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A double-century stand between Joe Cooke and Shane Burger saw Radlett to a 99-run win over Potters Bar in the Saracens Herts Premier Division.
Cooke and Burger both had century knocks and recorded their highest scores of the season as they put up an unbroken 225-run partnership for the third wicket.
Cooke cracked 12 fours on his way to an unbeaten 102 and Burger went two runs better, carrying his bat for 104 after scoring eight boundaries and clearing the rope twice more.
They’re partnership took Radlett from 69-2 to 294-2, after Fraser Crawford (12) and Kabir Toor (31) were both caught, and set Potters Bar an imposing target at Cobden Hill.
Having seen their batsmen excel on their home wicket, Radlett’s bowlers gave up 71 runs to Potters Bar’s openers, James Scott (42) and Nick McLachlan (21), before taking control of the game.
Cooke (1-27) broke the partnership by removing McLachlan and then Toor (4-24) took the first of four wickets, his spin accounting for Harrison Palmer (6).
The rest of Toor’s wickets came at the end of the innings as he took two LBWs to dismiss Mike Palmer (15) and Paul McGee (0) and had Chris Boyce (16) caught behind by Tom Jenkins, who had three catches in the match.
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While Toor was Radlett’s top wicket-taker, Matt Creese (2-18) and Rob Clements (3-32) were superb with the ball.
Creese bowled three maidens in nine overs and surrendered just 18 runs while taking two wickets. Clements was just as good in his 10-over spell, going for just 3.2 runs an over, and took three wickets, including Potters Bar’s two top scorers, Scott and Mohammad Adil Zareef (31).
Their economical bowling saw Potters Bar bowled out for 195 and hand Radlett a 99-run victory.