Crawford takes the biscuit as Radlett continue their relentless march

Fraser Crawford bats for Radlett. Picture: KEVIN LINES

Fraser Crawford bats for Radlett. Picture: KEVIN LINES - Credit: Archant

If Radlett had worries that the absence of Jon-Jon Smuts would affect their relentless charge to the title, they were destroyed by another emphatic victory.

Leading the charge was Smuts’ opening partner Fraser Crawford.

His contribution to Radlett’s continuing success has perhaps been overshadowed by the form of the South African but it has been no less impressive.

Crawford hit 110 not out, his second century of the year, as Radlett eased to a 10-wicket victory at Sawbridgeworth.

The innings, which included 18 fours and two sixes, came off just 102 balls and takes his run tally over 500 for the year, at an average of 73.86.

He was ably-supported by skipper Kabir Toor who rattled off 84 in 66 balls as Radlett reached 198 in 28 overs.

They were chasing a target of 195, set by the hosts after Radlett had won the toss and put them into bat.

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And there had been no indication of what was to follow with Sawbridgeworth batting well early on.

Openers Charlie Rudkin and Gary Brown put on 50 for the first wicket before Rudkin went for 13.

And Sawbo would advance the score onto 143-2 before losing three wickets without a further run being added.

Michael Burrell went for 22, Brown was the fourth to go after a well-thought knock of 65 and Alex Axon followed for a duck.

That halted any momentum and only George Kenny (18) and Sam Timms (17) would reach double figures as the hosts were bowled out after 52 overs.

Rob Clements picked up 4-36, Randeep Sanghera 3-28 and Matt Creese 2-28 as the bowlers showed they too could be a force to be reckoned with.

Maaz Sheth claimed the other wicket.