Flamstead beat the weather to record fine victory

Division Seven Little Berkhamsted Sahibs 104-7 (47) Flamstead 105-1 (27) FLAMSTEAD beat the weather and Little Berkhamsted Sahibs to record a fine victory at Friendless Lane in Division Seven on Saturday. Skipper Andy Taylor lost the toss

Division Seven

Little Berkhamsted Sahibs 104-7 (47) Flamstead 105-1 (27)

FLAMSTEAD beat the weather and Little Berkhamsted Sahibs to record a fine victory at Friendless Lane in Division Seven on Saturday.

Skipper Andy Taylor lost the toss but was delighted when his opposite number chose to bat first as the conditions were ideal for bowling. Little Berko were the only team in Division Seven to win the toss and bat first. Flamstead soon had them reeling as Dave 'Twiggy' Rogers bowled Peck and Tim Wilkinson struck out the captain to leave Berko 6-2.


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After 12 overs were lost to rain, chairman Wilkinson, aged 56, fired down 15 maidens from his first 19 overs and struck out three wickets for just a cost of eight runs. Carr (44) and S. Bovers (28 not out) produced the only stand against the Flamstead onslaught. Wilkinson struck again with two wickets in two balls in his last over, removing the defiant Carr who batted for 46 overs. Stephen Wright (1 for 56 off 17 overs) supported well as Wilkinson finished with figures of 5-25 off 23 overs.

Flamstead lost 10 overs of the reply, due to rain to leave them with a target of 105 off 31 overs. Skipper Andy Taylor fell to the first ball of the innings before a superb unbeaten stand between David Oswin and David Bradbury saw Flamstead to victory. Oswin finished unbeaten on 51 and Bradbury reached 46 not out as the duo completed the job with four overs to spare. Skipper Taylor was delighted with a great win. He said: "We were lucky with the weather and our chairman bowled his usual immaculate line and length to tie down their batsmen. The two Davids batted extremely well in not the best of conditions. To have two wins in the first three games is tremendous and we now look forward to our first away match of the season on Saturday at Old Cholmeleians.

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