Flamstead left frustrated

SHL Division Flamstead 215-7 drew with Waltham X Rosedale II 142-7 FLAMSTEAD dropped back to second in the table after a frustrating afternoon against Waltham Cross Rosedale II. Flamstead picked up 17 points from the draw which means they are now two poin

SHL Division

Flamstead 215-7 drew with Waltham X Rosedale II 142-7

FLAMSTEAD dropped back to second in the table after a frustrating afternoon against Waltham Cross Rosedale II. Flamstead picked up 17 points from the draw which means they are now two points behind Watford Town II who won.

Skipper Andy Taylor lost the toss and Flamstead were asked to bat first. Taylor and David Watson put on 83 in 28 overs before Taylor fell and he was shortly followed by Watson (58).


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Gordon Banks and Matt Brown continued the good rate putting on 89 in 18 overs with an incredible 34 coming in singles.

Banks went first for 39 followed one run later by Brown (49) but good batting from Martin Lindley (16) got Flamstead to 215-7.

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Waltham X's reply started ferociously but they struggled against chairman Tim Wilkinson, who took the first three wickets, all clean bowled, to leave them on 70-3.

This soon became 112-7 as young spinner Jack Smith took 3-5 thanks to some fine catching from Gordon Banks and two from Jamie Gibson.

However Waltham X's captain J. Patel (6no) came to the crease and with opener L. Patel (62no) and they saw their team through for a draw.

Wilkinson was the pick of the bowlers ending with 18-10-32-3.

Skipper Taylor said afterwards: "Having ben inserted I thought that Waltham X would have more of a go at chasing the target but they appeared to be happy to deny us victory rather than go for more batting points.

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