Flamstead stay on top
SHL Division Seven Flamstead 202 drew with Watford Town II 149-7 Flamstead moved top of Division Seven after their top of the table clash with Watford Town II. Starting the day level on points with Watford, Flamstead secured 17 points from the draw and a
SHL Division Seven
Flamstead 202 drew with Watford Town II 149-7
Flamstead moved top of Division Seven after their top of the table clash with Watford Town II.
Starting the day level on points with Watford, Flamstead secured 17 points from the draw and are now 11 points clear.
Watford won the toss and asked Flamstead to bat first, who got off to a good start courtesy of skipper Andy Taylor (25) and Ben Brownlie (21).
They put on exactly 50 before Taylor was caught behind off the bowling of Tanzania captain Abdullah.
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Flamstead then suffered a collapse as Brownlie, Banks (0) and Oswin (1) all fell in quick succession to leave them struggling at 68-4.
Matt Brown (37) and Martin Lindley (35) then got the innings back on track before Brown was dismissed.
Lindley and Gibson took the score to 150. Gibson produced a fine knock and with the help of Josh Rose as they put on a crucial 38 runs for the ninth wicket.
Gibson was last out for a fine 47 having seen Flamstead to 202 and maximum batting points.
Watford Town got off to a poor start and could not cope against Twiggy Rogers. They were struggling on 68-5 with Rogers taking all five wickets including the prized scalp of Abdullah for 27 caught at cover by Gordon Banks.
Unfortunately the rain set in which made life difficult for the Flamstead bowlers.
With the ball now soft and wet skipper, Andy Taylor, juggled the bowling around using seven bowlers but with Baldwin (44) and Hazarika (16no) defending bravely Flamstead could only manage a further two more wickets as Watford Town ended on 149-7.