GALLERY: Harpenden score 35 runs to beat hapless Potters Bar

Potters Bar celebrate taking Latham's wicket

Potters Bar celebrate taking Latham's wicket - Credit: Archant

HARPENDEN didn’t need to get anywhere near top gear as they strolled to a seven-wicket victory against Potters Bar.

Sal Choudhry's delivery clips the top of Jimmy Latham's off stump

Sal Choudhry's delivery clips the top of Jimmy Latham's off stump - Credit: Archant

Skipper Nick Lamb won the toss and decided to bowl on a green wicket that would do no favours for the batsmen. And so it proved.

Ben Frazer drives another boundary. Picture by Danny Loo

Ben Frazer drives another boundary. Picture by Danny Loo - Credit: Archant

Joe Peck and William Jones didn’t even finish their opening spells with the ball before the Potters Bar order had walked to the crease and subsequently shuffled back to the clubhouse with their heads down.

Potters Bar bowler Tanweer Sikandar bowls at Chad Breetzke

Potters Bar bowler Tanweer Sikandar bowls at Chad Breetzke - Credit: Archant

Opening batsman David Breeze (10) and number six Tom Coughlan (10no) were the only two Bar players to reach double figures in an innings that featured five ducks.

Harpenden's Jimmy Latham faces a delivery from Sal Choudhry

Harpenden's Jimmy Latham faces a delivery from Sal Choudhry - Credit: Archant

Peck finished with figures of 3-13 from 10 overs but the plaudits went to Williams (7-19) who took seven wickets.

Tanweer Sikandar bowls at Ben Frazer

Tanweer Sikandar bowls at Ben Frazer - Credit: Archant


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With a measly 34 runs need to win the game, Harpenden were given a slight shock when Gregg Cooper (0) was dismissed by his first ball. Daniel Blacktop (11) was next to go, caught by Coughlan, and James Latham (0) faced three balls before his off-stump clipped by the ball.

Ben Frazer hooks Tanweer Sikandar for a boundary

Ben Frazer hooks Tanweer Sikandar for a boundary - Credit: Archant

At 13-3 Harpenden sent in Ben Frazer (19no) to partner Chad Breetzke (2no) to see out the game.

Ben Frazer faces his first ball

Ben Frazer faces his first ball - Credit: Archant

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The win puts Harpenden joint top of the division after one game. On Saturday Lamb’s side travel to Burnham Bucks, who lost their first game to Slough by six wickets.

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