Ben Frazer and Andrew Neal show good form but Harpenden suffer defeat at North Mymms

North Mymms CC V Harpenden
Picture : Karyn Haddon.

North Mymms CC V Harpenden Picture : Karyn Haddon. - Credit: Archant

Harpenden’s disappointing season in the Saracens Herts Cricket League Premier Division continued with a six-wicket loss away to North Mymms.

North Mymms CC V Harpenden - Joe Regan batting for Harpenden.
Picture : Karyn Haddon.

North Mymms CC V Harpenden - Joe Regan batting for Harpenden. Picture : Karyn Haddon. - Credit: Archant

They were put into bat at Home Farm and saw Gregg Cooper fall to the very first ball.

North Mymms CC V Harpenden - Josh Crook bowling for North Mymms.
Picture : Karyn Haddon.

North Mymms CC V Harpenden - Josh Crook bowling for North Mymms. Picture : Karyn Haddon. - Credit: Archant

Harpenden tried to set about the new ball but the second wicket fell with 18 on the board and the third just three runs later.

North Mymms CC V Harpenden - Andrew Neal batting for Harpenden.
Picture : Karyn Haddon.

North Mymms CC V Harpenden - Andrew Neal batting for Harpenden. Picture : Karyn Haddon. - Credit: Archant

Mymms were on top but with the dangerous Nick Lamb and Ben Frazer in tandem, Harpenden quickly moved the score on to 70.

North Mymms CC V Harpenden - Andrew Neal batting for Harpenden.
Picture : Karyn Haddon.

North Mymms CC V Harpenden - Andrew Neal batting for Harpenden. Picture : Karyn Haddon. - Credit: Archant

Frazer went on to make 57 off just 39 balls, a knock that included seven fours and three sixes.

North Mymms CC V Harpenden - Joe Regan batting for Harpenden.
Picture : Karyn Haddon.

North Mymms CC V Harpenden - Joe Regan batting for Harpenden. Picture : Karyn Haddon. - Credit: Archant

It was a brief highlight though as the visitors were all out for 158.

North Mymms CC V Harpenden - Andrew Neal batting for Harpenden.
Picture : Karyn Haddon.

North Mymms CC V Harpenden - Andrew Neal batting for Harpenden. Picture : Karyn Haddon. - Credit: Archant

Andrew Neal was impressive with his left-arm seamers and he saw off Hamza Ahmed for just two runs on his way to 2-30.

North Mymms CC V Harpenden - Scott Galloway departs for Harpenden.
Picture : Karyn Haddon.

North Mymms CC V Harpenden - Scott Galloway departs for Harpenden. Picture : Karyn Haddon. - Credit: Archant

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But a 51 from Steve Snell took Mymms up to the line and they crossed it shortly after.

Harpenden remain second from bottom with a trip to Hertford next up on Saturday.