Police struggle to contain rampaging Redbourn

PUBLISHED: 09:38 06 July 2016 | UPDATED: 09:38 06 July 2016

Redbourn's Callum Moyle took four wickets for just four runs against Met Police Bushey. Picture: DANNY LOO

Redbourn's Callum Moyle took four wickets for just four runs against Met Police Bushey. Picture: DANNY LOO

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Redbourn cruised to a 10-wicket success as their bowlers ran riot over Met Police Bushey.

They demolished the hosts batting line-up in just 29 overs, leaving them 64-9 at the end of their innings.

All six bowlers used made their mark but it was the five overs from Callum Moyle that stood out.

He finished with four wickets for just four runs, bowling two maidens along the way.

Dean Flynn’s spell wasn’t bad either, picking up 3-12 with the remaining wickets shared between Jon Fleming and Conor Yorath.

The one disappointment for the bowlers was the number of extras given away. Fourteen byes and six wides pushed that figure to 22, comfortably the highest score in the Met police innings.

It took openers Ed Hales and Yorath less than 14 overs to get the required runs.

Hales raced to 43 off 40 balls, with Yorath a slightly more conservative 17 off 43.

The win helps lift Redbourn back to the top of Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League Division Three A.

The comfortable victories continued with a 122-run win for the 2nds against Old Finchleians 2nds.

Skipper James Bunce cracked an unbeaten 71 with valuable help from Chris Fleming (21), John Pritchard (31), Tom Copp (31) and Josh Arnold (37*).

It got Redbourn to 217-5 after their 53 overs.

The Finchleians reply lasted less than half of that, ending with the first ball of the 27th over at 95 all out.

Richie Cann took 4-46 and Darren Bassill 3-13 with James Colenutt and Arnold completing the romp.

The first team travel to Berkhamsted on Saturday for a first versus third clash while the 2nds host London Colney.

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