Radlett continue relentless charge towards retaining Premier Division title
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Radlett continued their relentless charge towards another title with a convincing six-wicket win over Potters Bar at Cobden Hill.
It was their fifth win of the campaign, with the other game being abandoned for rain, and means they have not tasted defeat for 15 matches, going back to last season.
This latest success saw skipper Kabir Toor take five wickets as the visitors were dismissed for 129 before man-of-the-moment Jon-Jon Smuts hit an unbeaten 73.
It leaves Radlett 24 points clear of Welwyn Garden City at the top of the Saracens Hertfordshire Cricket League Premier Division.
This was the first game under the ‘timed rules’ but Radlett didn’t waste a moment.
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After Toor had won the toss and elected to field, the bowlers set about the Potters batsmen.
The dangerous James Scott was removed for four by Ben Lederman and brother George went without troubling the scorers.
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Liam Gough and Harrison Palmer pushed the score on to 60 before Matt Creese removed the latter for 23.
Once Gough was caught behind off the bowling of Toor it was a case of how long would Potters Bar last?
The final partnership of Thilan Walallawita and Alfie Duke managed 37 runs to add a touch of respectability to the score.
Toor finished with figures of 5-33.
Openers Frazer Crawford and Smuts had been running amok in recent weeks, scoring 463 runs between them in the last two games.
There would be no repeat for Crawford, who went inside the first over for just two runs.
However, his partner would stick around for the remainder of the innings, just 22.4 overs.
Smuts’ 73 came from just 56 balls and included 13 fours. His departure for the Caribbean T20 League in July could prove pivotal.
You wonder what else will.