Radlett sunk by Dutch

Tring skipper blasts unbeaten 93 to defeat Radlett

HCPL Division One

Radlett 209

Tring Park 210-2

Tring Park won by eight wickets

RADLETT were unable to continue their good recent form, slipping to an eight wicket defeat at Hertfordshire rivals Tring Park.

The damage was inflicted by Tring’s former Somerset and Middlesex all-rounder Keith Dutch who hit an unbeaten 93 from just 116 balls with the Tring skipper ably abetted by Richard Hopwood’s 70.

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Earlier Gwilym Jones top scored for Radlett with 63 on debut. Jones’ contribution was vital after Radlett lost five wickets before lunch.

First to depart was Tom Jenkins, bowled by Simon Stanway for 0 before George Harper claimed three wickets with just nine runs added to the scoreboard, dismissing James Lewis (16), Kabir Toor (24) and Mike Crocker (0).

Skipper Shane Burger was the last man out before lunch trapped lbw for 25 by Kyle Nipper.

Radlett’s number seven Graham Dill was in no mood to hang about racing to 19 from just eight balls before he too fell lbw to Nipper.

Fakir Dungaria and Jones produced the biggest partnership of the match for Radlett putting on 58 for the eighth wicket with Dungaria hitting four 4s on his way to 28.

The Radlett man eventually fell to Harper caught by Sam Cherry with the score on 157 leaving the tail end to drag the score up to something Radlett could defend.

Dutch had other ideas though picking up Jones, Heath Paynter (9) and Robbie Crocker (3) to dismiss Radlett for 209, 2.5 overs early.

Burger provided an early breakthrough for Radlett dismissing William Jones (13) with the score on 18 but a 129-run partnership from Hopwood and Dutch effectively took the tie away from Radlett.

Hopwood wasn’t able to see the job through Jenkins taking the catch off Dungaria’s bowling and it was left to skipper Dutch and Michael Payne (26) to see Tring home with 3.2 overs to spare.