Rain delays fail to slow down Sandridge 2nds

Sandridge 2nds gained ground on the top teams on SHL Division Nine by winning their match in a rain-effected weekend.

Sandridge travelled to North Mymms 3rds and, despite the wet weather, there was only a 30 minute delayed start.

Sandridge won the toss and put the opposite into bat. Immediately, opening bowlers Ricky Panting (3-26) and Graham Perrin (6-17) made inroads to a poor Mymms batting line-up.

The hosts were finally dismissed in 27 overs for a paltry 47.

Play was then suspended for three hours following another downpour. Eventually the ground dried out thanks to the considerable efforts of the Sandridge players.

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Then openers Matt Scott (22*) and Mark Harris (20*) saw Sandridge to victory by 10 wickets and joint top of the division table.

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