Rain sees Redbourn’s winning run come to an end
REDBOURN’S winning run came to an end on Saturday with a draw against a strong Botany Bay side in a rain-affected match.
After a delayed start, Redbourn won the toss and decided to bowl, having lost 20 overs to the rain.
From the off, Redbourn never really took advantage of the helpful conditions as they struggled to create pressure in the field.
Dan Darvell again bowled consistently well and picked up all four wickets to fall.
At the other end Jon Fleming put in a long spell without any luck as Botany Bay ended on 176-4 off 43 overs.
At the break Redbourn knew it would be a tough chase with only 37 overs to reach the target.
All of the batsmen found the going difficult and Redbourn quickly found themselves in trouble 37-6 before a sensible partnership from Dan Roe (35) and Darren Bassill (13 not out) saw Redbourn safely home to the end.
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The Redbourn innings ended on 69-7 which prevented the opposition from picking up full points.
Overall a disappointing day but Redbourn did not lose too much ground on the rest of the league as most of the other games were lost to the weather.
n THE IIIs recorded a convincing win over Bentley Heath in SHL Division 12.
Redbourn won the toss and elected to bowl in very wet conditions.
Opening bowlers Duncan Lennox and Josh Evely bowled well considering the condition of the pitch and, after a dogged stand by the Bentley Heath openers, Lennox soon got amongst the wickets, finishing with a five-wicket haul.
Martin Benfield took over at the other end and once into his rhythm was almost unplayable, taking three good wickets.
Bentley Heath were bowled out in the 41st over for 98 leaving Redbourn to chase 99 in 37 overs (having lost 12 overs to rain).
In the end, this was more than ample time as Redbourn smashed the runs off 19 overs with under 16 Will Hales finishing on an unbeaten half century and Anthony Mauder coasting with 33 not out to secure a nine-wicket win.