Redbourn begin defence

Herts County Trophy Redbourn 199-1 beat Flamstead 195-9 by nine wickets REDBOURN began their defence of the Herts County Trophy with an eye-catching win over Flamstead. Flamstead won the toss and elected to bat first. Jamal Ahmed and Dan Thatcher both bo

Herts County Trophy

Redbourn 199-1 beat Flamstead 195-9 by nine wickets

REDBOURN began their defence of the Herts County Trophy with an eye-catching win over Flamstead.

Flamstead won the toss and elected to bat first. Jamal Ahmed and Dan Thatcher both bowled fine opening spells although it was Ahmed 3-43 however who was to make in-roads into the top order bowling with pace and swing. After the fielding restrictions were lifted, off spinner Faisal Khan (2-21) and leggie Chris Godfrey bowled in tandem to restrict the scoring of the middle order.


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Bradbeer (24) and Gibson put together Flamstead's highest partnership of 49. Redbourn, however, continued to take wickets with Darren Bassill and Jon Fleming both getting amongst the wickets before Thatcher (2-40) returned to restrict the run scoring of the tail. Gibson however stood firm to end unbeaten on 50 as Flamstead ended their allotted 50 overs on 195-9.

Ahmed and Simon Osman opened Redbourn's innings.

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They put on 162 for the first wicket with some glorious stroke play all around the ground. Ahmed struck 10 fours and three sixes in his 58-ball knock and, when he fell, Osman, supported by Ben Roe, went on to make a chanceless unbeaten century crashing 14 fours and five sixes in his 73-ball innings of 103 to silence the previously vocal home crowd.

Osman saw his side home in only 24 overs.

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