Redbourn move back up to second

SHL Division Three Redbourn 135-3 beat North Mymms II 131 by seven wickets Redbourn moved back to second in Division Three after a strong performance at home to North Mymms II. Redbourn captain Dan Roe won the toss and had no hesitation in deciding to

SHL Division Three

Redbourn 135-3 beat North Mymms II 131 by seven wickets

Redbourn moved back to second in Division Three after a strong performance at home to North Mymms II.

Redbourn captain Dan Roe won the toss and had no hesitation in deciding to field and they did not have to wait long for the first breakthrough with Jon Fleming trapping Howard Cornwell lbw with the last ball of the third over.


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In the next over Ahmed Jamal also took a wicket to leave Mymms struggling on 5-2 with both openers back in the pavilion.

Fleming (2-45) and Jamal continued to apply the pressure on the Mymms batsman and, after a taking another wicket each, Redbourn were well on top with the score on 47-4.

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Dan Thatcher (1-15) was then introduced to the attack and bowled an excellent line and was rewarded with a wicket courtesy of a catch from Gary Sandford, one of three for the Redbourn wicket-keeper.

With Mymms recovering to 97-5 Redbourn were in danger of letting a good position slip, but the re-introduction of Jamal and the off spin of Faisal Khan (2-9) brought regular wickets and Mymms were eventually all out for 131.

Jamal was once again the pick of the bowlers taking five wickets for just 33 runs from 17 overs.

Redbourn were never in any real danger in their reply, as they reached their target off just 23 overs for the loss of only three wickets.

Chris Yorath got things going with a six in the second over on his way to 33 and Dan Roe once again batted well before he was caught on the boundary for 37 with just one run needed.

There were also runs for new recruit Steve Root, who ended up 30no from just 20 balls.

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