Sandridge ease to victory over Hertingfordbury

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Sandridge got back to winning ways on Saturday with a comprehensive win over Hertingfordbury.

With the threat of inclement weather the toss was vital and for once skipper Rothery won it and had no hesitation in inserting the visitors on what looked like a flat wicket.

Hertingfordbury started confidently and took advantage of anything loose to get to 32 off just six overs. However, Lawrence White (4-32) soon struck, bowling Harley, and started a remarkable collapse.

John Murphy (4-26) was introduced to the attack and got back to wicket-taking form by snaffling three quick wickets, leaving the visitors 62-7. However, his namesake for the opposition realised attack was his best option and smashed an intelligent 40 until he ran out of partners with the score on 119 from 27.4 overs.

With 77 needed off 22 overs, Pete Camm (53) and Ian Merryfield (35*) set about anything remotely loose in an attempt to win the game as quickly as possible. Oliver Llewelyn, however, was to be the match winner with a sweep for four to give Sandridge a very unlikely 30 points when most games in the division were lost to the rain.