Sandridge hammer Totteridge

Sandridge cruise to 140-run victory

SHL Division Six

Sandridge 211-6

Totteridge Millhillians III 71

Sandridge win by 140 runs

SANDRIDGE were excellent in all departments in their victory against Totteridge Millhillians III on Saturday.

Asked to bat first on a damp and slow wicket runs were hard to find during the early overs. Rothery went for 17 trying to up the run rate and this brought Merryfield (30) to the crease who played sensibly in a 54-run partnership with Peter Camm.

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Andy Norman (24) joined Camm with 76 on the board and these two really started to up the run-rate. Camm started to find the boundary on regular occasions including five 6s alongside his eight 4s and with good support from Peters, Thomas and Muskett 130 runs were scored between overs 31 and 51. The declaration came at 211 with Camm 103*.

The Totteridge Millhillians reply started positively with an opening partnership of 27. Lennie Peters dismissed opener Book with the aid of a smart catch from Rick Panting and at the other end Lawrence White (3-18) was bowling full straight and quickly his three wickets put the opposition firmly on the back foot. John Murphy took a wicket in his first over and finished with 3-9. Peters continued to be seemingly unplayable and bowled with superb flight and guile for his 4-30. This victory moved Sandridge back up into fourth place in Division Six.