Sandridge make it back-to-back wins after three wicket defeat of Northchurch

SHL Division Six

Northchurch II 116

Sandridge 120-7

Sandridge won by three wickets

SANDRIDGE recorded their second win in a row on Saturday, but it wasn’t without a few heartstopping moments. Yet again skipper Pete Camm, who hasn’t won one a toss this season, continued his consistent form, Northchurch deciding to bat on what looked a run scoring surface.

Sandridge opened with Dave Muskett and White ,and once again Muskett made the early breakthrough removing Meagher caught superbly at backward gully by Narula.

Northchurch’s batsman then got the score upto 52, before Muskett bowled Lerpnierre for 27.

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In form spinner Lenny Peters was introduced into the attack in place of White and soon had the Northchurch batsman struggling removing the dangerous King for 28 with a superb caught and bowled.

Muskett then took a further wicket before Peters removed Selfe and Milhalski with consecutive balls. John Murphy came on in place of Muskett and immediately had success thanks to a brillinat catch from White.

Peters removed the last two batsman to finish with 6-27, backed up by Muskett (3-39) and Murphy (1-9).

Having dismissed Nothchurch for only 116 off 32 overs, Sandridge with time and overs to spare were confident of a successful outcome. However Northchurch had other ideas, opening bowlers Johnson and Ahmed bowling very tightly backed up by some exhuberent appealing.

Temple went early for 12, skying a mishit drive and then came the big middle order collapse with Peters, Goodchild and Narula all failing to trouble the scorer.

Sandridge went into tea at 26-5 feeling the game was lost but skipper Camm, who was still unbeaten at the crease, gave his players a reminder of how important this game was and to battle hard.

After tea Sandridge slowly began to exert their authority on the game with Camm and Kevin Murphy taking the score upto 80 before the skipper went for a gutsy 40.

This brought Ricky Panting to the crease who with some lusty blows to the boundary struck 16 and when he went, it was left to White 12* and Murphy 17* to see Sandridge finally home by three wickets.