Sanghera-led attack books Radlett’s place in round three
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Radlett’s bowlers put in a superb display to book their place in round three of the ECB Club Championships at the expense of Hampstead.
Led by Randeep Sanghera, who took four wickets in his seven overs, Hampstead were bowled up for a terrible 126, a total Radlett’s heavy hitters had no problem in chasing down as they registered an eight wicket win.
It may have been the batsmen who sealed the win, but there was no doubt the match belonged to Sanghera and his bowling team-mates. Hampstead were never allowed out of second gear as the bowlers gave up an average of just four runs an over.
Seamer Sanghera snared the first two wickets, both with the score on seven, as he manipulated Mubasher Hassan (4) to find Fraser Crawford in the field before beating Jack Biddulph (0) all ends up.
Opener Jonathan Dunne (20) and Fred Fairhead (21) led a slight recovery but neither was able to push on an make a meaningful score in the face of the bowling attack.
Fourteens from Luke O’Brien and Desmond O’Leary took the result away from being a formality, albeit only slightly, but when they fell by the wayside, the sixth and eighth wickets respectively, the end was nigh for Hampstead. Hugh McDowell ran out Patrick Young (2) before Ben Lederman had Will Roberts caught for his second wicket of the match as the innings closed on 126.
The result was never really in doubt when Crawford and Kabir Toor, who a day earlier had scored a century in the league, strode out to the middle. And they hammered Radlett’s dominance home with an opening stand of 63, Crawford going for 34 and Toor for 43.
McLean (29), another of Radlett’s centurions in the league, joined Joe Cooke (13) in the middle and the pair had no trouble scoring the 29 runs needed to book a date with Osterley on May 31 in round three of the championship.