Wheato thwarted by weather

PUBLISHED: 11:51 06 August 2009 | UPDATED: 14:19 06 May 2010

North Mymms II 187-10 drew with Wheathampstead 80-3 – match abandoned due to rain Wheathampstead lost an important opportunity to gain ground in Division Three when rain curtailed the run chase on 68-3 off 20.5 overs. Chris Martin top scored with 20 bef

North Mymms II 187-10 drew with Wheathampstead 80-3 - match abandoned due to rain

Wheathampstead lost an important opportunity to gain ground in Division Three when rain curtailed the run chase on 68-3 off 20.5 overs.

Chris Martin top scored with 20 before being run out. Prior to this poor catching had allowed North Mymms to post a score of 187-10 in 52.5 overs.

The main beneficiary was Nick Gilbert who went on to make 73 well supported by D Jeffrey with 45. Dave Tree (11-1-42-3) and Ali (15.5-1-44-4) bowled well for the Nomanslanders but all to no avail as 10 points were picked up to Mymms' 11.

This now makes Wheato's trip to Ickleford next week crucial and two wins from the last five games will be required to stave off relegation.

l High riding Wheathampstead II cruised to an 102-run victory over Hoddesdon III.

Batting first, 200 runs were chalked up thanks to a maiden half century by David Arbuthnott (51). Solid contributions from Kevin Barrow (30) and David Dabare (40) and left hander Harry Swan secured maximum batting points with a hard hit 29. J Pond bowled tidily for his 8-1-31-3 spell.

In reply Hoddesdon found the Wheato pace attack too hot to handle. Nick Martin produced his best spell of the season with six wickets (14-3-43-6) and David Arbuthnott capped an excellent day with 8-1-22-2.

The match was wrapped up in 28 overs and happy skipper Tim Kiek saw his side go 43 points clear over fifth-placed Sawbridgeworth.


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