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Chorleywood Thirds completed a 137-run win against Hoddesdon Thirds in Saracens Herts Cricket League Division Ten
12:30pm Friday 6th September 2013 in Sport
Saracens Herts Cricket League
Chorleywood Thirds outclassed Hoddesdon Thirds as they defeated the visitors by 137 runs with Simon Dare and Tom Bindloss both scoring half-centuries.
Choosing to bat first, 79 from Bindloss and 77 from Dare allowed the home side to declare on 230 for three in the 41st over.
The away side’s response was never allowed to get going as Mick Rose took four for 29 and Will Bryant three for 26 to bowl Hoddesdon out for just 93.
Kings Langley Thirds recorded a six-wicket win away at Northwood Thirds but remain a point off the promotion places.
Bowling first, Dave Percy and Gordon Sambidge each took four wickets as Northwood were bowled out for 153 before Sifan Naeem hit a half-century to ease the away side to victory.
Abbots Langley Thirds suffered their first defeat in eight matches as they fell to a six-wicket loss against Waltham Cross Rosedale Thirds.
The young Abbots side batted first and needed an assured unbeaten 49 from 13-year-old Lewis Hodgins to help them post 166 for seven, having earlier been reduced to 62 for five.
Visitors Waltham Cross never looked in trouble as they chased down the total in less than 40 overs.
Chris Theaker was the pick of the bowlers for the home side, taking two for 40.
Chris Horne and Gavin Mawn set a new first-wicket record stand of 151 for Langleybury Fourths but still saw their side slump to a two-wicket loss against Bentley Heath Seconds.
Mawn hit 12 fours in his knock of 86 and Horne smashed 62 but Langleybury were bowled out for 209.
Visitors Bentley enjoyed a relatively easy chase until wickets from Sam Hardie and Harry Pettit took them from 189 for three to 198 for eight but the away side managed to edge to victory.
Rickmansworth Fourths slipped closer to relegation after they lost to Broxbourne Fourths by 27 runs.
Visitors Rickmansworth chose to take to the field first and limited the home side to 179 for eight as Rushil Sharma and Gajan Rudrakumar took three wickets a piece.
The away side’s response got off to a good start with contributions from Neil Raithantha (34) and Emerey D’Sylve (30).
Needing only 30 from the last six overs with five wickets in hand, Rickmansworth collapsed to 152 all out.
Hemel Hempstead Fifths suffered a final-ball defeat at home to Southgate Adelaide Thirds despite opener Chris Wright hitting a half-century.
Batting first, Hemel scored an impressive 214 for seven after important contributions from Wright (78) and Tony Linfoot (42).
The imposing total should have been too much for Adelaide with Trevor Radcliffe (two for 53) reducing them to 41 for two early on.
Although Harry Milkins also took three for 41, the away side clinched victory off the last delivery.
Northwood Town Thirds secured a 59-run victory over Shenley Village Fourths as they kept up their hopes of promotion after Mitesh Parmar claimed five wickets.
Batting first, opener Kunal Patel top-scored with 30 and there were quick-fire contributions of 21 from both Nic Patel and Jonathan Bentvelzen as Northwood declared on 176 for nine.
Shenley’s response stuttered as Parmar returned figures of five for 35 with the away side being bowled out for just 117.
Abbots Langley Fourths were beaten by Waltham Cross Fourths by three wickets despite an impressive display from Graham Bell.
Bell hit 45 and was assisted by Bob Russell (32) as Abbots posted an under-par total of 133.
There was an impressive spell of three from eight from Bell but the away side romped to victory in 27 overs.
Rickmansworth Fifths suffered their tenth loss of the season as they were beaten by 78 runs by Boxmore Thirds.
Charlie Green claimed his first wicket for visitors Rickmansworth as the home team posted a total of 135 for five from their 47 overs.
However, with no batsman managing to reach double figures, the away team were bowled out for just 57.
Chorleywood Fourths were well beaten by Old Owens Thirds after they were bowled out for just 66 with their opponents chasing down the total for the loss of only three wickets.
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