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Hemel Hempstead Town hopes of victory against Langleybury were ended by the weather
12:00pm Friday 31st August 2012 in Sport
Hemel Hempstead Town were in a strong position against Langleybury but couldn’t claim victory as their match was prematurely ended by the weather on Saturday.
After being put in by Bury, Hemel amassed a good score of 222 for eight in overcast conditions.
Brett Penny impressed with 90 and Craig Weston provided a useful knock of 44 off just 26 balls.
After a brief spell of rain, the match resumed after lunch and Langleybury were in trouble with the score on 28 for three.
However, the rain forced the match to be abandoned but Hemel remain in the hunt for the title as they trail leaders North Mymms by 14 points.
Radlett are third in the table, 12 points behind Hemel, after their hopes of beating Hoddesdon were ended by the rain.
The hosts were in fine form with the bat, reaching 275 for four off 54 overs.
Openers Fraser Crawford and Kabir Toor set the tone by making 88 and 78 respectively, while Jonathan McLean (33) and Shane Burger (42) also scored well.
Hoddesdon were in trouble at 112 for eight when play was ended after 34 overs of their reply.
Burger (two for 30) and Stuart Browne (three for 48) enjoyed wicket-taking success, as did Toor, who claimed three for 11 off his two overs.
West Herts’ hopes of beating leaders Mymms also fell victim to the weather.
Having bowled out the table toppers for 149, the Stags had reached 63 for three when play was abandoned after 17 overs of the reply.