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Langleybury relegation confirmed after final day defeat against Radlett
12:00pm Friday 14th September 2012 in Sport
Serious Cricket Home Counties Premier League Division Two East
Langleybury's disappointing season ended in relegation and a bottom of the table finish after suffering a seven-wicket loss against Radlett on Saturday.
Opening duo Nahim Amin (22) and Josh Godden (18) got Langleybury off to a solid, if not spectacular start.
Rhys Williams (18) and Josh Godden (37) added important runs and Will Oxley scored 27. After lunch Richard Soulsby batted superbly to reach 78.
Kristian Martin scored 47 off 56 balls as Bury reached a final total of 252 for six from their allotted 60 overs.
Radlett’s reply got off to a relatively sluggish start, partly due to a run out by Oxley and some tight bowling by Andrew Cheeseman.
Radlett were 25 for one after ten overs but their batsmen then stepped up a gear and started to add runs.
Kabir Toor (108) and Fraser Crawford (63) put on a 154-run partnership to take the game away from Langleybury.
It was left to Shane Burger (59 not out) and Tom Jenkins (18 not out) to get Radlett over the line with 2.2 overs remaining.
Hemel Hempstead Town confirmed their second-place finish with a 12-run final-day victory over Letchworth Garden City.
Hemel opted to bat first and a solid display from the top order, including Gareth James (50) and Jay O’Nien (32), put the hosts on their way to a total of 158.
Despite a good start to their chase, Letchworth couldn’t handle the deadly bowling of Nick Hodgins and Cameron Hutcheon, who both got five wickets each to bowl the visitors out for 146.