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Chorleywood Seconds end season with victory over Knebworth Park Thirds.
12:40pm Friday 14th September 2012 in Sport
Chorleywood Seconds finished their season with a four-wicket defeat against Knebworth Park Thirds.
Wood batted first and were bowled out for just 126 in the 49th over.
No Wood batsmen passed 20 in the innings, with several players getting starts but being unable to go on and produce a telling score.
In reply, Knebworth strolled to their target in the 31st over, despite Wood fighting back with three wickets each for Simon Moore (three for 20) and Gavin Brown (three for 24).
Leverstock Green Seconds made a swift return to Division Five, sealing promotion with a convincing four-wicket win at Radlett Thirds.
Radlett batted first but were skittled with just 178 on the board. Dayle Littlejohn was the main danger man with the ball for Green as he secured five for 44, while Dave Tyson ended with four for 71.
Littlejohn then went on to top score with an impressive knock of 75 to put his side on the brink of victory.
Luke Weston’s 22 not out provided a late steadying influence on what proved a comfortable victory for the Green, who benefited from shock results elsewhere to end as Division Six runners-up behind Flamstead.
Northwood Seconds slumped to a four-wicket defeat to Sandridge but still stayed up.
The eventual victors batted first and an opening partnership of 126 between Keith Watson (78) and Mike Kirman (38) laid a strong platform.
But an astonishing nine-wicket haul from Duncan Ferguson saw just 58 more runs added to the total, leaving Sandridge with a target of 186.
The chasers batted sensibly and despite three quick wickets from Nigel Hussey, Sandridge got home for the loss of six wickets.
Kings Langley Seconds cruised to a 149-run victory over Boxmoor with a stunning bowling display. Kings batted first and posted a total of 199, with Greg Pinchin (40) and Duane Smith (32) top scoring.
Boxmoor’s response was a disaster as Shandy Ratnakuranan’s four-wicket haul and Simon Walker’s three wickets helped bowl them out for 39.
Abbots Langley Seconds missed out on promotion after ending their season with a five-wicket defeat against Hexton.
After losing the toss and being inserted, Rob Handoll led the innings with a well constructed 41, while Steve Wallis struck 29.
Youngster Matt Parkins came in and played a mature knock of 55 and Langley posted a total of 188 from their 50 overs.
The Hexton reply was led by Mark Smith (92 not out) and he took the game away from Abbots, with victory reached in the 33rd over.