London Colney Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI v Broxbourne II on Sat 21 Jul 2007 at 1.30pm
London Colney Cricket Club Lost Lost by 4 wickets after posting 161-6 in a rain-shortened first innings

Match report Despite a fighting performance with bat and ball, the II’s weren’t able to do quite enough to overcome a solid looking Broxbourne II, at home in a rain-affected division 7 match. Winning the toss, Colney skipper opted to bat, betting against the promised showers shortening the first innings. It soon became clear that Broxbourne were a useful bowling side, and Colney had to work to keep wickets in hand for a late charge. Bill Freeman held the innings together, riding early luck, to score 61 not out, and he was supported by a fighting 30 from Mitch Bradley. The pivotal point of the innings came when, having played through early rain, the players were forced off with just 5 overs to go. Despite agreeing an early tea, no more than 5 more balls were possible in the first innings, and, deprived of the late charge, Colney finished on 161-6, with Broxbourne left 43 overs to get them in.

Colney gave it a good shot, with Trevor Ray and Ady Bristow removing the openers cheaply. Broxbourne skipper Wilkins (28) and Downes (45) built a slowly accelerating 60 run third wicket partnership before Den Hadley (3-36) and Matt Irvine (1-36) hit back, and at 119-6, any result looked possible. Hardy, batting at 7, however, with nothing to lose, hit a rapid, unbeaten 48 to give the visitors the win the final over. Colney were left reflecting that they had stood toe to toe with of the divisions better sides, and had the rain break not arrived at the worse possible time, might have produced a different result.

London Colney Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 6 wickets

(0.0 overs)
John Duffin Caught  14
Mitch Bradley Bowled  30
Bill Freeman Not Out  65
Trevor Ray Lbw  0
Paul Seymour Bowled  10
Jeremy Fretter Caught  17 2
Paul Wise Stumped  4
Connor Dow  
Den Hadley  
Matt Irvine   1
Adrian Bristow   1

Broxbourne II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Broxbourne II Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 6 wickets
162 (0.0 overs)

London Colney Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Trevor Ray14.0147147.003.36
Adrian Bristow12.0340140.003.33
Matt Irvine8.0036136.004.50
Den Hadley6.3036312.005.54

  • Umpire :
    Bob Crane
  • Scorer :
    Christine Fretter