London Colney Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI v Welwyn Garden City III on Sat 19 Aug 2017 at 1:00pm
London Colney Cricket Club Won By 30 runs

Match report London Colney clinched promotion this week with a win over 3rd place Welwyn Garden City.

Having loss the toss Colney were asked to bat by the visitors. With Colney missing 4 or 5 players from there line up this week make shift openers Andy Cole and Mark Compton set about at a good pace with 40 coming up off the first 10 overs. The introduction of spin saw Compton dismissed in a very tame way for 14. Two good partnerships then ensued with first Cole and Seymour(21) then Cole and skipper Hadley(45). When Hadley fell Colney were 195 for 2 of 41 overs. Cole was playing fantastically and looked set for a hundred but was adjudged to be caught down the leg side for for a well made 98. Colney then lost wickets regularly trying to push the run rate up. They ended up 244 for 9 off there 50 overs which was probably 40 or 50 less than they should of got.

Welwyn come out aggressively with Hodge punishing anything slightly wayward from the Colney bowlers. Unfortunately for him Welwyn were regularly losing wickets at the other end. When Hodge fell caught and bowled to Cole Colney had Welwyn 102 for 5.Welwyn then had another partnership which looked threatening but Simon Fretter then bowled Cope for 40 and the game was all but over. Uzman Zaman took the final 2 wickets and Welwyn ended up being bowled out for 214 off 46.4 overs. No doubt Andy Cole was Colneys' MOM with 98 and 4 for 42. Not the best performance from the Colney bowlers but the win sees Colney go top of the table and promoted to either 5A or 5B. Next weeks game is the biggest of the season when Colney entertain 2nd place OA's who slipped up to Rickmansworth this week and will most probably be the title decider.

London Colney Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 24w 3lb 
for 9 wickets

(50.0 overs)
Mark Compton ct  L.Mitchell 14 1
Andy Coley ct  M.Vine 98 7 4 1
Graham Seymour b  L.Mitchell 21
Scott Hadley b  J.Bilyard 45 5
Tim Fretter ct  M.Vine 2
John Pinkham ct  J.Patel 11
Paul Seymour ct  M.Vine 2 1
Uzman Zaman lbw  M.Vine 14 1 1 1
Craig Parker b  M.Vine 2
George Ray Not Out  1
Simon Fretter Not Out  2

Welwyn Garden City III Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Welwyn Garden City III Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 24w 1b 3lb 
for 10 wickets
214 (46.4 overs)
R.Hodge ct  A.Cole 51
J.Bilyard b  A.Cole 0
H.Rampaul ct  A.Cole 6
L.Mitchell b  T.Fretter 2
J.Patel b  A.Cole 28
D.Cope b  S.Fretter 40
J.Mester ct  S.Fretter 12
S.Russell b  U.Zaman 28
A.Sainter Run out  7
M.Vine b  U.Zaman 6
J.Sumpter Not Out  6

London Colney Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Andy Coley10.0042410.504.20
Tim Fretter10.0051151.005.10
John Pinkham8.004100.005.13
Simon Fretter10.0036218.003.60
Uzman Zaman8.4140220.004.62

  • Umpire :
    Mark Sampson
  • Scorer :