Scorecard

Met Police Bushey III v Hertingfordbury CC 2nd XI on Sat 26 May 2012 at 1pm
Hertingfordbury CC Won by 62 runs.

Match report At last we were blessed with true summer weather and the luxurious facilities of Met Police Bushey awaited. Despite the good weather the pitch looked like it still had some moisture in it which provided the Met Police skipper with a dilemma on winning the toss. He eventually decided to insert us and with the holy trinity of Spong, Keane and Preston leading the attack our hopes were high. However at 29-3 and the triumvirate back in the hutch a period of consolidation was required. Cometh the hour and enter Dave "The Wall" Allard. His first partnership with the skipper steadied the ship and when Ross replaced his dad they set about rebuilding the innings. Dave batted patiently over 32 overs for his 26 and Ross played a sensible innings interspersing solid defense with some lusty blows including two fine sixes, to stop the opposition getting a stranglehold. When they both went within three overs of each other the stage was set for the tail to wag and get us to a total we felt we could defend.
Met Police started confidently and reached 35-0 in 6 overs. However the introduction of The Reverend took the pace off of the ball and forced the batsmen to play some shots. This induced errors and he took a wicket in his first over and followed this up with regular wickets after that. Kevin toiled away at the other end for a brace and when he was eventually replaced by Dominic, the latter cleaned up the tail.
This was another good performance and we again took all of our catches. The ground fielding was also of a high standard led by an excellent debut performance from 13 year old Josh Wood

Hertingfordbury CC 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
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TOTAL :
4nb 3w 1b 1lb 
for 8 wickets
9
145

(47.0 overs)
    
Dominic Spong ct Burrows 16 1 2
Matt Keane b Burrows 7 1
Alex Preston lbw Burrows 4 1
Bernard Murphy b Jobz 15 1 1
Dave Allard b Arnold 26 2 1
Ross Murphy ct and Bowled Keene 37 1 2
Marcus Smith ct Arnold 12 2
Lee Wood Not Out  12 1
Joshua Wood ct Arnold 0
Kevin Ives Not Out  7
Oliver Palmen  

Met Police Bushey III Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
McDonagh13.014900.003.77
Burrows9.012137.002.33
Jobz8.0018118.002.25
Keene13.0235135.002.69
Arnold. B 4.002036.675.00

Met Police Bushey III Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
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TOTAL :
4b  
for 10 wickets
4
83 (29.5 overs)
     
S. Ulgar b Smith 7
G.Keene ct Spong Bowled Smith 27
Littleboy ct B.Murphy Bowled Ives 10
Phillips b Ives 0
Jobz ct Allard Bowled Smith 3
Burrows st Preston Bowled Smith 16
Harman b Smith 5
Keene b Spong 5
Arnold Not Out  2
Brooker b Spong 3
McDonagh ct and Bowled Spong 1

Hertingfordbury CC 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ross Murphy3.002000.006.67
Kevin Ives12.0130215.002.50
Marcus Smith12.032354.601.92
Dominic Spong2.51632.002.12