Tewin off and running this year after Old Chols victory

PUBLISHED: 08:30 16 May 2018

Tewins title-winning side from last season got their first success this year in the higher division.

Tewins title-winning side from last season got their first success this year in the higher division.

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Tewin Cricket Club won their first Saracens Herts Cricket League Division Six A game this season with an 81-run victory away to Old Cholmeleians.

Having won promotion last term as champions of Division Seven A, the Upper Green-based club started with a five-wicket loss at home to Rickmansworth last week.

But having been put in to bat on a damp and green wicket, Tewin produced a great display.

They lost Jordan Brunel and Matt Vacani early on in an impressive opening spell of bowling from the hosts and Will Pickworth and Ben Sheppard had to rebuild.

They did with some excellent running as well as taking every opportunity to put the bad balls away.

And they had put on 60 before Sheppard fell for 26.

Pickworth went in the first over after drinks for 45 before Fred Kelly fell first ball to leave Tewin in a sticky situation at 96-5.

But another good partnership from Mo Harihar (15) and Luke Wilde followed with a lower-order contribution from Jamie Bryce.

Wilde finished things off at the end of the innings and helped boost the score, finishing on a classy 70 not out from 72 balls, leaving Tewin on 211-9 in their 50 overs.

In reply, Bryce and Harihar (3-33) bowled tidily early on with the latter picking up a couple of early scalps along with a run out from Wilde.

It left Old Chols on 19-3 but a defiant stand from numbers four and five, which included some big sixes, upped the tempo and took the home side onto a commanding 91-3.

Tewin rallied though and Wilde (3-58) picked up a wicket before Harihar struck in the very next over.

Pickworth then came into the attack and dismissed Shlaqman for 66, caught behind to a fantastic catch from keeper Vacani, before Wilde picked up a couple more scalps along with one more from Pickworth.

It was left to Russell Pugh to claim the final wicket, which he did in the first ball of his spell, Vacani taking a smart stumping.

It meant Old Chols were bowled out for 130, well short of their target, handing Tewin the win.

The seconds were unfortunately victims to the rain with their game against Wheathampstead being called off shortly after starting with Wheathampstead on 43-1.

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