Bar beaten by Police after poor batting show

PUBLISHED: 12:18 14 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:13 26 October 2009

Saracens Herts League Division Six Potters Bar 3rds 104 all out Met Police Bushey 105-1 POTTERS Bar s 3rd XI failed to get out of jail after a poor batting performance against Met Police Bushey on Saturday. Last season s Saracens Herts League Division Se

Saracens Herts League Division Six

Potters Bar 3rds 104 all out Met Police Bushey 105-1

POTTERS Bar's 3rd XI failed to get out of jail after a poor batting performance against Met Police Bushey on Saturday.

Last season's Saracens Herts League Division Seven champions shot out Bar for just 104 at Dame Alice Owen's School.

The Police team had no trouble overhauling that total and secured maximum Division Six points for the loss of only one wicket in just 22.1 overs.

Home skipper Neil Raisborough won the toss and elected to bat first in humid conditions.

Potters Bar started well as opener Rob Daley (22) and ex-captain John Erroll survived the early overs to put on 35 for the first wicket.

The introduction of the Haider brothers to the attack precipitated the collapse of the early Potters Bar order and in the space of only eight overs they slumped to 54-6.

Aditya Sheth and Alex Whitehouse tried to arrest the slide and put the Potters Bar innings back on an even keel.

But the departure of Sheth for 22 to an outstanding catch put paid to Potters Bar's last real hope of setting a challenging target.

Only a last wicket stand of 14 between Will Daley (4) and Rupert Pyrah (11 not out) took the Bar total into three figures as the innings subsided to 104 all out.

On a pitch which by now offered little assistance to the bowlers, the Met Police batsmen were largely untroubled.

Although Sheth dismissed Long lbw with the score on 31, Met Police cruised to victory for the loss of no further wickets with more than 35 overs to spare.

On Saturday Potters Bar travel to Cobden Hill to take on Radlett's 4th XI, and must hope for an improved performance in all aspects of their game.


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