Bentley batsmen punish Bar bowlers

PUBLISHED: 12:22 21 May 2008 | UPDATED: 22:12 26 October 2009

Saracens Herts League Division Nine Bentley Heath 216-7 Potters Bar 4ths 150-10 BENTLEY Heath claimed a 66-run victory against Potters Bar 4ths in Herts League Division Nine on Saturday. A rain-affected start saw the game curtailed to 47 and 41 overs res

Saracens Herts League Division Nine

Bentley Heath 216-7 Potters Bar 4ths 150-10

BENTLEY Heath claimed a 66-run victory against Potters Bar 4ths in Herts League Division Nine on Saturday.

A rain-affected start saw the game curtailed to 47 and 41 overs respectively with a 2.15pm start.

Despite the rain, the covered wicket offered a flat, quick and bouncy track.

Bentley Heath's top order wasted no time and started positively.

The wet ball and good wicket conspired to keep the Bar fielders busy for much of the afternoon.

Despite the foul weather, one bright spot was Bar debutant Gary Wood.

He bowled with good pace and accuracy in his two spells and was rewarded with figures of 3-49 from 12 overs.

Despite losing two early wickets, Tirimizi (37) and Hubbard (83) settled in and punished any wayward bowling.

Spencer Randon toiled away for much of the afternoon and was rewarded with 2-68 from his 16 overs.

Isaac Moore and Nick Daskalasis offered support with a wicket apiece.

Despite the chief batsmen being dismissed, Heath continued to make rapid progress and eventually declared at 216-7 after 43 overs.

Potters Bar's reply started brightly enough, but with the early dismissal of Moore, it was never going to be an easy target.

So it proved. A number of the batsmen got a start and then got out.

Heath's opening bowling attack did what Bar's bowling could not do as they bowled straight and true.

Only Nick Daskalakis showed the quality of the pitch with some clean striking of the ball, accumulating 44 in good time.

The final wicket came in the 39th over with Bar 150-10 and Bentley Heath were worthy winners.


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