Codicote claim derby triumph

PUBLISHED: 18:37 20 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:49 26 October 2009

WGC 4ths 157-5 Codicote 158-4 CODICOTE claimed the Saracens Herts League spoils as WGC s 4th XI struggled with the ball and fell to a derby defeat on Saturday. Solid batting into the forties by Steve Russell and Ian Watkins, who put on 73 for the first w

WGC 4ths 157-5 Codicote 158-4

CODICOTE claimed the Saracens Herts League spoils as WGC's 4th XI struggled with the ball and fell to a derby defeat on Saturday.

Solid batting into the forties by Steve Russell and Ian Watkins, who put on 73 for the first wicket, and then by James Sumpter gave WGC a reasonable score at 157.

Sumpter top scored with the bat with 45 runs, with Russell and Watkins hitting 41 apiece.

However, only Ben Lamaison with 3-70 could slow down the Codicote reply as all of the village side's batsmen made some sort of contribution.

Six bowlers were tried but the home side reached their target with three balls to spare.

Codicote gained 30 Division 11 points for the victory, with WGC returning home with 10.

WGC are at home to Hertingfordbury 2nds this Saturday, while Codicote visit Pirton.


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