Crusaders Singh when they are winning
PUBLISHED: 18:04 29 June 2008 | UPDATED: 22:00 26 October 2009
AMAN Singh produced a wonderful display of spin bowling by taking 5-33 to guide Hatfield Crusaders to victory over Old Camdenians. It was a welcome win for the Crusaders after back-to-back defeats in Division Six of the Saracens Herts League. Crusaders ca
AMAN Singh produced a wonderful display of spin bowling by taking 5-33 to guide Hatfield Crusaders to victory over Old Camdenians.
It was a welcome win for the Crusaders after back-to-back defeats in Division Six of the Saracens Herts League.
Crusaders captain Usman Shaikh lost the toss and was put in on a moist wicket.
Amit Singh and skipper Shaikh opened the batting for the visitors, who suffered an early blow when Singh was caught at point in the third over with the total on 20.
Sahib Singh joined Shaikh and was a bit unlucky when he gloved a short ball from Henry down the leg-side for the wicketkeeper to take a simple catch.
That left Crusaders struggling at 47-2 in the ninth over.
Ryan Moran and Shaikh put on 37 runs with both playing some wonderful shots on both sides of the wicket.
Shaikh was next to go when he was caught in the slips off the bowling of Gravett for 35.
This turned out to be the start of the Crusaders' middle order collapse.
Moran, Khan, Mathur and Mehta all went cheaply and Crusaders were suddenly 117-6.
But Aman Singh, along with Deepak Haisza and Qamar Zia, provided some great resistance towards the end to finish the Crusaders innings at a decent score of 170 all out, with Haisza making a quickfire 27.
Mehta and Zia opened the bowling and both missed the outside edge of the bat on numerous occasions.
Zia then produced a great delivery to get rid of Khan in his second over. He also had Henry caught by Moran.
Skipper Satter provided some resistance but he also succumbed to the pressure applied by visitors when Moran took a stunning catch behind the wicket, diving forward to give Zia his third wicket with score on 42-3.
Crusaders skipper Shaikh brought on in-form off-spinner Aman Singh as first bowling change to replace Mehta in the hope of breaking the fourth wicket partnership.
Singh was soon taking wickets as he had Bangari caught behind trying to cut one through square on the on-side.
The aggressive Chin tried to hit Aman Singh out of the ground, only to be find himself short of his crease and being brilliantly stumped by keeper Amit.
Shaikh produced a wonderful slow delivery to have the dangerous Blackwood caught by Zia at deep square leg for a well-made 51.
Mehta then had Taker caught and Camdenians were now 127-8.
Aman Singh continued the demolition work to complete his first five-wicket haul for the Crusaders.
He had Doshi caught and bowled with hosts all out for 153.