Crusaders Singh when they're winning

PUBLISHED: 17:30 23 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:45 26 October 2009

Saracens Herts League Division Six Hatfield Crusaders 249-6 Ware 200-10 AMIT Singh took advantage of two dropped catches to smash 61 as Hatfield Crusaders registered their first league victory of the season. Crusaders beat Ware by 49 runs on a cold and

Saracens Herts League Division Six

Hatfield Crusaders 249-6 Ware 200-10

AMIT Singh took advantage of two dropped catches to smash 61 as Hatfield Crusaders registered their first league victory of the season.

Crusaders beat Ware by 49 runs on a cold and wet day at Roe Hill Hall in this Saracens Herts Division Six fixture.

Hatfield captain Usman Shaikh lost the toss and was put in.

The usual pair of Amit Singh and Iain Horden registered yet another 50-run partnership for the first wicket for Crusaders.

Amit was lucky when he was dropped twice but made the most of it to register his third half century of the season.

The partnership of 102 was finally broken when Amit was caught behind for 61.

Sahib Singh joined Horden at the crease and he made an impressive 57 before being caught on the boundary.

A terrible mix-up cost Horden his 50 when he was run out for 48 by a direct hit.

Aman Singh made a quickfire 23 as the home side declared their innings at 249-6, setting the visitors a target of 250 in the remaining 53 overs.

Jigar Mehta and Qamar Zia opened the bowling for Crusaders and Ware were struggling at 40-2 in the 10th over.

Things started looking better when Jay Webster came to the crease, scoring 52 before being caught by Imran Mohammed off Deepak Hasiza's bowling.

Skipper Matt Gilewicz was in next and helped bring the visitors to a very commanding position with just 70 runs to get in more than 19 overs.

However, Hasiza struck twice again to end with figures of 3-40.

Imran Mohammed finished the visitors' innings off by bowling Gilewicz for 25.

This gave the Crusaders a 49-run victory, and a deserved 30 points from a pulsating game of cricket.


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