Daley steers Bar towards victory

PUBLISHED: 12:27 21 May 2008 | UPDATED: 22:12 26 October 2009

Saracens Herts League Division Six Radlett 4ths 181-6 Potters Bar 3rds 182-5 VETERAN Bob Daley smashed a half century to guide Potters Bar 3rds to victory away at Radlett 4ths. Visiting skipper Neil Raisborough lost the toss and was invited to field in p

Saracens Herts League Division Six

Radlett 4ths 181-6 Potters Bar 3rds 182-5

VETERAN Bob Daley smashed a half century to guide Potters Bar 3rds to victory away at Radlett 4ths.

Visiting skipper Neil Raisborough lost the toss and was invited to field in persistent drizzle in the Saracens Herts League Division Six match.

Bar opening bowlers Alex Whitehouse and Aditya Sheth were unable to make inroads with a greasy ball as Radlett's openers, Matthew Bell and Tony Johnson, added 89 for the first wicket.

Potters introduced experienced medium-pacers Raisborough and Rupert Pyrah to apply pressure on the Radlett batsmen.

Pyrah made the initial breakthrough, bowling Bell for 55, and Raisborough followed with the wickets of Johnson and Daily Telegraph cricket correspondent Charles Randall.

Chandana Meepagama and Richard Hardy then put on 36 for the fourth wicket, but just as they upped the scoring rate, Pyrah struck again to remove Hardy.

The Radlett innings eventually closed at 181-6 after 53 overs.

Pyrah finished with 3-44 and Raisborough took 2-56 off 18 overs.

Potters Bar started their innings with a reduced allocation of 41 overs due to a weather delay, and Roy Metselaar fell almost immediately.

The experienced Daley continued his rich vein of form, scoring 38 of the runs in a second wicket stand of 43 with John Erroll.

Daley was caught for 54 with the score at 71, and last season's top run-scorer John Lewis was joined by Indian import Aditya Sheth.

Lewis fell for 31 with Potters Bar still 74 runs adrift with six wickets in hand.

Sheth went for a classy 37 but Rogers and Randika Gayantha knocked off the last 26 runs to win the game for Bar with just 12 balls to spare in what was a much improved batting display.


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