Fine start for Hatfield & Crusaders as season opens with T20 Cup win

PUBLISHED: 16:30 26 April 2018

Hatfield & Crusaders Cricket Club beat Stevenage in their opening T20 match.

Hatfield & Crusaders Cricket Club beat Stevenage in their opening T20 match.

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Hatfield & Crusaders Cricket Club got their competitive season off to a winning start with a comfortable 16-run victory over a strong Stevenage side in the Sunday T20 Cup.

They lost the toss and were put into bat at Ditchmore Lane but Heath Bond defied any early season rustiness with a fluent 40 in a fast start.

A middle order wobble had them at 74-5 with six overs left but they recovered to reach 135-5 at the close, thanks to an impressive 44 from 29 balls from Amit Singh, which included three sixes.

A disciplined opening from bowlers Rory Gethin-Golder and Ian Golder saw the hosts fall behind the required rate, and never recover.

Conor Hayward (37) provided some resistance until he was smartly caught by Gethin-Golder off the bowling of Preet Singh.

And tidy spells from Deepak Hasiza and Amit Singh, allied to some good fielding, ensured H&C ran out comfortable victors.


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