Fourth defeat in a row for fourths

PUBLISHED: 11:15 29 May 2008 | UPDATED: 22:19 26 October 2009

POTTERS Bar s 4th XI slumped to their fourth consecutive Saracens Herts League Division Nine defeat on Saturday. Opponents Ickleford ran out as comfortable four-wicket winners in the encounter last weekend. Bar did start positively with an excellent openi

POTTERS Bar's 4th XI slumped to their fourth consecutive Saracens Herts League Division Nine defeat on Saturday.

Opponents Ickleford ran out as comfortable four-wicket winners in the encounter last weekend.

Bar did start positively with an excellent opening stand from Isaac Moore and Colin Titmus (53), who gave Bar an excellent platform after putting on 80 for the first wicket.

John Errol (55) and Spencer Randon then put on a good partnership to get their side within sight of a defendable target.

In search of quick runs, Bar lost further wickets and left with what they though was a defendable 205 tally.

Ickleford had set the standard with excellent, accurate probing bowling yielding only one extra, but as they failed to take several catches in the field, Bar fancied their chances.

Ickleford's chase was always on track. Bar again offering up four-balls regularly and thus failed to pressurise the batting.

Nick Daskalakis was the pick of the bowlers with 2-53 and at 94-4 Bar thought they had a sniff of victory.

Schumann and Croker came to the wicket and put on 100 together for the sixth wicket, amassing 42 and 49 not out respectively, as Ickleford easily reached their target.

There are signs of improvement in the Bar team though.

Excellent fielding included a wonder catch by Moore behind the stumps.

Enthusiasm in the field with the top order firing and batting in pairs were Bar's plus points.

Bowling remains Bar's weakness as loose deliveries and extras let down an otherwise positive display.


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