Gallery: Langleybury draw leaves Mymms still bottom

PUBLISHED: 18:07 24 June 2008 | UPDATED: 21:37 26 October 2009

Mark Saxby bowling for North Mymms against Langleybury

Mark Saxby bowling for North Mymms against Langleybury

Home Counties Premier League Division Two (East) Langleybury 243-8 North Mymms 191-6 NORTH Mymms are still rooted to the bottom of the table after drawing with fellow strugglers Langleybury. Shahzad Malik blasted a century for the visitors to help Langl

Mymms' Andrew Cole bowling at Home Farm

Home Counties Premier League Division Two (East)

Langleybury 243-8 North Mymms 191-6

NORTH Mymms are still rooted to the bottom of the table after drawing with fellow strugglers Langleybury.

Andrew Cole bowling

Shahzad Malik blasted a century for the visitors to help Langleybury post nearly 250 from their overs on Saturday.

Mymms stalwart Mark Saxby and Indian all-rounder Harshad Rawle both struck half centuries in reply, but the hosts closed on 191-6 and collected just eight bonus points.

The Home Counties Premier League basement battle at Home Farm was delayed due to the rain.

When play did finally start, North Mymms captain Neil Black elected to field first, the split of overs being reduced to 53 for the first innings and 43 for the second.

Langleybury started positively, with the ball flying to all areas of the ground.

North Mymms dropped some early chances, which gave the visitors the upper hand.

Overseas star Malik came to the crease carrying a knee injury but a cleverly engineered century saw a mixture of hard-hitting and well-timed batting.

Malik was dropped on 31, which was considered to be the turning point in the match, and he ensured Langleybury scored 243-8 off their 53 overs.

Mymms openers Rhys Wynne and Saxby started positively in reply.

They took the home side up to 75 before Wynne had a rush of blood, running himself out.

With negative fields being set by Langleybury throughout the innings, North Mymms' chase seemed impossible, especially with the 10 over difference.

Saxby went for 58 and Rawle was 55 not out at the close as Mymms finish on 191-6.

The draw does neither side any favours and Mymms are 12 points adrift of Langleybury at the bottom.

Mymms visit fourth-placed Stevenage in the league this Saturday.

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