Kazmi masterclass fires North Mymms into top two
PUBLISHED: 16:41 04 August 2015 | UPDATED: 16:00 06 August 2015
Syed Kazmi led the way with the bat and the ball as he struck 59 at the crease before snagging 5-24 as Mymms notched their fifth win in six matches.
The hosts’ skipper Andy Lewis won the toss and chose to bat on what appeared to be a day for batting.
However, Mymms were soon without Hamza Qayyum who was bowled by Steve Reader for five.
Nesan Jeyaratnam was looking imperious at the other end, timing the ball with ease.
Jeyaratnam moved onto 42 before he was involved in a mix-up with Jamie Southgate and he was run out.
Mymms were 59-2, and this bought the in-form all-rounder Kazmi to the crease.
The no.4 played positively as he started to accumulate his runs while others struggled.
Caleb Stewart, Lewis and Rhys Carter all came and went while Kazmi remained defiant for a well-crafted 59 until he was dismissed by Faisal Iqbal, and Mymms were looking at posting a below par total.
Their innings was quickly wrapped up by the Hemel spinners, and the home side were left knowing they had to bowl extremely well to defend this meagre total.
The Hemel run chase started incredibly well. Brett Penny in particular was very harsh on any full pitched bowling.
However, Prith Sarvaiya was bought into the attack and struck immediately, a fantastic catch by Lewis running back to the long off boundary, It was the breakthrough Mymms were desperate for.
At 48-1, Hemel captain Hemish Illangaratne was still digging in for his side, until a misjudged quick single saw him run out by Bamford for 12 and Mymms smelled blood
That was the turning point as the wickets began to tumble. The next eight batsmen were removed for just 40 runs.
Southgate (2-28) and Sarvaiya (2-26) also bowled with flight and guile, on a pitch that offered assistance to the spinners.
Hemel were bowled out for 111, leaving Mymms to gather another precious 30 points.
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