Knebworth Park take the win over Chorleywood with Josh Roseberry the star

Josh Roseberry batting for Knebworth Park

Josh Roseberry was the star for Knebworth Park in their win over Chorleywood. - Credit: DANNY LOO

Opener Josh Roseberry led Knebworth Park to thrilling victory away to Chorleywood to kick-start their Herts Cricket League Division Two A campaign.

He hit an unbeaten 65 as Park crept over the line with three balls to spare.

They were chasing 120, a reduced target from the 165-9 scored by the hosts, brought about because of a break for rain.

Niels Hart and Gareth Jones (2-30) set the tone early on with controlled bowling and Archie Stephens and Guy Warman (2-27) kept that going before Alex Richmond finished things off with 4-39.

Knebworth's reply suffered the initial loss of Kobie Richmond but Roseberry, along with Charlie Randall and Sergeant, knuckled down and grafted hard for the runs.

It got them to 85-2 with 10 overs left but a flurry of further wickets in the scramble for the winning runs dropped them to 107-6.

Roseberry managed to hit 10 runs in one over but in a tense climax it took almost six overs to snatch the last 12 runs, a four from the star leaving them with the win on 122-7.

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