Matt shows early season promise for Park

PUBLISHED: 11:59 07 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:07 26 October 2009

Saracens Herts League Division Five Knebworth Park 3rds 128-10 Old Albanian 2nds 115-10 A GOOD all-round team performance saw Knebworth s 3rd XI to victory over Old Albanians on the opening day of the season in Herts Division Five. Having won the toss a

Saracens Herts League Division Five

Knebworth Park 3rds 128-10 Old Albanian 2nds 115-10

A GOOD all-round team performance saw Knebworth's 3rd XI to victory over Old Albanians on the opening day of the season in Herts Division Five.

Having won the toss and elected to bat on a typical early-season wicket, the Park lost the wicket of Josh Roseberry almost immediately.

From that setback the top order consolidated, with several players contributing to useful partnerships as the scoreboard ticked over.

Promising knocks from Alex Richmond (30) and Matt Hutchinson (22) helped the team to a total of 128 all out in the last over of the innings.

The home side were on the back foot right from the start in reply.

Two young bowlers, Charlie Randall (4-23) and Matt Hutchinson (3-27), showed intelligence and control by consistently bowling in the right areas at good pace.

Albanians' top order collapsed to 8-3 and then 69-9.

The final pair showed real determination to edge their side closer to the target, but their resistance ended in the final over on 115.


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