Mistry's five-star show holds the Key

PUBLISHED: 11:22 29 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:47 26 October 2009

Saracens Herts League Division 14 Hatfield Hyde 3rds 131-10 Hatfield Crusaders 3rds 132-8 KEYUR Mistry was the star of the show in this derby game with a five-wicket haul securing Crusaders local bragging rights against Hatfield Hyde 3rds. Crusaders 3rd

Saracens Herts League Division 14

Hatfield Hyde 3rds 131-10 Hatfield Crusaders 3rds 132-8

KEYUR Mistry was the star of the show in this derby game with a five-wicket haul securing Crusaders local bragging rights against Hatfield Hyde 3rds.

Crusaders 3rd XI captain Clive Starr won the toss in the Saracens Herts League Division 14 fixture and decided to field first.

Starr and Awais Gujar opened the bowling and the skipper had E Wanniarachchi caught by James Collier for six.

Marques went next for 27 and then Gujar picked up his second wicket when he bowled Neuman for two.

Mistry replaced Starr and struck in his first over when he had Boland caught in the gully for a duck by Amit Larkhani.

Mistry then took Plummer for five, Gibson for two, Ahamedzai for 14 and completed his first five-wicket haul for Crusaders by bowling Studholme for a duck.

Harry Simaria wrapped up the innings with two more wickets, with Hyde finishing on 131.

Mistry was the pick of the bowlers after taking 5-23 from his 10 overs.

Luke Crane opened the batting for Crusaders with Mehtab Saifee, and they made 33 and nine runs respectively.

Sath Yogalingam was next to fall when he was caught at mid-on for two.

A 24-run partnership between Simon Vandyk and Amit Larkhani pushed the score up to 77-3.

Crusaders then lost five wickets for only 11 runs; the first being Vandyk for nine, then Larkhani run out for 10.

James Collier was caught for five and Crusaders then lost Simaria and Gujar, both going for ducks.

Skipper Starr was joined by Keyur Mistry and they slowly nudged the singles.

From the next 14 overs the batsmen reached the 132 target in the 36th over.

Crusaders made it two wins from two thanks to an unbroken eighth wicket stand of 44, with Starr finishing 34 not out and Mistry unbeaten on nine.


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