North Mymms beat Welwyn Garden City to close on play-off spot

PUBLISHED: 12:38 20 August 2015 | UPDATED: 12:38 20 August 2015

Nesun Jeyaratnum bats for North Mymms

Nesun Jeyaratnum bats for North Mymms

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North Mymms took another big step towards cementing their play-off place after another victory, this time over derby rivals WGC.

North Mymms won the toss and started brightly with shots all around the wicket from Nesan Jeyaratnam and Hamza Qayyum.

The pair moved the score onto 44 before Qayyum was caught at backward point off the bowling of Connor Emerton.

Jamie Southgate joined Jeyaratnam at the crease and they played sensibly against a patient WGC attack.

The score was on 141 when Herts skipper Jeyaratnam advanced down the track and was expertly stumped by Simon Greenall off the bowling of Simon Bridgewater for a well made 63.

Southgate (54) was then run out when Syed Kazmi (15) called him for a dubious single.

This then led to the downfall of a number of Mymms batters as they stuttered to 200-7. The final few overs saw 18 runs scored, with the fine death bowling of Australian quick Scott Walter being hard to get away.

Chasing 219 for victory, WGC made a disastrous start and were reduced to 4-2, due to a very disciplined start from Mymms seamers Arslan Shahid (1-35) and Rhys Wynne (3-33).

Ex-England international Owais Shah made six before he was trapped LBW by Wynne with the visitors on 23-3.

However, experienced opener Jamie Hewitt was still at the crease and was looking to dominate the Mymms bowling.

Hewitt made an aggresive 27 before he chipped a full toss straight back to the bowler Southgate , and he was on his way back to the pavilion.

WGC were soon reduced to 46-6, as Mymms looked to wrap up another victory.

There was a short revival as Walter (40) turned up the heat on the hosts, ably assisted by Tim Mottershead (36).

In quick succession both players fell to the left arm spin of Syed Kazmi (3-17) and it was a matter of time before the WGC innings came to a close. 121-7 was soon 156 all out.

Mymms celebrated their seventh win from the last eight games, while WGC dropped out of the top four.

On Saturday Mymms travel to Potters Bar. WGC host Hemel Hempstead Town.


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