Entertaining century is a Snell of a way for Mymms to remain on top of the table
PUBLISHED: 12:00 28 June 2018
Steve Snell's wonderful swash-buckling century ensured North Mymms stayed top of the Saracens Herts Cricket League Premier Division with a four-wicket win at West Herts.
The number four arrived with the leaders wobbling at 34-2, and he could only watch as another two wickets fell without a run being added.
But with Richard Soulsby providing the perfect foil, Snell bludgeoned 112 from 103 balls, a knock that included 11 fours and two sixes, to help Mymms get home in the 51st over.
Mymms had won the toss at West Herts’ Park Avenue ground and chosen to field first.
And on a red-hot day their main batsmen made hay.
It was a partnership of 115 for the fourth-wicket that was the backbone to the innings.
Coming together with the score at 96-3 Jaahid Ali and William Jones caused the Mymms bowlers plenty of frustrations.
Ali was the first to go, just one shy of his century, trapped leg before by Rhys Wynne.
Wynne managed four wickets in total, finishing on 4-58, and added Jones to his list shortly after for 52.
But a score of 233-7 at the end of 60 overs was still a challenging target set by West Herts.
It looked to be going well for the hosts when Jones took the wickets of Hamza Qayyum, Nesan Jeyaratnam and Mohibullah Oryakhel almost one after the other.
But Snell and Soulsby had other ideas and while the former was cutting loose at one end, Soulsby patiently got himself to 47, a total accrued from 80 deliveries and containing just three boundaries.
There was still work to do when the pair departed but Imran Qayyum and Wynne got Mymms across the line.
They remain five points clear of Totteridge Millhillians with the pair beginning to stretch clear of the rest.
Mymms will look to continue their fine run of form when they host basement side Letchworth Garden City on Saturday while Totteridge are also at home to Mymms’s rivals Potters Bar.
The seconds lost by one wicket at home to Hoddesdon in Division Four A
They managed 161-8 in their 50 overs but Hoddesdon reached that with just over five overs to go.