Park's Randall at it again with amazing eight-wicket haul against Watford Town
PUBLISHED: 08:46 20 July 2017 | UPDATED: 08:46 20 July 2017
Danny Loo Photography 2017
Taking seven wickets a few weeks ago was an impressive feat but Knebworth Park's Charlie Randall went one better against Watford Town with eight.
The left-arm fast bowler finished on 8-29 from his 14 overs as Park moved up to second in SHCL Division Two A with a four-wicket win.
Six of Randall’s victims fell lbw with the other two going down to cacthes from Josh Roseberry and Guy Warman.
Skipper Warman claimed the other two wickets as Knebworth bowled the hosts out for just 73.
The reply started in positive fashion with the slightly revamped batting order looking to knock off the seemingly lacklustre total without fuss.
Rana Arslan and Roseberry took the team to 24-0 before the Park’s regular batting wobble struck again.
Park were soon on 50-5 but Randall proved he could bat as well as bowl and along with Jack Orchard, the pair saw Knebworth home.
A brilliant solo effort of 111 not out by opening bat Haydon Bartlett-Tasker was not enough to prevent the 2nds from losing by 93 runs to Hertford 2nds.
He carried his bat with a masterly innings scoring almost all of Park’s runs.
They got to a total of only 141 all out, short of Hertford’s testing 234-6.
A much improved performance with the bat earned the 3rds a credible draw against Weston.
The wickets were shared about, with Ben Childs and Ollie O’Brien getting two each, as Weston got to 232-7 after 53 overs.
Danny Digweed and Dylan Van Der Westhuizen got the Park response off to a good start as they reached 50 before Digweed was dismissed for 33.
And when his opening partner finally went for 75 it ended all hopes of victory.
The fourth team narrowly failed to clinch a second league win as they went down by just one wicket away to Boxmoor 2nds.
Skipper Robert Crowe’s 6-43 including a hat-trick had put the Park in as strong position, but none of the other bowlers could threaten sufficiently and the tail was able to wag strongly and squeeze home.
Knebworth hosts its annual fixture between a club XI and a Hugh Bateson Invitation XI for the Frank Manning Memorial Trophy on Friday.
The game begins at 11.30am and all spectators are welcome.