Park’s survival hopes dealt a blow by Kings Langley

PUBLISHED: 13:42 06 August 2015 | UPDATED: 13:42 06 August 2015

Adam Sargeant bats for Knebworth

Adam Sargeant bats for Knebworth

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Knebworth Park’s mini Saracens Herts County League Division One revival was ended by third-placed Kings Langley as they lost by four wickets on Saturday.

Following back-to-back wins in their previous two fixtures, the Park were looking to keep their momentum going.

The visiting captain won the toss and sent the Park in on a relatively slow wicket.

After a solid start with the score on 18 opener Ryan Skeggs hit the ground in pain.

Unfortunately he had snapped his Achilles, ending his season.

This brought in-form Adam Sargeant to the crease, joining opener Josh Roseberry.

The pair enjoyed a solid stand of 100 to help the Park earn their first batting point of the season.

Sargeant top scored with 64 and contributions from Roseberry (50), Guy Warman (36) and Sam Gardiner (25) helped the Park to a defendable 198-6.

Although with their second highest score of the season on the board, the Park lacked consistency in the bowling innings to take the 10 wickets required to win the game.

Langley batsman Donaldson (66) and Sambrook (76) attacked the bowlers from the first ball and left them with little answers, chasing the target down in 35 overs.

Three late wickets helped the Park to a total of 14 points from the game, which could be vital in getting the Park out of their current relegation battle. Warman was the pick of the bowlers with 3-32.


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