Great Scott! Pat steers Bar to derby success at Mymms

PUBLISHED: 11:38 20 May 2019

North Mymms V Potters Bar - Potters Bar celebrate.


Picture: Karyn Haddon

North Mymms V Potters Bar - Potters Bar celebrate. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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A magnificent unbeaten 91 from Pat Scott was the difference as Potters Bar battled to victory at North Mymms in a fantastic game of cricket.

North Mymms V Potters Bar - James Scott bowling for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn HaddonNorth Mymms V Potters Bar - James Scott bowling for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

His haul came off 128 balls and included nine fours as Bar got to their target with three wickets in hand.

North Mymms V Potters Bar - Potters Bar celebrate.


Picture: Karyn HaddonNorth Mymms V Potters Bar - Potters Bar celebrate. Picture: Karyn Haddon

It was their first win of the Saracens Herts Cricket league Premier Division season while Mymms are still waiting for theirs, although on the evidence of this performance it will come sooner rather than later.

North Mymms V Potters Bar - Potters Bar celebrate.


Picture: Karyn HaddonNorth Mymms V Potters Bar - Potters Bar celebrate. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Bar won the toss and opted to bowl first on a pitch that did a bit pretty much all day.

North Mymms V Potters Bar - James Scott bowling for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn HaddonNorth Mymms V Potters Bar - James Scott bowling for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Mymms went into the contest minus two of their top three batters and lost makeshift opener Dan Millard for just six.

North Mymms V Potters Bar - Dan Millard batting for North Mymms.


Picture: Karyn HaddonNorth Mymms V Potters Bar - Dan Millard batting for North Mymms. Picture: Karyn Haddon

At the other end, however, Hamza Ahmed was taking the attack to the visitors with three fours and a six and there looked little problem until he snicked a Teddy Duke ball to keeper Ashane Wijesuriya.

North Mymms V Potters Bar - Dan Millard batting for North Mymms.


Picture: Karyn HaddonNorth Mymms V Potters Bar - Dan Millard batting for North Mymms. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Duke went on to claim 3-43, his best figures in a Bar shirt, with Kent's Imran Qayyum and Andy Lewis his other victims.

North Mymms V Potters Bar - Steve Gale batting for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn HaddonNorth Mymms V Potters Bar - Steve Gale batting for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

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Jigar Mehta bowled Richard Soulsby for five and Thilan Walallawita enticed Steve Snell to come down the wicket as he went for 22.

North Mymms V Potters Bar - Steve Gale batting for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn HaddonNorth Mymms V Potters Bar - Steve Gale batting for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Walallawita had Dharmarajsinh Jhala caught at slip by Rishi Patel and then Richard Oxley was run out by Mehta.

North Mymms V Potters Bar - Dan Millard batting for North Mymms.


Picture: Karyn HaddonNorth Mymms V Potters Bar - Dan Millard batting for North Mymms. Picture: Karyn Haddon

And when Prith Sarvaiya was stumped off the bowling of Luke Chapman the hosts were dead and buried at 87-9.

North Mymms V Potters Bar - Steve Gale batting for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn HaddonNorth Mymms V Potters Bar - Steve Gale batting for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

But the final pair had other ideas and Rhys Wynne and debutant Jose Gonzalez Martinez delighted the home crowd with a 75-run partnership.

North Mymms V Potters Bar .


Picture: Karyn HaddonNorth Mymms V Potters Bar . Picture: Karyn Haddon

Wynne ended up on 30 not out while Martinez was caught and bowled by Bradley Sayers for 35, the duo part of just four men to finish with double figures.

North Mymms V Potters Bar - Jigar Mehta bowling for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn HaddonNorth Mymms V Potters Bar - Jigar Mehta bowling for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Mymms' final total of 162 was testing enough to give Potters Bar plenty of work to do and they started on fire, Scott and Steve Gale getting to 50 in just 44 balls.

North Mymms V Potters Bar - Dan Millard batting for North Mymms.


Picture: Karyn HaddonNorth Mymms V Potters Bar - Dan Millard batting for North Mymms. Picture: Karyn Haddon

Wynne backed up his batting by removing both Gale and James Scott and when Patel skied one to square leg for 26, it sparked a mini middle-order collapse, the score going from 99-2 to 119-6 in a heartbeat.

North Mymms V Potters Bar - Jason Bryceland bowling for North Mymms.


Picture: Karyn HaddonNorth Mymms V Potters Bar - Jason Bryceland bowling for North Mymms. Picture: Karyn Haddon

But Pat Scott still powered on, completing his 14th fifty in 59 Bar appearances, and looking in a bubble of concentration as he made batting look easy.

North Mymms V Potters Bar - Steve Gale batting for Potters Bar.


Picture: Karyn HaddonNorth Mymms V Potters Bar - Steve Gale batting for Potters Bar. Picture: Karyn Haddon

When Chapman became the seventh wicket Bar still needed 14 but the man of the moment, together with Sayers, saw them across the line.

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