Super display from Jeyaratnam as North Mymms triumph
PUBLISHED: 09:46 21 May 2013 | UPDATED: 09:46 21 May 2013
NESAN Jeyaratnam took three wickets and hit an unbeaten century as North Mymms secured their first win in the HCPL Division One.
On what looked like a good batting wicket, North Mymms won the toss for a second consecutive week and asked the visitors, Banbury, to bat.
After a steady but fruitless opening spell by the seamers, captain Andy Lewis introduced his spinners and they quickly made life generally difficult for the batting side.
A run out got Mymms going, followed by a fine caught and bowled by Jeyaratnam and then a catch at cover also of the same bowler, this saw Banbury on 133-3.
Lewis kept going with the spin options and between the three of them they chipped away at the Banbury batters, ending up bowling 28 overs of spin and collecting six wickets.
Jeyaratnam finished 3-19 from 10 overs. It was a good performance by all in the field had reduced a strong Banbury team to 214-9 from 50 overs.
A poor start for Mymms with the bat saw them reduced to 18-2, a mini revival by Lewis and Jeyaratnam took the score to 61-3 before Lewis fell for 31. The reminder of the run chase was all about the Herts skipper Jeyaratnam.
He played some wonderful shots and paced his innings superbly, gaining good support from all players and running hard between the wickets.
He took the game into the last over needing seven to win.
Having just completed a fine 100 in the over before, the star man walked down the wicket first ball and hit it sweetly up and over long off for a maximum and to all but secure the first victory for Mymms in the Premier league.
Two balls later the game was over as he and Andy Parker ran through for two off a miss field and Mymms took the 25 points.
It was clearly a Man of the Match performance from Jeyaratnam.
Mymms travel to Henley on Saturday.
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