Destructive Tewin on top of the world after dominating win at home to Northwood
PUBLISHED: 07:00 05 June 2018 | UPDATED: 08:15 05 June 2018
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Tewin Cricket Club hit the top of Saracens Herts Cricket League Division Six A after a thumping 10-wicket success at home to Northwood 2nds.
Having lost the toss Tewin were put into the field at Upper Green.
But some tight early bowling from Dan Smith (1-12) and Paul Shankster really built up the pressure on Northwood.
Shankster picked up three early wickets, eventually finishing with 3-15 whilst Will Pickworth, who also went for just 15 runs, dismissed a fourth Northwood batsman, leaving the visitors reeling on 39-4 after 18 overs.
They did produce some resistance in their middle order to hold the Tewin charge but it was only a temporary reprieve.
And having got to 63-4, they were finished off by the hosts in short order.
Tewin’s spin twins of Mo Harihar (1-24) and Luke Wilde did the damage, both bowling fantastically.
Skipper Wilde was particularly impressive as he conceded his four runs and took his three wickets from a mere six overs.
Pace bowler Smith came back into the attack to finish off the innings, with Northwood all out for 77 after 34.4 overs.
In response Matt Vacani and Rob Patterson opened and never looked in trouble as they managed to knock off the modest target in less than 13 overs.
Vacani finished with an attractive 40 not out off 33 balls and Patterson ran up an equally attractive 28 off 43 balls to give Tewin the 30 points.
They will look to continue their dominance when they go to Old Finchleians 2nds on Saturday.
The second team couldn’t continue their own good form as they went down by 39 runs to Potters Bar 4ths.
Bowling first, Potters Bar were all out for 143 with the wickets shared around.
Charlotte Wilde bagged three and Lewis Cullen and Simon Douet both came away with two each.
In response, Tewin’s Jon Taylor carried his bat, finishing on an impressive 44 not out.
Unfortunately there was little support from the rest of the team and Tewin were dismissed for 104.
It leaves them fourth in Regional Division B East with a home game against Harpenden 6ths next up on Saturday.