Tough start to season continues for North Mymms

PUBLISHED: 08:24 20 May 2009 | UPDATED: 22:27 26 October 2009

Home Counties Cricket League Division Two East North Mymms 173-6 St Albans 177-7 NORTH Mymms tough start to the season continued as they fell to a three wicket-defeat to St Albans. On a blustery Saturday afternoon at Clarence Park, St Albans won the tos

Home Counties Cricket League Division Two East

North Mymms 173-6 St Albans 177-7

NORTH Mymms' tough start to the season continued as they fell to a three wicket-defeat to St Albans.

On a blustery Saturday afternoon at Clarence Park, St Albans won the toss and asked Mymms to bat.

After a steady start the visitors lost Mark Saxby when the score was 43.

For the rest of the morning session Mymms struggled to get the Saints' bowling away, especially Murty Hussain, who completed an excellent spell of 27 overs for only 55 runs.

At lunch North Mymms found themselves having faced 43 overs with only just 100 on the board.

In trying to increase the scoring post-lunch they lost two quick wickets and struggled to reach 173 off their allotted 60 overs.

Top-scores for Neil Black's side were Scott Ruskin and Rob Clements who both made 44.

In response St Albans got off to a quick start with Philip Caley striking 28 before being caught.

The hosts never ran away with the match, losing wickets at regular intervals and always offering a glimpse of victory for North Mymms.

In the 52nd over, St Albans eventually reached their target with seven wickets down.

The pick of the North Mymms bowlers were Jon Miles who delivered an excellent opening spell and Rob Clements whose left arm spin always caused trouble.

Mymms host Sawbridgeworth at Home Farm on Saturday.


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