Wells just misses a Great half century

PUBLISHED: 19:02 20 May 2008 | UPDATED: 09:44 27 October 2009

Datchworth Sunday XI 174-8 Great Gaddesden 175-6 BATSMAN John Wells top scored with 48 runs for Datchworth s Sunday XI as they lost by four wickets at Great Gaddesden. The visitors went into bat first with Wells hitting 48 as his team posted a challengin

Datchworth Sunday XI 174-8 Great Gaddesden 175-6

BATSMAN John Wells top scored with 48 runs for Datchworth's Sunday XI as they lost by four wickets at Great Gaddesden.

The visitors went into bat first with Wells hitting 48 as his team posted a challenging target of 174 from their 40 overs.

Wells received good support from his captain Tom Bennett as the two enjoyed a successful opening stand of 55.

Other notable scorers were Sam Brunton, who smashed 29, and Jon Lancaster, who chipped in with 20 more runs to add to their tally.

With a target set of 174, the hosts took to the crease.

Great Gaddesden started strongly and kept the momentum going.

That was until the introduction of Datchworth bowler Steve Nash (2-15), who restricted them in the middle overs.

Will Nash then took two quick wickets for the away side, but once the pace was back on the ball, Crawley (32) bullied the bowlers and set up a tight finish.

Despite the efforts of Datchworth, Gaddesden finished comfortably and made the winning total of 175-6 with nine balls to spare.

Datchworth expect to field three strong sides this coming Saturday.

Some of their players return from university for the weekend and will play in Monday's annual Bank Holiday Tournament.

Teams from Bengeo, Stevenage and Letchworth will join the villagers on Datchworth Green.


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