Watford Town IV v Berkhamsted Cricket Club Development (3rd XI) on Sat 01 Sep 2018 at 12.30pm
Berkhamsted Cricket Club Won by 31 runs

Match report The last match of the season went according to plan. Dave won the toss and elected to bat on a track that looked like it had been air dropped in from Colombo. A lack of any grass meant it could only break up later but the oppo skipper said he would have bowled so was Dave missing something. Dave & Jacob got off to a safe but slow start with no pace in the wicket to attack. Dixon claimed 4 wickets in 5 overs to rip the heart out of the top order but Oli (21) and Tim (32*) laid a platform and get the total up to the 140 the skipper demanded for 5 bonus points which would cement 5th spot in the league.

The plan after tea was simple. Take pace off the ball, bowl straight and let the pitch do the work. OC clearly wasn't listening and went for 10 in the first over thanks to 2 wide full tosses which were smacked for four. However, after that the Jess and OC went for just 1 run in the next 6 overs and with pressure on the wickets started to fall. Jess (3-9) and OC (2-20) took 5-19 after that first over to put a stranglehold on the game with some solid catches from Jacob, Oli and Jake. Dipesh struggled with an injury but the spin twins Jake (3-27) and Daniel (2-27) wrapped up the innings with 4 overs to spare.

A good team effort on a difficult cricket wicket. The importance of setting a total that reflects the pitch was key throughout and Tim showed his experience by chipping away. The bowlers, as has been the case for most of the season, showed patience and accuracy to put the pressure on the opposition. Jake deserved his Player of the Year award for his 27 wickets, but OC and Jess in particular, plus Oli & Dipesh contributed in big games to end with 6 wins in the second half of the season.

Berkhamsted Cricket Club Development (3rd XI) Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 8 wickets

(40.0 overs)
David Chrispin ct  Dixon 14 1
Jacob Lewarne ct  Dixon 9 3
Oscar Dale ct  Dixon 18 1
Daniel Chrispin ct  Dixon 0
Oliver Todd b  Shinasare 21 3 1
Tim Buckley Not Out  32 3
Jess Potts ct  Elbourn 9 1
Niloy Mitra st  Patel 10 2 1
Ian Campbell ct  Elbourn 4
Dipesh Vyas Not Out  3
Jake Klosterman   1

Watford Town IV Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Watford Town IV Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
108 (36.0 overs)
Ricky b  Campbell 9
Ghaurav ct  Lewarne B Campbell 6
Dave A ct  Todd B Potts 0
Callum lbw  Potts 3
Andy ct  Klosterman B Potts 3
George Not Out  32
Dave C st  Mitra B Klosterman 28
Terry b  Klosterman 6
Pete b  Klosterman 2
Sonali ct  Lewarne B Chrispin 6
Luke ct  Lewarne B Chrispin 0

Berkhamsted Cricket Club Development (3rd XI) Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ian Campbell8.042000.002.50
Jess Potts7.02933.001.29
Dipesh Vyas3.002000.006.67
Jake Klosterman8.002739.003.38
Daniel Chrispin8.0127213.503.38
Oliver Todd2.00600.003.00