Radlett thumped by Potters Bar

Borehamwood Times: Radlett were well beaten by Potters Bar Radlett were well beaten by Potters Bar

Radlett were well beaten as they lost by ten wickets at Potters Bar in the Herts League Premier Division on Saturday.

The hosts won the toss and put the visitors into bat. Radlett made 121 before being bowled out.

Fraser Crawford got Radlett off to a strong start but was dismissed on 32 and the visitors struggled to recover from that setback.

Joe Cooke (28) was the away side’s second-highest scorer and one of just four Radlett batsmen to reach double-figures as they suffered a middle-order collapse.

Don Manuwelge was in ruthless form with the ball, helping himself to figures of five for 25 from his 12.5 overs, including three maidens.

Potters Bar made light work of knocking off the visitors’ total, reaching 124 without loss to win in 32.3 overs.

The opening partnership of Liam Gough (41 not out) and Lenny Cooper (80 not out) did the damage, carrying the hosts to a comfortable victory.

Defeat leaves Radlett third in the table, behind Welwyn Garden City and Harpenden.

Radlett Thirds were comfortably beaten by 99 runs at home to Flitwick Seconds in Division Five.

The visitors won the toss and decided to open the batting but were bowled out for 201.

Carl Ferguson hit 78 whilst Mahmood Khan (29) and Dan Read (28) made helpful contributions.

Chandana Meepagama finished with impressive figures of five for 53.

In response, Radlett could only muster 102 before being removed.

Ian Edwards was top-scorer with an unbeaten knock of 26 and James Lewis weighed in with 23 but the hosts fell well short of the required score.

Ross Bailey (four for 42) and Matthew Pateman (three for 33) combined to dismantle the Radlett batting line-up.

Radlett sit comfortably in tenth place in Division Five after six matches.

In Division One, Shenley Village lost by 71 runs at home to Dunstable Town.

The hosts won the toss and opted to bowl first but found the Dunstable attack extremely hard going as they finished on 255 for six.

Guy Hill’s (seven) early dismissal was cause for optimism for the hosts but they never had their opponents on the rack.

A knock of 72 from Bradley Matthews was supplemented by 67 from Terry Carr and Dunstable were well on their way to a big score. K Nissen took four for 82.

Shenley opener Anooj Vadgama was removed for eight but the ship was steadied by 63 from Lloyd Willingham.

Nissen then added 58 but meagre contributions from those around him saw the hosts dismissed for 184.

Mike Alson (four for 46) and Sam Cherry (four for 67) took the wickets for the away side.

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