Shenley Village have continued their title push with an eight-wicket win over St Albans

Shenley Village march on with St Albans victory

Shenley Village march on with St Albans victory

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Shenley Village extended their lead at the top of the Saracens Herts League Division One, beating St Albans by eight wickets on Saturday.

Charlie Thurston hit 109 to help the Village build a 42-point buffer between themselves and second-placed Botany Bay.

Visitors St Albans won the toss and opted to bat first. After a slow start, the away side started to come into their own, with M Hussain scoring 115 at number four.

Support for Hussain came from Sandipan Chanda (20) and Phil Caley (19), with St Albans posting a total of 254 from 52 overs.

New Zealand-born Tom Bruce enjoyed some success with the ball, taking five wickets for 64 runs and recording three maidens from his 13-over spell.

In reply, Lloyd Willingham was removed on 27 but opening partner Thurston (108) more than made up for his fellow opener’s modest total, hitting 14 fours and four sixes before being caught.

Nissen then contributed a knock of 71 not out, which included six fours and four sixes, before Bruce chipped an unbeaten 48.

That was enough to see the home side to victory, finishing on 258 for two from 39.4 overs.

Radlett remain top of the Saracens Herts League Premier Division, despite suffering a 61-run loss at home to North Mymms.

Put into bat, North Mymms made the most of their opportunity to set the tone and were eventually removed for 225.

An unbeaten knock of 122 from Nesan Jeyaratnam provided the visitors with a solid foundation but Rhys Carter (40) and Andy Lewis (31) aside, no-one else was able to put down a marked for the away side as Ben Lederman (four for 43) took charge.

Radlett faltered in reply, with only three batsmen, Shane Burger (75), Kabir Toor (27) and Chad Barrett (15), making double figures en-route to 164 all out.

Prithviraj Sarvaiya took four for 11 to condemn Radlett to defeat.

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