Radlett were held to a draw by Harpenden as they failed to bowl out their stubborn opponents in their clash on Saturday.

Having batted first Radlett posted a score of 230 before being bowled out in the 60th over and would have fancied their chances.

They looked to be in a spot of difficulty, though, when their top five were dismissed for a collective total of 39 to leave Harpenden in a position of dominance.

Their hopes were boosted by fine knock from Azhar Niyazahmad who top scored with a total of 66 before having his stumps rearranged and being sent back to the pavilion.

His effort provided the linchpin of a mid-order rallying cry which allowed Radlett to post a total which they would be capable of protecting in the field.

Charlie Nicholls added a useful 34, while Fakir Dungaria scored 42 as the only other batsmen who really managed to struggle the scorers.

With the competition structure now changed to the timed format, Radlett went out with the ball knowing they had to claim all 10 Harpenden wickets if they were to record a first win in all competitions since May.

Adil Zareef did more than most to give them a chance of doing just that as he picked up figures of 4-25 to finish the day as Radlett's most productive bowler.

There were wickets for all but two of the Radlett bowlers as Dungaria (1-12), Abdul Mulla (1-19), Archit Goenka (1-25) and Kabir Toor (1-83).

While Radlett had been able to restrict their opponents, they couldn't account for the final two Harpenden wickets and ultimately saw the visitors close their innings on 201-8 Radlett's poor run of form has seen them slip to sixth in the Saracens Cricket League Premier Division table after eight games this season.

They will look to return to form against Hertford tomorrow in a clash which sees them play the team below them in the table.

Defeat would, therefore, see Radlett fall to seventh.