Adil Zareef produced a virtuoso performance with both bat and ball to lead Radlett to a much needed six-wicket victory over Hertford on Saturday.

Radlett came into the game without a win in five games in all competitions and in no way had things all their own way as Hertford batted first.

They would go on to make 274 before being dismissed, leaving Radlett with a testing chase on their hands if they were to come away with the spoils.

That total could well have been far greater, but for the individual brilliance of Zareef who bowled 19 overs and finished the game with figures of 8-78.

His wickets came at an average of 9.75 and did most of the damage on a day when few others enjoyed success with the ball.

Abdul Mulla was the only other Radlett man to get in on the act as he collected 2-78 to help wrap up the Hertford innings.

With a big chase on their hands, Radlett needed to start well and they were given the ideal platform to kick on by openers Fraser Crawford and Tom Jenkins.

Crawford top scored with 62 before being trapped LBW, while Jenkins provided ample support to his partner with 39.

Their departures could easily have seen momentum swing back in favour of Hertford, but there was a calmness about the Radlett batsmen which prevented that happening.

Kabir Toor and Will Wright continued to take the fight to the Hertford bowlers and scored 31 and 47 ahead of Zareef once again taking centre-stage.

He finished the Radlett innings unbeaten on 61 and was well supported in the middle by the also unbeaten Azhar Niyazahmad who notched 17.

The pair got Radlett over the line in the 54th over for a win which leaves them fourth in the Hertfordshire Cricket League Premier Division table.

They will look to build on the positive result when they take on a Letchworth Garden City outfit sitting rock bottom of the table after winning just once all season.