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HERTS LEAGUE HEADLINERS - SAT JUNE 9: Two Tons & A Hat-Trick Tip It The 1s Way At Hoddesdon

10 Jun 2018

A HAT-TRICK, six wickets and 103 runs made it a never-to-be-forgotten day for LGCC match-winner Sol Tomlinson, who led a remarkably successful LGCC 1st XI run chase at Hoddesdon.

Sol had to share some of the limelight with Charlie Mahanama, who hit 107 of his own as the pair added 181 in a third-wicket stand which changed the complexion of an even contest which had earlier seen hosts Hoddy post 308 from their 60 overs.

Despite the longer-format game meaning Green would have at least 55 overs to chase the score for victory, the option of a draw would have seemed a sensible option with Levy's reply at 47-2 - including the dismissal of in-form opener Lewis Koch.

But Tomlinson and Mahanama had other ideas, dispatching the Hoddesdon bowling to all parts of the Lowfield ground as LGCC kept good pace with the required run-rate.

Yet when Mahanama fell, a further 81 runs were still needed - reduced to 48 by the time Tomlinson was caught on long-on the ball after racking up a chanceless ton.

Nick Merrett ensured the pair's batting heroics wouldn't go to waste, seeing a succession of lower-order partners come and go as he compiled 41 not out - including the winning boundary with eight balls to spare.

Earlier in the afternoon, Hoddy skipper Sam Davis made an impressive 151 not out but his lower-order colleagues weren't so lucky, with three falling in consecutive balls - the last of which a bat-pad catch for Lewis Koch - to bring up Tomlinson's hat-trick and crown an incredible day for the 1s, who moved to second place in the Championship.


LEONARD WALKER'S 5-7 from 10 overs helped decimate Northampton Exiles at The Green as the 2s continued their run of wins.

At 161-6, Green were in a tight spot in setting a target, but Ben Goode's unbeaten 67 - along with 39 from Abbas Ali - saw a 100-plus run eighth-wicket stand push the total to a final 281-7.

The Exiles were removed for 115 in reply, after Walker's devastating opening salvo.


CHRIS SAXBY is already approaching 250 runs for LGCC 3s this summer, with another 60 not out - supported by an undefeated 36 from Connor Church - seeing his side home for the loss of no wickets as they chased London Colney's target of 115.


DAVE YOUNG's 4th XI couldn't quite complete a magical #120 weekend, falling some 42 runs short of Flamstead II's 198.

Troy Henry picked up four of the host's wickets to fall, with veterans Andy Welch and Dave Cardy bagging a brace apiece.

Aryan Tomar ignited memories of last season's good form with 51 as he continues to return from injury, however the next highest score of Welch's 16 meant that Green were all out for 156.