Leverstock Green Cricket Club Under 11 VIII v Hemel Hempstead Town on Thu 25 May 2017 at 6.00pm
Leverstock Green Cricket Club Won by 89 runs

Match report A GREAT team spirit and a willingness to listen, learn and improve have been rewarded for LGCC Under-11s with a first win of summer 2017 - and it was a convincing one over local rivals Hemel Hempstead Town when it arrived at a sun-soaked Bedmond Road.

Put into the field, Levy wasted no time in applying pressure to the Hemel score with opening bowlers Salman Saleem and Harry Walker each picking up a wicket in their first over.

Salman returned for a third over at the inning's end to finish with stand-out figures of 2-3. Captain George Sharman led a bowling performance of great control from the others in the team with a two-wicket return of his own.

Gez Yates conceded just three runs in collecting a dismissal while Jed Driver's two overs were his best of the summer for a 1-6 return.

Jack Dodd continues to find good rhythm with every spell of bowling, while George Hawes will be delighted with both a wicket and a catch at square-leg from Jed's bowling.

Eight wickets were taken to restrict the visitors to a net 209-8 from their 16 overs - and any fears of Green throwing a great chance of victory away were allayed with some sensible batting throughout.

A scintillating performance of 30 not out from Ben Humphreys, who'd earlier effected a sharp stumping, capped a fine team performance as skipper Sharman - who hit 10 runs of his own - led this spirited group of Under-11 players to a fully-deserved first win of 2017.

The challenge now is to back this up with a win in the next match at Watford Town.

Well played everyone. RW.

Hemel Hempstead Town Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
4nb 15w 1b  
for 8 wickets
209 (16.0 overs)
Adam b  Saleem 7
Finlay b  Walker 3
Hriday Not Out  7
Matthew b  Hawes 2
Shrest st  Humphreys b Yates 0
Senura b  Sharman 1
Rahman ct  Hawes b Driver 3
Jacob b  Saleem 1

Leverstock Green Cricket Club Under 11 VIII Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Salman Saleem3.02321.501.00
Harry Walker2.0011111.005.50
Jack Dodd2.001000.005.00
George Hawes2.00919.004.50
Geraint Yates2.00313.001.50
George Sharman3.00623.002.00
Jed Driver2.01616.003.00

Leverstock Green Cricket Club Under 11 VIII Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
20nb 28w 2b 1lb 
for 3 wickets

(16.0 overs)
George Sharman Not Out  10
Geraint Yates b  Matthew 2
Salman Saleem b  Jacob 9
Jed Driver Not Out  0
Harry Walker Not Out  0
Jack Dodd b  Senura 6
Ben Humphreys Not Out  30 1
George Hawes Not Out  1 1

Hemel Hempstead Town Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

  • Umpire :
    Sol Tomlinson
  • Scorer :
    James Downes / Josh Price