Hemel Hempstead Town v Leverstock Green Cricket Club T20 XI on Fri 25 Jun 2021 at 6.00pm
Leverstock Green Cricket Club Won by 5 wickets

Match report Sixteen-year-old Cole Seggery displayed his precocious batting talents with a match-winning 49 as Leverstock Green chased down Hemel Town's 99 with 15 balls to spare to reach the 2021 Heath Park Cup Final.

Kyle Claxton - with whom wicketkeeper-bat Seggery put on 64 for the fifth wicket - also played a leading hand in Levy's victory with a wonderfully-paced 41 not out, including a game-ending maximum over mid-wicket to seal a triumph which had hung firmly in the balance early in Green's reply.

On a slow pitch, Hemel's batsmen struggled to cut loose as much due to conditions as the reasonably accurate LGCC bowling attack.

The pick of Levy's bowlers Adam Thomas castled opener Brett Penny for 28, just as he seemed set to accelerate, while Aaron Wilson was run out late on for a useful 26.

Despite the conditions, Hemel's 99-7 looked a fraction below par - albeit chasing T20 runs is never an easy art to perfect, especially away from home in front of a bumper crowd at Hemel's Heath Park ground.

Yet although early wickets fell around him, Seggery kept his composure throughout; his shot selection and ability to punish the bad ball particularly impressive during what has to rank as one of his most impressive senior innings for The Green.

At 28-4 after eight overs, the opener was delighted to find in Claxton a partner prepared to nudge the ball into spaces for singles and twos while still capable of sending anything loose to the fence.

The pair gradually whittled a climbing run rate back down and took the game away from the hosts to leave just nine runs for victory when Seggery was cruelly denied a half-century by holing out at cow corner from a full toss.

LGCC now await the winners of Langleybury v Abbots Langley to see who they'll face in the Heath Park Cup Final at Hemel Town CC on Friday July 9.


Hemel Hempstead Town Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 10w 3lb 
for 7 wickets
99 (20.0 overs)
B Penny b  Thomas 28
A Rashid ct  Iqbal b Tomlinson 5
J Doodson lbw  b Thomas 18
A Wilson run out  (Mahanama) 26
P Costard ct  Claxton b Henry 6
R Wilson ct  Goode b Henry 0
C Hoskins b  Attanayake 1
B May Not Out  1
S Hayden  
D Keene  
R Fraser  

Leverstock Green Cricket Club T20 XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sol Tomlinson5.0026126.005.20
Buddhi Attanayake5.0021121.004.20
Troy Henry5.0023211.504.60
Adam Thomas5.0026213.005.20

Leverstock Green Cricket Club T20 XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1w 1b 1lb 
for 5 wickets
Cole Seggery ct  Keene b Hayden 49
Sol Tomlinson lbw  b May 5
Nahim Iqbal lbw  b Hoskins 2 1
Charlie Mahanama b  Hoskins 0 1
Ben Goode ct  Hayden b May 1 1
Kyle Claxton Not Out  41 1
Dayle Littlejohn Not Out  0
Jamie Wallis  
Buddhi Attanayake  
Troy Henry  
Adam Thomas  

Hemel Hempstead Town Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
B May5.011427.002.80
C Hoskins5.0020210.004.00
J Doodson4.002700.006.75
B Penny2.001700.008.50
R Fraser1.001100.0011.00
S Hayden0.4010110.0015.00

  • Umpire :
    A Felton
  • Scorer :
    R Walker