Leverstock Green Cricket Club T20 XI v Abbots Langley on Tue 21 Jun 2022 at 6.00pm
Leverstock Green Cricket Club Won by 73 runs

Match report LGCC seamer Buddhi Attanayake took four wickets in as many balls to see off Abbots Langley in an unprecedented and extraordinary finish to this Heath Park Cup T20 semi-final clash, which saw him finish with miraculous figures of 6-17 from 3.4 overs.

And further, unbelievably, these four came on the back of a wicket for Troy Henry from the last ball of the previous over, to make five team dismissals in as many deliveries!

The big home crowd on a perfect summer's evening at The Green roared their approval for the Sri Lankan, who proudly waved the match ball in their direction as he left the field.

Already well behind the run-rate at 81-6 with five overs remaining, chasing Levy Green's 154-9, the stumps of Abbots' remaining batsmen were all broken in four remarkable match-clinching deliveries from Attanayake, one of Green's regular Saturday opening bowlers.

Troy Henry took two of the other visitor's dismissals, while Adam Thomas's mixture of cutters and seamers went for just 13 runs from four overs as it took Abbots until the ninth over to hit their first boundary with an asking rate of nearly eight-an-over from the off.

Earlier, on a dry and dusty used deck, LGCC recovered from the loss of their opening pair with Nahim Iqbal (37), Ridaah Friezlar (33) and Ben Goode (30) all batting sensibly.

Skipper Dayle Littlejohn - who had elected to bat first - helped the Levy target up to 155 with a breezy 18 near the end of the innings.

Only Aydan Connolly and George Agius posted scores of over 20 for Abbots as their run chase never really got close to the asking rate due to tight bowling from the hosts, who will face either Hemel Town or Berkhamsted in the Friday July 8 final.


Leverstock Green Cricket Club T20 XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 9 wickets
Sol Tomlinson ct Borkhatria b Connolly 5
Charlie Mahanama ct Connolly b Borkhatria 1 1
Ridaah Friezlar b Gurney 33
Nahim Iqbal ct Carson b Graves 37
Ben Goode b Graves 30 2
Troy Henry b Borkhatria 9
Dayle Littlejohn ct Agius b Graves 18
Buddhi Attanayake ct Connolly b Graves 6
Rich Walker ct Bishop b Borkhatria 0 1
Abbas Ali Not Out  1
Adam Thomas Not Out  6

Abbots Langley Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A Connolly5.0040140.008.00
N Borkhatria5.002939.675.80
N Gurney5.0045145.009.00
W Graves5.0040410.008.00

Abbots Langley Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
4w 2b 4lb 
for 10 wickets
81 (15.4 overs)
N Gurney ct Goode b Thomas 6
J Bishop b Tomlinson 10
S Patel b Henry 9
A Connolly ct Goode b Attanayake 21
G Agius ct Mahanama b Attanayake 21
M Patel b Attanayake 2
W Graves st Walker b Henry 2
T Carson b Attanayake 0
N Borkhatria Not Out  0
J Dunstone b Attanayake 0
M Longworth b Attanayake 0

Leverstock Green Cricket Club T20 XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sol Tomlinson3.0016116.005.33
Adam Thomas4.0013113.003.25
Troy Henry5.0029214.505.80
Buddhi Attanayake3.401762.834.64

  • Umpire :
    Dave Tyson
  • Scorer :
    Ann Tyson