North Enfield’s 1st Xi suffered a 79 run loss to Eversholt’s 1st Xi. Greeted with a wet pitch North Enfield won the toss and chose to bowl first. North Enfield’s bowlers started well with Eversholt reduced to 36-3 after 15 overs. With Steve Gandy(1-22) swinging the ball around corners and Abdul Vhaid Khan(2-19) bowling a fantastic line. A good start could have been a great one after Khan found Eversholt’s J Nicholls edge. But despite confident appeals the umpire gave him not out. That decision, however could have been rendered irrelevant when 3 balls later Nicholls chipped to square leg only for the catch to be dropped. A drop that would prove costly as Nicholls batted well in tough conditions to go on and make 70. That innings set a base for Eversholt’s lower order to come in and attack and J Fuller did exactly that scoring 58 off just 29 balls. Helping Eversholt set a good total of 241.
North Enfield’s reply got off to a slow start. Losing Stuart Halley in the 3rd over with the score on 10. Tom Coughlin followed soon after and that brought Chris Gillman to the crease. In the form of his life Gillman went on to make 56. And a 75 run partnership with captain Kieran jones(36) steadied the ship and put North Enfield in a position where they could win the game. But when those two batsmen fell, the middle order batsmen struggled to adjust to conditions and North Enfield were bowled out 79 runs short in the 42nd over.
North Enfield 2nd Xi where at home against Abbotts Langley 2ndXi. The away team won the toss and decided to field. which proved good decision as the home team were one down after the first ball. Wickets kept on falling and North Enfield collapsed to 30-5. Steve Gillmore (31) and Shahid Ebrahim (29) batted well and got the score above 100. But with the tail failing to wag North Enfield where all out for 115. Abbots Langley got off to a good start putting 37 on for the first wicket. More followed and they where soon 58 for 5. The game in the balance North Enfield’s bowlers kept the home side in, bowling tight spells and they where backed up in the field with some good catching. Unfortunately despite a good bowling display it wasn’t quite enough. With Abott’s Langley getting the runs for the loss of 8 wickets.