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Totteridge Millhillians were beaten at Hoddesden on Sunday in the Saracens Herts Cricket League
3:20pm Thursday 15th May 2014 in Sport
Totteridge Millhillians suffered a 31-run loss at Hoddesdon in the Saracens Hertfordshire Championship on Saturday.
The away side won the toss and elected to bowl with Shaun O’Brien and Joe Wray picking up early wickets.
Rob Walters saved Hoddesdon from a batting collapse, scoring an impressive 95 before being bowled by O’Brien.
Hoddesdon finished their innings on 194 for six and had an excellent early bowling spell, dismissing both Millhillians’ opening batsmen for a duck.
Despite some resistance from O’Brien (71), Hoddesdon bowled the away side out for 163.
Old Elizabethans Seconds went to the top of Division Nine after a convincing victory at home to Stevenage Fourths.
The home side secured their second emphatic win in a row, in spite of the adverse weather conditions.
Captain Nav Parkar’s decision to bowl paid dividends early on, as seam bowler Brad Richardson (three for 20) removed the two opening batsmen for single-figure scores.
Abdullah Raz (four for 17) then came into the attack and inflicted more damage on the Stevenage innings, reducing the away side to 47 for seven.
Despite some resilient lower-order batting, Charlie Busby (two for 13) and skipper Parkar (one for 21) impressively dealt with the Stevenage tail.
With only 80 runs required, Old Elizabethans made a shaky start and were reduced to 29 for three.
However Matt Harvey (32 not out) and Kailesh Gadhavi (18 not out) put together a partnership of 50 to ensure the home side victory and top spot.
In Division Three Old Elizabethans saw their home fixture with Bushey rained off.
The hosts had scored 11 runs from the first over before the umpires saw fit to abandon the match.
There was a similar story in Division Seven, where rain also stopped play between Mill Hill Village and Holtwhite Trinibis Seconds.
Mill Hill finished on 83 for four, before the weather ended proceedings.
North Middlesex and Finchley also saw their Middlesex County League First Division match abandoned due to adverse weather conditions.
After losing the toss, North Middlesex batted impressively in the early stages with opener Andrew Bilbernie (52) notching up a half-century before being dismissed by Francois Haasbroek.
However with the contest poised at 86 for two, the umpires deemed the conditions as unplayable.
The weather also prematurely ended the contest between Stanmore and Hornsey, with the match being abandoned before lunch.
Hornsey elected to bowl and subsequently made light work of the Stanmore opening batsmen.
Michael Philipson and Ed Warton both took wickets as Hornsey reduced the away side to 57 for three before the match was abandoned.
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