Gerrards Cross v Harefield Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI on Sat 09 Jun 2012 at 11.30am
Harefield Cricket Club Won By 6 wickets

Match report After a run of below par results, Harefield travelled to Gerrards Cross looking for a valuable win against their biggest rivals. Harefield won the toss and due to favourable conditions decided to bowl first. The decision paid off, with Doug King and Dan Evans taking the new ball for Harefield and both making an immediate impact, with Evans bowling the Buckinghamshire opening batsman Hamza Taj with the score on 4. When King (4-36) removed Dan Hampton and then former Harefield opener James Hammerton with the score on 29, Gerrards Cross were starting to struggle. Further wickets were shared around and with the score on 97-7 a low total was on the cards. Two partnerships dug Gerrards Cross out of a hole though, with wicketkeeper Sam Westaway (52*) being the linchpin of both. Firstly, Westaway and captain Steve Rimmer (33) got them to around 150, then Westaway and Tom Hampton put on a final wicket stand of 53 to see the away side to a good total of 202. Harefield got off to a great start with Simon Macey and Richard McLeod putting 82 on the board for the first wicket. However when the next 3 wickets fell for only 12 more runs, victory was by no means assured. However Akshay Reddy and captain Olly Richards put together a magnificent unbeaten stand of 108 to win the game, with Richards (61*) hitting 3 sixes and Reddy making 41 at better than a run a ball. This victory puts Harefield in sixth position and preparing to host Wesley Morrick's Aston Rowant side next week.

Gerrards Cross Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
4nb 5lb 
for 10 wickets
202 (59.3 overs)
J Hammerton b  King 18
H Taj b  Evans 4
D Hampton ct  Morris bowled King 5
P Muchall ct  Baldwin bowled Richards 1
J Kilgannon lbw  bowled Reddy 42
M Ready ct  Evans bowled Richards 9
S Westaway Not Out  52
B Harris ct  Lench bowled King 2
S Rimmer ct  Richards bowled Morris 33
R Knudsen b  Nkala 3
T Hampton ct  macey bowled King 24

Harefield Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Doug King15.333649.002.32
Dan Evans11.0335135.003.18
Mluleki Nkala10.0048148.004.80
Ollie Richards6.001527.502.50
Dale Morris10.0240140.004.00
Akshay Reddy7.0023123.003.29

Harefield Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
3nb 2w 5b 6lb 
for 4 wickets

(48.4 overs)
Simon Macey st  Westaway bowled Harris 59 105 96 6 61.46 1
Richard McLeod ct  Westaway bowled Muchall 28 84 72 3 38.89
George Shiel ct  Westaway bowled Muchall 1 18 16 6.25
Mluleki Nkala ct  D Hampton bowled Harris 0 5 2 0
Akshay Reddy Not Out  41 72 36 4 1 113.89
Ollie Richards Not Out  61 69 73 4 3 83.56 1
Matthew Lench   1
Luc Baldwin   1
Doug King  
Dan Evans   1
Dale Morris   1

Gerrards Cross Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
P Muchall11.0127213.502.45
T Hampton8.013100.003.87
S Rimmer12.005100.004.25
D Hampton7.405700.007.43
B Harris6.001829.003.00
R Knudsen4.001100.002.75

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Paul Dean