Greenwood Park too Strong for Potten End by a (Social) Distance

Whilst they fall a little short with the bat on Sunday vs Chalfont St Peters.

Greenwood Park started their shortened league campaign off with an 8 wicket win against Potten End this Saturday.

After losing the toss, Potten End elected to bat first and Greenwood Park started off really well with the ball. They kept it tight early, making it difficult for Potten End’s openers to score and after good consistent pressure Greenwood found the breakthough and took a few quick wickets.

Greenwood Park continued to bowl well which was backed up by some great fielding and they managed to reduce Potten End to 112-9. However some wayward bowling as well as some great ball striking from Potten End’s number 10 and 11 helped to lift Potten End’s total to 181.

After losing Gray early on in their response, Greenwood looked to gain back control. Naveed (85*) was in great touch from the start and he consistently found the the middle of the bat and then continued to find the boundary; he was however lucky to survive after hitting an easy chance to mid-on early on and then to survive couple more difficult chances later in his innings.

Naveed was supported well by Capitan Kent (70), a great partnership which was worth 168 before Chris was caught with 13 runs needed to win, trying to clear the boundary as he had done with a lovely shot a few overs before.

Naveed then proceeded to punish a couple of no balls and a loose delivery which mean he hit 15 runs of 1 legal delivery to finish the game in the following over, taking Greenwood to a 8 wicket win with 11 overs to spare.

A great win and good confidence to be taken for next week when Greenwood Park host Cheshunt Rosedale II’s.

On Sunday Greenwood Park unfortunately lost to Chalfont St Peters in a friendly game arranged on the back of the Chess Valley League fixture being cancelled for 2020.

Greenwood Park won the toss and decided to bat first, however they struggled with the bat on what was a spicy wicket – Only posting a modest total of 132.

They then put in a good effort in with the ball to make it a close contest, however Chalfont managed to chase the total down with some intelligent batting and with 3 wickets remaining.

Played in good spirts and it was great to see some new faces as well as some old ones that we hadn’t seen for over 5 years.

Next Sunday we host Mayfield CC in another friendly match.

A socially distanced beer after the win on Saturday

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