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Nets start this coming Sunday at Choice Willow, Redbourn, AL3 7DJ.
They are from 2-3pm but please turn up a little early so we can make full use of the hour.
Please let us know if you can make it.
Anyone and everyone is welcome. It’s a great chance to bring down new faces as well to introduce them to the club.
Ajmal Hussain produced career best figures for Greenwood Park of 8-17 as his side beat Datchworth II’s.
In a rain-affected game, Park posted 234-10 from 45 overs and then reduced their visitors to 46-8 before rain stopped play at 20.3 overs.
Hussain was exceptional with the ball, as he tore through the Datchworth line-up with an excellent display of swing and seam bowling.
The opening bowler was supported well by Vishal Pujari, who finished with figures of 0-13 from seven and was unlucky not to claim any wickets of his own.
With rain threatening, Greenwood had to race through their overs to get to the crucial 20 over mark that would constitute a game.
Although there was a nervous delay when the heavens opened, Park eventually made their target before another downpour cut the game short.
Earlier with the bat, Park set a very strong 234 on a damp, tricky wicket.
Openers Ed Gray and Jimmy Otter put on 47 for the first wicket before Arslan Khan continued his superb form with the bat.
Khan struck a brilliant 62, including nine fours, as he excelled in difficult conditions.
There were also solid contributions from Naveed Ahmed (29), Ajmal Hussain (21) and Azhar Rashid (21) as Greenwood set an imposing total at the halfway mark.
Park’s total would prove more than enough as they climbed to second in the league, largely thanks to a sensational display of bowling from Ajmal Hussain.
Get the date in the diary!
Our annual President’s day is less than a month away on the 7th of July.
There will be an inter-club game punctuated by a BBQ, tea, some poor sledging and inevitably some questionable banter.
Keep your eyes out for an email with more details!
Please let us know if you can make it or not, either by email or via WhatsApp.
Look forward to seeing as many of you as possible.
Up The Park!
Greenwood Park fell to a disappointing 54-run defeat away at Datchworth II’s.
The hosts got off to a flying start, finding themselves 91-0 after just 15 overs.
Park’s bowling struggled for control and, without being able to find a breakthrough, Datchworth continued to pile on the runs.
Ajmal Hussain and Shafaat Hussain returned solid figures of 0-25 from nine and 1-25 from seven respectively, as Park began to wrestle back some momentum after the initial onslaught.
But it was Azhar Rashid who produced a crucial 2-27 from nine, which gave Greenwood a decent chance at the halfway stage as Datchworth posted 231-5.
Giving chase, Park lost the in-form Ed Gray for three and S. Hussain went for the same score shortly after.
Jimmy Otter and Chris Kent rebuilt with a 50 run partnership but then the former was out caught for 30.
Kent was later dismissed for a resolute 42 and although another late order charge from Ajmal Hussain (36), including three sixes, gave Greenwood hope the chase was on, it wasn’t to be.
Park were eventually bowled out for 177 in 43.4 overs, as they were handed their third defeat of the season.