Cricket: High Roding 1st and 2nd teams lose out in dismal weekend for club

Mel Hussain bowling Mel Hussain bowling

Monday, May 19, 2014
2:00 PM

It was another dismal weekend for High Roding as the first team lost again, this time at home, and the second team suffered their third defeat of the season.

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Adam Holdgate is caught.Adam Holdgate is caught.

The 1st XI took on Old Chelmsfordians at The Meadow, and apart from Mark Gallop taking 3-30 Old Chelmsfordians managed to score 218-8 off their allocated 45 overs.

High Roding started well again for the third week running, and had scored 115-3 when the wickets started to tumble. Mel Hussain scored 28 and Orban Holdaget 39. Roding finished their innings on 180-9, and again were disappointed for the second week running.

Roding, now in mid-table, travel to Great Baddow on Saturday.

Meanwhile, the 2nd XI were unlucky to fail for the third week running, this time away to Little Hallingbury. On a minefield of a pitch, Roding were all out for 148. Captain Richard Pilcher scored 35 and Tom Shrager 70 were the key scorers, with Adrian Pask registering 16no.

In reply Little Hallingbury scored 151-9. Jamie Smart took 2-23, Pilcher 4-43 and Shrager 2-37, as Roding lost by one wicket.

Roding 2s entertain Ilford Catholics at The Meadow on Saturday.

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