Ben Twohig's half-century could not prevent Bishop's Stortford suffering their third Saracens Hertfordshire League defeat in a row, at home to North Mymms
Ben Twohig's half-century could not prevent Bishop's Stortford suffering their third defeat in a row, at home to North Mymms on Saturday.
The hosts, who succumbed by eight wickets, now find themselves third from bottom in the Saracens Hertfordshire League, Premier Division ahead of the switch from 50-over games to timed contests for the next nine rounds.
Stortford captain Tommy Burslem chose to bat after winning the toss at Cricketfield Lane, but his side found it slow going and reached 100-3 in the 33rd over.
Twohig shared a 46-run partnership with Joe Burslem (22), but this was followed by two run outs and when the former departed for a well-made 59 Stortford were soon all out for 155.
The visitors also found things tricky with the bat as they reached 100-2 in the 31st over following an excellent bowling spell by Maz Khan (2-14).
But the home side were unable to make further breakthroughs and their opponents got to 156-2 in the 39th over.
Stortford II won by two wickets at Luton Town & Indians II to go top of Division 4A.
The new leaders elected to field after winning the toss and reduced their hosts to 44-3 as they limited them to 150-8 in 50 overs. Tim Smith and Joe Bunyan took three wickets apiece.
Good contributions from Tom Howes (32), Murray Davidson (36), Bunyan (28) and Sam Robinson (22) got Stortford close to the winning line in reply before veterans Smith and Ruan Premadasa finished the job as they reached 151-8 in the 43rd over.
Scott Hunt starred for Stortford III in their draw at home to Nazeing Common in the Tees Herts & Essex Border League, Premier Division.
He took 4-86 as the visitors declared on 238-6 following James Achillea's 112 in the division's first round of flexible-over format contests.
Hunt was then the saviour with the bat thanks to an unbeaten 54 as his side held on to draw with 154-9 with last man Sam Howlett surviving the final over.
There was a 45-run defeat for Stortford IV at Cloghams in Division Two.
The hosts posted 175-8 on a challenging wicket as Graeme Sumner and Elizabeth Clune took 3-15 and 3-18 respectively before Stortford were removed for 130.