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Palmer paves way in tight win at Stortford

Bishop's Stortford 195-7 dec (Chak 3-23) Jesters 198-8 (Palmer 62, Smith 43, Hudson 42) Won by 2 wkts After our thrilling win at Bishop's Stortford in 2015, there were high hopes of another classic following fixture cancellations in 2016 and 2017. Our middle order duly obliged, turning a serene chase into a knee-knocking scramble for victory in the penultimate over. Chasing 196, 132-2 became 168-6 became 187-8 but stand-in skipper Adnan Mohammed, DJ Chak (who had earlier bagged three wickets) and John Murphy - with a trademark lusty lofted blow - rescued the situation after excellent knocks by Mike Palmer (62), Robbie Hudson (42) and Alex Smith (43) had laid a sturdy foundation. Robbie Hudso

Two wins and a draw on Dorset tour

The Jesters recorded an unbeaten Dorset tour for the second year in succession. We posted 248-9 declared batting first against Hampshire Hogs. Henry Woolf top scored with 67 and Liam Knight scored 59 coming in at number nine before the Hogs were bowled out for 173. It was deja vu the next day at Bryanston as we piled on the runs again, this time declaring at 241-3. Josh Montgomerie became the second Jesters centurion of the summer with a fine 101*. Saj Zaib, who had put us to the sword as a Bedouin the previous week, continued his good form with an unbeaten 66. Despite some middle order resistance, the Butterflies' fell well short, all out for 167. There were three wickets for Liam Knigh

Football stops play - Maidenhead & Bray off

Unfortunately we have had to cancel this year's game at Maidenhead & Bray on Sunday 15th May. Neither club has been able to raise a side, with England's progress in the World Cup the likely culprit as the match would have clashed with the final.

Zaib & Hayes inspire Bedu to thumping win

Jesters 129 all out (Mohammed 36, Hayes 5-38) The Bedouin 133-1 (Zaib 87*, Phelan 38) Lost by 9 wickets We slipped to an ignominious defeat - only the second of the season - at Ascott Park against fellow wanderers The Bedu. Despite a solid start by openers Adnan Mohammed and Ollie Doward, ten wickets fell for 83 runs. We were undone, not for the first time, by injudicious shot selection in the face of the nagging accuracy of Dan Hayes who bowled 17 unbroken overs for his five-for. Regular Jesters tourists Saj Zaib and Joe Phelan knocked off the runs without fuss as we toiled in the heat. Skipper Louis Harris will provide an explanation in due course... Men of the match - Simon Rawson, Adnan

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