Washington lost out in a seesaw battle in Hertfordshire on Sunday at Codicote. It was ‘advantage Wash’ at various points in the game, but ultimately they came up 12 runs short in this 35 over contest.
Wash seized the early imitative as superb bowling from Stuart Marsh 3-37 reduced the Cod to 2-2; later, during an excellent spell from the rejuvenated Peter Kloss (4-28), supported by some outstanding catching, Wash had their opponents at 6-89.
Codicote’s eventual total of 171 looked well within Washington’s grasp, especially when, with Matt Cheviott (44 not out) dropping anchor at one end, Vinay Gupta (21) and Nisar Sheikh (32) were savaging the attack. However both perished and, despite a flamboyant knock from skipper Richard Creed (17), the innings ran out of steam.