Hertford III v St Albans Cricket Club 3XI on Sat 19 May 2012 at 1 pm
Match was Drawn

Match report St.Albans IIIs season finally got underway at Hertford, with a tight and well-earned draw.
Batting first, Saints witnessed an opening over that saw the ball sprayed all over the shop - this looked very much like the start of a new season. After a second over indiscretion from Nisar, Shah (54) and Crisp (50) stroked the ball well, moving the score to 84/1 after 16 overs. Thereafter a combination of wiley bowling, injudicious shot selection and some umpiring decisions that on another day may have gone the other way, saw the IIIs collapse. A patient 28no from James, with valuable last wicket support from Bottoms, lead to a 49.2 over total of 50.
Little, Bottoms, and a run out, left Hertford at 22/3. From there the home team rebuilt, a series of partnerships accumulating runs - but Saints were never out of it on a slow, but improving wicket. Ypey's guile continually threatened against a lineup looking to attack him. With Christie keeping the runs in check at the other end, and a stellar all round effort in the field, Saints kept persisted.
With eight runs to get, and two overs remaining, Ypey bowled a wicket maiden to conclude a superb spell. Now the equation was more interesting - and with the 9th wicket falling second ball of the final over, the odds swung back to the visitors. That last wicket remained elusive, but Saints finished positive.
Encouraging early season signs for the thirds then - newcomers, youth, and good fielding all contributing to a good day of cricket.

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 6w 2b 6lb 
for 10 wickets
Toby Crisp Caught  50 1
Nauman Nisar Caught  0
Abbas Shah Bowled  54 1
David Christie Caught  6
James Rosson Lbw  5 1 1 1
Nick James Not Out  28 1
Jon Little Caught  0 2
David Ashton Caught  1
Andrew Walker Lbw  0
Jack Ypey Caught  1
Edward Bottoms Caught  5

Hertford III Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Hertford III Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
4nb 4b 1lb 
for 9 wickets
159 (50.0 overs)
Riddle b Bottoms 8
Abeywickrema run out James/Rosson 0
Patel ct Rosson b Little 9
Benford b Ypey 33
Carter st Rosson b Ypey 36
Watson ct Little b Ypey 30
Carter ct Crisp b Christie 15
Roberts ct Shah b Ypey 14
Roberts ct Little b Christie 5
Codd Not Out  1
Dawson Not Out  1

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jon Little10.0225125.002.50
Edward Bottoms7.0120120.002.86
Andrew Walker9.022500.002.78
Jack Ypey15.0452413.003.47
David Christie9.0022211.002.44

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