St Albans Cricket Club 3XI v Radlett IV on Sat 08 Sep 2012 at 12.30 pm
St Albans Cricket Club Won by 1 wicket

Match report St.Albans IIIs applied the lessons learned from previous close encounters to earn a nerve-shredding 1 wicket victory at Verulam School, to close out their season on a high.

Radlett IVs chose to bat first, and once again Saints started with nine rather than eleven. With a strong bowling lineup, options were available to skipper Furnival, and Fleming and Stamp both began with rivetting opening spells. Having joined the party late, Ash Shah then chimed in with three wickets. Some excellent catches, particularly Hancock's double take at mid wicket, kept the pressure on. From 100/7, the visitors mounted something of a comeback, lead by Fabray's 51. St.Albans appeared to have wilted under the sun, all facets of their game deteriorating before Stamp returned to wrap things up to finish with four wickets.

197 runs was the target set; perhaps more than St.Albans had chased through the season, but Radlett's rearguard action had highlighted the short boundaries and fast outfield, so Saints took some confidence into their chase. Abbas Shah played a powerful knock, and the runs flowed freely, as all the top order chipped in to keep the run rate high. Shah's fall for a well made 72 triggered a collapse of typical proportions (Pervez taking 6/56), eventually leaving last pair Fleming (33no) and Stamp with 20-odd to get. Fortunately their class proved too much for desperate Radlett.

This was a solid win for the better team. With the sun shining like July and a well executed team win, this felt like setting the scene for a late season charge towards promotion. Instead, this was the sun setting, brightly, on an underperforming, unfulfilled season for the IIIs. Roll on 2013!

Radlett IV Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
4nb 7w 6b 3lb 
for 19 wickets
196 (49.4 overs)
Ingram ct  Fleming b Stamp 12
Warne ct  Furnival b Fleming 4
Pervez ct  Ali b Shah 33
Millard b  Stamp 0
Hardy ct  Hancock b Shah 20
Bell b  Shah 15
Fabray b  Stamp 51
C.Meep ct  Stamp b Walker 1
R.Meep ct  Furnival b Hopkins 38
V.Meep Not Out  0
Rahman ct  & b Stamp 0

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Nathan Stamp11.443147.752.66
Jamie Fleming10.0235135.003.50
Ashiq Shah11.0047315.674.27
Andrew Walker11.0342142.003.82
Callum Hopkins4.0119119.004.75
David Ashton2.001400.007.00

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1w 3b 8lb 
for 9 wickets
Toby Crisp b  Pervez 15
Abbas Shah ct  b Meep 72
Toby Furnivall b  Pervez 8 2
Imran Ali ct  b Hardy 20 1
David Hancock ct  b Meep 22 1
Jamie Fleming Not Out  33 1
Ashiq Shah ct  b Pervez 0
Callum Hopkins b  Pervez 1
David Ashton ct  b Pervez 0
Andrew Walker lbw  Pervez 4
Nathan Stamp Not Out  11 1

Radlett IV Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

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