St Albans Cricket Club 3XI v Northwood Town II on Sat 04 Aug 2007 at 1.30pm
St Albans Cricket Club Won

Match report A rather one sided affair saw Saint Albans charge for promotion continue. Nothwood Town, handicapped by late arrivals and a couple of no shows, won the toss and chose to bat.

Determined to go off like a steam train Northwood's hastily assembled opening partnership attempted to slap anything that landed in their half, and with some success. Something like normal service was resumed once both openers had fallen to Hamaad Basir (1-21) and Charles Smith (1-34) but not before some mighty blows had been struck.

Lister and Hills dug in for Northwood and produced some sparkling batting but once the partnership had been broken by Chris Ellins (4-35) wickets began to tumble with regularity. Jamie Fleming (2-36) bowling a superb repetoire of out swingers, in swingers and slow balls helped himself and it wasn't overly surprising that Northwood were knocked over in a little over 30 overs for 139.

In reply Saints took full advantage of the one hour on offer before tea. Openers Andy Kincaid and Mick Malouf slaughtered the Northwood attack; Kincaid hitting 29 off the first five overs before edging one drive too many to first slip.

With Kincaid gone Michael Goodfellow came to the wicket and showed again why he is considered one of the best young guns in town. Together the pair shared a 100 run partnership closing out the match in under 23 overs for the loss of a single wicket.

Special mentions to Andy Walker, Ed Hughes and Sam Millicheap who each played their part but on this occasion neither bowled nor batted, Billy Barnes who yet again enjoyed a faultless display behind the stumps AND a very speacial mention to the four scantily clad twenty somethings that chose to sun bath at one end of the ground, occassionally looking up to admire the young bucks; never has third man been such a popular place to field.

Well done all round, I suspect (and hope) that the 60 point crunch match against Broxbourn next weekend will offer more of a challenge.

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 1 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Mick Malouf Not Out  56
Andrew Kincaid Caught  29
Michael Goodfellow Not Out  42
Edward Hughes  
adsgf asfd   1
Andrew Walker  
Chris Ellins  
Jamie Fleming  
Billy Barnes  
Charles Smith  
Hamaad Basir  

Northwood Town II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Northwood Town II Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
139 (0.0 overs)
Newman Bowled  25
Baker Bowled  0
Lister Caught  10
Hills Bowled  50
Hornett Bowled  4
Fidler Lbw  9
Furmenger Bowled  6
Oneil Bowled  10
Summers Not Out  0
No Show Not Out  0
No Show Not Out  0

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Charles Smith6.0121121.003.50
Hamaad Basir6.0134134.005.67
Chris Ellins9.313548.753.68
Jamie Fleming 9.0136218.004.00