St Albans Cricket Club 3XI v Letchworth Garden City III on Sat 04 May 2013 at 1:00 pm
St Albans Cricket Club Won by 8 wickets

Match report Season 2013 opened for St Albans IIIs with a crushing victory over Letchworth Garden City at Clarence Park.

Hay's opening delivery yielded a yelp in appeal, as he and opening partner Hancock quickly found their lines. Hancock's full but wide delivery brought the first wicket of the season, the safe hands of Furnival completing a catch in cover. More soon followed, with Hancock (4/29) twice knocking over middle stump and Hay producing some fine deliveries, none more so than a ripper to dismiss number 4 Bishton.

The catching was tremendous in support; rarely has the third XI seen better all round. Seven chances were offered, and all held, with a right handed screamer snatched inches from the ground in slip by Ferguson the best of the lot. (Eames, by contrast, chose to approach a simple head-high slips catch by raising just the one hand, the other arm tucked safely behind his back disdainfully - screams of a different kind and disbelief from the batsman.)

Warren chimed in with three late wickets in a hurry, and Letchworth finished on a meagre 74, having not reached the drinks break.

In response, St Albans quickly knocked off the runs, Nisar's confidence growing with 31 not out. Drinks were duly taken, in the bar, from 4:30. Encouraging signs, then, to start the new season, though one might expect tougher opposition to come.

Letchworth Garden City III Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
5w 1b  
for 10 wickets
74 (25.0 overs)
Bishton ct  Furnival b Hancock 1
Taki b  Hancock 10
Manning ct  Hodges by Hay 4
Bishton b  Hay 1
McEvitt ct  Ferguson b Hancock 5
Bishton Not Out  25
Edwards b  Hancock 0
Gillham ct  & b Karunanayake 16
Booth ct  Hodges b Warren 4
Manning ct  Eames b Warren 0
Shires ct  Walker b Warren 0

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Christian Hay11.0225212.502.27
David Hancock9.012947.253.22
Harsha Karunanayake3.0015115.005.00
Rupert Warren2.01431.332.00

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
6w 2b  
for 2 wickets
Nauman Nisar Not Out  31
Steve Ferguson ct  b Manning 22 1
Toby Furnivall lbw  b Manning 6 1
Chris Hodges Not Out  8 2
Michael Eames   1
David Hancock  
Harsha Karunanayake   1
Andrew Walker   1
Christian Hay  
Charlie Parkinson  
Rupert Warren  

Letchworth Garden City III Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

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