St Albans Cricket Club 4XI v Rickmansworth IV on Sat 28 Jun 2014 at 13:00
St Albans Cricket Club Won by 148 runs

Match report The 4th XI beat the weather and crushed the opposition in this one-sided affair at Verulam School.

A heavy shower shortly before the scheduled start of play delayed proceedings, but thanks to the deployment of a cover and some diligent clean up work, the match was able to begin with the loss of 18 overs, after Webber won the toss.

James set out to make up for lost time, and the opening partnership had reached 60 in 12 overs when he fell for a well struck 49. A typical St Albans batting lurch followed, as 5 wickets fell for 25.

Then came the crucial stanza of the match, as Parkinson joined Ypey and the two got themselves set and then lifted the run rate to complete an unbroken stand of 88 in the last 12 overs of the innings. Ypey in particular took the initiative, largely playing in the "V" down the ground with some well struck blows to compile a excellent 79no.

An undermanned Rickmansworth - top of the ladder going in to this fixture - now looked even more lacklustre and their batting crumbled in the face of solid, accurate bowling and sharp fielding. Hay managed 3/16, Parkinson 2/4 and Townend a scarcely believable 9 overs, 7 maidens, 3 wickets for 2 runs. Rickmansworth were rolled for 25, just three batsmen troubling the scores - seven ducks.

Saints thus took full points and a winning margin of 148 runs. Well done to all - let's see that form carried forward!

St Albans Cricket Club 4XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
3nb 2w 4b 1lb 
for 6 wickets

(38.0 overs)
Nick James b Bennett 49 8
Clive Maynard b Sharma 14 2
Prasanth Pagolu lbw Bennett 1
Eamon Goodfellow b Bennet 2
Andrew Walker lbw Sharma 4 1
Jack Ypey Not Out  79 12 1
Huzefa Kanchwala lbw Patel 2
Charlie Parkinson Not Out  12
Christian Hay  
John Webber  
Tom Townend  

Rickmansworth IV Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Rickmansworth IV Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
2b 1lb 
for 10 wickets
25 (18.4 overs)
Rudpavismar run out Ypey 15 2
Hibbert ct Maynard b Hay 0
Robinson lbw Townend 0
Sharma b Hay 0
Harwood ct Maynard b Hay 2
Wood b Parkinson 0
Brown b Townend 0
Patel b Townend 0
Bennett Not Out  0
A.Patel b Parkinson 5 1

St Albans Cricket Club 4XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Christian Hay8.011635.332.00
Tom Townend 9.07230.670.22
Charlie Parkinson1.41422.002.40

  • Umpire :
    All of us
  • Scorer :
    As above