Ware v St Albans Cricket Club 3XI on Sat 05 Jul 2014 at 1:00 pm
St Albans Cricket Club Lost by 38 runs

Match report Saints IIIs once again suffered batting woes, falling well short of a modest target at Ware.

There were mitigating circumstances, however, for the picturesque Widford Cricket Ground harboured a less than friendly pitch, making batting difficult throughout.

Saints chose to bowl first, with Winfield and Townend keeping a cap on things, but it was 38 before the first wicket fell - perhaps tellingly this proved to be the largest partnership of the match. Still's wicket to wicket line then yielded 3/28. By midway through Ware's innings, the wicket was playing a few tricks, with some surprising bounce, and going hard at the lose deliveries was the best strategem. Thus it was that Walker was able to nab 5/30, in a pleasing return to the side. All round a good effort with the ball and in the field.

Skipper Eames assessed the total of 141 as probably a little over par, but still it did not look too challenging - until the Ware bowlers found their line and length. After Murray's 26, only Telkman and Eames reached double figures as Knott (3/31) and Patel (4/34) bowled long and incisive spells. The slow and unpredictable pitch inevitably played its part in numerous dismissals, having deteriorated since the start of play, but it was disappointing that no-one was able to push through the difficulty.

In reaching just 103, Saints fell 38 runs short, comfortably second best - and uncomfortably returning to the bunker with another loss weighing us down.

Ware Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
3w 5b 4lb 
for 10 wickets
141 (47.4 overs)
Parker b  Still 32 69 3 46.38
Cave ct  Nisar b Still 9 58 15.52
Patel ct  Watkins b Still 9 14 2 64.29
Verrill lbw  Walker 39 56 6 69.64
Orton ct  Ferguson b Walker 9 19 2 47.37
McCurdie ct  Winfield b Telkman 4 11 1 36.36
Hitch ct  Watkins b Walker 4 15 1 26.67
Gilewicz ct  & b Winfield 5 6 1 83.33
Knott lbw  b Walker 13 25 2 52.00
Bly Not Out  4 10 1 40.0
Price ct  & b Walker 2 4 50.0

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jacob Winfield11.0124124.002.18
Tom Townend7.03800.001.14
Stuart Murray7.002700.003.86
Robert Still8.022939.673.63
Jamie Telkman6.0215115.002.50
Andrew Walker8.413056.003.46

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
3w 4b 2lb 
for 10 wickets
Stuart Murray ct  Patel b Knott 26 5
Steve Ferguson ct  b Knott 6 1 1
Nauman Nisar ct  b Knott 7 1 1
Dominic Watkins ct  Cave b Patel 2 2
Robert Still ct  Hitch b Patel 5 1
James Thompson lbw  b Patel 0
Jamie Telkman lbw  b Gilewicz 22 3
Jacob Winfield ct  Bly b Gilewicz 5 2
Michael Eames st  Hitch b Patel 19 3 1
Andrew Walker ct  b Gilewicz 2 1
Tom Townend Not Out  0

Ware Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

  • Umpire :
    From the XI
  • Scorer :
    As above
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