Radlett IV v St Albans Cricket Club 3XI on Sat 26 Jul 2014 at 1:00 pm
St Albans Cricket Club Lost by 1 wicket

Match report In a thrilling match at Radlett, the IIIs suffered a loss that left all in the team agonising over the fine margins of cricket.

Having set Radlett 154 to win in 47 overs, Saints had recovered from a sluggish start with the ball to claw their way on top. Rajani was the chief architect, destroying the middle order, and finished with 5/46. Together with Bottoms (1/19), this left the hosts at 6/73. Two stubborn partnerships of 32 and 22 brought the match back on to an even keel, but a run out and wicket in the 41st over meant that 27 runs were required in 6 overs with numbers 10 and 11 at the crease. Surely Saints would have their way now? Unfortunately it was not to be, as the final pair played with an unexpected fluency to get Radlett home.

In choosing to bat first, Saints would have hoped for more than the 153 they mustered - though at least they batted to the final over of their 53. In a familiar story, 7 batsmen reached double figures, but none could exceed Watkins' top score of 30. From 3/101, and even 5/128, better should have been expected, but to be fair Radlett showed all round strength with the ball - none better than Purohit's 5/53 from 22 well controlled overs.

In the field and with the ball, little could be faulted, with efforts sustained in warm conditions. But perhaps one or two little mistakes had made the difference in this fine game of cricket.

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets

(52.3 overs)
Dominic Watkins ct Warne b Fabray 30 3 1
James Ashton ct Warne b Copley 17 3
Amit Rajani lbw b Fabray 20 1
Edward Bottoms b Fabray 15 2
Amit Garg ct Warne b Purohit 5 1 1
Jacob Winfield st Warne b Purohit 10 2
Michael Eames st Warne b McCallum 15 3
Andrew Walker Not Out  17 2 1
Christian Hay b Purohit 1 1 1
Clive Maynard b Purohit 5 1
David Ashton st Warne b Purohit 1

Radlett IV Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Radlett IV Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 2w 7b 2lb 
for 9 wickets
156 (45.4 overs)
Ingram b Rajani 23
Scott b Garg 18
Warne ct Garg b Bottoms 19
Meepagama lbw b Rajani 0
Webb b Rajani 1
Saunders run out Hay/Walker 23
McCallum b Rajani 0
Copley ct Hay b Rajani 22
Fabray ct Watkins b Walker 9
Purohit Not Out  23
Paice Not Out  8

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Amit Garg7.02717.001.00
Christian Hay5.002700.005.40
Amit Rajani15.024659.203.07
Edward Bottoms9.0119119.002.11
Andrew Walker7.0029129.004.14
Jacob Winfield2.401900.007.13

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