Baldock II v St Albans Cricket Club 3XI on Sat 09 Aug 2014 at 1:00 pm
St Albans Cricket Club Won by 8 wickets

Match report Saints returned to winning ways on this visit to Baldock.

Baldock's sloping home ground looked inviting for batsmen, and initially the hosts suggested there would be runs aplenty. It was senior debutant Adshead who made the initial breakthroughs, the first aided by a fine slips catch from O'Toole, in a diligent spell of bowling. O'Toole the bowler played his part too, but it was Rajani who stole the show. But for stubborn opener Rayat's 49 not out, Baldock wilted to Rajani's left armers and he finished with the outstanding return of 7/36.

After flirting with positions in the lower order the previous week, Eames and Ferguson returned to their rightful position as openers. Eames was merciless on anything the failed to hit a length, and by the time he was out for 30, the target of 123 looked comfortably close. Ferguson top-scored with 42, Rajani added 31 not out and Ypey played a six ball cameo to strike 16 runs, including a six for the winning runs.

With a vital victory in the bag, the journey back to St Albans was a happy one, and optimism for a late season recovery regained over a few drinks. Thirty points - it feels good, let there be more of it.

Baldock II Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
8w 2b 1lb 
for 10 wickets
122 (45.2 overs)
Rayat Not Out  49
Diplock ct  O'Toole b Adshead 12
Baines lbw  b Adshead 0
Bentley ct  Watkins b Rajani 22
Gazeley b  O'Toole 12
Cooley b  Rajani 1
Naylor ct  Parkinson b Rajani 0
Cooley ct  Eames b Rajani 7
Gray lbw  b Rajani 0
Cook ct  Parkinson b Rajani 1
Tiley ct  Ypey b Rajani 6

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Dominic Watkins4.001400.003.50
Jamie Telkman10.022500.002.50
Ben Adshead7.011929.502.71
Richard O'Toole9.0317117.001.89
Amit Rajani12.223675.142.92
Andrew Walker3.01500.001.67

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
5b 1lb 
for 2 wickets

(27.0 overs)
Michael Eames b  Tiley 30 37 7 81.08 1
Steve Ferguson ct  b Cooley 42 74 7 56.76
Amit Rajani Not Out  31 49 4 63.27
Jack Ypey Not Out  16 6 2 1 266.67 1
Dominic Watkins   1
Charlie Parkinson   2
Jamie Telkman  
Callum Thorner  
Richard O'Toole   1
Andrew Walker  
Ben Adshead  

Baldock II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

  • Umpire :
    From the XI
  • Scorer :
    As above
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