St Albans Cricket Club 3XI v Hertford IV on Sat 15 Aug 2015 at 1:00pm
St Albans Cricket Club Lost by 78 runs

Match report On a bright afternoon in St Albans, the IIIs endured a dark defeat to Hertford, slipping from top of the ladder as a result.

The batting was to blame, the team capitulating for a meagre 69, falling well short of the target of 148. Saints were in early trouble at 4/17, Benham having taken all four wickets, before M. Telkman (23) and Hall united. These two showed that runs could be scored, suggesting the match was not over. But after compling a partnership of 32, Hall injudiciously left a ball to be bowled and the rot really set in, with the last six wickets falling for just 20. Credit must go to Benham, whose full, accurate bowling yielded 4/12 in his ten overs, with seven maidens amongst them, and to off spinner Codd (5.3/1/8/5). However, there was a multitude of sins committed by the Saints batsmen, and they will need to do better.

At the half way stage this ignominious failure hadn't looked likely, as Saints kept the visitors to 147 in this 50 over fixture. An early wicket was then followed by a solid partnership of 72, and another one was developing when Walker's direct hit from backward square ran out Riddle. From 2/101 after 27 overs, Saints clawed their way back into the game with some tighter bowling that was able to take advantage of seam movement on a wicket drying after two days of persistent rain. Walker - a late call up for injured skipper Eames - finished with 3/13 in 9 overs to take the bowling honours, but all the bowlers should have been satisfied with their efforts in keeping Hertford to a manageable score.

148 to win may have looked gettable, but the batting effort conspired to prove otherwise with its lamentable tally of 69. Three games to go; as skipper Telkman advised, let's put this one behind us and move on.

Hertford IV Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2w 20b 8lb 
for 9 wickets
147 (50.0 overs)
Page ct  & b M. Telkman 32
Giblet ct  J. Telkman b Adshead 0
Beare ct  M. Telkman b Walker 32
Riddle run out  Walker 15
Horton lbw  b J. Telkman 5
Codd ct  Khan b J.Telkman 6
Timms ct  O'Neill b Walker 3
Kildare b  O'Neill 10
Patel ct  & b Walker 8
Benham Not Out  6
Davis Not Out  0

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ryan O'Neill10.0119119.001.90
Ben Adshead4.0015115.003.75
Afroz Khan10.023700.003.70
Mark Telkman10.0222122.002.20
Andrew Walker9.031334.331.44
Jamie Telkman7.011929.502.71

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2w 1lb 
for 10 wickets

(29.3 overs)
Jamie Regan b  Benham 0
Stuart Murray ct  Benham 3
Andy Rudlin b  Benham 2
Mark Telkman st  - b Codd 23 2 2
Steve Ferguson b  Benham 0
Jonny Hall b  Patel 17 3
Afroz Khan Not Out  17 3 1
Jamie Telkman b  Codd 0 1
Ben Adshead ct  & b Codd 2
Ryan O'Neill b  Codd 0 1 1
Andrew Walker ct  Riddle b Codd 1 1 1

Hertford IV Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

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