St Albans Cricket Club 2XI v Hertingfordbury on Sat 23 May 2015 at 13:00
St Albans Cricket Club Won

Match report On the back of a narrow loss last week, St Albans II’s welcomed Hertingfordbury at Clarence Park. Saints lost the toss in murky conditions which were ideally suited to bowling first, and were invited to bat first. Saints found themselves in early trouble at 27-2 after only 9 overs, before a third wicket stand of 81 runs between seasoned campaigner Ian Mckinlay (62) and the more youthful Matthew Ingham (53) revived the innings with both making half-centuries. Mckinlay’s demise at 108-3 brought wicket keeper Chris Hodges to the crease, who hit a quick-fire 44 in the search for quick runs. A late flurry of both boundaries and wickets took the total to 213-8 from the allocated 50 overs; a good score in difficult batting conditions which offered swing and seam throughout the day.

In the search for early wickets, Saints started relatively poorly in bowling far too many wide’s, before 15 year old Jacob Whitfield (1-31) took his first 2nd team wicket, bowling Hertingfordbury’s opener for 13. Skipper Uttam Vijender brought himself on and took regular wickets throughout his spell, ending with a solid return of 3-30 off his 10 overs. Wobbly-kneed Afroz Khan was then brought into the attack and his extreme pace proved far too much for the opposition’s middle order and tail, ripping them out on his way to 4-13 from 6 overs. Hertingfordbury were eventually bowled out for 179, giving Saints a solid win by 34 runs. Extras proved the opposition’s top-scorer with 44, which must be reduced to beat the top teams in the division, but nevertheless a solid victory. Saints move upto second in Division 4B - onwards and upwards!

St Albans Cricket Club 2XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
8w 2b 6lb 
for 8 wickets

(50.0 overs)
Nauman Nisar b George 0
Ian McKinlay b Murphy 62 5
James Rosson b George 9
Matthew Ingham b George 53 7
Chris Hodges ct Woodburn 44 5
Uttam Vijender b Chris Hodges 2
Amit Rajani Not Out  10
Afroz Khan lbw Woodburn 2
Zach West b Woodburn 2
Ashiq Shah Not Out  12 1
Jacob Winfield  

Hertingfordbury Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Hertingfordbury Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
5nb 19w 15b 5lb 
for 10 wickets
179 (46.0 overs)
Darby ct Vijender 24
Woodburn b Winfield 13
Harley lbw Vijender 9
George b Vijender 35
Nesbith ct McKinlay 5
Amber b Khan 9
Preston b Khan 24
Dwyer ct Khan 6
Murphy b Shah 8
Peston b Khan 1
Rider Not Out  1

St Albans Cricket Club 2XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ashiq Shah10.0042142.004.20
Jacob Winfield6.0031131.005.17
Amit Rajani7.002600.003.71
Uttam Vijender10.0030310.003.00
Ian McKinlay7.0025125.003.57
Afroz Khan6.001543.752.50

  • Umpire :
    Barry Atkinson
  • Scorer :
    All of us