St Albans Cricket Club 2XI v Sandridge on Sat 27 Jun 2015 at 13:00
Match was Drawn

Match report A bright, dry day at Clarence Park saw the IIs finish with a draw, after looking second best to their opponents Sandridge for most of the day.

The visitors were pleased to win the toss, to take their chances batting first on a strip that looked good in excellent conditions. Openers Camm and Peters found their groove on a slow, low wicket, compiling an opening stand of 97 before Erasmus broke through. Temple continued on to reach an excellent century, supported by Rothery and Llewellyn-Jenkins, as Sandridge declared on 255 for 4 after 51 overs.

For Saints, there was little to write home about in the field, with wickets hard to come by for the bowlers, a few too many extras conceded, a smattering of missed or half chances, and some listlessness creeping in as the innings built momentum. Erasmus returned 3 wickets in a full 15 over spell.

Ingham and Curtis started well in reply, on what was after all a good wicket with a quick outfield. But soon Saints fell to 57/5, perhaps let down by some umpiring decisions that might have gone either way. Erasmus and Rajani regained some composure, before Erasmus and Vijender joined forces. At an asking rate of more than eight an over the game looked over, but these two steadily built a partnership of 91 to force Sandridge into slightly less attacking field settings. Erasmus was eventually dismissed for a solid 63, and it was ultimately left to Khan and Vijender to resist to the end, with Vijender remaining 59 not out.

With a total of 219 for 8, this at least gave Saints maximum batting points, and so the seconds remain fourth on the league table, in a tightly packed table.

Sandridge Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
5w 35b 5lb 
for 4 wickets
255 (51.0 overs)
Camm ct  Walker b Erasmus 40
Temple Not Out  103
Rothery ct  Jadhav b Erasmus 24
Peters lbw  b Walker 0
Norman b  Erasmus 9
Llewellyn-Jenkins Not Out  34

St Albans Cricket Club 2XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Uttam Vijender14.033700.002.64
Afroz Khan9.013500.003.89
Amit Rajani4.022000.005.00
Ruan Erasmus15.0178326.005.20
Ben Hicks5.002100.004.20
Andrew Walker4.0024124.006.00

St Albans Cricket Club 2XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2nb 2w 7b 1lb 
for 8 wickets

(49.0 overs)
Matthew Ingham lbw  b White 26 4
Mike Curtis lbw  b White 17 4
Shantanu Jadhav b  White 0 1
Ben Nicholl ct  b White 8 1
Stuart Murray b  Peters 2
Ruan Erasmus b  Murphy 63 7
Amit Rajani lbw  Murphy 19 1
Uttam Vijender Not Out  59 8
Andrew Walker b  Murphy 0 1
Afroz Khan Not Out  12 2
Ben Hicks  

Sandridge Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

  • Umpire :
    Barry Atkinson
  • Scorer :
    All of us