Belhus CC v St Albans Cricket Club Sunday 2nd XI on Sat 26 Sep 2015 at 12:30pm
St Albans Cricket Club Won by 16 runs

Match report The final friendly match of the season for the Sunday 2's involved a lengthy trek round the M25 to Essex and the hinterland of the Dartford tunnel to play Belhus CC.

A decent St Albans team skippered by Amit Rajani won the toss and opted to bat first at a lovely ground in the pretty village of North Stifford.

Early runs were hard to come by but openers Tim Winfield and Michael Jones kept the scoreboard ticking over until Jones retired hurt after turning his ankle . The ever reliable Naveed Ahmed came to the wicket and set about accelerating the run rate in his usual belligerent style . The highlight of his 32 runs came when a towering six managed to smash the clubhouse window.

Following Winfield's departure Amit Rajani came into bat and it was his busy, intelligent 64 runs that set the foundation for a decent first innings total of 178 . A mention too for Harry Saunders quickfire 20 , a useful cameo.

After an excellent tea the opposition set about the St Albans bowling with gusto , quickly accumulating 50 runs for the loss of no wicket . A bowling change saw Rajani and Ahmed come into the attack and their double combination of pace off the ball stemmed the run rate considerably. Rajani made the key breakthrough , taking the wicket of a dangerous looking opener and the game settled into a good contest.

All the bowlers played their part, with the interesting statistic of only one extra, a leg bye, being conceded during the entire innings. Ashirwad Merve behind the stumps was excellent.

in the end the Belhus batsmen couldn't match the run rate and after the 40 overs had been bowled St Albans emerged winners by 16 runs.

St Albans Cricket Club Sunday 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
8w 10b  
for 6 wickets

(40.0 overs)
Tim Winfield Caught  14
A.N. Other Retired Not Out  16
Naveed Ahmed Caught  32
Amit Rajani Caught  64
Peter Melling Caught  8
Harry Saunders Caught  20
Andy Saunders Bowled  0
Ashirwad Merve Not Out  3
Sam Baksa Not Out  3
Hassan Salahin  
Ciaran Walsh  

Belhus CC Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Belhus CC Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 6 wickets
161 (40.0 overs)
Thompson Caught  41
Robertson Caught  19
Sullivan Caught  10
Wilson Caught  7
Read Not Out  61
Randall Hit Wicket  14
Plane Caught  10
East Run out  0
Prendegast Not Out  0

St Albans Cricket Club Sunday 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Harry Saunders 8.0038138.004.75
Hassan Salahin5.001900.003.80
Amit Rajani7.011829.002.57
Naveed Ahmed7.0121121.003.00
Ciaran Walsh5.002500.005.00
Sam Baksa5.0022211.004.40
Andy Saunders 3.001600.005.33

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