St Albans Cricket Club 2XI v Harpenden III on Sat 23 Jul 2016 at 13:00
Match was Drawn

Match report On a warm and sunny Saturday afternoon, Harpenden won the toss and elected to bat first on what looked like a good pitch. A combination of poor bowling and good batting meant that the Harpenden openers got off to a quick start, Reeves being the more dominant of the two. After a stern talking to from the skipper at drinks, St Albans put in a much better performance in the field, and the introduction of Jamie Regan proved vital as he removed Whiteley with a short ball. Watkins then came on to dismiss Reeves with a ball that nipped back in. Amit Rajani's 12 over spell was excellent, as he picked up 4 wickets to stem the flow of runs. After 45 overs, Harpenden declared on 242-7, a seemingly generous declaration on a good batting track.

The St Albans innings started in familiar fashion, as they were quickly reduced to 8-2. However, Michael Goodfellow (111) and Amit Rajani (50) made sure that a typical St Albans batting collapse was not going to happen, as they put on 147 for the third wicket. Telkman, Regan and Murray helped to keep St Albans in touch of a stunning victory, but late wickets meant that St Albans fell an agonisingly 6 runs short of their target, finishing on 237-8 off 55 overs.

Harpenden III Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
9nb 4w 14b 1lb 
for 7 wickets
242 (45.0 overs)
Reeves b  Watkins 89
Whiteley ct  Button b Regan 36
Jones lbw  Rajani 9
Garrett ct  Ahmed b Plant 15
Latham b  Rajani 36
Watts ct  Adshead b Rajani 20
Lacey ct  Button b Rajani 3
Downes Not Out  3
Smith Not Out  3
A Garrett  

St Albans Cricket Club 2XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ben Adshead4.001600.004.00
Jakob Plant10.0053153.005.30
Ben McInnes7.0129129.004.14
Alfie Button3.002200.007.33
Jamie Regan5.0026126.005.20
Amit Rajani12.0158414.504.83
Dominic Watkins4.0023123.005.75

St Albans Cricket Club 2XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
6w 4b 3lb 
for 8 wickets
Dominic Watkins ct  Sprowson b Downes 2
Michael Goodfellow b  A.Garrett 111 16
Naveed Ahmed lbw  Downes 5
Amit Rajani b  Watts 50 9
Mark Telkman st  Sprowson b A.Garrett 16 1
Jamie Regan st  Sprowson b Watts 24
Stuart Murray b  A.Garrett 15 2
Ben Adshead b  Watts 1
Jakob Plant Not Out  1
Alfie Button Not Out  0
Ben McInnes  

Harpenden III Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
W Downes8.0032216.004.00
G Garrett11.013900.003.55
W Latham5.012800.005.60
A Garrett10.0060320.006.00
S Jones6.002400.004.00

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