St Albans Cricket Club 4XI v Harpenden V on Sat 27 Aug 2016 at 13:00
St Albans Cricket Club Lost by 81 runs

Match report The 4s played Harpenden 5s, the run away league leaders, at Sandpit Lane. St Albans focus however was at the other end of the table, and were looking to maximise bonus points in the relegation battle.
Toss duly won, St Albans took to the field looking to take as many wickets as possible in the 40 overs. Openers Ul Haq and Winfield bowled well but could not break the strong opening partnership (80 from the first 16 overs). The first bowling change brought immediate results. Lorna Harper picking up the big hitting opener - a superb catch by Walsh on the boundary. However at 140-1 in the 24th over Harpenden were still dominating and looking for a big total.
However Lorna (6-40-4) picked up wickets in each of her last 3 overs, and Harpenden stalled. As Harpenden tried to accelerate again Sam Baksa (6-39-4) cleverly out thought the batsmen, eventually collecting the last Harpenden wicket with the final ball of the innings.
A tough target of 264 was set.
The plan was to ignore the target and just bat the 40 overs for as many points as possible.
However James and Longbottom started quickly and with 34 runs after the first 5 overs, Harpenden were noticeably rattled. A couple of quick wickets however and all thoughts of an improbable victory were quashed. James (76) was the backbone of the innings and partnerships with Winfield (18), and Ul Haq (10) ensured that St Albans were able to use all their allotted overs.

An excellent team performance with everyone contributing.
Job done - 17 bonus points gained. So only 1 point needed next week in the final match of the season to escape relegation.

Harpenden V Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 1w 12b 2lb 
for 10 wickets
264 (40.0 overs)
Washington ct  ct Longbottom b Harper 31
Tizzard ct  ct Walsh b Harper 75 3
Wedo ct  ct Cunningham b Harper 17
Powdrell st  st Cunnington b Pelham 15
Holmes ct  ct Knill-Jones b Harper 16
Platts b  b Baksa 0
Gilbert b  b Longbottom 42
B. Hussain b  b Baksa 6
Hewlett b  b Baksa 10
Minnie st  st Cunnington b Baksa 17
I. Hussain Not Out  7

St Albans Cricket Club 4XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Rehan Ul Haq6.003400.005.67
Tim Winfield8.003400.004.25
Steve Hiscock6.003600.006.00
Lorna Harper6.0040410.006.67
George Pelham4.0135135.008.75
Sam Baksa6.013949.756.50
Ciarán Walsh2.001100.005.50
James Longbottom2.0022122.0011.00

St Albans Cricket Club 4XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
3nb 10w 13b 3lb 
for 8 wickets
Nick James Caught  76 13 1
James Longbottom Lbw  14 2 1
Steve Hiscock Bowled  11 2
Andrew Knill-Jones Caught  0 1
George Pelham Caught  0
Tim Winfield Caught  18 2
Rehan Ul Haq Caught  10 1
Sam Baksa Bowled  4 1
Marcus Cunnington Not Out  4 1 1 2
Lorna Harper Not Out  0
Ciarán Walsh   1

Harpenden V Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
I. Hussain8.0144222.005.50
B. Hussain8.021700.002.13

  • Umpire :
    From the XI
  • Scorer :
    As above