Scorecard

St Albans Cricket Club 1XI v Radlett II on Sat 26 Aug 2017 at 13:00
St Albans Cricket Club Won By 63 runs

Match report Two stand out performances took St Albans first XI to an eighth win of the season at Clarence Park on Saturday. A low scoring match featured one outstanding innings and a five-wicket hall from a 14-year old debutante.

Neither side had much to play for bar pride and some local bragging rights. Saints will stay in Division 2A in 2018 whilst Radlett 2's were relegated some weeks ago. The hosts chose to bat and the scorecard had a familiar feel with wickets falling regularly. White started well, his 17 including a 6 over long on, before Lee dismissed the top 3 with 44 on the board. Beks Mabuza, playing his last first team match at Clarence Park, batted aggressively. His first two scoring shots disappeared to the short boundary for sixes and with Matt Howeson put on 37 in 8 overs. The spin bowling of Gallagher & Thapar slowed the scoring and began to bear fruit with Howeson bowled by the former for 14. Thapar picked up the next three for ducks with Mabuza dominating the scoring; his fifty arrived from 52 balls. Parkinson kept him brief company but one attacking shot too many brought his innings of 76 at an end. The score ticked on to 148 which seemed well short of a good target.

Radlett began well with Tej Malde & Lipschitz batting well against the experience of Mabuza & White. Beks made the breakthrough which was quickly backed up by White & Dan Foster, playing against his old club, as 34-0 became 41-3. The absence of several players saw a call-up for Joe Button with immediate affect. His spell of 5 for 30, with Foster taking 3 for 9, meant a memorable debut for the 15-year old. Keeper Sandipan Chanda picked up 5 dismissals as Radlett folded to 85 all out. Button left the ground with the match ball stashed away in his bag.

The 30 points guarantee a top 5 finish, the best finish since 2012, with a fixture at Knebworth Park next who can win the Division to complete the 2017 season.

St Albans Cricket Club 1XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
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TOTAL :
7w 12b 6lb 
for 10 wickets
25
148

(38.0 overs)
    
Simon White lbw M Lee 17 50 38 1 1 44.74 1
Jonny Hall b M Lee 6 28 16 1 37.50
Sandipan Chanda ct T Malde b M Lee 1 6 5 20.0 2 3
Mbekezeli Mabuza ct N Lipschitz b C Gallagher 76 79 75 7 3 101.33
Matt Howeson b C Gallagher 14 26 25 3 56.00
Tom Wyldes b R Thapar 0 8 6 0
Max Capaldi b R Thapar 0 7 3 0 1
Dominic Watkins ct T Barrett b R Thapar 0 6 7 0
Charlie Parkinson Not Out  4 33 31 1 12.90
Dan Foster b T Barrett 5 18 16 1 31.25 1
Joe Button b T Barrett 0 2 5 0

Radlett II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ross Carpenter7.022700.003.86
Michael Lee9.012839.333.11
Rahil Thapar10.0134311.333.40
Chris Gallagher10.0238219.003.80
Troy Barrett2.01321.501.50

Radlett II Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
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TOTAL :
1nb 11w 4b 2lb 
for 10 wickets
18
85 (24.4 overs)
     
Noah Lipschitz st S Chanda b D Foster 19 37 42 1 45.24
Tej Malde ct S White b M Mabuza 14 28 17 2 82.35
Troy Barrett lbw S White 5 12 7 71.43
Neil Malde st S Chanda b J Button 0 14 10 0
D Baldwin ct D Foster b J Button 16 22 22 2 72.73
Robin Willis ct S Chanda b J Button 6 24 19 31.58
Chris Gallagher ct M Capaldi b D Foster 4 13 8 1 50.0
Rahil Thapar st S Chanda b D Foster 3 19 13 23.08
Michael Lee b J Button 0 3 5 0
Ross Carpenter ct S Chanda b J Button 0 1 0
Ben Kelly Not Out  0 8 6 0

St Albans Cricket Club 1XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Mbekezeli Mabuza5.0219119.003.80
Simon White6.0021121.003.50
Dan Foster7.43933.001.17
Joe Button6.003056.005.00

  • Umpire :
    Panel
  • Scorer :
    Chris Mountain