St Albans Cricket Club 3XI v Flitwick III on Sat 06 May 2017 at 13:00
St Albans Cricket Club Lost by 80 runs

Match report After a productive pre-season - fund-raising, refurbishment, practice and recruitment - May 6th saw the season's first Herts League fixtures, the beginning of the real stuff.

The 3s commenced at Verulam School, once more in division 8A, facing newly promoted Flitwick IIIs.

Saints won the toss, and the skipper elected to field first, counting on his bowlers to keep the opposition to a manageable score. Everdell and Alfie Button bowled lively opening spells, the latter unlucky not to snare the wicket of Summerfield, in a period of the game where Saints generally felt a little unfortunate. Continuing with the youthful theme, Dan Baylis and Joe Button (2 wickets) took over, and the run rate was cut through their accuracy. That theme continued as Walker and newcomer Wyldes took over.

35 overs in, Flitwick had been slowed to 3 an over, but with just 3 wickets down, and Summerfield well set, they were now able to lift the rate on a true wicket. St Albans continued to work hard in the field, and with the ball, but Summerfield's stellar 115 led his team to 211 after 50 overs. Wyldes employed a few tricks to nab 4/48 on his club debut. Baylis deserved more than his single wicket, too.

While the consensus was that this was a gettable target, the skipper felt a batsman short of confidence in a successful result. So it proved. In the face of solid rather than spectacular bowling, batsmen found ways of getting out, without doing much wrong. Thomas, shaking off the chill in the air better than most, showed his clean striking to hit 45, while Everdell struck cleanly to finish on an undefeated 32.

A margin of 80 runs reflected somewhat harshly on the team's efforts. On another day this may have been so much different.

Next up, a trip to Datchworth. There are plenty of reasons to anticipate a much better result.

Flitwick III Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
6w 12b 2lb 
for 8 wickets
211 (50.0 overs)
Bullion ct  Thomas b Everdell 5
Summerfield b  J. Button 115
Benton ct  Thomas b Wyldes 22
Rashid ct  R. Baylis b Wyldes 1
Coyne b  Wyldes 9
Woodcock ct  Everdell b Wyldes 0
Pateman b  J. Button 27
Kennard Not Out  6
Smith ct  R. Baylis b D. Baylis 0
Allen Not Out  6

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
James Everdell6.0214114.002.33
Alfie Button6.012600.004.33
Joe Button9.0238219.004.22
Dan Baylis9.0048148.005.33
Andrew Walker10.032300.002.30
Tom Wyldes10.0048412.004.80

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2w 1lb 
for 10 wickets
Harsha Karunanayake ct  - b Qamar 13 1
Phool Abbas lbw  b Qamar 1
Richard Baylis lbw  b Pateman 18 2 2
Hugo Thomas b  Allen 45 4 3 2
Tom Wyldes ct  - b Allen 7 1
Alfie Button b  Rashid 3
James Everdell Not Out  32 3 2 1
Andrew Walker b  Rashid 2
Joe Button ct  - b Allen 0
Dan Baylis Run out  7 1
Nick Button ct  - b Rashid 0

Flitwick III Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

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