Ware I v St Albans Cricket Club 3XI on Sat 17 Jun 2017 at 13:00
Match was Drawn

Match report The thirds travelled to Widford to take on Ware, with both sides keen for a victory to lift them from the lower reaches of the league ladder.

Saints were surprisingly asked to bat first on a warm afternoon, opposition skipper MacMurdie perhaps flustered by the state of the wicket which was a dry white but looked uneven.

After the early loss of pinch-hitter Hay, Karunanayake and Wyldes settled into their business well, taking the variable bounce on offer in their stride, and ensuring loose deliveries were well dealt with. Both would have been annoyed with their dismissals. The wicket was certainly playing tricks, and a total of 150 looked to be par.

At first tentative, the pair of Mark Telkman and Milnes built a base - and kept going. Milnes - who attributed his unusually high position in the batting order to walking into the changing room at the wrong moment - was first to raise his 50, with Telkman following shortly after. In all, these two added 124 runs, just the sort of partnership that the 3s have been looking for all season, and a truly gritty effort on a challenging wicket.

The rush for more runs at the end of the innings proved a little hasty, wickets falling quickly, but a total of 199 in 53 overs looked to be a challenge.

With the sun burning hard, the Button brothers opened up, and with the run rate no better than 2 an over, Ware looked out of it early on, and then with two quick wickets the advantage was with Saints. However, batsmen Compton and especially Meakin then chose to try a more aggressive approach - and it worked. The middle overs bowling was not well executed, while the fielding team wilted in the heat, as first Joe Button, and then keeper Cunnington were forced to take a break from the glare of the sun.

It took until the 31st over before the third wicket was attained. By this time, it was the same pair of M.Telkman and Milnes at the bowling crease, and just as they had batting together, their bowling partnership yielded success. Milnes nabbed two wickets, while Telkman's slow left-armers gave him 4/21, stand-in keeper Jamie Telkman completing a good catch and a stumping.

However, overs were running out, and the final wicket proved elusive over the last dozen deliveries.

Saints, clearly the better team on the day, were left without the win they deserved, but the skipper was rightly pleased with the effort in the heat. Much credit goes to the stellar efforts of Telkman and Milnes, showing the way forward for the 3s.

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
3nb 6w 12b 1lb 
for 8 wickets
Harsha Karunanayake b Perrett 24 3
Christian Hay b Lerigo 0
Tom Wyldes ct MacMurdie b Meakin 23 4 1
Mark Telkman Not Out  64 7 2
Andy Milnes ct Pattison b Meakin 60 8
Alfie Button Run out  1
Jamie Telkman ct Parker b Perrett 1 1 1
Marcus Cunnington st Parker b Perrett 1
Adam Murphy ct Lerigo b Perrett 1
Joe Button  
Andrew Walker  

Ware I Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Ware I Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 15w 6b 2lb 
for 9 wickets
150 (47.0 overs)
Milton ct Wyldes b Hay 14
Dinnes b Walker 9
Compton b M.Telkman 20
Meakin st J.Telkman b M.Telkman 56
Browning ct & b M.Telkman 1
Pattison b Milnes 0
Lerigo ct M.Telkman b Milnes 5
Parker ct J.Telkman b M.Telkman 5
Perrett b J.Button 6
Pattison Not Out  6
MacMurdie Not Out  6

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Alfie Button6.001200.002.00
Joe Button8.0216116.002.00
Christian Hay5.0213113.002.60
Andrew Walker5.0023123.004.60
Adam Murphy4.011800.004.50
Jamie Telkman2.001200.006.00
Andy Milnes8.0027213.503.38
Mark Telkman8.022145.252.63
Tom Wyldes1.01000.000.00

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