Berkhampstead III v St Albans Cricket Club 4XI on Sat 10 Jun 2017 at 13:00
St Albans Cricket Club Lost by 28 runs

Match report

A bowling spell of 5 wickets for 11 runs from skipper Andy Saunders wasn’t enough to save the 4XI as they slumped to their 4th defeat in a row.

Winning the toss and opting to bowl, Saints opening bowler Moksudul Islam dismissed Berkhamstead’s two opening batsmen in quick succession including taking a wicket with the first ball of the game. He and Jon Little did well restricting the batsmen to bits and pieces but gradually Berko came into the game and a decent partnership between the youngster Crispin and the veteran Putman saw them establishing the upper hand. Coming on to bowl Saunders made an impact and as previously mentioned took 5 wickets in a 5 over spell, which saw the opposition restricted to a score of 134 in 33 overs.

And so to the batting …… sigh .

Suffice to say it wasn’t good enough – Nick Ralfe top scored with 20 with Kevin Ralfe and Moksudul Islam notching 18 apiece but the less said about the rest of the batting (apart from a brisk cameo by the not out Adam Coulson) the better.

106 all out and a 28 run loss is simply not good enough against unthreatening bowling in a winnable game and at this rate the 4XI not only need to find some runs from somewhere but need to adopt a winning mentality.

St Albans Cricket Club 4XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 5w 1b  
for 10 wickets

(32.0 overs)
Jon Little ct Lewarne 11
Huzefa Kanchwala Run out  15
Peter Melling ct Lewarne 5
Kevin Ralfe lbw English 18
John Webber ct English 0
Moksudul Islam b Dudley 18
Nicholas (Nick) Ralfe ct Potts 20
Andy Saunders b Dudley 5
Adam Coulson Not Out  7
Sammy Kumar ct Potts 0
Nick Button b Potts 0

Berkhampstead III Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
M.Stone 2.001600.008.00
D. Vyes6.012100.003.50
M .Lewarne 5.02924.501.80
J .English8.021527.501.88
P .Dudley 7.0028214.004.00

Berkhampstead III Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
2nb 7w 3b 3lb 
for 10 wickets
134 (33.2 overs)
P.Dudley b Islam 0
D. Kennedy ct Islam 2
M.Stone Run out  11
C.Crispin b Kumar 30
J.Putman ct Saunders 56
S. Dalgas b Saunders 0
T. Berkley lbw Coulson 14
M.Lewarne lbw Saunders 5
J.English lbw Saunders 0
J. Poto b Saunders 1
D. Vyes Not Out  0

St Albans Cricket Club 4XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Moksudul Islam 6.0028214.004.67
Jon Little6.011500.002.50
Nick Button6.011700.002.83
Sammy Kumar8.0049149.006.12
Andy Saunders 5.011152.202.20
Adam Coulson2.00919.004.50

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