St Albans Cricket Club Sunday 1st XI v Winchmore Hill on Sun 04 Jun 2017 at 1:00PM
St Albans Cricket Club Lost by 6 runs

Match report St Albans found themselves on the wrong end of a Chess Valley classic as they suffered an 8-run loss to Winchmore Hill. St Albans were put into the field first up, and the first half of the innings did not go to plan. A combination of inconsistent bowling and powerful batting saw Winchmore Hill get off to a flyer. The opening batsman (and overseas) brought up his fifty within 10 overs, and continued to score quickly before being dismissed shortly after drinks for a very well made 126. Other Winchmore Hill batsman played positively, seeing the 200 being brought up before the 30th over. However, excellent bowling from Christian Hay and Adam Murphy stemmed the flow of runs. The introduction of Chess Valley veteran Jamie Telkman helped further the comeback, taking a hat trick. Winchmore Hill were bowled out for 270, which was much better than it once looked. It should also be noted that only 3 extras were given away.

Opener Murray was dismissed early on in chase, but sensible batting from Ashish Dean and Andy Knill-Jones saw St Albans reach 45 before the latter was run out. The introduction of Mbeks Mabuza saw an increase in the run rate, and with both Dean (73) and Mbeks passing 50, St Albans looked like they might complete an unlikely victory, but the dismissal of Mbeks (54) proved costly, and rate started to clime once more. Mike Grossett (45*) and Syed Kibria (31) kept the rate at just above 10-an-over, and almost pulled off a fantastic win for the Sunday 1XI, but good death bowling meant that St Albans fell 9 runs short of their target.

An excellent effort after a dismal start to the game, but St Albans were left kicking themselves as too many dot balls ultimately cost them what would have been a fantastic victory.

MoM – Christian Hay (4-51)
Notable Mentions - Ashish Dean (73), Mbeks Mabuza (54), Jamie Telkman (3-27)

Winchmore Hill Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1w 2lb 
for 10 wickets
270 (43.0 overs)
  ct  Dean b Grossett 126
  b  Grossett 6
  ct  Dean b Hay 44
  ct  Kibria b Hay 4
  Not Out  51
  st  Kibria b Murphy 2
  lbw  Hay 0
  ct  Muprhy b J.Telkman 26
  b  J.Telkman 0
  b  J.Telkman 0
  ct  Grossett b Mabuza 8

St Albans Cricket Club Sunday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Michael Grossett6.0028128.004.67
Ashish Dean3.002800.009.33
Richard James3.003300.0011.00
Mbekezeli Mabuza6.0035135.005.83
Christian Hay10.0051412.755.10
Adam Murphy10.0065165.006.50
Jamie Telkman5.002739.005.40

St Albans Cricket Club Sunday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
4nb 12w 5b 3lb 
for 8 wickets

(45.0 overs)
Stuart Murray Caught  6 1
Ashish Dean Caught  73 7
Andrew Knill-Jones Run out  11 1
Mbekezeli Mabuza Caught  54 6
Mark Telkman Bowled  14 1
Michael Grossett Not Out  45 4
Syed Kibria Caught  31 2 1
Adam Murphy Bowled  0
Jamie Telkman Not Out  2
Christian Hay  
Richard James  

Winchmore Hill Bowling

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