St Albans Cricket Club 5XI v Oakfield Parkonians on Sat 26 Aug 2017 at 13:00
St Albans Cricket Club Won by 4 wkts

Match report St Albans fielded a team of 10 colts and the somewhat older captain for the day Tim Winfield. Winning the toss on a warm glorious sunny day, St Albans opted to field and hopefully benefit from previous experience of the astro wicket.
Opening the bowling for St Albans was Hashim Awan and Sammy Kumar. Hashim used his strength to great effect with hostile bowling keeping the batsmen on their toes and taking 2-16 of the first 5 overs. Sammy was a fine complement with his tricky spin and finishing with 0-21 off 5 overs. Lorna Harper bowled with great flight and took 1-16 off 5 overs, Zac Tarrant continued his success from the previous week taking 2-13, Jamie Church bowled 4 overs in his first ever senior game and took a wicket off his final ball to finish with 1-20. Tim Winfield was miserly with 0-3 of his 5 overs, Sachin Patel taking 2 wickets and the innings was wrapped up in style with Wilf Rush taking 2 wickets and Sammy taking a one-handed slip catch, diving at full length. Marcus continues to impress with his keeping, stopping anything wayward and taking a very smart stumping. An excellent performance to have Oakfield 131 all out and all 9 bowlers making a contribution.
Wilf and Sachin opened the batting, facing some lively bowling but both punished anything loose with 4's and accelerated the scoring. The Oakfield bowling was generally pacey and after the loss of the opening pair, further wickets fell regularly with the Marcus Cunnington and Emily Pollard also out to some good bowling. At 42 for 4, skipper Tim and Sammy needed to steady the situation and set about a careful approach to only play balls as needed. Slowly the scoring built and Tim providing a mixture of lusty blows, fine cuts over the slips and evading a couple of hard caught chances, whilst Sammy was steady, taking singles and rotating the strike. By the time Tim (60) and Sammy (13) were both out the score had progressed to 122, leaving only 10 for victory. The winning runs were achieved in style as Sam Mistry crashed a 4 and hit the winning runs with a reverse sweep.
A great win and recognition of the fine talent that exists in the St Albans Colts, with a little help from the team elder for the day! Club XI win by 4 wickets

Oakfield Parkonians Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 12w  
for 10 wickets
132 (34.0 overs)
Bal st  b Harper 35
Tariq ct  Harper b Hashim 17
Indev b  Hashim 0
Sachin ct  b J Church 28
Umar ct  b Zac 12
Thomas ct  b Sachin 9
Akhil ct  Winfield b Zac 8
Talha ct  b Sachin 2
Amam b  b Rush 5
Suleman ct  b Rush 0
Sunbhash Not Out  0

St Albans Cricket Club 5XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Hashim Awan5.001628.003.20
Sammy Kumar5.012100.004.20
Tim Winfield5.04300.000.60
Lorna Harper5.0016116.003.20
Sam Mistry4.001700.004.25
James Church4.0020120.005.00
Zachary Tarrant2.001326.506.50
Sachin Patel2.001527.507.50
Wilf Rush2.001527.507.50

St Albans Cricket Club 5XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
3nb 9w 4b 1lb 
for 6 wickets
Wilf Rush b  Aman 10 2
Sachin Patel b  Suleman 18 3
Marcus Cunnington ct  Akhil 5 1
Emily Pollard ct  Talha 1
Tim Winfield ct  Aman 60 8 1
Sammy Kumar ct  Tariq 13 1
Zachary Tarrant Not Out  0
Sam Mistry Not Out  6 1
James Church  
Hashim Awan  
Lorna Harper   1

Oakfield Parkonians Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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