Hitchin I v St Albans Cricket Club 1XI on Sat 05 May 2018 at 13:00
St Albans Cricket Club Lost by 5 wickets

Match report The league season kicked off with a trip to the building site which is Hitchin Cricket Club as it goes through its redevelopment. On arriving on a hot day the toss was won and St Albans opted to bat first.

Both White and Chanda came and went early before a steadying partnership between Hounslow (21) and Capaldi (26). Hounslow played a patient knock but put away each bad ball received before departing to a diving catch behind the stumps. The next over saw Capaldi depart to a mistimed drive and some rebuilding needed.

The next passage of play saw some good running between the wickets as Winfield (25) and Wyles (31) started to inject some momentum into the St Albans innings. They both started cutting loose against the Hitchin spinners with deft sweeps from Wyles and the power hitting of Winfield before perishing trying to up the run rate. This lead to a somewhat all too familiar St Albans collapse as 146 all out was mustered where perhaps a score of 180+ was something which was achievable with 15 overs to go.

Knowing that early wickets was St Albans let Hitchin get off to a flyer as length were missed and the ball travelled to the boundary. White (2-45) ran in hard up the hill and had two lbw appeals upheld to keep St Albans in the game. At the other end Foster (1-18) was as miserly as normal and should have had more wickets if Chanda had decided to use his hands and not his cap to catch the ball…

The innings was held together by the Hitchin number 4 who made an unbeaten 73 which was undoubtedly the difference between the teams as St Albans succumbed to a 5 wicket defeat.

Next week sees the first home game of the season with a first league win still on the line.

St Albans Cricket Club 1XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
9nb 3lb 
for 10 wickets

(45.3 overs)
Simon White Bowled  7 11 1 63.64 1
Adam Hounslow Caught  21 62 4 33.87
Sandipan Chanda Caught  11 16 1 68.75
Max Capaldi Caught  26 44 3 59.09
Jacob Winfield Bowled  25 40 1 1 62.50
Tom Wyldes Caught  31 51 3 60.78
Phil Caley Lbw  4 9 44.44
Richard O'Toole Caught  0 2 0
Harry Kendal Not Out  5 16 31.25
Dan Foster Caught  1 4 25.00
Daniel Rosson Lbw  3 13 23.08

Hitchin I Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Shaftab Khalid10.0030310.003.00
Rishi Chandarana5.0117117.003.40
Dave Moore8.0033133.004.13
Kashif Nizami10.0229129.002.90
Farrukh Chodhry5.01616.001.20
Haseeb Bajwa7.302839.333.73

Hitchin I Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
3w 1b 1lb 
for 5 wickets
149 (38.4 overs)
Shaftab Khalid* ct Foster 40 53 8 75.47
Sanjay Chandarana lbw White 0 4 0
Farrukh Chodhry lbw White 5 11 1 45.45
Kashif Nizami Not Out  73 106 12 68.87
Saad Waqas b Capaldi 9 16 1 56.25
Luke Day lbw Rosson 7 16 1 43.75
James Smith† Not Out  9 21 1 42.86
Dave Moore  
Gurdeep Jandu  
Haseeb Bajwa  
Rishi Chandarana  

St Albans Cricket Club 1XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jacob Winfield3.002000.006.67
Simon White7.4136218.004.70
Dan Foster10.0318118.001.80
Richard O'Toole6.012200.003.67
Max Capaldi8.0031131.003.87
Daniel Rosson4.0011111.002.75

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    J. Hall