Berhamsted 1st XI v St Albans Cricket Club 1XI on Sat 18 May 2019 at 13:00
Match was Abandoned

Match report St Albans were left frustrated in their trip to Berkhamsted as the rain put pay to a gettable run chase which ultimately was abandoned.

On arrival at the ground (for Matt Howson this was after returning home to retrieve the keeping kit) both teams were faced with a very green looking pitch. Capaldiā€™s tossing form continued and he lost the toss and surprisingly Berko chose to bat first.

White (1-24) and Roche (0-42) continued where they left off last week and beat the bat constantly time and again as batsmen were not good enough to get bat on ball. Their opening spell only saw one wicket taken however, on another day this spell who have been good enough for the whole top order.

Scotcher (71*) coming in at 3 for Berko was the mainstay of the innings. He lived a charmed life early on and on debut Malik (1-40) had him tied up in knots with edges falling short and just wide of the slips multiple times. A debut wicket was just rewards for a very impressive spell which could have seen more wickets as Berko rode their luck

Winfield (2-42) bowled very nicely as he channelled his inner dragon getting the dangerous Gofton out caught by stand in keeper Howse. Capaldi (2-46) bowled a tight line forcing false shots from the batsmen which meant the innings was never able to accelerate.

Good death bowling from Roche and Winfield backed up by all in the field saw St Albans restrict Berko to a below par 201-6.

However, two overs into the St Albans innings the rain came and ruined the opportunity to open the season with two wins.

Next week Chorleywood visit Clarence Park.

Berhamsted 1st XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 9w 9b 3lb 
for 6 wickets
206 (50.0 overs)
Bartholomew lbw  White 8
Preedy ct  Winfield 26
Scotcher Not Out  71
Gofton ct  Winfield 15
Foster lbw  Malik 15
Smith lbw  Capaldi 6
Costin ct  Capaldi 18
Richards Not Out  25

St Albans Cricket Club 1XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Simon White10.0324124.002.40
Jacob Roche10.024200.004.20
Jacob Winfield10.0042221.004.20
Saqib Malik10.0140140.004.00
Max Capaldi10.0046223.004.60

St Albans Cricket Club 1XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 0 wickets

(2.1 overs)
Max Capaldi Not Out  3 9 33.33 1
Adam Hounslow Not Out  3 4 75.00 1
Simon White  
Matthew Howeson   1
Andy Rudlin  
Saqib Malik  
Jacob Winfield  
Dominic Watkins  
Amit Rajani  
Jacob Roche  
Uttam Vijender  

Berhamsted 1st XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Chris Mountain
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