St Albans Cricket Club 1XI v Chorleywood 1st XI on Sat 26 Jun 2021 at 12.00
St Albans Cricket Club Won By 2 wickets

Match report A fantastic win from the penultimate ball saw St Albans move to one point behind top of the table Abbots Langley who are the opponents next weekend.

Capaldi lost another toss and St Albans were put into the field. As May does he found an early breakthrough rearranging the openers stumps before Chorleywood rebuilt. A boundary wasn’t hit until the 20th over but the runs were ticking over with a great display of running between the wickets.

Chorleywood were starting to up the runs rate as the off spin of Capaldi and Mulveney was ineffective with boundaries now coming easily. However, ‘Tank’ Baylis took two crucial wickets with his extra pace rushing the Toms who made 22 and also Smithson who crafted a well made 74.

Richardson made 44 towards the end of the innings with some large hitting putting the tennis players at risk as St Albans looked at the prospect of chasing nearer 300. However, wickets tumbled at the end of the innings and St Albans did well to restrict Chorleywood to 248-9.

As with previous weeks the St Albans innings started with an early wicket however, the second wicket saw a 50 run partnership between Regan and Capaldi. Once Capaldi was bowled Seagrave joined Regan and started to take the game away from Chorleywood.

Before Seagrave got going a dolly was dropped at mid off and how Chorleywood were left to rue this. Regan and Seagrave were in complete control until a lack of communication saw Regan run out and a green chair on the boundary hitch kicked towards the pavilion. Seagrave so as not to feel Regans wrath decided the best thing to do was stay out in the middle.

Jerome and Seagrave consolidated the innings punishing the bad balls and hitting the gaps for ones and twos. Jerome found the pace of the pitch and started to find the boundary regularly before being done by a slower ball and when Seagrave was out for 92 suddenly Chorleywood were back in the game.

Three quick wickets were lost which left O’toole and May together with 8 needed off the last over. A wide first up and a drop on the boundary left 1 needed from the last 3 balls and O’toole calmly put bat on ball to the jubilation of Clarence Park.

Chorleywood 1st XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
10w 5b 6lb 
for 9 wickets
248 (50.0 overs)
Smithson ct  Baylis 74
Neal b  May 0
Bryant lbw  Seagrave 11
Toms ct  Baylis 22
Evans lbw  White 43
Richardson ct  Capaldi 45
Caslake b  May 26
Dare Not Out  2
Sutcliffe st  Capaldi 1
Brown st  Capaldi 0

St Albans Cricket Club 1XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Billy May10.0145222.504.50
Harry Seagrave10.0123123.002.30
Simon White10.0149149.004.90
Max Capaldi10.0160320.006.00
Dan Baylis8.0033216.504.13
Joshua Mulvaney2.002400.0012.00

St Albans Cricket Club 1XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
12w 2lb 
for 8 wickets
Max Capaldi b  Evans 25 4
James Caswell ct  Richardson 0
Joe Regan Run out  57 6 1
Harry Seagrave ct  Richardson 92 5 3
Harry Jerome st  Evans 38 4
Oliver Coulman ct  Richardson 4 1 2
Joshua Mulvaney Run out  6
Simon White ct  Richardson 5
Richard O'Toole Not Out  6
Billy May Not Out  2
Dan Baylis  

Chorleywood 1st XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy