St Albans Cricket Club 1XI v Watford Town 1 on Sat 17 Jul 2021 at 12.00
St Albans Cricket Club Lost by 3 wickets

Match report After an enforced week off St Albans knew a return to winning ways was needed however were humbled by a better team on the day going down by three wickets.

On a day which resembles the summer we know St Albans won the toss and batted. After the first couple of overs it was clear that this wasn’t a normal sun drenched batting wicket and one where application was needed. Some loose shots combined with tight bowling really restricted the top order with only Perrin offering resistance.

Once Perrin departed and Hall followed next ball St Albans needed to rebuild. This came in the form of a good partnership from Chris ‘Ironman’ Mude on debut and Harry ‘Amber Leaf’ Jerome who managed to put aside their differing views on quick running to get St Albans back into the game.

However, wickets again fell in patches and the last 5 wickets were lost for 19 runs including May missing an extravagant reverse sweep which meant Watford were chasing 125 for victory.

Knowing the game would not last the overs St Albans needed to start quickly but Watford came out equally as hard. However, in Watford’s urgency there were always going to be chances and some swift chances were taken by Hall, Regan and Steves.

May made a mends for the reverse sweep and looking to try and take the Matt Howeson floppy hat took the first 5 wickets to fall bowling an aggressive spell leaving Watford 60-5. However that was sadly as good as it got. Some loose bowing and big hitting saw Watford surge towards their target. The returning Kumar picked up two wickets in an over but Shahid got Watford over the line.

A difficult day and a big two months left in the season as the hunt for promotions continues.

St Albans Cricket Club 1XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 6w 2lb 
for 10 wickets

(47.4 overs)
Max Capaldi ct A Shahid b H Bhatti 11 21 2 52.38 1
Steven Perrin ct U Shahid b A Sajjad 25 66 2 37.88 2
Joe Regan ct S Ali b H Bhatti 1 14 7.14 1
Joshua Mulvaney b H Bhatti 11 24 1 45.83
Harry Jerome ct G Shinagare b G Shinagare 31 73 2 42.47
Jonny Hall lbw A Sajjad 0 1 0 1
Chris Mude lbw A Sajjad 23 45 1 51.11 1
Simon White ct R Dar b R Dar 6 12 1 50.0
Billy May b A Sajjad 3 18 16.67
Sammy Kumar b R Dar 3 6 50.0
Dan Baylis Not Out  1 8 12.50

Watford Town 1 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Haroon Bhatti10.012739.002.70
Tahir Hussain5.011100.002.20
Rameez Dar8.4024212.002.77
Asad Sajjad9.012438.002.67
Ahsan Sajjad10.0127127.002.70
Gaurav Shinagare5.01919.001.80

Watford Town 1 Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
5nb 12w 3lb 
for 7 wickets
125 (26.1 overs)
Syed Ali ct J Hall b B May 10 13 2 76.92
Tahir Hussain ct C Mude b B May 20 21 2 1 95.24
Gaurav Shinagare ct J Regan b B May 0 7 0
Asad Sajjad ct S Perrin b B May 8 14 3 57.14
Toqeer Hussain ct M Capaldi b S Kumar 23 37 4 62.16
Ahsan Sajjad b B May 0 1 0
Ubaid Shahid Not Out  38 44 6 86.36
Haseeb Khan ct S Perrin b S Kumar 0 5 0
Abubaker Shahid Not Out  6 16 37.50
Rameez Dar  
Haroon Bhatti  

St Albans Cricket Club 1XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Billy May10.023957.803.90
Max Capaldi1.001000.0010.00
Dan Baylis6.112000.003.24
Sammy Kumar6.0136218.006.00
Simon White1.001300.0013.00
Joshua Mulvaney2.00400.002.00