St Albans Cricket Club 1XI v St Margaretsbury on Sat 14 May 2022 at 12:00
St Albans Cricket Club Lost by 7 wickets

Match report The fortress was basked in sunshine, with the ‘old’ coming out 2-1 victors in the ‘soccer as Pez received 5 stars out of 5 from Claire for his tea making skills, despite the out of date milk!

Skipper Joe soon made his contribution for the day and opted popularly to bat first, against groundsman Cales’ words of wisdom. The Saints got off to a solid start, albeit not fluent, on a slow deck to be 40 without loss from 10. 2 wickets fell in quick succession, before Bancroft and Jamie steadied the ship and built a very good partnership of 60, featuring ‘Abbey Aquatics Shot of the Match’ from the former with a sensual six down the ground. Tom O’Toole walked to the crease, with his girlfriend now choosing to look at her phone, missing another sound partnership for the saints. Jamie departed for a very hard worked 84 with the team on 168, and from here on in we stuttered to an under par 199-8.

The tea break was spent murmuring about why tea was only the regulatory 20 mins, instead of tea’ing.

The 2nd innings started well with ‘Bury 11-0 from 5, before a short flurry of boundaries put them at ease. From here too many ‘hit me’ balls and too flat a fielding performance ensued, putting us up against it until Josh took a good caught and bowled to have the visitors 87-1 at first drinks. However, nothing much changed after the chilled water break, letting the batters cruise the middle part of the game, alongside some extravagant stroke play. We were only 50 runs ahead for the end of the second stand, a sharp stumping by Mudey off Sammy, meaning we did get a decision after all. A tight spell from pick of the bowlers Badshead resulted in a wicket for him late in the day, but ‘bury left the city the winners by a demoralising 7 wickets, since the yellows weren’t up to their standards in all 3 departments.

Tavah POTM: Jamie Regan
Abbey Aquatics Shot of The Match: Will Bancroft

We weren’t at it Saturday, but let’s give it some to that Ampthill lot this time next week - COYS

St Albans Cricket Club 1XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
10w 4b 1lb 
for 8 wickets
Jamie Regan ct J Thorley b D Murphy 84 111 8 75.68
Steven Perrin lbw O Joe 10 33 30.30
Joe Regan ct D Payne-Cook b N Sheffield 0 8 0
Will Bancroft ct N Sheffield b C Rudkin 33 47 2 1 70.21
Tom O'Toole lbw O Joe 29 54 2 53.70
Max Capaldi ct O Joe b C Rudkin 7 17 41.18
Chris Mude ct D Reynolds b N Sheffield 7 13 53.85 1
Billy May ct N Verdin b N Sheffield 8 9 88.89
Joshua Mulvaney Not Out  5 7 71.43 1
Sammy Kumar Not Out  1 1 100
Ben Adshead  

St Margaretsbury Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Charlie Rudkin10.0142221.004.20
Sebastian Bleriot3.001400.004.67
Nick Sheffield10.0135311.673.50
O’Gorman Joe10.031929.501.90
John Thorley7.004800.006.86
David Murphy10.0134134.003.40

St Margaretsbury Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
13w 3lb 
for 3 wickets
202 (41.1 overs)
James Barbett ct J Mulvaney b J Mulvaney 48 54 8 1 88.89
Aiden Read st C Mude b S Kumar 67 86 12 77.91
David Murphy Not Out  52 68 6 76.47
Charlie Rudkin b B Adshead 13 17 3 76.47
John Thorley Not Out  6 22 1 27.27
Dan Reynolds  
Nick Sheffield  
Noah Verdin  
Dan Payne-Cook  
O’Gorman Joe  
Sebastian Bleriot  

St Albans Cricket Club 1XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Max Capaldi6.003500.005.83
Jamie Regan5.002900.005.80
Sammy Kumar10.0148148.004.80
Ben Adshead7.1129129.004.05
Joshua Mulvaney10.0143143.004.30
Billy May3.001500.005.00

  • Umpire :
    Ian Telling David Dokelman
  • Scorer :
    Claire Odgers