St Albans Cricket Club 1XI v Leverstock Green CC on Sat 28 May 2022 at 12:00
St Albans Cricket Club Won by 7 wickets

Match report Another Saturday home game saw another full CP car park, meaning innovative parking solutions were needed. With still no sign of a football for the warmup, the youth put up a much stiffer resistance in the game of vortex, but a lack of experience gave another W for the old men.

Skipper Joe flipped a good coin and won the toss, and elected to bowl, actually listening to groundsman Cales’ experienced advice, and not the oppo’s arrogant captain.

Baylis and Badshead opened up, bowling some nice areas, and creating a couple of very good chances in the first 10, neither of which were taken. With the score on 55 without loss, Leverstock Green were looking off to a sound start with some extravagant and brain dead cricket. On came Jamie Regan to change the game, aided with Joshy bowling tight from the pavilion end, the Saints took 6 wickets for 22 runs. A couple of composed partnerships followed from the visitors, which helped them to an under par total of 193-9 from their 50 overs, with shoutouts to Jamie for 5-32, Joshy 2-19 and Baylis for a keg ball.

An ample 30 minute tea break meant Mr Sims had time to bring Simsy’s co-op lunch.

Leverstock Green surprisingly started off very quiet in the field, until one brought two and we were down 14-2 with both openers back in the hut. Max began the rebuild with Bancroft, before departing with the yellows on 43. The in-form Tom O’Toole was next, and together with Bancroft got their heads down and batted very sensibly. After a partnership of 100, Bancroft remembered he had a party to go to, and brought out the guns to score as quickly as Shaun Jeffers at the start of the season. TOT at the other end felt a bit left out, smoking a couple down the ground, but only for 4 a piece. Together they guided us home with an unbeaten stand of 151, Bancroft and TOT in the runs.

Tavah Player of the Match: Will Bancroft
Abbey Aquatics Shot of the Match : Will Bancroft
DOTD: George Sims

Brilliant all round performance, let’s use this momentum. Up the saints!!!

Leverstock Green CC Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
8w 1b 4lb 
for 9 wickets
193 (50.0 overs)
Sol Tomlinson ct  C Mude b J Regan 30 42 5 71.43
Charlie Mahanama ct  W Bancroft b J Regan 27 40 4 67.50
Harry Blagden lbw  J Mulvaney 4 25 16.00
Dayle Littlejohn b  J Regan 2 8 25.00
Nahim Iqbal ct  C Mude b J Regan 0 2 0
Ben Goode b  J Mulvaney 0 12 0
Ridaah Friezlar b  M Capaldi 33 54 4 61.11
Troy Henry b  J Regan 33 66 3 50.0
Buddhi Attanayake Not Out  45 44 5 102.27
Majid Khan ct  J Regan b G Sims 2 4 50.0
Richard Walker Not Out  4 3 133.33

St Albans Cricket Club 1XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Max Capaldi7.0036136.005.14
Jamie Regan10.013256.403.20
Dan Baylis10.003100.003.10
Ben Adshead8.015000.006.25
Joshua Mulvaney10.021929.501.90
George Sims5.0020120.004.00

St Albans Cricket Club 1XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
3nb 1b  
for 3 wickets
Jamie Regan ct  R Walker b M Khan 9 10 1 90.0
Steven Perrin lbw  B Attanayake 3 17 17.65
Will Bancroft Not Out  90 100 11 90.0 1
Max Capaldi Caught  11 28 39.29
Tom O'Toole Not Out  64 94 9 68.09
Joe Regan   1
Joshua Mulvaney  
George Sims  
Chris Mude   2
Dan Baylis  
Ben Adshead  

Leverstock Green CC Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Majid Khan6.0125125.004.17
Buddhi Attanayake7.0134134.004.86
Dayle Littlejohn9.003100.003.44
Charlie Mahanama5.0018118.003.60
Sol Tomlinson7.003600.005.14
Ridaah Friezlar4.002300.005.75
Troy Henry3.002200.007.33