St Albans Cricket Club Sunday 2nd XI v Harrow III on Sun 04 Jul 2004 at 1.30pm (NOT NOT NOT 2pm)
St Albans Cricket Club Lost by 60 runs

Match report Poor Bowling, Poor fielding etc ??!! gave them far too many runs.

Chasing 286 to win was always going to be a tough ask, but with Pat 'the block' Sylvester in fine form and Nick 'slog' James setting off at lightning pace, the target didn't seem so big.

The captain decision to bring in the boundary area, made it about 30 metres all round...... and any bat on ball was, or should have been 4 runs.....

Nick James and then Simon Fretter both fell in trying to advance the score.

Captain 'whatshisname' Devadason and Pat set about trying to settle the scoring. Yes, No, Wait seem to be the calls for all following batsmen to try to copy.

Rex fell to a run out.... which then saw the really slow bowler (Harris) take three wickets as he beat Budd in flight and then Hughes and Chairman Maynard falling to stumpings, or should that also be run outs !!??

J Fretter, complete with headache and double vision, following a blow on the head from his own team mates (Hughes you're dropped ??!!!) knocked the ball around at 6-7 runs an over, but succeeded in running out Pat ' yes/no/wait' Sylvester when he had made 74. (Anyway, at least he didn't get a ton. imagine what he would have been like with a ton....)

Ladharem fell in the cause, and Fretter J fell when trying to steal a non-existant single to the bowler. The writing was on the wall, as Rudlin J fell in the next over.

Funny, but Harrow played a batsmen at No. 6, who hit 32, which included 4 x 4 and 2 x 6, and yet at half time, brought ona sub fielder, because he had to leave early, without informing either umpire or Oppo captain. As this was a League match I found this a little against the laws and spirit of the game.....

Perhaps, that was me just being a bad loser.... or was it......... (they had obviously planned that this would have occurred, or why else bring 12 players ??!!) One for Captain ' whatshisname' Devadason to worry about.....


Harrow III Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 3w 9b 4lb 
for 6 wickets
286 (45.0 overs)
Nayyar b  Harber 62 12
Patel lbw  b Fretter 29 3
Ahmed st  Fretter, J b Rudlin 54 9 2
Beckley st  Fretter, J b Devadason 65 9
Joshi ct  Budd b Rudlin 14 2
Nizar b  Rudlin 32 4 2
Thorne Not Out  6
Overy Not Out  7

St Albans Cricket Club Sunday 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Simon Fretter7.0043143.006.14
Nick James7.004500.006.43
Jeff Harber10.0152152.005.20
Edward Hughes6.004900.008.17
John Rudlin10.0246315.334.60
Sunesh Ladharam3.002300.007.67
Rex Devadeson2.0015115.007.50

St Albans Cricket Club Sunday 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 12w 3lb 
for 10 wickets
Patrick Sylvester Run out  74 7
Nick James ct  - b Skantha 10 1
Simon Fretter b  Skantha 16 3
Rex Devadeson Run out  52 7
Graham Budd ct  & b Harris 8 1 1
Clive Maynard st  Beckley b Harris 0
Edward Hughes st  Beckley b Harris 3
Jeremy Fretter Run out  32 3 2
Sunesh Ladharam ct  & b Imran 9 1
John Rudlin b  Harris 4
Jeff Harber Not Out  2

Harrow III Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

  • Umpire :
    Mr P Mardle
  • Scorer :
    Mrs C Fretter
Photos and video of St Albans Cricket Club Sunday 2nd XI v Harrow III on Sun 04 Jul 2004 at 1.30pm (NOT NOT NOT 2pm)

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2004-07-04 St Albans Sunday 2nd XI v Harrow Innings of Harrow

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2004-07-04 St Albans Sunday 2nd XI v Harrow Innings of St Albans