Harpenden IV v St Albans Cricket Club 4XI on Sat 01 Jun 2002 at 1.30pm
St Albans Cricket Club Lost by 17 runs

Match report Despite a classy 125 from Colin Murphy the St Albans side fell 17 runs short.
On a very slow and grassy wicket the Harpenden side won the toss and batted.
Some wayward opening bowling saw the Harpenden side off to a solid start. The breakthrough took 12 overs until Tim Fretter found an edge to the keeper (J Fretter).

The score continued to tick over, but it was not until 40 overs did the Harpenden side break loose and accelerated the score to maximum batting points and declare at 211/6 off just 47 overs.

This left 53 over for the St Albans side to hit the target. Hallchurch fell early, as he edged one behind. It was left to Murphy and Tim Fretter to put on 53 runs and again another 50 partnership with Naddem.

St Albans continued to keep up with the scoring rate. Murphy and J Fretter put on 72 and with St Albans on 185/5 with 30 overs left it looked and easy victory.

However when J Fretter was given out LBW to a ball pitching at least 12 inches outside the leg stump the St Albans side collapsed. Zaman fell cheaply and the writing was on the wall when Murphy finally fell for 125 when he was bowled.

The St Albans side still needed just 20 runs from 15 overs. However when Atkinson and then Bhanjee fell the St Albans side had thrown away 30 points.
See also

Harpenden IV Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
8w 9b 3lb 
for 6 wickets
211 (48.0 overs)
Elledge ct  Atkinson b Arif 24
Cutler ct  J. Fretter b Fretter 17
Dunham b  Bhanjee 45
French b  Arif 2
Petrie b  Bhanjee 8
Paton ct  Hallchurch b Fretter 48
Cowan Not Out  45
Evans Not Out  2

St Albans Cricket Club 4XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Uzman Zaman11.024000.003.64
Tim Fretter9.0256228.006.22
David Coombs1.00400.004.00
Nadeem Arif14.0135217.502.50
Adam Bhanjee6.0035217.505.83
Barry Atkinson7.002900.004.14

St Albans Cricket Club 4XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
8nb 3w 3b 5lb 
for 10 wickets
Adrian Hallchurch ct  Petrie b Mihill 1 1
Colin Murphy b  Cowan 125
David Coombs ct  Paton b Dunham 1
Tim Fretter ct  Garaway b Mihill 7
Nadeem Arif b  Cowan 17
Raj Mehta b  Cowan 2
Jeremy Fretter lbw  b Evans 14 1
Uzman Zaman ct  Dunham b Mackey 0
Adam Bhanjee ct  Petrie b Mihill 4
Barry Atkinson ct  Mackey b Cowan 4 1
David Haygate Not Out  0

Harpenden IV Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy