St Albans Cricket Club 3XI v Northchurch II on Sat 16 Aug 2014 at 1:00 pm
Match was Drawn

Match report St.Albans finished far the better side in a drawn match at Clarence Park, falling just a wicket short of victory over Northchurch.

Sent in to bat, it was Eames (27) and Ashton (36) who set the show on the road, compiling a partnership of 62 for the first wicket, at a steady run rate. After a 4 wicket wobble, Ypey showed the way to play the legspin of Viljoen, and formed a union with Fleming that yielded 50 runs. Fleming finished with 41, top score, and Ferguson added valuable runs at the end, to bring the innings to a 53 over close on 187-7.

Northchurch's confidence in batting second seemed to hinge upon the success of their South African import, Viljoen, with 4 centuries across the season. Watkins and Garg found their lines, though, and made the breakthrough - Garg taking the crucial wicket of the South African, despite being ignorant that was bowling to the key man. Garg continued on for a fine spell of 12 overs, taking 2/31. Rajani then took over, and continued his great season, claiming 5-35, leaving Northchurch at 7-77 at one stage. But number 9 bat Fidler showed more talent than his predecessors, and belted a 50, while holding things together. Across the last six overs, Saints could not claim the final wicket, to fall just short.

So a good all round performance, continuing some good form at the back end of the season to gain 17 valuable points.

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
3nb 2w 4b 6lb 
for 7 wickets
Michael Eames ct b Viljoen 27 4
James Ashton ct b Dawson 36 4
Amit Rajani ct b Viljoen 5
Jack Ypey ct b Viljoen 31 4
Dominic Watkins ct b Dawson 2
Jamie Fleming ct b Forshaw 41 5 1
Kevin Milton b Fidler 0
Steve Ferguson Not Out  21 3 1
Rupert Warren Not Out  7
Andrew Walker   1
Amit Garg   1

Northchurch II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Northchurch II Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 3w 16b 8lb 
for 9 wickets
151 (47.0 overs)
Viljoen ct & b Garg 20
Suckling b Watkins 18
Winsor ct Ferguson b Garg 2
Fanthan lbw b Rajani 11
Towler b b Rajani 4
Patel ct Fleming b Rajani 4
Debenham b Warren 3
Lindsay ct Walker b Rajani 9
Fidler Not Out  51
Dawson b Rajani 0
Forshaw Not Out  0

St Albans Cricket Club 3XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Dominic Watkins7.0222122.003.14
Amit Garg12.0231215.502.58
Amit Rajani17.093557.002.06
Rupert Warren6.0118118.003.00
Andrew Walker5.011900.003.80

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