St Albans Cricket Club 2XI v Broxbourne II on Sat 09 Jul 2016 at 13:00
St Albans Cricket Club Lost by 8 wickets

Match report Below-average performance means that we remain bottom of the table.

St Albans won the toss and elected to bat. A supposedly long batting line-up meant that a good total to defend was almost certain (Chris Hodges was bemused when he was told that he was batting at 9). Starts from Andy Rudlin and Naveed gave hope, but a batting collapse to 70-6 ensured that this did not last long. Richard O'Toole's arrival at the crease was exactly what St Albans needed, as he swiftly made his way to a very well made 50, including a big six back over the opening bowler's head. A well composed 36 from the skipper Mark Telkman helped rebuild the innings with O'Toole, but a flurry of late wickets (Hodges got 0) meant that St Albans could only muster a below par total of 164 allout, and were not able to bat the full 53 overs, senior O'Toole left stranded on 63 not out.

Broxbourne never looked in trouble, as they quickly went about chasing down the total. Jamie Regan looked the most threatening of the bowlers, and had 2 very close lbw decisions turned down. However, St Albans never had control over the run rate, as Ferguson played very well for his 70 not out. He was well supported at the other end by Pedlar (38), and Broxbourne cruised to victory in the 35th over with 8 wickets to spare. Special mention to Hodges who took a superb one-handed diving catch to make sure he didn't come off the pitch with a TFC award.

Away to relegation rivals Northampton Exiles next week, much better performance required...

St Albans Cricket Club 2XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
4nb 10w 2b 3lb 
for 10 wickets

(49.2 overs)
Andy Rudlin Caught  23 3
Stuart Murray Caught  2
Naveed Ahmed Caught  14
Jamie Regan Bowled  0
Mark Telkman Bowled  36 1
Tom O'Toole Caught  5
Amit Rajani Caught  2
Richard O'Toole Not Out  63 1
Chris Hodges Caught  0
Alfie Button Bowled  0
Andy Milnes Bowled  0

Broxbourne II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Broxbourne II Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 3w 1b 1lb 
for 2 wickets
165 (34.4 overs)
O'Sullivan ct Hodges b Regan 31
Dissanayake ct Rajani b Milnes 20
Ferguson Not Out  70
Pedlar Not Out  38

St Albans Cricket Club 2XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Alfie Button5.012800.005.60
Andy Milnes6.0037137.006.17
Jamie Regan6.0125125.004.17
Amit Rajani7.002100.003.00
Tom O'Toole5.011600.003.20
Stuart Murray2.002200.0011.00
Richard O'Toole3.00800.002.67
Naveed Ahmed0.40600.009.00