Parkfield & Headstone II v St Albans Cricket Club 4XI on Sat 03 Sep 2016 at 12:30
Match was Abandoned

Match report St Albans 4s travelled to Sadlers Mead needing just a single point to secure a second season in Regional Division A West, while their hosts, Parkfield & Headstone needed 7 points to secure second place in the ladder. So while not quite a dead rubber, neither side had much to play for.

Saints won the toss, ending the Parkfield skipper's run of 13 successful calls, and elected to bowl hoping to pick up the required point to make them safe. However, they were made to wait until the 18th over as chances went down or failed to go to hand during Winfield and Ul Haq's opening spells. It was the introduction of spin that finally delivered the breakthrough, with Nisar and Murphy picking up the wickets of the opening batsmen. Murphy's second wicket bought Virgo to the crease and he set about Saints bowlers, bludgeoning numerous 4s and 6s, racking up a half century in short order before a top edge into his face forced him from the field. As further wickets fell to Murphy and Arif, Virgo returned but only added a couple of boundaries before Arif cleaned him up for 72. Still Saints faced a tough chase with Parkfield posting an imposing 239 from their 40 overs.

Shortly after tea the threatened rain arrived, but not before Webber had perished early. James and Thomas put together a fifty stand as the drizzle got heavier, the latter collecting a trademark maximum in a rapid 40. Patel and Arif came to the wicket after James and Thomas were bowled, and compiled steadily although the increasingly rain and wet outfield meant that there was less value for their shots than in the first innings. With Saints having just passed 100, the rain grew heavier still and play was abandoned for the day, Parkfield picking up 30 pts by virtue of the faster run rate. Saints collected nine points and ensured that they finished in eighth, one place above the relegation zone.

Parkfield & Headstone II Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
8w 7b 3lb 
for 7 wickets
239 (40.0 overs)
K Sharma Caught  36
J Riyat Caught  39
A Ahmed Caught  20
S Asbhar Bowled  0
M Shah Bowled  3
C Virgo Bowled  72
P Katina Bowled  12
A Malik Not Out  26
T Malik Not Out  3

St Albans Cricket Club 4XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tim Winfield8.012600.003.25
Rehan Ul Haq7.003800.005.43
Faizan Nisar8.0038219.004.75
Adam Murphy8.0058319.337.25
Nadeem Arif5.0037218.507.40
Andy Saunders4.003300.008.25

St Albans Cricket Club 4XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
4nb 3w 2b 2lb 
for 3 wickets

(24.1 overs)
Nick James Bowled  12
John Webber Bowled  4
Hugo Thomas Bowled  40
Sachin Patel Not Out  14
Nadeem Arif Not Out  23
Marcus Cunnington  
Faizan Nisar  
Andy Saunders  
Adam Murphy  
Rehan Ul Haq  
Tim Winfield  

Parkfield & Headstone II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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  • Umpire :
    From the XI
  • Scorer :
    As above