Northwood Town III v St Albans Cricket Club 4XI on Sat 28 Jul 2018 at 1pm
St Albans Cricket Club Won by 2 wkts

Match report Toss lost, St Albans were put into the field, playing on the astro at a blustery Northwood Town.
The perfect start as Jon Little picked up a wicket with the 2nd ball of the match, well caught in the covers by Wilf Rush.
Bilal Siddique kept a tight line at the other end, and runs were difficult to find, with Jon Little finding a number of edges that didn’t quite stick. Northwood Town continued to ride their luck, but a change of bowling brought reward as Sachin Patel bowled very consistently (5-2-9-1) and deserved more wickets. Faz Nisar bowled a great full spell (8-0-26-4) including a double wicket maiden to have Northwood Town in trouble on 53-5 at drinks.
Northwood Town then dug in, and built several effective partnerships and at 110-6 after 30 overs they had a platform to post a decent target. Wilf Rush bowled very tidily, as did Najib Khan. Nadeem Arif (4.3-0-31-3) took a few overs to get into his rhythm, but once he did 2 wickets in 2 balls followed and Northwood Town were all out in the 36th over for 133. A total that felt 30 or so below par.

In response St Albans started the chase carefully, Sachin Patel (16) and Faz Nisar (9) set a good platform and were 22-0 after 8 overs. Faz was the first of 4 LBWs in the innings. Northwood Town’s top 4 bowlers were tight and didn’t give much away and St Albans batsmen struggled to time the ball, and often lost their wickets when trying to push the score along. Luke Cavanna (22) and James Lawrence (12) battled well and put together a useful partnership to get us over the halfway point. St Albans were up on the run rate so overs were not an issue, but were prone to losing wickets at regular intervals. The delayed introduction of a 5th bowler was the chance St Albans needed to close out the game, Jon Little (19*) taking full advantage and hitting 12 off his first over. The skipper judging his appearance at the crease perfectly, to hit the winning runs in the 35th over. St Albans were assisted in their chase by some poor fielding, and Northwood Town’s 32 extras, compared to St Albans’ 8.

A very solid all round team performance with everyone contributing to a comfortable victory.

Northwood Town III Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2nb 4w 2b  
for 10 wickets
133 (35.3 overs)
Bentvetzen b  F Nisar 9
Rajul ct  Rush b Little 0
Nagvi lbw  F Nisar 35 7
Lal lbw  Patel 1
Dover ct  Knill-Jones b Arif 29 5
Minesh b  F Nisar 0
Kish ct  Khan b F Nisar 9 2
Tailor ct  Nisar b Khan 27 6
Khan b  Khan 4 1
Saahil Not Out  7
Shaw b  Arif 4 1

St Albans Cricket Club 4XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jon Little6.0115115.002.50
Bilal Siddique4.001500.003.75
Sachin Patel5.02919.001.80
Faizan Nisar8.002646.503.25
Wilf Rush4.001600.004.00
Nadeem Arif4.3031310.336.89
Najib Khan4.0016116.004.00

St Albans Cricket Club 4XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
16w 12b 4lb 
for 8 wickets
Faizan Nisar lbw  b Saahil 9 1 1
Sachin Patel b  Kishan 16 2
Najib Khan lbw  b Minesh 9 1 1
James Lawrence ct  + b Lal 12 1
Luke Cavanna ct  Khan b Khan 22 3
Eamon Goodfellow lbw  b Lal 4
Bilal Siddique lbw  b Saahil 4
Jon Little Not Out  19 2 1
Wilf Rush ct  +b Khan 0 1
Andrew Knill-Jones Not Out  2 1
Nadeem Arif  

Northwood Town III Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

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