Flamstead II v St Albans Cricket Club 4XI on Sat 29 Jun 2019 at 13.00
St Albans Cricket Club Lost

Match report On the hottest day of the year so far the 4s arrived at Flamstead to see the groundstaff putting the finishing touches to the wicket atop the heavy roller. Ok it was actually there number 7 but a working roller! In the 4s! Having lost the toss it was no surprise when the oppo decided to have a bat. Saud and John opened the bowling, each bowling tightly for little reward. In the hot weather rotation was the way forward and Amy and Syed kept up the good work, Syed getting everyone in the mood for Wimbledon with more grunting than the ladies singles final. There then followed the most bizarre moment of the game when Dave “bat breaker” Ashton came on to bowl. There was some discussion as to how the clubs slowest bowler could manage to break a bat. The most convincing theory was that ice may have formed when the ball went so high and was in the air for such a long time before reaching the batsman. Nadeem kept up the good work with the ball and we strangled a couple of wickets, a mention here for two good catches from Sachin. Saud then came back into the attack and picked up the wicket of the day with a ball that swung and hit middle. At the end of the 40 overs we had restricted them to 172 for 5 , a good effort against the leagues highest scorers.
After a tea break featuring much needed ice lollies Manny and Sachin got us off to a decent start, the highlight a particularly fine cover drive from Sachin. When Sachin fell to a good ball Syed (33) came to the crease and put on a decent partnership with Manny, an entertaining contrast in running styles. Manny busy at the crease and trying to put pressure on the fielders(and his partner) while Syed adopted a rather more languid style. Charlie Parkinson replaced Manny and built a patient 31. At the second drinks break the game was nicely poised with six an over needed and 7 wickets in hand. Sadly the game turned with Charlie unlucky to chop on to his stumps and Syed following shortly after. With two new batsman at the crease the ask became more difficult against a strong bowling unit and despite cameos from the lower order. Including a bat and helmet throwing Eames auditioning for his own go viral Facebook performance when he was out for 6, were always struggling. In the end we fell 18 runs short and were left to reflect on the fact that, rather like the Watford game, we had probably got a bit too bogged down in the middle overs. Still, taking the top of the table team to the last few overs means we can take plenty of positives into next weeks game.

Flamstead II Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 5 wickets
172 (40.0 overs)

St Albans Cricket Club 4XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Saud Fattah8.0047147.005.88
Jon Little8.012400.003.00
Mo Naqvi3.01600.002.00
Amy Price6.015100.008.50
Nadeem Arif8.0118118.002.25
David Ashton7.001635.332.29

St Albans Cricket Club 4XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 10 wickets
Nauman Nisar Lbw  18
Sachin Patel Bowled  10 2
Mo Naqvi Lbw  33
Charlie Parkinson Bowled  31
Andrew Knill-Jones Caught  12
Amy Price Bowled  0
Nadeem Arif Bowled  1
Michael Eames Bowled  6
Jon Little Bowled  3
Saud Fattah Lbw  6
David Ashton Not Out  11

Flamstead II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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