Watford Town 5XI v St Albans Cricket Club 5XI on Sat 16 Jul 2022 at 13:00
St Albans Cricket Club Won By 4 Wickets

Match report A scorching day in Watford brought about a rare away day for the 5XI. Melling lost the toss and Watford elected to bat on a dry wicket with a tyre mark running through the middle of it.
With the pitch and overhead conditions, the Fins opened the bowling for St Albans. Finlay Killner took the new ball and began probing the edge of the Watford bats and eventually found the break through thanks to an ‘alert’ catch by Tom Cocks in the gully. At the other end Fin McNab’s leg breaks had the Watford batsman in all sorts of trouble. A 6 over opening spell conceding only 7 runs and finding second wicket after breaking through the defences of the Watford number 3. In the heat it was tough going for both bowlers and batters alike. The Kleiner-Man twins replaced the opening pair and both produce tight spells of bowling that unluckily without reward. Josh was particularly unlucky to have an lbw much to the amazement of all. With the home side reaching the halfway mark with only 52 on the board the decision to bat first looked like an interesting one with runs hard to come by. A firery spell from Sud brought about the third wicket, a quick delivery cramping the batsman for room and spooning a catch to Nathan running across at mid on.
The next pair settled in and batted well, finding the gaps in the face of some good St Albans bowling. The pair took the score past 200 before Matt ‘The Shadow’ Shadwick clean bowled the opener on the last ball of the innings. Watford finishing on a very respectable 215 for 4.

In response openers Townend and Shadwick fell early to good catches. Tom Cocks responded racing to 30 with some attacking stroke play, dispatching any lose deliveries with ease to all parts of the ground. Cocks and Josh Kleiner-Mann steadied the ship and began to kick on towards the target. Cocks soon went to a well-deserved 50, his second in as many games, eventually departing for 71. Two quicker wickets brought Hugo Thomas to the crease, with St Albans needing 70 off the last 10 there was no better man for the job. Hugo soon set about dispatching the bowling to the boundary and Josh continued on his merry way, soon also passing 50. They soon brought St Albans within touching distance of victory before Josh departed for a brilliant 61. Sud arrived at the crease itching to put his ‘sit back and slap the ball’ in tactic into practice and saw St Albans home to victory by 4 wickets, Hugo finishing on 34*.

Watford Town 5XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
6nb 12w 14b 3lb 
for 4 wickets
215 (40.0 overs)
P. Sorathin b  Shadwick 92 12
M. Sekar ct  Killner 2
S.Dev-Mohindra b  McNab 3
H. Tariq ct  Sud 12 4
A.Peshwe Not Out  72 10
L. Elbourn  
T. Cannning  
J. Watson  
T. Constable  
A. Canning  

St Albans Cricket Club 5XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Finlay Killner6.0031131.005.17
Fin McNab8.0123123.002.88
Nathan Kleiner-Mann4.01700.001.75
Joshua Kleiner-Mann6.002800.004.67
Sudhanshu Suryavanshi4.00818.002.00
Tom Townend2.002600.0013.00
md nazmul islam4.003200.008.00
Andrew Melling4.002200.005.50
Matt Shadwick2.0021121.0010.50

St Albans Cricket Club 5XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
3nb 7w 14b 1lb 
for 6 wickets
Matt Shadwick ct  Watson 4 1
Tom Townend ct  Watson 7 1
Tom Cocks ct  Prashanth 71 13 1
Joshua Kleiner-Mann b  Peshwe 61 7
Nathan Kleiner-Mann ct  Constable 0 1
md nazmul islam lbw  Prashanth 6 1
Hugo Thomas Not Out  34 5
Sudhanshu Suryavanshi Not Out  4
Andrew Melling  
Finlay Killner  
Fin McNab  

Watford Town 5XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
T. Canning8.013500.004.38
J. Watson8.0329214.503.63
L. Elbourn6.003100.005.17
T. Watson6.0037137.006.17
P. Sorathia2.001900.009.50
A. Peshwe1.00313.003.00