St Albans Cricket Club 5XI v Abbots Langley 4XI on Sat 20 Aug 2022 at 13:00
St Albans Cricket Club Won by 2 wickets

Match report The quality of this week’s 5XI is testament to the strength in depth at our club.

First time skipper Matt Shadwick opted to take to the field on an overcast yet humid afternoon - with a whole battery of bowlers at his disposal.

Tom Bentley and Charlie Bavister kept things tight in an opening spell, keeping Abbots Langley to 1-23 off the first 10 overs. Plenty of contributions from 9 who had a bowl, with special mention to Jithin who picked up 2 wickets, and 1 wicket each for Josh and Nathan Kleiner-Mann.

Their rather cocksure opening batsman carried his bat reaching a ton (albeit with a few lives), but with a total of 179-6, the Saints always felt confident this was in reach.

Saints started well above the run rate, with Shadwick pulling several short -pitched deliveries to the boundary but pulling one too many as he top edged to the keeper. After the demise of Sud, PD and Alexis, this brought the Kleiner-Mann twins to the crease, putting on a 57 partnership to keep Saints well in the game.

A flurry of wickets made things a little tricky, but a cameo of 25 from Button, and an anchor innings from Josh (39*) kept us above the run rate. This whilst showing cool heads with some rather questionable chirping from the opposition.

Eventually young Bavister took on the finisher role, hitting a 6 off a no ball to finish things off in style (18*), Saints winning with 2 wickets in hand and 3 overs to spare.

St Albans Cricket Club 5XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
13nb 14w 8b 1lb 
for 9 wickets
Matt Shadwick Caught  15
Sudhanshu Suryavanshi Bowled  13
Prathamesh Deshpande Caught  6
Alexis Awonuga Run out  0
Joshua Kleiner-Mann Not Out  39
Nathan Kleiner-Mann Caught  20
Jithin Kalarickal George Bowled  8
Joe Button Caught  25
Charles (Charlie) Bavister Not Out  18
Fin McNab Lbw  0
Tom Bentley  

Abbots Langley 4XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ben C5.002700.005.40

Abbots Langley 4XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
4w 3lb 
for 7 wickets
179 (40.0 overs)
Andrew Not Out  100
Ashoi b C. Bavister 3
Kuldip ct N. Kleiner-Mann 10
Amaar lbw J. Kleiner-Mann 38
Charles b P. Deshpande 1
Ben C ct T. Bentley 8
Ben S b J.George 2
Pradeep b J. George 5
Kieran Not Out  5

St Albans Cricket Club 5XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tom Bentley6.0217117.002.83
Charles (Charlie) Bavister5.0020120.004.00
Jithin Kalarickal George7.0124212.003.43
Nathan Kleiner-Mann4.0018118.004.50
Sudhanshu Suryavanshi2.001200.006.00
Fin McNab4.002400.006.00
Joe Button5.001700.003.40
Joshua Kleiner-Mann4.0023123.005.75
Prathamesh Deshpande3.0021121.007.00