St Albans Cricket Club 5XI v Harpenden 6XI on Sat 01 Jul 2023 at 13:00
St Albans Cricket Club Won by 57 runs

Match report A gloomy Sandpit lane met the 5th team on Saturday lunchtime, meaning perfect bowling conditions for third or fourth choice captain Matt Shadwick. Anyway, he opted to have a bat to the surprise of the Harpenden skipper.

It was Shadwick (42) and Maroof (22) to open, and a good start was vital to justify the coin toss. Luckily, the pair put on 42 inside 11 overs, setting a good base for the middle order to build. The runs were shared out with Ahmed (28), Berry (19), Webber (18) all contributing. Tom Coulling finished off with a quick fire 11 to bring Saints to a total of 190 all out.

The bowling performance backed up the batting, with Shadwick using a total of 9 bowlers and everyone doing a job. Frank opened heroically, with the odd “effort” ball the only a tarnish on an otherwise consistently nagging length.

The most pleasing aspect was the youngsters performing admirably, Coffer, Berry and Chakma-Smith all impressing. Of course, Ahmed claimed 3 important wickets to really put the game beyond doubt, and Frank came back on to finish things, bowling Harpenden out for 133. A very successful day where everyone played their part.

St Albans Cricket Club 5XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
3nb 16w 4b 6lb 
for 10 wickets
Matt Shadwick ct B Fagg b A Punetha 42 2
nasibullah Maroofkhel b B Barcock 22 2
Fin McNab b J Nalluri 1 2
Jude Berry ct A Punetha b A Punetha 14 2
John Webber ct R Gopalakrishnan b H Field 18 2
Imran Ahmed ct R Bailey b A Punetha 28 2
Ieuan Chakma-Smith ct A Saini b H Field 5 2
Vikas Narula ct S Nalluri b H Field 5 2
Jamie Coffer b S Nalluri 4 2
Frank O'Leary b S Nalluri 6 2
Thomas Coulling Not Out  11 2

Harpenden 6XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Arjan Saini5.011900.003.80
Jawahar Nalluri7.0036136.005.14
Ben Barcock5.0026126.005.20
Animesh Punetha8.002438.003.00
Joseph Gill4.001700.004.25
Harry Field5.012337.674.60
Srihith Nalluri4.0028214.007.00

Harpenden 6XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
4nb 19w 8b 4lb 
for 10 wickets
133 (38.2 overs)
Jim Gill lbw F. O'Leary 9
Ben Fagg b I. Ahmed 28
Raghul Gopalakrishnan b V. Narula 1
Joseph Gill b I. Ahmed 14
Srihith Nalluri b V. Narula 0
Arjan Saini Run out  4
Richard Bailey ct I. Ahmed 0
Ben Barcock b I. Chakma-Smith 8
Harry Field ct I. Chakma-Smith 6
Animesh Punetha lbw F. O'Leary 19
Jawahar Nalluri Not Out  9

St Albans Cricket Club 5XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Frank O'Leary7.211125.501.50
Thomas Coulling3.002100.007.00
Jamie Coffer5.001900.003.80
Vikas Narula5.0020210.004.00
Imran Ahmed4.011033.332.50
Fin McNab4.001400.003.50
Ieuan Chakma-Smith4.01924.502.25
nasibullah Maroofkhel3.011000.003.33