St Albans Cricket Club Sunday 1st XI v Old Elizabethans on Sun 04 Jun 2023 at 16:00
St Albans Cricket Club Lost By 8 Wickets

Match report The Saints spent the interval reflecting on how different the first game could’ve gone with an extra 20 runs on the board. Concluding a score of 120 or so would be very competitive against a stronger opposition than in the first game.

Lawrence continued his good tossing form and elected to bat again due to the number of underground balls the deteriorating pitch produced towards the latter stage of the first game.

The saints started better against Old Elizabethans with Moxy smashing 23 off 11 and the score being 30-1 off 3. However, some impressive bowling and a pitch offering all sorts ignited a very St Albans collapse and were again in trouble at 41-6 off 8. However fantastic scouting from Lawrence meant Perrin’s substitute, the in-form Streety was brought to the crease, the perfect man for a rebuild. Streety (41*) along with winners (36) built a vital partnership which led the saints to post a respectable total of 130 given the pitch and large boundaries which constituted a lot of 2’s. Streety, a victim to so much running, having to run straight to the toilet to throw up after his innings. His own fault due to not being able to find the middle of his bat and plinking every ball for 2.

Jc and Dan (4-0-2-16) opened up excellently, limiting runs and causing problems for the OE’s openers. Dan made the first two breakthroughs leaving OE’s 26-2 after 6. Although JC was extremely unlucky not to get a wicket himself with some very good LBW shouts and the OE batsmen struggling to hit anything in front of square. Winfield and Berry then did well to limit boundaries in the middle overs with OE’s never really getting above the rate. The pitch very much helping with balls shooting underground and popping off a full length. Caswell learning this after copping a full-length ball to the shoulder.

Unfortunately the OE’s 3 n 4, one of which fresh off a 140* the day before, utilised their experience. Knocking the ball around well and hitting the occasional boundary. Special mention to Streety who managed to pull his hammy chasing a ball that was destined for the boundary the second it left the bat. Subsequently, bringing substitute fielder Alfie Button to the field in cargo shorts and trainers.

A great first over from Murphy gave the Saints some hope and meant OE’s needed 23 off 3. However, a few loose balls meant Murphy was only left with 4 runs to defend in the final over. With the field up and 2 balls pitching and rolling to Caswell outside off stump, nerves were growing in the OE camp. However, their number 4 sent the next over the top to the ropes to win with 3 balls to spare.

A valiant effort against a tidy Div 1 side. Ultimately leaking a few too many unnecessary runs in the final 5 overs proving the difference between the two sides.

St Albans Cricket Club Sunday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
9w 1b 2lb 
for 9 wickets
Stuart Murray b Sichiri-Peel 0 3 0
James Lawrence b Johnson 3 8 37.50
Moksudul Islam ct Johnson 23 11 3 209.09
James Caswell ct Sichiri-Peel 3 9 33.33
Zach West b Ahmed 1 2 50.0
Samuel Street Not Out  41 45 1 91.11
Adam Murphy ct Ahmed 2 6 33.33
Jacob Winfield ct Garraway 36 36 4 100
Joey Curran b Garraway 0 1 0
Daniel Harvey b Garraway 4 7 57.14
Lucas Berry  

Old Elizabethans Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Old Elizabethans Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 8w 1b 6lb 
for 2 wickets
131 (19.2 overs)
Shah b Harvey 0 7 0
Dutta b Harvey 0 12 0
Parkar Not Out  63 56 7 112.50
Garraway Not Out  52 43 7 120.93

St Albans Cricket Club Sunday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Joey Curran4.002000.005.00
Daniel Harvey4.001628.004.00
Jacob Winfield4.003300.008.25
Lucas Berry3.001900.006.33
Moksudul Islam2.001700.008.50
Adam Murphy2.201900.008.14