Hoddesdon 1st XI v St Albans Cricket Club 1XI on Sat 03 Jun 2023 at 12:00
St Albans Cricket Club Lost by 7 wickets

Match report After a glorious week of weather Saints made another fairly long journey up
to Hoddesdon. The team arrived in one piece but with the lack of a car park at
Hoddesdon CC a couple of players found themselves in a real mess when
parking. In particular O’Toole and Baylis, the latter’s journey down a footpath
almost leading to severe consequences. What followed was probably the best
warm up in memory from the yellows and with captain Regan winning the toss
and batting, it seemed little could go wrong.
With Hoddesdon being possibly the smallest ground in the Herts league it was
expected to be a high scoring game with boundaries aplenty. Sadly, for us it
didn’t get off to the best of starts. Joe firstly getting a questionable LBW
decision was followed by a series of dismissals that no batsman wanted to
watch back on the Hoddesdon YouTube channel. Unfortunately for some this
situation was forced upon them in the bar after the game.
Following suit from the last two weeks, the innings wouldn’t have been
complete without another calamitous run out. This time Mude and Capaldi
involved with the former outraged as he trudged off the pitch. At 75/9 a score
of 100 even seemed a long way off but Hounslow and Adshead’s partnership
of 25 (the highest of the innings) got them exactly there before Adshead
played all round a straight delivery from Hoddesdon’s overseas. Hounslow left
stranded, still without an average and considering a hit wicket dismissal next
time round.
Defending such a small total was going to be a near impossible task but the
yellows didn’t give up and showed some very positive energy in the field.
Along the way even as the game got away there were still some moments of
great value. Hounslow halting a ticket inspector mid-match to organize car
movement a real highlight, before retrieving the ball from the block of flats
Adshead had just been hit into.
There were deserved c+b’s for Regan and Baylis who ran in and gave it
everything until the end, and a smart catch down the leg side from Mude off
the bowling of Mitchell who was unlucky only to take one wicket.
In summary, this was a real off day for the 1s and not at all a reflection of the
ability of this team. The brief coloured kit cameo is over for now as attentions
turn to timed cricket, returning to Clarence Park for the first time since 2017.
With long standing rivals Redbourn the visitors, there really would be no
better way to bounce back from a disappointing day out.

St Albans Cricket Club 1XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 4w 2b 3lb 
for 10 wickets
Jamie Regan ct O Arkinstall b M Murray 10 17 1 58.82 1
Joe Regan lbw M Murray 2 12 16.67
Will Bancroft ct T Sturdy b H Mason 16 33 2 48.48
Tom O'Toole ct O Arkinstall b H Mason 9 23 1 39.13
Max Capaldi lbw O Arkinstall 15 45 2 33.33
Connor Mitchell st R Walters b H Mason 7 22 1 31.82
Chris Mude run out  (O Arkinstall) 0 8 0 1
Joshua Mulvaney b H Mason 2 23 8.70
Adam Hounslow Not Out  14 24 2 58.33
Dan Baylis ct A Sturdy b J Munday 4 11 36.36 1
Ben Adshead b O Arkinstall 11 13 1 84.62

Hoddesdon 1st XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Oliver Arkinstall9.3129214.503.05
Max Murray10.0129214.502.90
Harry Mason10.07842.000.80
Johnny Munday9.0229129.003.22

Hoddesdon 1st XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
8w 1lb 
for 3 wickets
101 (18.0 overs)
Rob Walters Not Out  47 60 9 1 78.33
Rob Jones ct J Regan b J Regan 19 19 3 1 100
Ross Clarke ct C Mude b C Mitchell 1 2 50.0
Oliver Arkinstall ct D Baylis b D Baylis 23 15 5 153.33
Todd Sturdy Not Out  2 12 16.67
Antony Higgs  
Johnny Munday  
Harry Mason  
Adam Sturdy  
Rob Harcombe  
Max Murray  

St Albans Cricket Club 1XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Adam Hounslow3.021300.004.33
Ben Adshead3.002000.006.67
Connor Mitchell6.0120120.003.33
Jamie Regan2.0016116.008.00
Dan Baylis4.0131131.007.75