Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI v St Albans West Indian on Sat 07 May 2011 at 1:00
Match was Drawn

Match report After the first 90 minutes we thought we had the game won, as a little bit of swing due to the muggy conditions plus some pressure resulted in us getting them 61 for 5 after 21 overs. But for the last 30 minutes we were fighting to avoid defeat.

The turning point was losing the ball, which their number 7 hit out of the ground. After that there was no movement and the pitch was very flat. We still had chances though, dropping 4 catches. None of them were easy, but we need to start holding some of these if we are to start winning games and getting us up the league. Their 6th wicket ended up putting on 209, with both their number 4 who batted really well and their number 7 who chanced his arm getting 100's.

Chasing 270 was always going to be difficult, but Phil batted superbly and we were still in the game when 100 for 1 off 27. At that stage Phil had 70, but when he got out shortly thereafter, playing on for the 4th week on the trot, we struggled to accelerate sufficiently. Olly, Birchy and Chis tried to keep us up with the rate but it slowly crept up from 7.5 an over with 20 to go to 10 an over with 10 left. But by then we had lost both Birchy and Olly, then we lost 5 wickets for 9 runs and it was a matter of surviving. Joe batted well for a second week running, ending up 11 not out, and a hooked 4 in the penultimate over by Billy got us to 200.

So a lot better than last week, we just needed a bit of luck and to hold on to a couple of catches.

St Albans West Indian Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 5 wickets
270 (0.0 overs)
D Blackwood lbw  Bovaird 25
H Ahmed ct  Billings bwl Bovaird 14
P Duguid b  Howard 1
M Hackson Not Out  121
D Sittol ct  Birch bwl Burrell 3
H Henry Run out  0
A Thomas Not Out  100

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Chris Howard13.0254154.004.15
James Bovaird14.0078239.005.57
Dave Burrell11.0254154.004.91
Paul Billings6.003600.006.00
Andrew Foster6.004400.007.33

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 9 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Simon Ellis st  Sittol 11
Phil Marshall b  Jemmott 74 1
Olly Jackson ct  Butt 34
Matt Birch b  Jemmott 17 1
Craig Chisnall ct  Thomas 17
Dave Burrell ct  Thomas 4
Andrew Foster b  Butt 3
James Bovaird b  Butt 0
Joe Edwards Not Out  11
Chris Howard ct  Thomas 1
Paul Billings Not Out  4 1

St Albans West Indian Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A Thomas16.0249224.503.06
C Ramsey8.012900.003.63
D Sittol5.0020120.004.00
H Ahmed6.003100.005.17
E Jemmott7.0032216.004.57
I Butt8.012839.333.50

  • Umpire :
    Roy Bailes
  • Scorer :
    Anna Billings