St Albans 2nd XI v Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI on Sat 27 Aug 2011 at 1:00
Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club Won by 9 wickets

Match report A match played at the St Albans 2nd ground, Verulam Sportsfield was host to the Sawbridgeworth juggernaut. Bovaird won the toss and did not hesitate to insert the oppositon on another sticky, green seamer.

The luckless Marriott who had put the ball on a length all season for no reward was soon among the wickets, sending the St Albans top 4 back with the score on 34. The St Albans batsmen were no match for his mixture of canny in-swing and seam movement and another day would see a better return than his 5 wicket haul. The dependable Billings bamboozled the batsmen with his fight and guile and he too added 5 wickets to his seasons collection.

Runciman, struggling to cope with the previous nights excesses began the Sawbo chase slowly after Jackson fell early to a top edged pull. Fortified by a bacon and sausage sandwich at tea and the increasing threat of rain, he soon found his touch from the previous week. His partnership with the impish Ellis carved the St Albans attack to all parts of the ground to finish the match just as the heavens opened.

So up to the dizzy heights of eighth in the league with one to play against Botany Bay who need a win to be sure of winning the Div 4 title. The threat of 2 heavy weights slugging it out for a win on the last day of the season should whet the appetite of followers down at Town Fields this Saturday and offer a fitting finale to the season...

St Albans 2nd XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
87 (0.0 overs)

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Chris Howard6.001600.002.67
Kerry Marriott13.044458.803.38
James Bovaird5.001100.002.20
Paul Billings8.531352.601.47
Dave Burrell2.01100.000.50

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 1 wickets

(0.0 overs)
James Runciman Not Out  42 1
Olly Jackson ct  Goddard 0 1
Simon Ellis Not Out  35 3 1
Andrew Foster  
Tom Waring  
Dave Burrell  
James Bovaird   1
Ben Waring  
Chris Howard  
Kerry Marriott  
Paul Billings  

St Albans 2nd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

  • Umpire :
    Roy Bailes
  • Scorer :