Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI v St Albans 2nd XI on Sat 12 May 2012 at 1:00
Match was Drawn

Match report After a long wait we finally got a game, one that will probably turn out to be one of the closest we have all year. On winning the toss we had a bat on a track that looked OK, we had a really solid start with Joe and Bob putting on 58 for the first wicket. Once Joe went tickling one down the legside, Dutchy came in and carried on where Joe left off and quickly got into his stride. Bob got to his 50 but went shortly thereafter, leaving us at 99 for 2. Fossie and Dutchy put on 45 before Joe pulled one straight to mid-wicket, Ross got out before he had a chance to get going, which brought Bugsy to the crease. He and Fossie batted sensibly and then accelerated to get us to 220, when I chose to declare after 51 overs. Fossie ended up unbeaten on 53.

We opened up with the old ball and that paid dividends straightaway as Billy got the opener for 0. But from then on it was frustration as they settled in and started to hit the odd boundary, but we dropped the number 3 a couple of times which proved costly. After 24 overs we took the new ball and that changed the game, Jamo made the breakthrough first and then I took 2 in an over including their number 2 who by then had got 85. This left them at 133 for 4, needing 88 off 17 overs.

From then on in it was a close game, their captain batted really well but we continued to take wickets at the other end. With 4 overs to go they were 8 down and needing 31 to win, from there we looked like the only winners, but they dropped it and ran and hit the odd boundary. They needed 10 off the last over and when their number 10 smashed a 4 over long on with 2 to go they only needed 4 to win. But Billy held his nerve and bowled two dot balls.

So a very close game, it would have been good to start with a win but there were some good individual performances and we picked up 18 points.

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
3nb 3w 3b 1lb 
for 4 wickets

(51.0 overs)
Rob Sanders lbw Stamp 58 91 96 7 60.42
Joe Rudkin ct Careth bStamp 22 55 33 3 66.67 1
Joe Holland ct Rowlands b Khan 44 71 58 7 75.86 1
Andrew Foster Not Out  53 76 76 7 1 69.74 1
Ross Moorley lbw Khan 4 11 9 1 44.44
Dave Burrell Not Out  29 34 85.29
James Bovaird   1
Joe Edwards  
Ben Waring  
Paul James  
Paul Billings  

St Albans 2nd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
T Tempest12.014400.003.67
A Khan12.0147223.503.92
N Stamp10.0033216.503.30
J Hall6.004000.006.67
M Telfman8.003000.003.75
M Ondarchie3.002200.007.33

St Albans 2nd XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1w 1b 5lb 
for 8 wickets
217 (49.0 overs)
J Stallard lbw Billings 0
N Mukkodem b Bovaird 85
M Ondarchie ct Bovaird b James 44
S Rowlands Not Out  55
G Careth lbw b Bovaird 0
T Furnival lbw b Bovaird 3
M Telkman ct Holland b Burrell 8
N Stamp ct Rudkin b Billings 5
A Khan ct Foster b Billings 0
J Hall Not Out  10
T Tempest  

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Paul Billings19.0264321.333.37
Dave Burrell9.0044144.004.89
Ben Waring6.001900.003.17
Paul James4.0137137.009.25
James Bovaird9.0140313.334.44
Joe Rudkin2.01700.003.50

  • Umpire :
    Chris Pask
  • Scorer :
    Anna Billings