Goddard leads the way for St Albans U15s
Robbie Goddard hit an unbeaten 41 as St Albans U15s beat their Radlett counterparts
St Albans U15A beat Radlett U15 away in a tight match.
Radlett batted first and scored 91-5. Pick of the bowlers for St Albans were Jonny Hall, who took two wickets for 16 runs off three overs, and Robbie Goddard, with 1 wicket for 12 runs off 4 overs.
In an exciting finish St Albans finally scored the required 92 runs in the 19th over, with Robbie Goddard top scoring again on 41*, followed by Kane Thomas on 19.
St Albans U12A elected to field first against Tring. Some good tight bowling was on display from all of the St.Albans bowlers but runs continued to come at pace for a talented Tring side. At the end of their 20 overs, they had amassed a credible 119.
St Albans were always on the back foot, losing five quick wickets in their reply and were eventually all out for 49. Ably supported by skipper Oliver Calverley, Jacob Winfield improvised and kept the crowd entertained for the 9th wicket with innovative shot selection but his Man of the Match 18 for St.Albans was not enough and they succumbed to defeat.
A very successful week for St Albans U11s saw them record three exciting wins.
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On Monday the U11A beat Chorleywood by four wickets, when Hashim Awan hit the winning boundary with just three balls remaining. St Albans contained Chorleywood to just 90-7 off 20 overs with Tom Dilley taking 3-14 and Adam McKern 2-17, David Etheridge and Zac Moore also got a wicket each. In reply an opening stand of 37 by David Etheridge and Tom Goldstone set St Albans off well, and useful knocks by Matthew Pollard (10) Adam McKern (17)and Hashim Awan (11*) saw the home side to victory in the fading light.
On Friday the U11B beat Cheshunt by nine runs in a low scoring game. James Bates scored 7 and top score was Toby Palmer with 8. There were unfortunately several run outs, as St Albans managed 241 off their 16 overs. Cheshunt found it difficult to score against some tight bowling, Anna Charlesworth took 2-6 and Toby Palmer 2-7, but both James Bates and James Angel were the most economical at 1 run off 2 overs each as Cheshunt fell at 232.
On Sunday, in the top of the table clash St Albans B pipped OAs by just 14 runs in a tight game.
David Etheridge top scored with 9 and Craig Reece added 8 in a total of 252-7. However some very strong early bowling by St Albans saw wickets tumble regularly, despite some good OA batting. Matthew Pollard, Crai Reece and Robbie Thandi all took 2-8, Hashim Awan took 2-9 and David Etheridge 1-17 as OAs fell to 238-9.