Jones inspires Saints to victory

PUBLISHED: 15:38 17 July 2008 | UPDATED: 13:28 06 May 2010

Martin Jones in action on Saturday

Martin Jones in action on Saturday

Division One St Albans 216-7 (53) Hoddesdon 104-10 (38.2) MARTIN Jones led by example as St Albans defeated Hoddesdon at Clarence Park on Saturday. Skipper Jones fired 75 to inspire Saints to 216-7 after they were inserted by the visitors.

Murtaza Hussain hits out. Pics Dave Harris

Division One

St Albans 216-7 (53) Hoddesdon 104-10 (38.2)

MARTIN Jones led by example as St Albans defeated Hoddesdon at Clarence Park on Saturday.

Skipper Jones fired 75 to inspire Saints to 216-7 after they were inserted by the visitors. In reply, James Goodwin picked up 5-23 off 10 overs with three maidens as Hoddesdon were dismissed for just 104.

St Albans II won the toss and executed their plan well after inserting Hemel Hempstead II in Division Three. Hosts Hemel posted 211-8 off their 51 overs but in reply, Saints took full advantage of the 49 overs on offer to win the chase and take the points on 212-9.

In Division Seven, St Albans III lost by seven wickets away from home at Old Cholmeleians. The visitors were asked to bat first and Andrew Rudlin (25) played a key support role in the St Albans innings as they posted 223-5 declared off 48 overs. Shaun Wischnowsky attacked the bowling to score a spectacular 102 on a difficult pitch and Pat McCarthy scored 59 not out.

In reply, OCs took advantage of some ordinary bowling and four dropped catches to smash their way to victory on 226-3 off 34.3 overs. Only Jamie Telkman bowled with enough line and length to hold his head up in the bar afterwards.

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