Jones inspires Saints to victory
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.
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.
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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.
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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.