Roy shows class for OAs
Division Two Abbots Langley 261-6 (53.0) Old Albanian 210–8 (47.0) THE Old Albanian first team were involved in high scoring draw on Saturday as Kwesi Roy once again proved his immense worth to the side. With visitors Abbots Langley winning the toss
Abbots Langley 261-6 (53.0)
Old Albanian 210-8 (47.0)
THE Old Albanian first team were involved in high scoring draw on Saturday as Kwesi Roy once again proved his immense worth to the side.
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With visitors Abbots Langley winning the toss and electing to bat in perfect conditions they raced to 261-6 from their 53 overs.
Kwesi Roy was the pick of the bowlers as he collected all six Abbots wickets to fall. His final figures of 6 for 72 helped to gain six valuable bonus points for Old Albanians.
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In reply the home side ensured they got maximum batting points on 210-8 to seal the draw.
Captain Jon Smithers was the pick of the home batsman hitting eight fours and one six on his way to 52. Able support was given to the captain by Trinidad star Kwesi Roy (36) and young talent Alistair Lewis (40).
Old Albanian II travelled away to play Datchworth 1st XI on Saturday in Division Five.
After winning the toss the home side inserted Old Albanians on a good looking pitch. Julian Baines (40) and Stuart Dunklin (38) put on 83 for the first wicket before departing in quick succession. Young guns Tariq Hassan and David Goodier then set about steadying the ship and provided the platform for some big hitting from colt Mack Davis and veteran Steve Cresswell late on in the innings. Maximum batting points were only obtained off the last ball of the innings as captain Perry Hall sent a one bounce four over point. OAs reached 201-7.
In reply, Datchworth lost two early wickets as Perry Hall and Kamal Jagatia bowled in good areas. However big hitting Darren Croucher (87) ensured that Datchworth reached their target to win with 203 for the loss of only five wickets.
Anthony Goodin made a successful return to the team for Old Albanian III on Saturday after a lengthy spell out with an ankle injury.
The quick bowler proved his value to the side as he spurred them on to only their second Division 11 victory of the season. Goodin was the pick of the bowlers and he finished with three Southgate victims as they were dismissed for 95 on a good batting surface at Woollams.
In reply, the Old Albanian side only lost three wickets and Jon Clark scored 48 not out to ensure a maximum points haul on 99-3.
Old Albanian IV continued their success story with their fourth Division 13 win of the campaign.
Batting first at Rickmansworth IV after winning the toss, the Woollams side narrowly missed out on scoring 200 for the second time this season.
Hiren Amin was the pick of the batsman as he scored 50. Amin was backed up by Neil Gibson (30) and Kalpit Vachhani (37) to help set a challenging target of 193-7 off 47 overs.
Naran Jagatia (6-57) ensured that the Old Albanians side continued their push for promotion with the visitors out for 176.