St Albans Colts Cricket round-up - July 02

ST ALBANS U14s cruised to a comfortable victory over an under-strength Radlett side who were also a man short. Robbie Goddard (50 no), Tom Li (32), and Charlie Bowskill (29) led the way in St Albans innings, finishing on 176-4. In reply Radlett were all

ST ALBANS U14s cruised to a comfortable victory over an under-strength Radlett side who were also a man short.

Robbie Goddard (50 no), Tom Li (32), and Charlie Bowskill (29) led the way in St Albans' innings, finishing on 176-4.

In reply Radlett were all out for 83.

Ben Blight was the pick of the St Albans bowlers with 2-8 off three overs.


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St Albans U11s 11-a-side team had a tough encounter against an unbeaten Shenley Village side.

St Albans fielded well during Shenley's innings, with two run outs from direct hits. Some tight bowling from Harry Knill-Jones (0-2) and Oliver Calverley (2-15) kept the pressure on the batsmen, with three wickets falling in the penultimate over.

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Shenley finished on 117-6.

St Albans' reply started slowly.

They mounted an attack after six overs through Hugo Harding (16) and a quick fire nine from Harry Knill-Jones to make it 50-2 from 12 overs.

Alfie Button (11) played the anchor role, but without further support the St Albans innings ended on 58-7.

St Albans U11s 8-a-side team recorded a good away win against Flamstead.

Some big hitting from Jack Ypey (24) was followed by strong batting throughout the team.

The loss of only four wickets in the entire innings allowed St Albans to amass a powerful 79 run total.

Flamstead set off aggressively but an economic bowling performance from the St Albans bowlers slowed the run rate down and led to the loss of four quick wickets in four overs.

This proved to be the turning point and left Flamstead needing to score 45 runs off the last four overs.

The strike partnership of brothers Alfie and Joe Button bowled a tight final four overs, with young debutant Joe delivering a Man of the Match performance in his first U11s game with some excellent pace bowling.

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