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YASIR Arafat fired St Albans to a superb win against Harpenden on Sunday in the Chess Valley Sunday League at Clarence Park. Harpenden won the toss and decided to bat first. Young opener Chris Bennett-Baggs, hailed by first team manager Younis Ahmed as a

YASIR Arafat fired St Albans to a superb win against Harpenden on Sunday in the Chess Valley Sunday League at Clarence Park.

Harpenden won the toss and decided to bat first. Young opener Chris Bennett-Baggs, hailed by first team manager Younis Ahmed as a star of the future, showed his skills with a fine 60 from 69 balls. Adam Winchester (25), Mark Winchester (20) and Alex Randall (37) also scored rapidly before last man Joseph Peck smashed 23 not out off just 15 balls. Harpenden closed on 224-9 off 45 overs. James Rosson claimed 4-45 for Saints and Martin Jones and Arafat each claimed two wickets. Hamaad Basir took one.

In reply, Saints started steadily , with openers Kyle Sharpe (38) and Matt Howeson (49) building a solid platform. Yasir Arafat fired 60 not out as he guided Saints to victory with spectacular support from Martin Jones who crashed 47 off 35 balls, including nine fours. Jimmy Goodwin then rattled off a six and a four as he fired 12 off just four deliveries and Jamie Telkman hit two fours as Saints reached 228-6 off 44 overs. Simon Wade picked up three wickets for Harpenden and Adam Winchester took two, with Alex Randall taking one


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