St Albans claim Botany Bay victory

St Albans earned victory over Botany Bay

St Albans earned victory over Botany Bay

First published in Sport

St Albans earned a 26-run victory over Botany Bay in Herts Division One.

Diligent bowling from Daniel Rosson saw him take six wickets, while Phil Caley recorded 45 runs before being caught by Greg Harris as St Albans scored 177 all out.

St Albans Seconds were bowled out with 137 and suffered a one-wicket defeat at the hands of Bishop’s Stortford in Division Four.

The Thirds returned to winning ways beating a sorry Baldock Seconds side by eight wickets in Division Seven.

Although hosts Baldock initially suggested a strong batting return on a sloping ground, Saints debutant Ben Adshead made the breakthrough taking two wickets.

Richard O’Toole also took a wicket but Amit Rajani stole the show with a superb bowling display which saw him claim seven Baldock wickets as they were dismissed for 122.

By the time Richard Eames was bowled out with 30 and Steve Ferguson with 42, victory was in sight for the visitors.

Bowling hero Rajani added 31 not out and Jack Ypey’s 16 runs from six balls secured a vital win for St Albans.

Harpenden were held to a Premier Division draw with Bishop’s Stortford.

Harp finished on 210 for six with their opponents holding on to survive on 203 for nine.

The Seconds strolled to a five-wicket victory over North Enfield in Division Three.

Harpenden managed to dismiss Enfield for 198 and they reached the target for the loss of five wickets.

The Thirds eased to a six wicket win over Hemel Hempstead Town in Division Five.

Hemel were all out for 83 and Harpenden only lost four wickets on their way to the victory.

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