Jamie Regan hit an unbeaten 99 to guide St Albans to a five-wicket win over Northwood and extend the Clarence Park club’s run of good form on Saturday.

The result saw St Albans secure a third win on the spin - a sequence of results which has gone a long way to alleviating the pressure which had come with a four-match winless run.

Despite weeks of sunshine, the Clarence Park wicket was surprisingly damp ahead of the toss.

Having won the toss, Northwood elected to bat first and performed well with willow in hand to post 266-7 from their 50 overs.

Simon White was St Albans' most productive bowler and collected four wickets to cause the Northwood order the biggest amount of difficulty.

He finished the day with 4-54 while Mark Telkman (2-21) and Daniel Rosson (1-84) also picked up wickets.

St Albans made a strong start to their chase and were given every chance of a successful effort by their openers.

Max Capaldi hit seven fours on his way to making 56, while Adam Hounslow supported him well en route to making 40.

The loss of quick wickets saw the early momentum ebb somewhat before Regan came to the crease to guide St Albans over the line.

His innings featured seven fours and two sixes and was the standout individual display from either side.

Thanks to Capaldi. who knocked off the winning runs with Robert Goddard (24) and Matt Howeson (seven not out).

St Albans reached their target with 48.4 overs on the board and will look to carry their form into Saturday when they take on Bishop's Stortford Seconds away from home.

They will hope to replicate the performance levels which saw them brush aside Stortford earlier in the season and record a commanding nine-wicket win at Clarence Park in May.