A superb 198-run opening stand between captain Max Capaldi and Adam Hounslow led St Albans to a resounding victory over Bishop Stortford Seconds on Saturday.

The pairs' efforts at the top of the order ensured the Saints claimed a 207-run triumph after posting an imposing 322-7.

Capaldi, who has been in fine form of late, loss the toss and saw his side put into bat, a decision which would backfire drastically on Stortford.

The skipper's 113 came from just 103 deliveries and, coupled with Hounslow's more measured knock of 83, gave St Albans a fine foundation to build on.

Stortford eventually managed to remove the opening partnership, but the breakthrough provided little respite as Simon White came in at three and helped himself to a half-century (51).

The remainder of the St Albans order lacked the same punch, with Jamie Regan (24) and Matt Howeson (21) the only other men to really interest the scorers.

Regardless, the Clarence Park club were in a position of dominance and never looked in any danger of failing to secure the victory.

They controlled matters in the field and the entirety of Stortford's order was back in the shed for just 115.

Regan was the home side's tormentor in chief as he picked up figures of 4-17 from his five overs, while Uttam Vijender also impressed en route to 3-30.

Jacob Winfield (2-19) and Dan Foster (1-20) accounted for the remaining members of the Stortford order.

St Albans return to the comfort of Clarence Park on Saturday when they entertain Holtwhites Trinibis Firsts.

Victory would see the Saints make it five victories on the spin and extend what is already their best winning run of the season.

Trinibis sit just below them in the league and have won five of their 13 league games this term.