Simon White and Mbekezeli Mabuza were on fine form as they led St Albans to a comprehensive 135-run win over Holwhite Trinibis on Saturday.

The duo scored respective half-centuries as St Albans put on an imposing 233-6 from their innings to put themselves in the ascendency.

Opener White set the tone as he made an impressive 82 from 145 deliveries in a knock which included 10 fours and a single six.

He was ably supported by Mabuza, whose 71 came from 106 deliveries before he was run out.

Salman Khan proved to be the most dangerous of the Holwhite bowlers as he claimed 1-36, while there were also wickets for Salim Masood (1-47) and Habib Younis (1-57).

St Albans’ total meant they were in a strong position heading into the Holwhite innings and they made light work of skittling their opponents out for 98.

Such was the City dominance, Arthur Ebbs (22) was the only man to make it beyond the 20 mark as six of Holwhite’s number fell for less than 10.

Uttam Vijender was their tormentor in chief and helped himself to 4-19 from an inspired seven over spell.

Michael Grossett and Jacob Winfield also enjoyed productive turns with the ball, claiming 2-23 and 2-26 respectively.

Mabuza (1-15) added to his batting display with a wicket and Jamie Regan also struck to finish with 1-0.

St Albans will look to build on the win when they take on Hitchin at Clarence Park as eighth play ninth in their Division Two A clash.

Harpenden also enjoyed a successful weekend, overcoming Bishop’s Stortford in a nine-wicket victory.

Stortford won the toss and elected to bat, a decision which looked wise as they made their way to 146-4 before faltering to 217 all out.

Dominic Chatfield was their most prolific batsman, scoring 58, but there was scant support throughout the remainder of the order.

Richard Darwin was the pick of the Harps attack and ripped through much of the Stortford order to secure a five-for with figures of 5-52.

His fine return came on the back of an imposing display from Ben Frazer, who dismissed four of the top five to claim 4-54.

Harpenden’s chase could not have been more routine and their top three shone to take them to victory.

Gregg Cooper top scored with 94 not out and his effort was added to by impressive knocks from Ben Clements (79 not out) and Hamish Ilangaratne (41).

A thankless afternoon in the field yielded just the one wicket for Stortford, with Ben Kynman picking up 1-26 as their bowlers struggled to impose themselves.

Elsewhere, London Colney were left ruing a missed opportunity as they allowed Rickmansworth off the hook in defeat.

Despite reducing their opponents to 50-5 they still slipped to a loss as they fell 33 runs shy of a target of 240.