U14 Ricky lose to St Albans after batting collapse
By Paul Blackwell
Two contrasting halves
With the ball, Rickmansworth were devastating, rolling over St Albans for just 67 in 18 overs. Good catches were taken and Callum (2) and Rory (3) on debut combined well in the middle overs to really put the brakes on St Albans by taking wickets. 68 to win was certainlt possible in 20 overs.
However, the St Albans bowlers were something else. Both openers were Sub-County (which is not strictly allowed in Div 2) and they raced through our top order with pace. Tom and Lewis were both bowled and then Harrison was unlucky to be given out LBW. No reviews were available.
Yash and Will set about repairing the damage and then Rory was steadfast in defence. However we couldnt really get the ball off the square. Fred S gave the team some real impetus but he was run out in the last overs trying to win the game. Needing just 16 off the last 4 overs, Ricky could only manage 5 runs and ended up on the losing side.