Hitchin III v Aldenham Cricket Club on Sat 21 May 2022 at 13.00
Aldenham Cricket Club Won by 6 wickets

Match report Massive jugs in Hitchin

Aldenham clinched their third victory of the season thanks to an inspired 135 not out from Sunday skipper Basil “Barry” “Bazla” Letts.

Bowling first, Vik grunted through some speedy deliveries, possibly taking a caught and bowled in the early stages but denied by a very confused umpire. Still a very solid spell, taking two wickets before Amit-fresh from a 2 and a half journey for the Parish- took a further two. It could have been 3, but Andy J couldn’t quite make a tricky looping catch just behind square leg as drinks approached (stayed low…).

Hitchin ticked away to 179-6 after 40 overs with a second half low of action until Wardy “the Cat” spiralled down to his left to halt a shot off his own bowling as the overs ticked down.

In came Basil for his first #league appearance of the season, joined by Sachin. The Sunday skipper didn’t wait long, taking the reins and finding the boundary with ease as Sach played a solid if low scoring opening role. But soon his wicket was gone, and ACC looked in a strong position for the chase with Ubaid, Kuzza, Amit to follow. But a mid-innings wobble saw all 3 out for only a handful of runs. In came Andy J, with the job of defending his wicket so Basil - already past the 100 mark- could knock the winning runs. That he did, with a second top score of the day of just 9 not out, as Basil held his bat and hit the 135 mark.

A seemingly comfortable victory but with a note that the runs will need to be spread further through the batters if ACC are to clinch promotion come September.

Hitchin III Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2nb 3w 12b 21lb 
for 6 wickets
179 (40.0 overs)
Porter b  Chakrawarti 9
Bayston ct  Haque b Chakrawarti 21
Gadsden b  Hale 17
C. Gwinnett st  Haque b Ward 20
S. Gwinnett ct  Haque b Chudasama 47
Bell b  Chudasama 17
Stout Not Out  8
Timms Not Out  1

Aldenham Cricket Club Aldenham Cricket Club Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Vikram Chudasama8.0028214.003.50
Chris Hewett8.023200.004.00
Amit Chakrawarti8.0123211.502.88
Tim Hale7.0123123.003.29
Karan Barot3.002100.007.00
Michael Ward6.0020120.003.33

Aldenham Cricket Club Aldenham Cricket Club Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 10w 1b 7lb 
for 4 wickets

(30.5 overs)
Basil Letts Not Out  135 98 22 137.76
Sachin Sanghvi ct  Carr 6 22 27.27
Ubaid Khaliq ct  Bayston 8 16 1 50.0
Karan Barot b  Bayston 3 11 27.27
Amit Chakrawarti ct  Bayston 0 4 0
Andy Jackson Not Out  9 30 30.0
Itty Haque   2 1
Tim Hale  
Chris Hewett  
Vikram Chudasama  
Michael Ward  

Hitchin III Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy