Shaun's Park side slip to defeat

PUBLISHED: 12:44 14 May 2008 | UPDATED: 21:48 26 October 2009

NEW skipper Shaun Robinson saw his Knebworth Park 2nd XI soundly beaten at Old Albanian. The Park slumped to defeat by more than 100 runs in the Saracens Herts Division Two game. Albanians won the toss and put the Park into field on a scorching day. Youn

NEW skipper Shaun Robinson saw his Knebworth Park 2nd XI soundly beaten at Old Albanian.

The Park slumped to defeat by more than 100 runs in the Saracens Herts Division Two game.

Albanians won the toss and put the Park into field on a scorching day.

Young opening bowler Charlie Randall did very well and kept the openers at bay from one end.

He was unlucky not to be rewarded with a wicket after an edge behind was dropped. This set the tone for the day as Knebworth missed out on several chances to take control.

Robinson and Graham Fisher both made breakthroughs, with the captain taking three wickets, but three dropped catches in the closing stages of the innings proved costly as the St Albans side accelerated to 224-5 declared from 50 overs.

The Park started their run chase emphatically with 18 coming from the first two overs.

However, both openers were dispatched fairly soon after that.

OA's opening bowler completed a hostile first spell, leaving Knebworth already four wickets down.

The target began to look more and more ominous with only Junior D'Abreu pressing on.

He was eventually caught and bowled just one run shy of his half century.

A dogged performance by the tail-enders led to the possibility of a draw.

However, the task proved too great and the Park were all out for 114 in the 40th over.


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