Chipperfield Clarendon 2nd XI v Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI on Sat 05 Jun 2010 at 1:00
Match was Abandoned due to epic downpour

Match report In a match where Bouvaird and swinger James were unavailable, Sawbridgeworth travelled across only one county to Chipperfield. This left a bowling attack that seemed short of 1 seamer on a wicket that last years fixture saw over 500 runs scored. The concern was compounded when Foster incorrectly called tails and began fielding in the oppressive Hertfordshire heat.

An improved Larsen was soon swinging the ball and hitting the seam while young Delaney bowled more than the occasional heavy ball in humid conditions. Some lucky hitting allowed a start of 40 runs but at the cost of 2 wickets. This was soon to be 118-5 as the introduction of Billings and Burrell strangled the Chipperfield top order. However Skippy Evans' clean hitting 102 off 108 balls during two partnerships with the lower order enabled a final score of 227.

The Sawbridgeworth reply started surely but Heath departed adjudged LBW with the score at 18. The ever positive Burrell was then joined by Lloyd who began to look imperious until he nicked a good delivery to the keeper. Burrell departed 18 runs later, caught at the wicket playing an indiscreet swipe. At 77-3, heavy rain forced Purnell and a flatulent Birch from the field. Play was abandoned 30 minutes later as the sky opened a torrent of tropical proportions rendering the ground unplayable.

The fielding display was by far the best this season with only 2 gaffs. The unfortunate Purnell was left to collect match fees from a half chance dropped; later the otherwise accomplished Mann's missed stumping may have seen the demise of the irritating Cousens. But his energy, that of Chisnall and Purcell was outstanding in the field as was 6 bowled or LBW wickets in the exacting heat. It is worth remembering that were it not for Evans, a chase of 150 was probable.

Given a drop in the league table to 11th, next weeks home tie against leaders North Enfield is not for the faint hearted...

Chipperfield Clarendon 2nd XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
227 (0.0 overs)
Spreckley b  Delaney 8
Jansen lbw  Larsen 19
Cousens ct  Billings 30
Hudson lbw  Delaney 6
Evans Not Out  102
Green ct  Billings 12
Willett ct  Billings 2
Tensley lbw  Billings 19
Samson-Barry b  Larsen 2
Mahmood b  Larsen 11
Fitzgerald st  Larsen 2

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Wayne Larsen12.5054413.504.21
George Delaney9.0052226.005.78
Paul Billings17.0360415.003.53
Dave Burrell9.033400.003.78
Andrew Foster5.002200.004.40

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 3 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Dave Burrell Caught  26
Brendan Heath Lbw  12
Dean Lloyd Caught  22 1
Rhys Purnell Not Out  12
Matt Birch Not Out  0
Craig Chisnall   1
Charlie Mann   1 1
Wayne Larsen  
Andrew Foster  
Paul Billings  
George Delaney  

Chipperfield Clarendon 2nd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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  • Umpire :
    Roy Bailes
  • Scorer :