Old Camdenians v Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI on Sat 19 Jun 2010 at 1:00
Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club Lost by 17 runs

Match report After the farce of the oppo only having 1 player at 1 o'clock, we finally started at 30 minutes late. Well I should say they did, it took us about an hour to actually remember we were in a game. After that we slowly got into it, particularly once Billy bowled their opener after he had smashed 93 out of 138 in 25 overs.

Billy, Birchy and Bugsy slowly brought us back into it by bowling tight and restricting the run rate. However their skipper was still able to declare a couple of overs early on 243 off 47 overs, which looked like and indeed turned out to be a very good declaration.

In response we got off to a flyer with 25 off the first 2 overs. But Rudders got a good ball and then a few overs later Bugsy chopped on. Deano and Birchy took on the mantle though and comfortably went along at 4 an over. But as with their innings the introduction of the slower bowlers made it harder to score and Deano eventually went, caught behind, with the score on 87.

This brought Chis to the crease and he and Birchy continued to go at 4 an over. But with the required rate pushing up to 7 an over Birchy was stumped trying to accelerate with 18 overs to go. Rhys and Alex both went quickly, so that with 13 overs left we still needed 90. But by now Chis was well in and was scoring off practically every ball, he and I put on 50 in 6 overs and this brought us right back into it and looking like favourites. But it needed one of us to be there at the end if we were to win, but we were both bowled in the space of 5 balls with 40 required. Even though Jamo and Billy had a great attempt to get us there, we ended up all out with 10 balls left and 18 still needed.

So we lost, but we went down having a real good go at it and came away feeling much better than we had at 3 o'clock when it looked like they might get 300.

Old Camdenians Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 4 wickets
243 (0.0 overs)
I Salter b  Billings 93
P Hayden lbw  Birch 64
E Baker lbw  Burrell 7
H Gravett ct  Edwards bwl Burrell 17
N Kadir Not Out  26
J Corroll Not Out  25

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
James Bovaird8.004900.006.12
Paul James8.024800.006.00
Paul Billings12.0254154.004.50
Dave Burrell11.0348224.004.36
Matt Birch8.0133133.004.13

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Joe Rudkin b  Baker 14
Dave Burrell b  Salter 17
Dean Lloyd b  Haydon 34
Matt Birch st  Gravett 44
Craig Chisnall b  Gravett 54
Rhys Purnell lbw  Salter 0
Alex Syed lbw  Salter 0
James Bovaird b  Haydon 20
Joe Edwards lbw  Haydon 1 1
Paul James Not Out  13
Paul Billings ct  Gravett 11

Old Camdenians Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
P Baker7.0137137.005.29
I Salter9.0058319.336.44
R Gravett16.2166322.004.04
P Haydon11.0151317.004.64

  • Umpire :
    Roy Bailes
  • Scorer :
    Anna Billings