Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 3rd XI v Cockfosters 3rd XI on Sat 05 Jun 2010 at 1:00
Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club Won 7 WKTS

Match report A warm sultry afternoon at Leventhorpe (yes Leventhorpe!)led to CF III electing to bat. Hill & Gostling G. bowled tightly with Gostling removing No's 2 & 3 cheaply.Hill bowled with good pace but little reward in his first spell.O'Donovan was introduced & bowled with confidence & extracted moderate tunn on a typical Leventhorpe 'belter' of a wicket, picking up three well earned wickets.James Gostling then produced a fine spell of medium pace bowling finishing with two wickets.He looks to have a very promising future, especially if some work can be done on his action in oredr to maximise his height advantage. Hill picked up a well deserved wicket at the end of the CF innings as they finished on 203 for 8,probably 50 runs short, however, at 117 for 7, it was a good comeback.
We opened up with the in form Elkins & O'Donovan who was brisltling with confidence & eager to impress.He unfortunately, fell to a sharp catch, opening the door for Stead to capitalise on an opportunity to build an innings & gain some form, in a four an over run chase. Elkins was caught behid after a scratchy start, however, Bowler & Stead patiently accumulated runs, with the run rate oscillating between 5 & 6 an over.As late afternoon rain made the ball harder to grip for th bowlers, it also made boundaries harder to come by for the batsmen, as the CF boundary fielders made some fine sliding stops to keep the pressure on the SBW batters.The tempo was finally raised as Stead reached a well crafted 50 before finally falling on 60 to Eldred.Bowler with Marshall T. supporting, wrapped things up with a late flurry of boundaries, with Bowler taking 18 off one over,leading us home for a comfortable 7 wicket victory. We are now well placed a promotion push, after chasing down 200 + in our last three matches. Well done boys & let's keep the momentum going.

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 3 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Kevin Elkins ct Viner 20
Andrew O'Donovan ct Bullen 2 2
Andrew Stead lbw Eldred 60
Ian Bowler Not Out  77 2
Tony Marshall Not Out  6
Richard Harnack  
Gabriel Inch  
Tom Waring  
Jason Hill  
Glenn Gostling  
James Gostling  

Cockfosters 3rd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Cockfosters 3rd XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 8 wickets
203 (0.0 overs)
Pigdew ct & bld O'Donovan 23
Edwards ct O'Donovan bld G.Gostling 5
Bullen ct ct Inch bld G.Gostling 6
Langley b J.Gostling 40
Westbury b O'Donovan 1
Viner ct Bowler bld O'Donovan 9
Catalan ct Bowler bld Hill 53
Hughes ct Inch bld J.Gostling 0
Sayers Not Out  40
Eldred Not Out  9

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jason Hill13.0146146.003.54
Glenn Gostling14.0438219.002.71
Andrew O'Donovan14.0254318.003.86
James Gostling7.0325212.503.57
Tom Waring5.002800.005.60