Langleybury 3rd XI v Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 3rd XI on Sat 24 Jul 2010 at 1:00
Match was Drawn

Match report A very disappointing draw,away at Langleybury, which felt more like a loss. We won the toss & inserted the opposition on a dry but slow paced & relatively green wicket, bearing in mind the lack of rain.We got off to a great start with Purnell taking an early wicket, but a patient partnership between the obdurate Buckoke & E.Pearce and a late florish from Usman meant we needed what appeared to be a relatively modest 183 to win the game, despite a 'tennis ball bounce' type wicket & slow outfield.

However, another relatively slow start from the experienced openers meant alot of pressure on the middle order.Unfortunately, this week it didn't fire as a tweaking of the batting order backfired, despite Harnack's gallant 32.With overs running out, & the pressure intensifying, some tight Langleybury bowling and the needless run out of the in form Marshall for nought,left us holding on for a disappointing draw,in probably our worst batting performance of the season.

Positives to take in to next weeks important promotion clash with Chipperfield Clarendon were the bowling performances of Messrs Purnell & Gostling and what should have been a match winning top score of 71 from Levey. He was supported well by Harnack, but a slow start and a tweaking of the batting order, along with a crucial dropped catch of Usman, meant we were left with a paltry 5 points. A frustrating missed opportunity, to put some daylight between us and the rest of the promotion pack, means we settle for 3rd place in the League this week, with everything to play for in the coming weeks.

Langleybury 3rd XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 8 wickets
182 (0.0 overs)
G. Pearce ct  Bowler bld Purnell 0
P.Buckoke b  Purnell 61
J.McFarlane ct  Harnack bld Dewhurst 15
E.Pearce b  O'Donovan 40
L.Staggard ct  Levey bld Gostling 0
P.Crowley b  O'Donovan 16
T.Beatt Run out  2
I.Usman Not Out  29
S.Palmer b  Purnell 0

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Lloyd Purnell11.042438.002.18
Simon Dewhurst12.0153153.004.42
Andrew O'Donovan16.0056228.003.50
Nicholas Dale7.011800.002.57
James Gostling7.0222122.003.14

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 9 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Kevin Elkins Caught  5
Ted Levey Caught  71 1
Richard Harnack Bowled  32 1
Jake English Bowled  4
Tony Marshall Run out  0
Ian Bowler Bowled  15 1
Andrew O'Donovan Caught  8
Lloyd Purnell Bowled  9
Nicholas Dale Lbw  2
James Gostling Bowled  4
Simon Dewhurst Not Out  0

Langleybury 3rd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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