Chorleywood 4th XI v Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club Sawbo PANTHERS on Sat 26 Jun 2010 at 1:00
Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club Lost 9 wickets

Match report Well that lovely fixture that comes around every other year, Chorleywood away, don't get me wrong they are a nice bunch of lads, just that M25 trek that gets us all down, and true to form a few miles of nose to tail on a sweltering hot Saturday meant we arrived late for the start!! Having won the toss Freeman decided to bat first and himself and Bird opened. Bird was obviously on drugs as he decided that running 3's in that heat in the third over was acceptable behaviour. Anyway having been told to calm down he soon got revenge by running his skipper out for 13. He then proceeded to make amends by scoring 52 without looking completely in form. However only Max Poulter (18) provided any real support and with 10 men Sawbo struggled to 127 all out off just under 30 overs.
Given the conditions, a decent track and lightening outfield, it was always going to need Sawbo to bowl the oppo out to win and so the start was crucial. A score of 34-0 off the first 4 was not what the skipper was looking for however. Matt Wallace and JAmes Bruton pulled it back in their next 4 overs each but the damage had been down when chasing such a small total. Bird took the only wicket cleaning up their opener and he bowled fast and menacingly but with little support, even the skipper had a few overs, Chorleywood ran out worthy winners.
On the day the effort was fantastic but again let down by poor availability in the club meaning a weakened team was fielded against a side I would normally expect to beat.

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club Sawbo PANTHERS Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Lee Freeman Run out  13
Chris Bird b Bungard 52
Eric Penn b Rillstone 9
Sean O'Donovan b Hodson 5
Max Poulter ct Henderson b Henderson 18
Andrew Fountain ct Henderson b Henderson 0
Vijay Krishnarayan Not Out  11
Matthew Wallace ct b Henderson 1
James Bruton ct b Henderson 0
Tony O'Donovan st b Bungard 2
A.N. Other  

Chorleywood 4th XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Chorleywood 4th XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 1 wickets
131 (0.0 overs)
B Brooks b Bird 53
S Hatfield Not Out  32
C Hardcastle Not Out  26

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club Sawbo PANTHERS Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Matthew Wallace6.003400.005.67
James Bruton7.013500.005.00
Lee Freeman5.002200.004.40
Chris Bird5.0026126.005.20
Tony O'Donovan1.20700.005.25