Waltham Cross Rosedale v Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI on Sat 23 Jul 2011 at 1:00
Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club Won by 1 wicket

Match report Yet another must win match for the 2nd XI saw Bovaird win the toss and insert a depleted home side in on a wicket that resembled that of May, not the end of July. At 21 overs, a Waltham X score of 104-1 predicted a difficult chase of ~250. However the introduction of the miserly Burrell in partnership with Runciman's off spin produced the inevitable Sawbo squeeze and the home side were bowled all out for 169.

The chase began slowly but surely with openers Jackson and Marshall putting on a partnership of 34 against the old ball on a wicket that still offered assistance to the spinners and to Peek's steady left arm swing and seam. The usual regular loss of wickets gave the home side a sniff of an unlikely victory and at 83-4 after 27 overs the match was even. A partnership between Foster and Marshall began to extinguish local hopes but the loss of Marshall along with 2 other wickets in an over continued the see saw pattern of this match.

At 141-9, Sawbo hopes had all but faded. But a match winning partnership between the broad shouldered and equally big hearted Howard along with Gosling's canny left handed nudges won the day for the visitors. The resulting 30 points have lifted us out of relegation zone and the next 2 matches against another 2 sides above us in the table leave it all to play for. 6 wins from the remaining 6 matches make promotion possible but unlikely.

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 9 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Phil Marshall Caught  74
Olly Jackson Caught  11 1
Simon Ellis Caught  6 1
Steve Ashman Caught  10 1
James Runciman Lbw  1
Andrew Foster Lbw  16
Dave Burrell Caught  0 1
Charlie Mann Stumped  0
James Bovaird Caught  14
Chris Howard Not Out  16
James Gostling Not Out  13 1

Waltham Cross Rosedale Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Waltham Cross Rosedale Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
169 (0.0 overs)
J Patel ct bwl Burrell 34
P Morrison lbw Howard 16
K Modi ct & Bwl Burrell 61
Roberts ct Gostling bwl Runciman 19
Travers lbw Runciman 6
Day ct Jackson bwl Runciman 18
Mitchell lbw Burrell 1
Peek ct Ashman bwl Burrell 1
Matthews b Runciman 0
Hayden ct Ellis bwl Runciman 0
Patel Not Out  2

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
James Bovaird5.002600.005.20
Chris Howard7.0031131.004.43
James Gostling4.002100.005.25
Dave Burrell17.043147.751.82
James Runciman14.3051510.203.52

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