Clifton v Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI on Sat 06 Aug 2011 at 1:00
Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club Won by 160 runs

Match report Got to Clifton to find a very green wicket and unsurprisingly were asked to bat when I lost the toss. We started positively going at 4 an over on what was clearly a tricky wicket with very variable bounce, but we lost both Brends and Bob. We then had the game defining partnership between Jacko and Ashers, they put on 108 in 26 overs. We then had a quite a collapse, losing 5 wickets for 13 runs, but Bugsy and I steadied the ship and got us past a par score and made sure we used up all the overs.

So we set them 200 to win, which looked very unlikely as the wicket was difficult and they had not got anywhere 200 since the May. But I don't think anybody expected what happened. Bob started the it bowling their openers in his first and second over, I then got in the act bowling their number 3 and the next ball their number 4 with one that practically rolled along the ground. It was the first time I ever saw anybody bowled refusing to go as he thought it should be a no ball. Their day was summed up with a farsical run out, when a big LBW appeal was turned down the non-striker found himself standing at the strikers end (who hadn't moved). There then was a long heated discussion between the two of them as to who was out. Then next ball the winner of that argument edged one to Ashers at 2nd slip. From then on there was little resistance and we bowled them all out for 39 in the 17th over.

So a great result, that's 3 wins on the bounce and 2 very winnable games coming up.

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

(0.0 overs)
Olly Jackson ct Jones 50
Brendan Heath ct Ooms 15 1
Rob Sanders lbw Ooms 0
Steve Ashman ct Jones 63
Tom Waring b Brown 1
Andrew Foster b Brown 2
Dave Burrell ct Jones 23
Joe Edwards b Jones 1
James Bovaird Not Out  21 1
Paul Billings ct Brookes 0
Ben Waring Not Out  0

Clifton Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Clifton Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
39 (0.0 overs)
Ooms b Sanders 0
Panton b Sanders 1
Usman b Bovaird 18
Brown ct Ashman bwl Bovaird 0
Brookes b Bovaird 0
Nabi Run out  5
Mahmood lbw Sanders 0
Monaghan b Bovaird 6
Rees ct Heath bwl Bovaird 3
Jones Not Out  0
Ferguson ct & Bowled Bovaird 2

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
James Bovaird8.312063.332.35
Rob Sanders8.041535.001.88