Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 3rd XI v Letchworth Garden City 4th XI on Sat 25 Jun 2011 at 1:00
Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club Lost

Match report Unfortunately the toss was all important, as we had rain most of the night, and yours truly lost the toss and we were inserted.

Bren and Kev tried to see off the new ball ,however, the ball was jumping and popping from a length,as the pitch was wet on top but hard just underneath the surface.

Bren made 3 and Kev 11. Bowles came into bat and hung around and pushed the ones to keep the score ticking over.

Both Al and Tom came in and got out cheaply, they were followed by Ross who again played a patient innings.

This was the main partnership for us taking the score from 50 to 100 , unfortunately Bowles got out trying to push the score on for a very good 44.

Springer came in and tried to push the run rate up but got caught.

Matt then joined Ross and the two pushed the score on from 110 to 158 with Matt ending on 19 not out and Ross was run out off the last ball for a magnificent 60.

We thought we had a half decent total to bowl against, however, the sun was now out and the track was drying out at a rate of knots.

We opened the bowling with Nick from one end and me from the other, Nick took a wicket early on but did err on the short side making it easy for the batsman to pull fours. I bowled for 6 overs without looking like taking a wicket, so we went for a double change with Matt at one end and Al from the other. Matt bowled well without any luck finishing with figures of 5 overs 0 for 15.

Al bowled seam up, and bowled with pace and swing taking 3 wickets for 18 runs from 6 overs. Ben replaced Matt and bowled well with figures of 10 overs 1 for 42.

Nick replaced Al and Springer replaced Ben . Nick produced a spell where he took 3 quick wickets and Springer taking 1.

We had Letchworth 150 for 9, with us needing one more wicket and them needing 9 runs, the last pair batted well to see Letchworth over the line with 5 balls left of there innings.

As i said at the beginning the toss was all important the track dried out as the day went on and made batting made easier.

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 7 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Brendan Heath Caught  3
Kevin Elkins Lbw  11
Ian Bowler Bowled  44
Alex Syed Caught  5
Tom Waring Caught  4
Ross Moorley Run out  60
Michael Spring Caught  2
Matt Gostling Not Out  19
Ben Waring  
Nicholas Dale  
Glenn Gostling  

Letchworth Garden City 4th XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Young A7.0121121.003.00
Young R7.0037137.005.29
C Croucher8.0224124.003.00

Letchworth Garden City 4th XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
159 (0.0 overs)
M Heath b Syed 37
R Young b Dale 1
A Sprittles lbw Waring 25
A Catherall lbw Dale 15
M Turner ct Syed 0
M Denooijer b Syed 11
R Williams ct Spring 30
R Young b Dale 0
L Mayet b Dale 9
A Young Not Out  10
C Croucher Not Out  1

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Nicholas Dale10.1041410.254.03
Glenn Gostling6.001500.002.50
Matt Gostling5.011400.002.80
Ben Waring10.0142142.004.20
Alex Syed6.021836.003.00
Michael Spring5.0021121.004.20

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