Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI v Chipperfield Clarendon 2nd XI on Sat 26 May 2012 at 1:00
Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club Won by 65 runs

Match report On a warm afternoon at Townfields I won the toss an chose to bat on what looked like a good batting track, it turned out to be not as good as it looked but it was definitely better than the combined 250 runs suggest. In large part that was due to good bowling and excellent fielding by both sides.

Our innings never really got going as 3 of the top 4 got in but then got out. At 106 for 8 we were in big trouble, but then Nick Dale came in and batted well to stay with Dave who proceeded to play what turned out to be the match winning innings. We ended up getting to 156 thanks to a 6 from Billy that got us to 4 batting points, which looked very unlikely at one point. Although we did give them 3 overs, but this proved vital for us in the end.

In the field we took the old ball and Dave and Billly started to apply the squeeze from the off, so that after 10 overs they only had 18 runs. We kept it tight and slowly started to pick up wickets as their top 4 also all got in and then got out trying to pick up the run rate. 3 wickets in 4 overs to leave them 58 for 4 put us in the driving seat and once their number 7, got out 2 balls after hitting a 6, they never made any further attempt to go for it. So we stuck at the task and looked odds on to win when they were 73 for 8 with 15 overs still to go. But they managed to see out the next 11 overs without loss. But Chowy, who had bowled aggressively and with good pace, finally made the breakthrough when he got the number 10 to nick one behind. Then with just 8 balls remaining he bowled a beauty to get their captain out bowled with one that nipped back and hit the very top of middle and off.

So a great win, which seemed unlikely at half time, but thankfully getting bowled out gave us the extra overs necessary to get the win. We have stayed 3rd and have a big game next week against Waltham X who have won both of the games they have played.

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
5w 3b 5lb 
for 10 wickets

(49.1 overs)
Brendan Heath b Gurney 5
Chris Bird ct Durrant 19 2
Joe Holland lbw Durrant 22 5 1
Andrew Foster ct Gurney 19 3 1
Matt Birch lbw Cousens 0
Dave Burrell ct Samson 50 8 1
James Bovaird ct Gurney 4 1
Joe Edwards lbw Gurney 6 1 1
Chris Howard ct Cousens 0 1
Nicholas Dale ct Samson 12 2
Paul Billings Not Out  6 1 1

Chipperfield Clarendon 2nd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
S Durrant11.0331215.502.82
G Gurney24.0478419.503.25
N Cousens10.0227213.502.70
B Samson3.1112112.003.79

Chipperfield Clarendon 2nd XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
2b 1lb 
for 10 wickets
91 (49.4 overs)
P Spackley ct Howard Bwl Burrell 15
M Garini ct & Bwl Burrell 14
A Green lbw Billings 13
J Paddon ct Holland Bwl Burrell 13
R Hudson lbw Burrell 0
N Cousens b Howard 22
S Durrant ct Foster Bwl Billings 7
M Webb ct & Bwl Billings 0
P Edwards b Billings 0
G Gurney ct Edwards Bwl Howard 3
B Samson Not Out  1

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Paul Billings20.093649.001.80
Dave Burrell17.053448.502.00
Chris Howard7.441326.501.70
James Bovaird5.01500.001.00

  • Umpire :
    Chris Pask
  • Scorer :
    Anna Billings?