Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI v Hatfield on Sat 09 Jun 2012 at 1:00
Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club Won by 31 runs

Match report The Sawbridgeworth 2nd XI batting woes continued this week but this time a score of around 80 was enough. Sent into bat on a damp, green wicket, Heath and Inch started respectably adding 27 for the 1st wicket. Foster and Chisnall added 21 trouble free runs for the 3rd wicket and at 2-50 from 19 overs, a score in excess of 150 looked possible. However the usual middle order collapse could not be rescued by the lower order who struggled to cope with the straight lines of the Hatfield bowlers.

Due to the early innings finish, 45 minutes were possible before tea in increasingly fine conditions. The "old" ball was used and a fired up Howard came charging down the hill with menace and pace. It was Burrell who made the initial breakthrough with Howard claiming the 1st of his 6 shortly after. At 2-2, an unlikely victory looked possible. A comfortable partnership for the 3rd wicket started to take the game away from Sawbridgeworth as the left hander Desari was particularly severe on Burrell. Enter the dependable Billings up the hill who tightened things up while Howard continued to attack the stumps. 2 quick wickets before tea left things evenly poised with Hatfield 4-44.

Howard, learning the virtues of bowling straight and full continued to threaten the stumps while Billings again demonstrated the miserly art of containment. They shared 6 wickets for 8 runs between them to leave Sawbridgeworth winning by an impossible margin of 31 runs.

Special thanks to Kevin Youngs who came in at the last moment and pouched a couple of crucial catches at mid on. So its up to 5th in the league and a trip to a similar wicket at basement side Northwood Town next week may mean more value for money in terms of more excitement...

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1w 6b 3lb 
for 10 wickets

(39.0 overs)
Brendan Heath Caught  11
Gabriel Inch Caught  13
Craig Chisnall Bowled  13
Andrew Foster Caught  8
Dave Burrell Bowled  8
Richard Harnack Lbw  12
Joe Edwards Bowled  0 2
Kevin Youngs Bowled  0 2
Chris Howard Bowled  1
Nicholas Dale Bowled  6
Paul Billings Not Out  1 1

Hatfield Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Hatfield Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
52 (22.3 overs)

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Chris Howard11.332464.002.09
Dave Burrell4.0421121.005.25
Paul Billings7.02632.000.86

  • Umpire :
    Chris Pask
  • Scorer :
    Anna Billings