Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 1st XI Sunday v Jesters on Sun 20 May 2012 at 2:00
Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club Lost 7 wickets

Match report Chris Bird scored his maiden century on Sunday, but ended up on the losing side as nine-man Sawbridgeworth slipped to a seven-wicket defeat at a cloudy Town Fields.

He produced a chanceless knock, batting throughout the home side's innings of 51 overs after the captains agreed to play a traditional "timed" game.

It was Joe "Vincenzo" Edwards who provided the early entertainment with a quickfire 35 in an opening stand of 69 which included an outrageous six over cover off the wayward Patel, who conceded nine wides in his three overs.

Dan Reynolds joined Bird for the biggest partnership of the innings with the pair adding 119 for the second wicket in 32 overs before "The Rocket" fell two runs short of what would have been his maiden 50.

Skipper Rudkin scored a run-a-ball 12 before declaring immediately when Bird reached three figures, having scored his last 11 runs in singles.

The visitors had 45 minutes' batting before the last hour at 6pm which turned to be 36 overs to reach their target, which was just under a run a ball.

Paul Billings took two early wickets, trapping Harris in front with a delivery that kept low before taking a smart return catch to dismiss Gregori.

Palmer and Dowse came together for a third wicket stand of 128 but Marklew again impressed with the ball as did Harry Gale on his 1st XI debut. Matt Billings was unlucky not to get a wicket but had a dropped catch off his bowling by his dad! (Sorry Paul)

Jesters eventually won with 7 balls to spare with Patel hitting the winning runs while Palmer finished unbeaten on 118, hitting 14 fours and three sixes from 106 balls.

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 1st XI Sunday Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
12w 2b 1lb 
for 2 wickets

(51.0 overs)
Chris Bird Not Out  100 164 172 8 1 58.14 1
Joe Edwards ct Alex Smith b Palmer 35 51 38 5 1 92.11
Dan Reynolds b Chris Smith 48 94 84 6 57.14
Joe Rudkin Not Out  12 14 12 1 100
Chris Howard  
William Marklew  
Paul Billings   1
Matthew Billings  
Harry Gale  
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Jesters Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Paul Berman7.002400.003.43
Richie Patel3.002500.008.33
Mike Palmer7.0125125.003.57
Adnan Mohammed19.036800.003.58
John Murphy5.002800.005.60
Chris Smith10.0040140.004.00

Jesters Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
3nb 1w 2b 3lb 
for 3 wickets
216 (34.5 overs)
Louis Harris lbw b Paul Billings 13
Mike Palmer Not Out  118
Mick Gregori ct & bowled Paul Billings 7
James Douse ct Bird b Marklew 55
Richie Patel Not Out  14
Chris Smith  
Matt Williamson  
Alex Smith  
John Murphy  
Phil Berman  
Adnan Mohammad  

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 1st XI Sunday Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Chris Howard11.007400.006.73
Paul Billings5.011025.002.00
William Marklew8.0048148.006.00
Harry Gale5.002600.005.20
Matthew Billings5.505300.009.09

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