Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 3rd XI v Allenburys on Sat 12 Jul 2014 at 1.00
Match was Drawn

Match report A hot and sultry afternoon, saw us lose the toss for the 10th (out of 11) time this season!
We were inserted on a wet and sticky one, and despite an uncharacteristic rapid start, with Levey and Burson taking advantage of some poor bowling, we were quickly reduced to 30-3 off 7 overs, with Burson, Mann and Bowler back in the pavilion (if we had one!).
Levey (44)and Harnack (38)showed their experience on a difficult wicket, consolidating,in a 21 over, 68 run partnership laying the foundations for a late middle order push that took us to a respectable 194 off 52 overs, with Syed (42), Bovaird (25) and Paktsun (17) batting with aggression and intent.
So a highly respectable total on a difficult but drying wicket, gave the bowlers something to bowl at.
Timms and Paktsun opened, with Romesh taking a wicket off his first ball, with the chirpy Mann taking a sharp catch down the leg side. Timms again bowled consistently, and was rewarded with a cracking delivery removing the Allenbury's opener's middle stump- a great response after having him dropped at first slip the delivery before.
Bowler rotated the bowling to a degree of success with Tom Harnack and Gale taking three and two wickets respectively, with Gale removing the dangerous looking No 5, with another smart catch from Mann behind the stumps.
So a creditable draw with a 15 point return, again wasn't the worst result. I am sure that a more favourable toss of the coin would have resulted in a win, as batting conditions improved markedly as the wicket began to dry under the baking afternoon sun.
A tricky game next week against Harpenden IV will prove a greater test, so it was important to turn things round a bit this week, and go into next with some restored pride and confidence.
Well done lads for a good team spirit and much improved performance. I'm sure with a bit of luck and application next week, a 30 haul is just around the corner.

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets

(52.0 overs)
Michael Burson Caught  12
Ted Levey Lbw  44
Charlie Mann Lbw  0 2
Ian Bowler Caught  0
Richard Harnack Caught  38
Alex Syed Bowled  42
James Bovaird Bowled  25 1
Sam Timms Bowled  7
Tom Harnack Run out  0
Romesh Paktsun Bowled  17
Harry Gale Not Out  0

Allenburys Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Allenburys Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 7 wickets
165 (47.0 overs)

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sam Timms11.0334134.003.09
Romesh Paktsun20.0344144.002.20
Alex Syed3.001400.004.67
Tom Harnack7.0134311.334.86
Harry Gale6.0227213.504.50

  • Umpire :
    Eric Penn
  • Scorer :