South Loughton 2nd XI v Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 3rd XI on Sat 20 Jul 2019 at 1.30
Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club Lost 8 wickets

Match report It turned out to be a disappointing day at the office as we were well beaten by one of our fellow relegation strugglers. We lost the toss and unsurprisingly were asked to bat on a wicket that looked flat but was still a bit wet. We had a solid start, but some tight bowling started to build the pressure as the run rate dropped to just over 3's at the half way stage.

We looked to accelerate after drinks, but just kept losing wickets as no one got going. The fact all the top 4 got into the 20's but no-one went on to get a 50 really meant we were struggling to set a challenging target and ended at a well below par 154.

We needed a great bowling and fielding performance and started really well with 4 consecutive maidens by Dongers and Luke, including one wicket. But there was also a very poor dropped catch (unfortunately by me) which really cost us as the batsman went on to score a very good 67. However, having them 15 for 1 off 9 we felt in the game but they then started to consistently hit boundaries particularly punishing anything a bit short, which we did too much off. We also didn't have a great fielding day, which didn't help.

They put on 131 for the second wicket, not really looking in trouble until their number 3 chipped Luke to Ted in the covers. But their number 4 came in obviously determined to get it over with quickly and they scored the remaining 24 runs 3 overs, thereby putting us out of our misery.

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 13w 5b 7lb 
for 7 wickets

(40.0 overs)
Ted Levey ct Singh 27 2 1
James Bovaird ct Foulsar 20 3
Craig Chisnall ct Farrukh 24 4
Phil Hyam b Singh 21
Adam MacDonald ct Farrukh 3
James Gostling Not Out  14 3
Oliver Bruton ct Farrukh 10 2
Kevin Youngs b Singh 2
Luke Wharton Not Out  7 1
Mark Thistlethwaite  
Andrew Dongworth  

South Loughton 2nd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
M Foulser6.0125125.004.17
H Baig9.0226126.002.89
T Henman9.041400.001.56
A Farrukh6.0034311.335.67
H Singh8.0133311.004.13
B Baig2.00900.004.50

South Loughton 2nd XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
3nb 11w 4b 3lb 
for 2 wickets
155 (32.3 overs)
B Soomra Not Out  59
A Farthing b Wharton 0
A Hossain ct Levey bwl Wharton 67
H Singh Not Out  8

Sawbridgeworth Cricket Club 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Andrew Dongworth9.022100.002.33
Luke Wharton7.0231215.504.43
Oliver Bruton3.002300.007.67
Craig Chisnall6.003100.005.17
Kevin Youngs7.304200.005.60