Match Reports 2014

Match Report v Ipplepen on Sun 14th Sept 2014

A good catch from Andrew Maynard, loanee, to dismiss their danger batsman, another good catch from their sub fielder and two more catches from another loanee, Ben Holroyd, meant Ipplepen were bowled out for 189 in the 33rd over. Wickets going to Angus 2, Rich 3, Marcus 3, Micky 2 and keeper Jon conceded no byes for the first time this season.

We got off to a good start with a second wicket partnership of 51 between Marcus and Andy and 53 for the third wicket partnership between Marcus and Ben Holroyd (loanee). The last wicket partnership of Rhys and Angus also had a go and put on 20, before Rhys was out in the last over, leaving us 14 runs short of a victory. But where were the middle order? Marcus finished on 65 with his 50 coming off 42 balls in 49 minutes.

Ipplepen 189-10       Mount Edgcumbe 176-10   Game Lost

Angus 2-48, Ben 0-35, Rich 3-36, Rhys 0-25, Marcus 3-18, Micky 2-23

Marcus 65, Jon Cummings 0, Andy 16, Ben Holroyd (loanee) 31, Rich 4, Ben 6, Oliver 3, Rhys 9, Andrew Maynard (loanee)1, Micky 4, Angus 15*

Match Report v Aldbourne on Sun 7th Sept 2014

Rob L and Steve M survived the last three overs to earn us a draw in a low scoring match. Ben improved his personal best by 1 run and Angus hit his first six and the only one of the game, when he was supposed to be playing for a draw.

Marcus, Micky and Rob L picked up 2 wickets apiece, as Aldbourne struggled to score. Eventually they declared at 157 for 7 and we also struggled with runs difficult to come by, the exception being Ben’s PB, although it didn’t come easily as his 50 took 97 mins and 97 balls and keeping the symmetry, his 62 in 115 mins and 115 balls.

Also in double figures were Dave, Andy and Angus, giving us a total of 130 for 9

Aldbourne 158-7      Mt Edgcumbe 130-9            Match drawn

Ben 0-13, Marcus 2-44, Micky 2-38, Angus 1-30, Rob L 2-25

Ben 62, Rob W 6, Mike 0, Dave 10, Wes 2, Andy 10, Marcus 4, Micky 0, Angus 12,Rob L 0*, Steve M 0*

Match Report v Exeter Erratics on Sun 24th August 2014

“Catches win Matches” was reverberating around the pavilion and pub long after the game had finished. This is only a short article, so no way can I recount all the drops, suffice to save it was well into double figures. Rob L and Angus, who broke the fence in the effort, both made valiant attempts. Wes was the worse offender, at least three, if not four drops and Steve W with two, although he did redeem himself slightly by taking the one catch we held. And if that wasn’t bad enough, when we were batting, we only gave five chances and they were all taken, “Catches win Matches”

Lucky to get a game in if listening to the weather forecast. We got off to a good start, Angus picking up two early wickets, 2 for 2. Then stands of 60, 42, 29 and 58* and numerous dropped catches saw them to a match winning score of 191.

Breaking with tradition, due to the forecast and a few light spits in the air, we postponed tea until after the game and set off on the run chase. Ben set about the bowling hitting three crisp boundaries but was then out for 17. The best partnership was 52 for the third wicket between Rob W and Wes, who supported Rob W with a 43 minute and ball innings of 9, while Rob W was eventually caught out for an elegant 41. Then a steady fall of wickets with Andy 13, Angus 11, and Rob L 10 the only other batsmen making double figures. Rob L was last out with the score on 124, meaning a loss by 67 runs.

Exeter Erratics 191 for 5                 Mount Edgcumbe 124 all out

Angus 2-36, Ben 0-17, Rob L 1-58, Micky G 1-47, Steve W 1-27

Ben 17, Rob W 41, Mike 4, Wes 9, Andy 13, Jon 0, Micky 3, Angus 11, Rob L 10, Steve W 0, Rob D 0*


Next week’s game is home to Philanthropists on Sunday 31st August, contact Richard  if available.

The remaining games see Dave Shattock as the team manager, so contact him if you are available.

Match Reports for the Double Header Weekend

Friday 15th Aug v Southwell Ramblers

Well, most of the team missed the sausage and chips, as they left the pub too early, but I guess Ben and Angus will not have to eat again for a while.

It was nice to see the team back in the runs, with only five batsmen being used and a total of 236 for 3 being posted at the declaration. Only the second partnership over a hundred this season of 116, saw Andy (68) and Dave S (30) get us off to a great start. Andy’s 50, not the quickest, came in 80 mins off 106 balls. As we could only raise 9 players the opposition lent us two and one of those, Tim Stansbury, joined the fun with 45 off 40 balls. However, this appeared slow compared to Rich, who smashed 60, his 50 coming off 27 balls in 30 mins including 5 sixes.

In reply, they struggled to score runs, with yet again good steady bowling from George and Angus, perhaps not getting just reward. New boy Fahad Ali then destroyed their middle order with his off spin taking 3 for 22 from a 10 over spell, with stand-in wicketkeeper Rich claiming two catches behind the stumps. Veterans Mike and Steve W picked up two wickets apiece to set us up with a chance of victory. Unfortunately the last wicket pair survived the last 5 overs to hang on for a draw; Rob L please take note.

Mt Egdcumbe 236-3                  Southwell Ramblers 115-9                      Match drawn

Andy 68, Dave S 30, Tim 45, Rich 60* Ben 1*      DNB Mike, Dave B, George, Fahad Ali, Angus, Steve W

George 0-14, Angus 1-12, Fahad 3-22, Dave Bosomworth (loanee) 0-25, Mike 2-14, Steve W 2-16, Ben 0-3, Dave S 0-1

Sun 17th Aug v Holbeton

Driving to the ground the water was running down the verges and meeting in the middle; Steve said the bottom strips were completely under water. So no game today, or so you would think, but one and a half hours later the game started.

Not the best of starts, 3 wickets down for 19, then a recovery with a 4th wicket partnership of 120, the best of the season, between Marcus (56) and Andy (74). Marcus’ 50 came off 74 balls in 92 mins and Andy’s off 66 balls in 62 mins. The only other double figure score came from Wes, a flawless elegant 10, (he bribed me to say that) which took us to a declaration total of 180.

Holbeton got off to a steady start and looked comfortable chasing the total at 83 for 3. But they didn’t figure on Barrie, a match winning performance, a personal best and seven wickets for 45, saw Holbeton all out for 134 giving us victory by 46 runs.

Mt Edgcumbe 180-7                  Holbeton 134-all out                  WIn by 46 runs

Ben 9, Rob W 4, Marcus 56, Steve M 0, Andy 74, Angus 4, Wes 10, Barrie 4*, George 0*DBN Donna, Steve W

Angus 2-39, George 1-19, Barrie 7-45, Ben 0-20

Next game at Barrow Park on Sunday 24th August v Exeter Erractics. Contact Richard to play in this or any other game in August.


Match Report v Old Suttonians on Sun 10th August 2014

Despite the warnings of ex hurricane Bertha, the day remained dry and the game went ahead, although bowling into the wind was tough; Marcus did this for 12 overs and was rewarded with a 5 for 36 – a personal best. Old Sutts set us a target of 162. This always looked out of reach, after again losing early wickets cheaply, Marcus 27, the only batsman of the first six to get into double figures. Good seventh and eighth wicket partnerships ( Steve M, Angus and Rob L) edged us closer. Angus finishing on a personal best 32 not out, but as we only had ten batsmen, we were all out for 124, 38 runs short.
Angus 0-34, Rob L 1-30, Marcus 5-36, Ben 1-35, Steve B 1-22, Rob D 2-0
Steve B 9, Allan 0, Wes 6, Marcus 27, Ben 2, Mike 4, Steve M 20, Angus 32* Rob L 6, Rob D 0

Match Report Tour v Box, Westerleigh & Aldbourne on 17th to 20th July

A successful tour led by skipper Rob L off the field but perhaps not so successfully on the field. But most importantly Rob D, the new golf champion!!!
Three games; against Box (25 overs), Westerleigh (40 overs) and Aldbourne (40 overs) , the last game played on the first XI pitch at Marlborough College, an excellent outfield and wicket.
Best batting and the only 50 of the tour by Ken, against Box (52 balls and 61 mins), most runs Ben 31 + 49* +23* =103 at an average of 103. Best bowling 3 for 5 by George and most wickets 5.
Thursday 17th July 2014 v Box
Box batted first and set a target of 178 off 25 overs, with George picking up three wickets. Successful partnerships with Ken and Ben 49 and Ken and Steve M 40, set us up for an interesting last over, 12 runs required to win with Andy at the crease, a good chance for victory? Well with only a single off the last ball we lost by 10 runs!
George 3-5, Ben 0-23, Rob L 1-35, Barrie 0-29, Tom 0-39, Ken 0-19, Matt 0-15
Gary 10, Tom 4, Ken 66, Ben 31, Mike 10, Steve M 14, Matt 4* ,Andy 10* DNB George, Rob L Barrie
Friday 18th July 2014 v Westerleigh
Matt McCall, a Westerleigh player for the past 12 months, took his true position playing for Mt Edgcumbe. Opening the batting he he managed to last to the third wicket down with a score of 17 runs. The batting order reversed virtually from the day before saw Andy score 39 at no 5, Steve M 30 at no 7, Dave S who arrived a few minutes before taking the crease, 35* and Ben 49*. setting us a total of 237. The wickets were shared with two for Ken, George and Dave S and one apiece for Barrie, Rob L and Mike. With the opposition never really in the run chase they were all out for 149 giving us victory by 88 runs.
Matt 17, Dave M 13, George 9, Rob L 2, Andy 39, Barrie 0, Steve M 30, Dave S 35 *, Ben 49* DNB Ken. Mike
Matt 0-33, Ken 2-30, George 2-15, Ben 0-6, Barrie 1-36, Rob L 1-1, Mike 1-12, Dave S 2-13
Saturday was a rest day, but with thundery showers over Friday night and Saturday morning no cricket would have been possible, even the 1st XI match at Bath was cancelled.
Sunday 20th July 2014 v Aldbourne
A first for us, we have played Aldbourne at home, but a nomadic team they managed to hire the 1st XI pitch at Marborough College, for our final match. Batting first we struggled to score runs, with best scorers Gary 24, Ben 23* and Mike 23, giving us a total of 130. Never enough runs which they easily surpassed for the loss of 3 wickets, Ken picking up the third wicket as the batsmen tried to finish the game with a six, Gary didn’t have the same luck as the second ball of Gary’s next over went for six!
Gary 24, Andy 4, Tom 0, Dave M 11,Ken 14, Ben 23*, Mike 23, Steve 2, Dave 0, Barrie 1 * DNB Rob L
Rob L 0-20, Ben 0-9, Tom 1-28, Barrie 1-34, Dave S 0-18, Ken 1-7, Gary 0-15


Match Report v Yelverton on 13th July 2014

A 2014 best 1st wicket partnership of 12 was smashed, along with two personal bests, which saw us to victory by 56 runs.

Batting first, Rob W and Ben put on 102 for the first wicket, Ben was out for 50 (54 balls in 57 mins) and Rob W for a personal best of 75, his 50 came off 70 balls in 61 mins. Perhaps the start was too good, Allan was the only other player to make double figures with 12. The team eventually all out for 181.
Once again good bowling from Angus and George got us off to a good start. Angus with a personal best 4-25 and George very economical and unlucky with 7 overs, 5 maidens, 1 for 6. But it took a good run out by Andy and Rob W to take the 8th wicket at 122 to give us a chance of a win. Ben was brought on and took the last wicket with his fourth ball to earn us the victory with two overs remaining.
No shocking shots this week, Rob L was not playing, but there were several poor ones! They know who they are!
Ben 50, Rob W 75, Allan 12, Andy 0, Wes 0, Steve B 1, Micky 6, George 8, Angus 0, Steve W 1, Rob D 0*
Angus 4-25, George 1-6, Steve B 1-41, Rob D 0-10, Micky 1-7, Ben 1-2

Match Report v Cheesewring Sunday 6th July 2014

Another good win, although we did make heavy weather of it. But victory was assured, thanks to George and Angus who got off to a good start with the ball and then saw us home with the bat.
Five wickets in the first 14 overs for 49 runs, this looked likely to be a low scoring game, but a rally in the middle order saw them progress to 132, before the last three wickets fell in quick succession for 2 runs, setting us a victory target of 135 to win.
Our usual start then followed, the first wicket going down in the first over and the second in the second over, then a lusty 50 for Ben got us back on track. His fifty came off 41 balls in 43 mins, of those 41 balls only 12 were scoring shots (6′sx4,4′sx6,1′sx2). He was ably partnered by Wes (19 runs) in a stand of 79. However once they had departed we wobbled again, losing 3 quick wickets with captain Rob L not helping with a reckless shot, but the opening bowlers saw us home with George finishing on 19* and Angus 9.
Mount Edgcumbe won by 2 wickets.
George 2-27, Angus 3-24, Barrie 1-42, Ben 1-10, Rob D 3-24, Rob L 0-1
Mike 0, Allan 9, Andy 3, Ben 56, Wes 19, Rob L 0, Jon 2, George 19*, Angus 9, Barrie 0* Rob D dnb
Game next Sunday 13th July at home, contact Steve Ware if you are able to play, or want to go on tour for a day, or two, or more the week after.

Match Report v Shaldon Optimists Sunday 29th June 2014

A new venue, away to Shaldon, and a good win on the day.
Batting first we suffered the usual blip as the first wicket, Marcus, fell in the second over with the score on three, but then second and third wicket partnerships of 72 and 80 respectively enabled us to reach 209 after the forty overs. Richard top scored with 74 his fifty coming in 50 balls and 58 mins.
Bowling was tight and their reply quickly got behind the required run rate, wickets came steadily with George picking up one Rob L, Marcus and Richard two apiece and Mike OBK one at the end when we thought it was safe, although he did his best after picking up the wicket with the first ball, to prove us wrong.
Mt Edgcumbe won by 54 runs
Marcus 0, Andy 49, Steve M 38, Richard 74, George 4, Mike 0, Rob L 13*
Angus, Wes, Steve W and Rob D did not bat.
George 1-18, Angus 0-22, Rob L 2-23, Richard 2-41, Rob D 0-11, Marcus 2-24, Mike 1-13, Steve W 0-1
Next game against Cheesewring on Sunday 6th July 2014
Steve Ware is the manager of the month for July, so contact him if you are available for any of the games in July.

Match Report v Entertainers Sun 15th June 2014

A good victory, sealed by some steady batting and mean, accurate bowling. Matt Allatt made a guest appearance to clock up his 250th game but did not add to his runs total. and Angus got the team’s first golden of the season. No one batsman stood out as we got to 143 by the fall of the last wicket. In reply the tight bowling made it difficult for them to score runs and after 15 overs they were only 24 for 1. Wickets fell steadily as they tried to up the run rate and were eventually all out for 103, giving us a victory by 40 runs.

Matt Allatt, 0, Allan Farley 28, Rob Way 20, Richard Ware 31, Ben Hutson 2, Jon Way 29, Angus Gourlay 0, Micky Gray 3, George Williams 1, Wes Tunbridge 2, Rob Lock 9*
George Williams 0-5, Angus Gourlay 1-11, Ben Hutson 0-9, Rob Lock 1-10, Richard Ware 4-31, Micky Gray 2-9, Matt Allatt 1-23
The next games are Sunday 22 June v Cheesewring at Upton Cross and Sunday 29th June v Shaldon Optimists away. Allan is away and has passed the team selection duties to Richard for the remainder of the month,
Contact Richard if you are available for either or both games asap.

Match Report v Plymouth Corporate Officers 8th June 2014

After a heavy rain shower and a delayed start of about 45 mins, we took the field in a game we eventually lost in the last over again, this time Steve was adjudged out leg before. We struggled early on with the ball only picking up the first wicket with the score on 79 and the second on 149, however at tea and the declaration they were 176 for 8 with Barrie picking up four wickets for a personal best of 4-14.

Rob W scored an elegant 22 and Richard found his form with the bat with a belligerent 93 but when Rob L was out with the score on 159, Steve and I decided to try and see out the last few balls for a draw without success.
Angus Gourlay 0-24, Micky Gray 0-38, R Lock 0-33, Richard Ware 1-51, Barrie Gill 4-14, Rob De Viell 2-13
Steve Mathis 0, Rob Way 22, Allan Farley 9, Angus Gourlay 0, Richard Ware 93, Barrie Gill 7, Micky Gray 8, Andrew Ware 13, Rob Lock 0, Steve Ware 1, Rob De Viell 0*
We lost by 17 runs
Next game is at home on Sunday 15th June v Entertainers
Contact Allan if you are available for next weeks home game on Sunday or any of the games in June.
If interested in the Tour to Bath on 17th – 20th July please contact Steve Ware

Match Report v Menheniot 1st June 2014

Today’s game cancelled due to unavailability of players.

Allan Farley is manager of the month, contact him if you are available for next weeks home game on Sunday or any of the games in June.
Phone 07881 017362
If interested in Touring in July 17th, 18th, 20th around the Bath area, please contact Steve Ware on 07901 648224 or email at

Match Report v Wombats 18th May 2014

An eventful game that went ahead after several days of heavy showers. Thanks to the temporary ground staff for their efforts before the game to get the pitch matchworthy.

Mike only lasted 3 balls, without facing one, before he retired injured with a torn calf muscle. Barry dropped a fairly simple chance off a caught and bowled when the opposition were struggling at 76 for 9, he even called for the catch! Wombats were chasing 133 to secure victory and ended up needing 18 off the last over. On the fourth ball chasing the second run, their last man was run out thanks to a good throw to the wicketkeeper from Chris Burbidge in the deep, much to Barry’s relief.
Earlier knocks of 49 from Chris Burbidge, 25 from Barry and 11 from Graham Byers helped us to an all out total of 132. Wickets were taken by Jeff Burbidge 3-14,  two apiece for Barry and Micky with Rob picking up one which helped us to victory by 11 runs.
Allan Farley 9, Mike O’Brien-Kelly 0rh, Olly Whisker 0, Steve Mathis 7, Chris Burbidge 49, Barry Gill 25, Graham Byers 11, Jon Way 0 Micky Gray 5, Rob Lock 2, J Burbidge 4
Micky Gray 2-21, Rob Lock 1-23, Barry Gill 2-18, Jeff Burbidge 3-14, Graham Byers 0-22, Allan Farley 0-22
Win by 11 runs


Match Report v Fortescue 18th May 2014

Losing the toss and being asked to bat, we got off to a poor start, slumping to 55-7. But the welcome return of Andrew from injury steadied the ship with support from Angus and an earlier knock for Barry. Eventually, all out for 130, we had a target to defend.
The villain of the first match, Rob Lock, turned hero today, when his last 5 overs produced a return of 6 for 6 to win us the game. Angus bowled well at the start of the innings, picking up 3 wickets, but the low total didn’t look a winnable one until Rob produced his captain’s effort.
MIke O’Brien-Kelly 0, Steve Mathis 7, Jon Way 4, Barry Gill 32, Micky Gray 0, R Lock 3, Angus Gourlay 22, Steve Ware 0, Andrew Ware 28* R De Viell 0, Mike O’Brien-Kelly 6
Angus Gourlay 3-17, M Gray 0-27. Rob Lock 6-43, Barry Gill 1-31
Won by 4 runs
Next game at home to touring side Wombats, at Barrow Park on Sunday 25th May, Contact Micky if you are available.

Match Report v Holbeton 11th May 2014

Game at Holbeton had to be cancelled due to unavailability of players.

Next game is home to Fortescue next Sunday at 2pm. Contact Micky if you are available for this or the the game the following week.

Match Report v Stoke Fleming & Blackawton 4th May 2014

Yet again struggling for a side, batsmen that can’t score runs and fielders that can’t catch, no surprise we didn’t win.

Stoke Fleming accumulated 170 runs at the declaration, Richard Ware picking up 4 wickets and George Williams unlucky with only one wicket but four dropped chances. In response we only had two batsmen, Alex Gourlay and Barry Gill, in double figures and Ben Singlehurst unluckily falling to a great catch for 8 after batting for 30 minutes.

Stoke Fleming won by 97 runs.

Ben Singlehurst 1-18, George Williams 1-42, Rob Lock 1-36, Richard Ware 4-41, Alex Gourlay 0-9

Mike O’Brien-Kelly 4, Alan Farley 0, Alex Gourlay 11, Richard Ware 2, Ben Singlehurst 8, Barry Gill 30, George Williams 1, Rob Lock 0, Rob De Viell 0



Match Report v Plymouth CS & Roborough 20th April 2014

Raining as I write this,
Would we have started the game today? or completed the game if we had started?

Academic anyway as the game was cancelled yesterday, due to lack of available players.

Next game home to Stoke Fleming  & Blackawton on Sunday 4th May. Please contact Micky and/or George if you can play or to let them know your availability for future games.

Match Report v Ipplepen 13th April 2014

Well, with just two balls left in the game, a losing draw was on the cards. That was until the skipper, Rob Lock, decided to try and hit the penultimate ball, a full toss, out of the ground, the rest they say is history.

Ipplepen batted first and got off to a storming start, scoring 77 in the first ten overs, but good bowling, especially from debutant, Ramesh Perera, 4 for 21 restricted  them to a total of 170 at tea, so the chase was on.

Well actually, it never was, only 9 runs were scored off the first ten overs, soon we were 18 for 5 off 17 overs. Stalwart defence from Micky Gray, batting for over an hour for 4 runs and batting cameos from Jon Way 18, and Ramesh Perera 29 got us to the point where Rob Lock 16 and Alex Lyons-Negus 0 not out only had to play out the last over!

Finishing 95 all out, we lost the first game of the season by  75 runs.


O Whisker 2, D Shattock 4, M O’Brien-Kelly 7, R Ware 1, B Gill 0, M Gray 4, J Way 18, R Perera 29, R Lock 16, G Williams 0, A Lyons-Negus 0*


G Williams 1-32, A Lyons-Negus 0-29, R Ware 2-46, R Perera 4-21, R Lock 2-13, M Gray 0-10, B Gill 0-6