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*
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*
No game today, due to the unavailability of players.
“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.
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.
A 2014 best 1st wicket partnership of 12 was smashed, along with two personal bests, which saw us to victory by 56 runs.
Unfortunately due to player unavailability the game against Cheeswring has been cancelled.
Next game away to Shaldon on Sun 29 June contact Richard if you are available to play.
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.
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.
Today’s game cancelled due to unavailability of players.
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.
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.
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
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.
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