Match Reports 2016

Mount Edgcumbe Collapse

It had to happen! probably not the first, but the most spectacular of the season.
In the last game, disappointing that we couldn’t get eleven players, the infamous Mount Edgcumbe collapse occurred. Andrew fourth out with the score on 147, saw us all out for 147! Yes five more wickets fell without the addition of a run.
Chasing 239 to win, the score set by Aldbourne, thanks to an 108 not out from Nick Lawson, we set off with purpose, Andrew and Jon putting on 51 for the first wicket, well ahead of the required run rate. Unfortunately after that we struggled, Andrew reached 50 off 79 balls in 78 minutes and was finally out for 90. The rest you know.
Aldbourne 238 for 8
Angus Gourlay 9o 1m 31r 1w, Micky Gray 8o 1m 46r 2w, Tom Payne 7o 1m 50r 1w (Well done Tom, the first of many wickets to come), Josh Payn 6o 1m 23r 1w, Steve Ware 4o 0m 39r 0w, Chris Burton 4o 0m 40r 2w, Andrew Ware 1o 0m 3r 1w.
Mount Edgcumbe 147 all out
Andrew Ware 90, (Sorry Ben, I think he has the batting trophy), Jon Cummings 17, Dave Shattock 1, Micky Gray 12, Angus Gourlay 15, Micheal Payn 0, Tom Payn 0, Josh Payne 0, Chris Burton 0, Steve Ware 0*
Season averages to follow shortly.
Thanks to the Payn’s  for the teas, Wes Tunbridge for sponsoring the match ball and Dave Rosson, Vice President, for his generous donation.
Thanks to all you have helped with pitch preparations.
Thanks to all who have helped with teas
Special thanks to Andrew for his efforts in getting a team out each week.
Now work focuses on putting the square to bed and refurbishment of the roof.
Oh, the indoor season will be starting soon. if interested in playing during the winter contact Andrew or Steve.

v Ipplepen on Sun 4th Sept 2016

The penultimate game of the season saw us travel to Ipplepen, yet another day with drops of rain. Batting first we stuttered to 164 all out, Fiz scored 55 and the old brigade put on 17, the best for the season, for the last wicket, with 10 coming from the oldest batsman.
After some earlier wickets, Fiz took a wicket and retired the new batsman with some broken fingers, unfortunately that was where our look ran out, the two remaining batsman scored the winning runs with 10 overs to spare.
Mt Edgcumbe 164 all out
Andrew Ware 28, Ben Hutson 16, F Abdullah 55, Angus Gourlay 1, George Williams 14, Rob Lock 13, Clive Holding 10, Oli Woodall 1, Steve Ware 10, PAashrik 0, Rob De Viell 3*
Ipplepen 168 for 4
George Williams 8o 0m 31r 1w, Angus Gourlay 8o 1m 26r 2w, F Abdullah 8o 2m 48r 1w, Andrew Ware 5o 0m 40r 0w, Rob Lock 0.5o 0m 16r 0w
The last game of the season, next week, at home v Aldbourne, Andy need to confirm the start time, but the fixture list shows it as a 12 o’clock start. Contact Andy if you want to play.

Double Header Weekend

The first of this weekends matches, saw us entertain the touring side Southwell Ramblers, on a day that started wet, but by the time of the start was blustery with sun and light showers, although only one shower forced a rain interruption during the game.
Batting first the visitors got off to a good start, putting on over 80 for the first wicket. but with a good spell of bowling from Clive Holding, returning figures of 5 for 15 and two late wickets from Rob Lock, we restricted the visitors to 175.
With the exception of a quick 27 from Marc Wright, batting was a case of supporting Jon Cummings, who finished on 81, with 6th and 7th wickets stands of 48 with Dave Shattock and 38 with Geoff Husband. We eventually ran out of overs so the game was drawn with us finishing on 159 for 8.
Thanks to Richard for providing the where for alls for the teas and to Linda and Donna (How do you use so many dishcloths, towels and tea towels?) for preparing them.
Southwell Ramblers 175 all out
Angus Gourlay 8o 0m 19r 0w, Rob Lock 10o 2m 52r 3w, Andrew Ware 6o 0m 42r 1w, Clive Holding 8o 3m 15r 5w, Charlie Coates 4o 0m 11r 1w, Marc Wright 4o 0m 24r 1w.
Mt Edgcumbe 159 for 8
Charlie Coates 6, Jon Cummings 81, Marc Wright 27, Wes Tunbridge 1, Andrew Ware 9 (Ben tops the batting averages), Angus Gourlay 10, Dave Shattock 8, Geoff Husband 3, Rob lock 1*, Barrie James 0*, Clive Holding DNB.
The second game saw us entertain Exeter Erratics, again a day with interruptions for rain and a late finish and the second lock in of the weekend, no, not the pub! The park gates get locked at 8pm, fortunately we have bumped into the ranger who has let us out.
Batting first our innings focused around Andy’s 131*, support came from Angus (21) and Mike (23) a new PB, in stands of 59 and 76 respectively. Andy reached fifty with a six off a no ball, and his century off 118 balls with a six. Having reach 100 he then scored another 30 off 9 balls before retiring. Having retired once before and lost the game, he said he wouldn’t do it again! You can guess what is coming.
A total of 217 was not enough to defend as it turned out, with the opposition reaching 218 with a bye off the first ball of the last over. Andy will never retire again, well maybe!
Mount Edgcumbe 217 for 5
Andrew Ware 131*, Ben Hutson 16 (well he was top of the averages for a day and a bit), Wes Tunbridge 6, Angus Gourlay 21, Michael Payn 23, Graham Visick 1, Rob Lock 4 *, John Singlehurst 0*, DNB Josh Payn, Tom Payn and Tim Burke.
Exeter Erratics 218 for 6
Josh Payn 5o 0m 16r 1w, John Singlehurst 5o 0m 26r 0w, Tom Payn 4o 0m 12r 0w, Angus Gourlay 8o 0m 64r 2w, Tim Burke 10o 0m 67r 1w, Andrew Ware 3.1o 0m 14r 2w ( both good caught and bowled).
Thanks to Rob and Jo Lock for the teas, David Terry for sponsoring the match ball, and a generous donation from Wes Tunbridge towards the roof fund.
No Game next weekend, enjoy your bank holidays.
Contact Andrew if available for either of the two remaining games in September. 4th away to Ipplepen and the 11th home to Aldbourne. Note the earlier start times of these two games.

v Holbeton 14 August 2016

A good win against an under strength Holbeton side saw Ben score his second century of the season, and then promptly retire to protect his average! Contributions from Andy, Marc, and Steve, supporting Ben saw us reach 242 for eight and we then bowled out the opposition for sixty.
Ben’s century came off 95 balls in 121 minutes, with Steve scoring 42 off 40 balls. The bowlers enjoyed themselves, picking up cheap wickets, non cheaper than George’s 2 for nothing off 5 overs. A guest appearance from Adrian Stearnes, saw him giving the opposition half their runs off the bat in his five overs. More practice needed Adrian, see you next week?
An apology and thanks to Mike and Cecilia for last weeks teas, and the donation of a ball from Adrian. Richard and friends raised about £150 from the car boot sale last weekend,  which is a great boost for the Roof fund. Thanks to those who donated, but there was sixty odd of you out there who need to try harder.
Contact Andy if you are available to play this Friday or Sunday, both games at home. Only two games remain after that away to Ipplepen and home to Aldbourne, claim your places.
Mt Edgcumbe 242 for 8
Andy Ware 26, Ben Hutson 103*, (just think what he may be capable of when he is fit!) Marc Wright 16, Rob Lock 7, Steve Mathis 42, Fiz Abdullah 2, Adrian Stearnes 2, George Williams 6*, Dan Picarieloo 5, Joe Coates DNB.
Angus Gourlay played for the opposition and although he scored no runs did bowl captain, Andy. Twenty plus overs straight off in his next game then!
Holbeton  60 all out
George Williams 5o 5m 0r 2w, Dan Picarieloo 5o 2m 8r 0w, Joe Coates 5o 3m 8r 2w, Adrian Stearnes 5o 0m 25r 1w, Rob Lock 50 2m 9r 2w, Marc Wright 5o 3m 8r 1w, Andy Ware 1o 1m 0r 0w, Steve Mathis 0.3o 0m 1r 1w
Thanks Richard and friends for the car boot sale, still time if anyone else has a Roof fund raising idea.

v Old Sutts on Sun 7th August 2016

A drawn match thanks to the Payn’s and Angus holding on at the end. Good bowling restricted Old Sutts to 155 for 9, but we found batting as difficult. Ben scored another 50 off 67 balls including a third wicket stand of 72 with Andy.
Old Sutts 155 for 9
A Gourlay 11o 3m 46r 2w, R Lock 10o 2m 30r 2w, A Ware 10o 1m 32r 3w, J Payn 6o 3m 8r 2w, T Payn 6o 2m 19r 0w
Mt Edgcumbe 143 for 7
B Hutson 54, J Cummings 6, S Mathis 4, A Ware 27, O Woodall 2, M Payn 15, T Payn 2, J Payn 2*, A Gourlay 4* DNB R Lock, R De Viell.
Remember the car boots sale this weekend, contact Richard if you have donations for collection.
Thanks to Linda, Steve Ware’s sister, for her generous donation to the Roof fund, if anyone else wants to donate, let me know.
Contact Andy for next weekends game against Holbeton, or any of the remaining fixtures.

Match Report v Cheesewring Sun 31 July 2016

A good win against Cheesewring, with what on paper looked a strong batting line up. However a steady 30 from Rob W and 17 from Barry J, a lively 42 from Jon C and an explosive 28 off 12 balls near the end from Fiz, saw us reach 170 off the 40 overs. Wickets were shared and fell early and regularly as Cheesewring were all out for 60, giving a 110 run victory. Angus G picked up 3 wickets but 3 for 3 from Fiz was the best return.
Mount Edgcumbe 170 for 8
A Ware 13, Rob Way 30, Marc Wright 8, Jon Cummings 42, Ben Hutson 0, Dan Picarieloo 2, Barry James 17, Firzan Abdullah 28*, Angus Gourley 2, Ali Bukhsh 1*, Dave Shattock DNB.
Cheesewring 60 all out
Angus Gourlay 8o 3m 22r 3w, Ali Bukhsh 8o 1m 22r 2w, Firzan Abdullah 4o 1m 3r 3w, Dan Picarieloo 3.3o 1m 7r 2w
Oh, Dave Shattock wanted a good write up! But I didn’t receive the backhander. So, I can’t remember what he did apart from a long stint of umpiring, during which we lost a wicket off the seventh ball of and over! Its team game.
Let Andy know your availability for the remaining games, the first of which sees us at home to Old Suttonians on Sunday. If playing or coming to support us, allow more time for travelling as the Classic Car Show is in the park.

 

Tour 2016

Gary, but doesn't it look like Dave, batting at Box July 2016
Gary, but doesn’t it look like Dave, batting at Box July 2016

 

Cricket Tour 2016

Expect you are wondering where I was, well apologies, but I have been busy. Another glorious 4 days around Bath, playing cricket and basking in the beautiful sunny weather, I wish. Friday was particularly chilly and we were all wrapped up as though it was April not the Middle of July!
I am also disappointed with my trainee scorer, having taught him all I knew over two and a half games. I left him to complete the last 3 overs of our final innings, as I had to go out and bat, only to return to the minimal amount of info having been recorded. How long was my innings, how many balls did I face, did I run on a bye or a leg bye, what were the stands of the 9th and 10th wicket partnerships? But thanks for volunteering Steve, I see I still have a lot of training to do!
A defeat against Box, losing 2 wickets in the first over and 2 more in the 5th, we recovered to 118 for 5, thanks to Gary’s 75 and Steve’s 32, however another collapse saw us trying to defend 144. Two quick wickets gave us hope and although we got another, by sending him to hospital with a top edge into the face, an undefeated ton brought the game to an early finish.
A cold day at Westerleigh saw me wearing a fluorescent yellow boiler suit to try and stay warm, cheers Ken. An opening partnership of 90 saw Ken completing a 50, ably supported by Ben 37 and Dave 38 and although George hit 31, we lost our way over the latter overs finishing on 196. Well we shouldn’t have worried, our Westerleigh guesting player came to the rescue, taking a catch to dismiss the opener and picking up 4 wickets when he came on to bowl. Thanks Matt.
The final game saw us travel east to Ramsbury to play Aldbourne, and the sun came out for the first time to remind us what tours have previously been like. Fifty from Andy, scores of 37 from Tom, 27 Gary and 44 from Ben, got us off to a good start, but a final total of 207 was never going to be enough when some of their batsmen started hitting out. Andy had three catches and Rob three wickets, but they would have probably traded them for another bowler or two and younger fielders to chase the ball around. Peter performed admirably behind the stumps only conceding 1 bye and Ken finished a good spell with 2 for 35 off his 10 overs. Although the game was close, they hit the winning runs with 6 balls to spare.
As per usual a good time was had by all with Steve retaining the golf trophy and the unheard of! The New Inn had a makeover, with first floor dining and a roof terrace. Rose asked after and passes on her regards to Steve Ware and John Dalton, and if you took photos let me have them so I can create a new album on the website.

Match Report v Yelverton 10 July 2016

Thanks to Richard for organising the car boot in the near future, don’t forget to contact him asap if you have any items for collection for the sale. Thanks also for Richard securing a new three gang mower for the club, unfortunately Andrew has snapped the cutter drive chain, so a slight setback. It has also wiped out our contingency fund.
The Roof fund has crept over £300 thanks again to all who has contributed, If anyone wants to organise a Roof Fund raising event, let me know and I will advertise it, or all donations will still be accecpted.
Thanks to our match ball sponsor, John Fearon, Vice President and Wes, his wife and their neighbour for the generous tea on Sunday.
All this preamble to the match report unsurprisingly means there is not a lot to report. Andy failed with his batting, with a mere 15 runs and surprise, surprise we were all out for 101. Chasing 207 to win Rob Way top scored with 26 and Chris and Josh improved their personnel best, but were unable to play out the remaining overs to earn a draw.
Yelverton 206 for 7
Ali B 9o 1m 35r 1w, Angus Gourlay 10o 1m 45r 3w, Andy Ware 10o 0m 48r 2w, Chris Burton 7o 0m 39r 0w, Josh Payn 5o 0m 31r 0w
Mt Edgcumbe 101 all out
Andy Ware 15, Rob Way 26, Michael Payn 0, Ali B 4, Pete Ireland 8, Tom Payn 0, Angus Gourlay 0, Wes Tunbridge 0, Chris Burton 9, Josh Payn 6, Mike O’Brien-Kelly 6*
We are away on tour this weekend, so contact Andrew if you are available to play on the 24th or 31st July.
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Andrew bowling v Yelverton 10 July 2016

 

v Menheniot 3 July 2016

Rob Lock claims he scored the winning run and the scorecard seems dominated by the names Payn and Ware.
Thanks to John Stainfield, Vice President, for sponsoring the match ball and Ben, Vicky and Ben’s Mum for the tea.
Four catches by Rich, two stumpings by Andy, a catch apiece by Josh and Michael, four wickets for Rich and two for Josh. give the Payn’s and Ware’s 14 of the twenty entries on the scorecard. others did play honestly.
With Menheniot bowled out for 120, Andy and Rob Way opened the batting and Andy was dropped off the first ball and a later one but survived for an opening partnership of 56 before Rob departed for 25. Cruising at 93 for 3 the famous Mt Edgcumbe collapse occurred and on 112 for 7 Rob Lock came to the crease. Lucky to survive the first four balls, he really did score 6 off two balls to win the game, long may it continue.
Menheniot 120  all out
Angus Gourlay 8o 2m 24r 0w, F Abdullah 8o 4m 15r 1w, Chris Burton 8o 0m 31r 2w, Rob Lock 8o 1m 25r 1w, Josh Payn 4o 0m 12r 2w, Richard Ware 3.1o 0m 3r 4w.
Mount Edgcumbe 121 for 7
Andrew Ware 57*, Rob Way 25, Tom Payn 0, F Abdullah 2, Richard Ware 4, Chris Burton 0, Josh Payn 0, Rob Lock 6*, DNB Angus Gourlay and Ben Hutson (injured again)
Next game Sunday at home to Yelverton, contact Andy if your available for any of the games in July, the following week we are off to Bath for the Tour.

 

 

v Cheesewring 19 July 2016

A day away from the summer solstice and two days away from the longest day, the only winner on Sunday was the wet weather.
No game next week, so contact Andrew with your availability for July. First game at home to Menheniot on Sun 3 July.
Chris if you can arrange for the July fixture to go on the House Facebook page and anything else, that would be great, thanks.
The Roof Fund is still a way short of its target and the generous donations have started to dry up. So over to the fund raising events organisers. It can be anything; car boot, BBQ, sponsorship (get your family to sponsor the runs and wickets you get), draws or raffles.
The outfield cutter is not behaving this year as well and our mechanic has run out of ideas, temporarily of course. so more expense expected.

v Entertainers 12 May 2016

Wickets for all bowlers except, Mike, limited the opposition to 142, but openers Andrew and Ben both got fifties to see us win the game by ten wickets. Although Andrew did have to play out a maiden with the score on 140 to allow Ben to get his. Their fifties came off 44 balls for Andrew and 68 balls for Ben, and their averages are pretty impressive as well Ben 174 and Andrew 148.67. Will they let anyone else bat? lets hope not.

Entertainers 142 all out
Richard Ware 7o 2m 9r 1w, Angus Gourlay 8o 1m 23r 1w Tim Burke 9o 1m 23r 3w, Chris Burton 4.3o 0m 30r 2w, Andrew Ware 5o 0m 27r 2w, Mike O’Brien-Kelly 3o 0m 12r ow
Mount Edgcumbe 143 for 0
Andrew Ware 85* (Yes, the scorer could not add up), Ben Hutson 50*, DNB – Mike O’Brien-Kelly, Richard Ware, Oli Woodall, Angus Gourlay, Chris Burton, Rob Lock, Tim Burke, Rob De Viell.
There seems little interest in the fun day, so it has been decided to cancel it.
Contact Andrew for next weeks game, especially if you can do the teas!

 

Reports Wombats and Newton Poppleford

WOMBATS
Some good bowling, two fifties, a lovely warm sunny afternoon and a victory, what more could you ask for.
Batting first Wombats were all out for 144, even though several chances were put down, my fault. Angus picked up two, it could have been three, John, three, Adam three, it could have been four, and Ali two.
 
Andrew got his fifty in 57 balls (70 mins),  bringing up his fifty with a six, but was out next ball when he tried to repeat the shot, Adam’s fifty came in 59 balls ( 71 mins),  and were the backbone of the innings. Angus tried to hit all the balls he faced over square leg, succeeding for the first two to pick up singles, but was bowled off the third attempt.
Welcome to Barry and John, and todays match sponsor was Rob De Viell.

 

 Wombats 144 all out
Angus 7o 0m 18r 2w, John 6.4o, 1m 19r 3w, Adam 8o 2m 21r 3w. Josh 5o 1m 23r 0w, although Dad did drop a catch, Ali 5o 0m 39r 2w, Oli 2o 0m 13r 0w

 

 Mount Edgcumbe 145 for 6
Andrew Ware 54, Oli Woodall 0, Michael Payn 8, Adam Dabbs 54, Mike O’Brien-Kelly 8, Ali 14*, Angus Gourlay 2, John Hall 2*, DNB Josh Payn, Barry James, Rob De Viell.

 

NEWTON POPPLEFORD

A late switch of opposition and venue saw us travelling to Newton Poppleford for yesterday’s match. A game containing 445 runs, with the winning run being scored in the eightieth over, unfortunately it wasn’t us scoring that run. Batting first we steadily scored runs putting on 156 for the first wicket, before Andrew retired after reaching his first century of the season. He was ably supported by Rob Way who was finally out for 40. The middle order, with the exception of Mike, 24, failed to boost the total as much as we hoped.

A target of 223 to win was set, and when Rob Lock took a wicket with the first ball we hoped for more to follow, but the opposition had other ideas and attacked the bowling and kept the target in reach all the way through their innings. The only bowler to return decent figures was Luke Dennis, who finished his eight overs with two maidens, two wickets for 14 runs. The winning run came in the last over from the last man to come to the crease who scored 25 runs off 10 balls to win the game for Newton Poppleford.

Mount Edgcumbe 222 for 6

Andrew Ware 108 retired, Rob Way 40, Matt Elmer 14, Mike Burnett 4, Wes Tunbridge 0, Oli Woodall 6*, Mike O’Brien-Kelly 24, Angus Gourlay 2, DNB Luke Dennis, Rob Lock.

Newton Poppleford 223 for 6

Rob Lock 8o 0m 55r 1w, Angus Gourlay 8o 2m 46r 0w, Andrew Ware 7.1o 0m 41r 0w, Luke Dennis 8o 2m 14r 2w, Matt Elmer 8o 0m 57r 2w

Don’t forget the clubs website and Facebook page, why not vote for the player of the match!

Contact Steve if you are going on Tour

Help Andy by contacting him with your availability for any of the remaining games and if you haven’t supplied a tea let him know your preferred game.

Thanks for all your generous donations for the Roof fund, if you want to give more see Steve. Don’t forget the Fund Raising Family Day approaching later this month. Other events being planned or if you want to organise one please feel free, the club will be eternally grateful.

 

v Philanthropists 22 May 2016

A tricky day for batting, but two batsmen one from each side dominated the scoring for their respective teams. Batting first we struggled to 166 for 4 at tea, Andrew carrying his bat to finish on 88* in 148 minutes.
Good bowling initially from Angus, Chris and Josh, put the batting side under pressure, but a fine knock of 89 always kept the outcome in doubt, but 4 wickets from George at the end, cumulating in the final wicket of M Charlick  for a  26 run victory.  Welcome to Oli and David, who didn’t get an opportunity, this time, to show us what they could do, your chances will come.
Mount Edgcumbe 166 for 4
Andrew Ware 88*, Rob Way 20, Micky Gray 5, Wes Tunbridge 10, George Williams 15, Angus Gourlay 8* DNB Oli Woodwall, Chris Burton, Josh Payne, Michael Payne, David William.
Philanthropists 140 all out
Angus Gourlay 11o 3m 31r 2w, Chris Burton 6o 1m 21r 1w, Micky Gray 7o 2m 42r 0w, Josh Payne 5o 1m 21r 0w, George Williams 6.1o 0m 21r 4w.
Today’s match ball sponsor was Stuart White, and tea provided by Rob Way, many thanks to them both.
Pitch preparation normally takes place, weather permitting, on Thursdays. If anyone wants to help, get in touch, I appreciate Thursday will not suit everyone, but I would be happy to prepare the pitch on Saturday mornings.
Thanks to all who have donated, or promised fund raising events for the roof refurbishment, we still have a long way to go.
Don’t forget the tour in July, contact Steve Ware if interested in going,
Andrew Ware is organising the teams for the next few weeks, contact him , if you haven’t already, if interested in playing any of the next few games.

v Fortescue on Sunday 15 May 2016

On a sunny afternoon at Barrow Park it was good to see some faces for the first time this year, just hope their muscles and injuries are not too bad as we want them to play again soon.
Four wickets apiece for George and Tim, restricted Fortescue to 90 all out. Chris with only one wicket, persevered after being hit for 20 runs off one over to claim the wicket.
Batting was easy, except for Steve who had to retire injured after the first ball without facing. Richard scored fifty off 84 balls and 79 mins, possibly a record itself.
A nine wicket win, with Pete keeping tidily with only one bye and a smart catch behind.
Fortescue 90 all out
George 10overs 4maidens 4 wickets 9 runs,  Andrew 8o 2m 15r 0w, Chris 6o 0m 50r 1w, Tim 5o 2m 12r 4w, Richard 0.4o 0m 3 r 1w
Mt Edgcumbe 93 for 1
Richard Ware 51, Steve Boyd 0 retired hurt, Wes Tunbridge 22*, Josh Payne 1* DNB Andrew Ware, Michael Payne, George Williams, Chris Burton. Mike O’Brien-Kelly, Pete Ireland, Tim Burke.
Todays match ball sponsor was Adrian (Helpful Hands) Stearnes, many thanks.
If you want to play the next game or any future games, contact Andrew Ware.
The tour this year will again be going to Bath, Thursday 14 July to Sunday 17 July. If you haven’t already contacted Steve Ware, then do so asap to confirm your 4 day, 3 day, 2 day or 1 day trip. Accommodation is in a local guesthouse just a five minute walk from the centre of Bath approx. cost £60 a night, that includes match fees.
phone 07901 648224

Match Reports

v Cavendish Cavaliers 24 April 2016
A good win this weekend, a few records probably made or beaten, but they still need verification.
Batting first the openers put on 171 for the first wicket, Andy reaching 50 off 59 balls and Ben reaching 100 off 102 balls. Although a steady start, acceleration came between overs 22 and 30 with the score racing from 117 to 206. Matt missed the opportunity only scoring 12, as did batsmen no. 6 and lower. We declared at tea with a target set of 271 for the opposition to win.
They didn’t get off to the best of starts, the first three batsmen dismissed for nought, without a run coming off the bat. They didn’t really recover and were all out for 54, with almost half the runs, 25, coming in extras. Definitely room for improvement there. Chris had the best bowling return of 3 for 6
A victory by  216 runs.
Mt Edgcumbe 270-3
Andy 80, Ben 116, Rob W 28*, Matt 12, Graham 2 * DNB Adam, Mickey, Sylvan, Chris, Angus, Rob L, Richard E
Cavendish Cavaliers 54 all out
Angus 2-10, Adam 2-13, Micky 2-4, Sylvan 1-10, Chris 3-6, Matt 1-1
Graham Wills was today’s match sponsor, many thanks to him.
No game next week, Bank holiday, If you want to play in May and haven’t already done so please contact Andy.
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v PCS Roborough 17 April 2016
After last weeks false start the season got under way this week with a match against PCS Roborough. On a typical damp early season wicket, batting was difficult, only Andy and George making double figures. We eventually declared at tea on 111 for 9, not nearly enough runs you would think!
In reply their striking of the ball was crisper and although we took wickets steadily, they ran out winners by 6 wickets. George best of the bowlers, returning 3 for 23, man of the match perhaps?
Welcome to Chris, the new man and Angus got himself out, literally, by hitting his own wicket. We can only hope for better fortune next week.
Andrew Ware (Electrical Services) sponsored the match this week with the donation of a ball, if anyone else would be interested in doing something similar, let me know.
Mt Edgcumbe 111-9
Andy 31, Scott 0, Ben 8, Matt 7, Micky 0 (golden), Richard 4, George 18*, Jon 9, Rob L 2, Angus 0, Chris 2*
PCS Roborough 114-6
Angus 1-15, George 3-23, Rob L 0-40, Micky 2-16, Chris 0-7
Contact Andy if you haven’t already if you want to play next Sunday.