Match report MTECC V Exeter Erratics CC 29th September 2018 Season Finale.
The sun shone on a warm late September day, for what was probably the latest chronological start to a cricket match at Barrow Park in living memory. With a drying wicket that had been baked all week under late summer sun Mt Edgcumbe won the toss and elected to bat first.
Ben and I opened with a good steady start, and taking advantage of some loose bowling saw the score progress without alarm to 49. The introduction of Cook for Erratics in the 13th over changed things, and he got a breakthrough with my wicket for 21.
In the next 13 overs we collapsed a little and lost 6 wickets for 45 runs, leaving us at 94 for 6 in the 26th over. Cook finished with 4 wickets for 9 runs in 7 overs, including Dave for 4 and Micky for 1. Ben carried the batting on his own for a while before he too fell to Cook for 39. Wes and Tom Vowler scoring 0 and 4 respectively, both fell to Cockburn who took a wicket in each of his first 2 overs.
With 60 minutes left to bat we were somewhat in the mire when George and Angus came together at the crease. After a watchfully cautious start both played themselves in and we passed 100 in the 30th over. With good running and some lusty striking of the ball the score steadily grew. Cockburn became increasingly erratic and with a flurry of boundaries, byes, wides, no-balls, and no-ball boundaries went for 38 runs in his last 4 overs including, perhaps unsurprisingly, 21 runs in his last. By this stage George and Angus had reached 50 for the 7th wicket partnership. Despite some miserly bowling from Greaves who only went for 15 runs in 8 overs, they pushed on and attacked the returning opening bowler Youngman (there’s no need to feel down).
Shortly before tea George mis-hit one and was caught off Youngman for a very valuable 39 with 7 boundaries in 62 minutes. The 7th wicket partnership had produced 83 runs in 16 overs. Unfortunately this enabled the second collapse of the innings. Angus followed 3 balls later, again for a very valuable 35 runs with 6 boundaries in 56 minutes to give Youngman (who’d picked himself off the ground) his second in the over. Lewis lasted a couple balls and was bowled by Greaves (9 overs 1wicket for 16 runs) for a duck meaning 3 wickets had fallen on 177, Paul Lees then squirted one away for a single. Youngman (who had no need to be unhappy) bowled Paul with the first ball of the 44th over, to take 3 wickets in his last 5 balls and finish with 3 for 41. At the stroke of tea/lunch we finished on 178 all out, Paul scored 1 and Bailey was not out 0. Mt E 178/10 in 43.1 overs
After a leisurely tea, thanks to those involved in it they know who they are, we took to the field. Against a useful Erratics batting line up 178 was still about 25 runs behind par, but was far better than we’d been looking at during the drinks break.
Angus and Paul opened and despite plenty of dot balls the boundaries seemed to be coming all too frequently, as the offside slashes seemed to evade all the fielders. Erratics progressed to 48 for 0 in the 10th over. The bowlers were changed, Tom bowled very economically with no luck and pegged back the run rate considerably. In his first over Micky tempted the opener Pullan (31), to drive hard to Ben who took a good catch at short extra cover, 57 for 1 in the 15th over. Not much happened for about an hour until Micky got a second wicket in the 27th over, 92 for 2. This brought Erratic’s best batsman Ferro to the crease. Despite some tight bowling from Dave the opener Williams got to his 50, before being immediately bowled by Ben in his first over. Ben took another in his second over and at 121 for 4 with 10 overs remaining we had a chance.
However Ferro held firm and accumulated runs, opening bowler Krups hit some boundaries. With no luck with any LBW appeals and a good diving leg side take by yours truly (pressed into keeping duties again) probably off the glove but ruled not out, the score inevitably crept up. With only a handful of runs needed ‘Tony’ Lewis Baskerville was brought on to have his first bowl for the club. His second ball was hit by Krups (25) straight to Micky at cover and he had his first wicket. ‘Trevor’ Bailey Baskerville bowling at the other end immediately tempted Greaves to hit high into the leg side, Lewis was under it waiting for the catch, and without going into too many details, the ball ended up going to the boundary to win the game for Erratics. Chris Ferro finished not out, again, with 39 runs. Exeter Erratics finished on 180/5 in 41.1 overs. We tried hard and bowled well, conceded only 3 wides and a leg bye, but against useful Erratics batting ultimately never generated enough chances to win the game with the score we had set.
Mt Edgcumbe bowling analysis:
Paul 8 O 0 M 30 R 0 W
Angus 4 O 0 M 22 R 0 W
Tom 7 O 1 M 18 R 0 W
Mick 8 O 0 M 31 R 2 W
Dave 8 O 0 M 40 R 0 W
Ben 5 O 1 M 17 R 2 W
Bailey 1.1 O 0 M 16 R 0 W
Lewis 1 O 0 M 5 R 1 W
Many thanks from me to all the people who helped organise things this season and prepare the ground, pavilion, machinery, etc. We do have a few jobs that need sorting before the next season, so help will be needed at some point please. We are in the process of organising a working party and details will follow shortly.
Indoor cricket starts on the 14th October at 12:00 please let me know availability by the usual channels.
I am in the process of trying to arrange the end of season dinner on the 24th November, most probably at the Copthorne Hotel. We are waiting on Micky to finalise details with the Hotel, but expected costs will be about £20 for a 2 course meal. Numbers and deposit will be needed asap. I also have the long awaited club shirts for those who have ordered one.
See you next season, or next week if playing indoors.
Regards & thanks,
Match Report v Combe Down (H) Sat 15 Sept 2018
Well we broke the run of 200′s being scored in the first innings, the visitors thrashed 303! At least we still managed to hang on for a draw, although it has to be said, this was a losing draw.
The bowlers took another hammering going for anything from 5 to 12 runs an over, Paul Lees with the best return with 2 for 50. Just as well the opposition batsmen retired upon reaching 50!
The first four batsmen all got themselves in but then got out without producing that big score. The best were Dave 35 and Adrian Laughton 33. We lost 3 wickets in an over with the score on 95 and there was still at least 21 overs to go. A resolute defence from Barry James, who batted for 73 minutes and faced 49 balls in his 13 * was ably supported by Sylvan Pook, Bailey, someone has nicknamed him ‘Trevor’, Angus and Paul. Allowing us to finish on 142 for 9 to secure a draw.
The final game of the season is at Home to Exeter Erratics on Sat 29 Sept a 12 noon start.
Please contact Andrew with your availability.
Thanks to Rob and Jo for providing the teas, the opposition provided the match ball.
Combe Down 303 for 8
Paul Lees 10o 3m 50r 2w, Ben 7o 0m 43r 1w, Angus 5o 0m 55r 0w, Sylvan Pook 7o 0m 58r 1w George 4o 0m 34r 1w Dave 3o 0m 36r 0w, Bailey 2o 0m 14r 0w
Mount Edgcumbe 143 for 9
Andrew 21 (1 catch, 1 stumping), Dave 35. Ben 12, Adrian Laughton 33, Rob Lock 0 (1 catch), George 0 (golden duck), Barry James 13*, Sylvan Pook 2, Angus 0, Paul Lees 6*
Match Report v Aldbourne (Home) on Sun 9 Sept 2018
Another game when over 200 runs where scored in the first innings, Birthday boy Dave picks up three wickets, Bailey and Andrew play out the overs to secure a draw and Andrew carries his bat and picks up a ton for his hard work.
The visitors batted steadily and it wasn’t until the last 10 overs that we took wickets regularly. 170 for 3 finished at 225 for 8 at tea,, with Dave and Bailey picking up three wicket apiece. Bailey picking up a personal best with 3 for 24.
With 5 ducks and a nought not out, nine batsmen only managed to score 11 runs, that’s 28 less runs than we gave the visitors with extras. Thank goodness we had the openers!
An opening stand of 74 between Andrew and Ben, when Ben was out for 51, his fifty coming off 41 balls in 43 minutes. Andrew battled on holding the innings together as wickets fell. He completed 50 off 77 balls in 82 mins and his battling 100 off 127 balls in 122 mins. Bailey with his third nought not out in three innings along with Andrew played out the last 4 overs to secure a good draw.
Aldbourne 225 for 8
Micky 9o 2m 36r 1w; Chris 6o 0m 37r 0w; Ben 7o 0m 31r 1w (crucial wicket we may have been chasing 300 else); Luke 8o 2m 34r 0w (18runs off an over!); Dave 8o 1m 35r 3w (13 extras in an over! I know blame the wicketkeeper!); Bailey 5o 0m 24r 3w
Mount Edgcumbe 177 for 9
Andrew 104* (1 stumping); Ben 51 (2 catches), Wes 1; Tom 0; George 4, Chris 0; Mike 0, Luke 0, Micky 6, Dave 0, Bailey 0*
Thanks to Dave and Heather for the teas and Andrew (captain) for the match ball.
Next game at home on Sat 15 at 12 noon
Final game at home on Sat 29 at 12 noon.
Contact Andrew with your availability
Match Report v Ipplepen (Home) Sun 2 Sept 2018
Luke gets off the mark with a massive straight six, Andy falls on 99 and Ben is injured again! although he is able to resume his innings and help steer us to a draw.
Wickets were hard to come by for our bowlers on an afternoon when the bat dominated. However Angus did pick up two wickets, taken with the first balls of his first and second overs. Other wicket takers saw Ben, Tom, Josh and Dave pick up one apiece, but at a cost. With four batsmen scoring 30 or more, the visitors declared at tea on 235 for 6. That’s nine of the last 10 games when the first innings score has surpassed 200 runs!
A poor start saw Tom dismissed for 0 in the second over, Ben and Andrew pushed on until Ben had to retire with with a hand injury. Wes and Luke along with Andy pushed the score on and with Ben’s return after the dismissal of Mike, the run chase was well and truly on. When Andrew was out for 99, his fifty off 58 balls in 62 minutes, with three overs to go it was time to shut up shop and play for that draw.
Ipplepen 235 for 6
Luke 8o 2m 27r 0w, Ben 7o 0m 42r 1w, Tom 9o 2m 36r 1w, Josh 7o 0m 39r 1w, Dave 6o 0m 32r 1w, Bailey Baskerville 3o 0m 20r 0w. Angus 2o 0m 18r 2w
Mount Edgcumbe 198 for 7
Andrew 99 (1 catch), Tom 0, Ben 44* (1 catch), Wes 16, Luke 24, Mike 2, Angus 0 (golden), Lewis Baskerville 1 (1 catch), Bailey 0*, DNB Josh and Dave
Thanks to Wes for the teas and Graham Wills for sponsoring the match ball.
Next game at home to Aldbourne on Sun 9th 12 o’clock start
Saturday 15th at home to Combe Down 12 o’clock start ( please note I have previously to this game as Sunday)
Saturday 29th at home to Exeter Erractics 12 o’clock start ( please note extra game, rearranged cancelled game)
Please contact Andy with your availability for any or all of these games.
Match Report v Southwell Ramblers (Home) on Fri 17 Aug 2018
After loosing an early wicket, the visitors scored quickly reaching 99 in the 18th over before the second wicket fell. Injuries to Chris (wicket keeper) finger and Andrew knee meant more work for the other fielders but they stuck to the job well, as we achieved the first run out of the season thanks to George assisted by Luke. However the batsman did have a runner, which often leads to confusion. With the introduction of spin from Dave and Rich, who picked up 3 apiece we were through their tail and they were all out for 205. Another tidy bowling performance with only two extra balls(wides) being bowled.
In contrast we got off to a slower start, from which we did not recover, in spite of some good knocks from Andrew, Chris Lomas and Richard, whose 50 came off 57 balls in 57 mins. They set very defensive fields from early on meaning we were always having to play catch up, which we failed to do. The innings closing on 172 for 6, the result a drawn game.
Southwell Ramblers 205 all out
Luke 8o 1m 47r 1w, Andrew 5o 0m 19r 0w, George 10o 2m 49r 1w, Dave 10o 0m 52r 3w. Rich 4o 2m 8r 3w, Angus 3o 0m 13r 1w
Mount Edgcumbe 172 for 6
Andrew 41 (1 catch), Chris Baskerville 10, Angus 5, Chris Lomas 29, Rich 67, Ryan Dennis 2, George 12* (1 catch), Bailey Baskerville 0*, DNB – Luke, Lewis Baskerville, Dave (2 catches)
Thanks to Richard and Margaret for the teas and Southwell Ramblers for proving the ball.
Remaining games all at home;
Sun 26 Aug,
Sun 2 Sep,
Sun 9 Sep,
Sun 16 Sep.
Contact Andrew with your availability.
Match Report v Old Suttonians (Home) on Sun 12 August 2018
Well, who would have believed it!
After 24 hours of heavy rain we got underway at 2.30 for a reduced 35 over game and two sides took to the field, quite literally!
Both captains, after the toss, told their side that they were fielding, so two wicket keepers and 20 players took to the pitch.
Eventually we went out to bat with Andrew and Matt putting on 139 for the first wicket, Andrew out for 72 off 63 balls, his fifty came off 50 balls in 63 mins. Martin joined Matt at the crease and Matt reached fifty off 61 balls in 66 mins and his maiden 100 for the club off 99 balls in 112 mins. He retired at the end of the over for 109, his partnership with Martin worth 76. Ben faced three balls hitting one for six, Martin finished on 32* and we closed the innings at 235 for 2.
A spirited reply from Old Sutts, including a couple of 50s and an eighth wicket that put on 55, saw them to 183 for 8 at the end of the allotted overs. Rob Lock picked up 4 wickets, with Angus and Ben getting a couple apiece, good to see Ben running in to bowl again. Once again the bowlers kept it tight with only 2 wides and 0 no balls in the innings, well done.
Mount Edgcumbe 235 for 5
Andrew 72 (1 catch), Matt 109*, Martin 32 *, Finley Murton 1, Ben 7* (1 catch), DNB Gary Murton (1 catch), Micky Gray (2 catches), Allan (1 stumping), Angus, Rob Lock (1 catch)
Thanks to Allan Farley for providing the teas and Old Suttonians for providing a match ball
Next game Fri 17 at home
Remaining Home games on Sundays are; 26/8, 2/9, 9/9, 16/9 Please let Andrew know your availability.
Match Report v Holbeton (Away) Sunday 5 August 2018
A comfortable win against Holbeton, several personal bests and a return to the summer after the wet weather of tour.
Batting first several batsmen got in but were unable to convert their innings into fifties, the best being Ben on 41, Dave with 34* and Andrew and Gareth with 29 apiece, finishing on a total of 213 for 8. The second best 9th wicket partnership today, 51* between Allan and Dave, still a long way short of the best, do you remember? 105 between Steve De Villiers Graaf (76 his contribution) and Keith Jenkins against Torpoint in Sept 1996.
The opposition came out defensive and eight of the first ten overs were maidens. A word of praise for the bowlers, no wides conceded in the innings, as we are averaging 14 (2.2 extra overs) a game, this was some achievement, long may it continue. Just the byes and no balls to work on now. Eventually all out for 82, the last 30 runs gifted to three youngsters. Dave achieved the first 5 for of the season.
Club PB’s for;
Mike Burnett 5, Bailey Baskerville 2, with the bat
Luke Dennis 2 for 11, Dave 5 for 16, Bailey 1 for 13, Mike 1 for 15 with the ball
Mount Edgcumbe 213 for 8
Andrew 29 (1 catch), Ben 41, Mike Burnett 5 (1 catch), Martin Moore 14, Gareth Edwards 29, Luke 9, Bailey Baskerville 2, Angus 14, Allan Farley 11*, Dave 34*, DNB Chris Baskerville
Holbeton 82 all out
Chris 7o 4m 9r 1w, Angus 5o 4m 4r 0w (perhaps he doesn’t need a run up after all!, 29 dot balls and 1 scoring shot, well bowled), Luke 5o 2m 11r 2w, Dave 6o 3m 16r 5w, Bailey 6o 0m 13r 1w, Mike 5.4o 1m 15r 1w, Martin 2o 0m 6r 0w
Next home games;
Sun 12 Aug at home against Old Sutts
Fri 17 Aug at home against Southwell Ramblers
If you haven’t provided your tea yet, please let Andrew when you will as well as your availability for the remaining games this season.
Tour Report v Sutton Benger (Away) on 27 July 2018
Some new faces which was nice to see this year, but alas only one 20/20 game due to the rain which arrived last weekend in what has so far been a perfect summer.
Sutton Benger batted first and amassed 168 for two in their allotted overs, Tom and Ken taking the wickets that fell with Tom catching off Ken and Ken catching off Tom; there were others playing. Batting was steady rather than explosive, with the exception of the penultimate over which saw Andy hit 14 and the last over when Tom hit 17.
Sutton Benger 168 for 2
Andrew Ware 3o 0m 38r 0w, Pete Barrett 3o 0m 14r 0w, Ben Hutson 4o 1m 17r 0w, Ken Griffith 4o 0m 16r 1w, Finley Murton 3o 0m 28r 0w, Tom Carpenter 3o 0m 35r 1w
Mount Edgcumbe 140 for 5
Matt Elmer 19 off 16 balls, Gary Murton 15 off 24 balls. Steve Mathis 22 off 17 balls, Alan Farley 9 off 6 balls, Finley Murton 7 off 22 balls, Andrew 16 off 15 balls, Tom Carpenter 17 off 5 balls, DNB Pete Barrett, Ken Griffith, Ben Hutson, Rob De Viell
Next game away to Holbeton on the 6th August, contact Andy with your availability.
Match Report 22 July 2018 v Stoke Fleming & Blackawton (Away)
On a pitch that was responsible for claiming several wickets on both sides, we were chasing 240 to win, batting after tea.
We got off to a reasonable start having them 2 down for 31 and 4 down for 83, but they rallied to 239 for 9 at close. Tom Vowler, the pick of the bowlers, picking up four wickets.
Batting stuttered with Andrew and Ben both going cheaply and before long found ourselves 94 for 6 with a long way to go, Luke held the innings together, his fifty off 43 balls in 59 mins before he was dismissed for 65, including 3 sixes. Tom P and Tom V contributed with 6 boundaries and Alan smashed 37, including best of the season 7th wicket stand of 69 with Luke, and 10th wkt partnership with George of 27. Alan was last out with our score on 192.
Stoke Fleming & Blackawton 239 for 9
Luke 6o 0m 28r 1w, Josh 3o 0m 26r 0w, Tom V 8o 0m 35r 4w, Angus 8o 1m 38r 1w, George 6o 0m 29r 0w, Dave 5o 0m 41r 1w Andrew 4o 0m 13r 1w
Mount Edgcumbe 192 all out
Andrew 4 (1 catch) Ben 20 (2 catches) Tom P 11, Dave 6, Mike 2, Luke 65, Tom V 16, Alan 37 (1 wc catch), Angus 0, Josh 0, George 10*
Tour this weekend, then away to Holbeton on 5th August. Please contact Andy with your availability.
Match Report v Cheesewring (Home) Sun 15 July 2018
PB’s and club records smashed as we secure a victory against Cheesewring.
Andy PB and is the first player to score 150 plus in an innings (unless you have evidence of a greater feat).
Andy and Chris set a new 2nd wkt partnership of 173, beating the previous 166 also against Cheesewring.
Dave PB 4 for 6.
Ben 2 for 5 and a sore hand or two, he stopped some cracking shots.
268 for 2 the 6th highest team score, three of the top six now against Cheesewring.
Three great catches from Dave (2) and Angus to dismiss batsmen 2 and 3 for golden ducks and take the final wicket.
We won the toss and on a pitch resembling something from the sub continent batted first.
Opening 87 partnership from Andy and Ben, with Ben out for 35, Andy passed 50 in 55m/53b, then 100 in 93m/100, and 150 in 134m/131b, (new column in spreadsheet required) before being out for 155. Chris was not out 44 and Rob Lock not out 3 as we declared at tea for 268 for 2.
After tea Angus struck quick to take the first three wickets to fall, including one in the first over, a high catch taken at slip by Dave and in his second over an instinctive c&b low to the ground off a fiercely struck drive. Josh, Kaylie, Rob Lock and Mike, found no luck with picking up wickets, Mike had the only wicket in their spells. Then the introduction of Dave and Ben saw the remaining 6 wickets fall 31 runs in 8 overs, Dave picking up 4 and Ben 2. The last wicket again falling to another great catch from Dave which saw them dismissed for 156.
Mount Edgcumbe 268 for 2
Andy 155, Ben 35 (1 catch), Chris 44* (1 catch), Rob Lock 3*, DNB – Steve Mathis, Angus (1 catch), Mike, Josh, Kaylie Baskerville, Dave (2 catches) and Alan Farley (Good to see him back, a great effort as wicket keeper)
Cheesewring 156 all out
Angus 8o 0m 34r 3w, Josh 6o 1m 22r 0w, Kaylie 5o 0m 30r 0w, Mike 4o 0m 26r 1w, Rob Lock 5o 0m 10r 0w, Dave 6o 3m 6r 4w, Ben 1.5o 0m 5r 2w (on a hatrick with his next ball!)
Thanks to the Payn family for the teas and Dave Rosson, Vice President, for sponsoring the match ball.
Next game away to Stoke Fleming & Blackawton on Sunday 22 July, contact Andy with your availability,
Followed the next week with the tour 27 to 29 July, come along for a day or two or three, two games, a 20/20 on Friday and a full game on Sunday. Contact Rob Lock.
Match Report v Yelverton (Away) 8 July 2018
It looked like we were practising for our 20/20 game on tour yesterday, as we knocked off the required 122 to win inside 16 overs.
Yelverton decided to bat but with tight bowling from Dan Rogers and Luke Dennis we restricted them to just 21 off the first 10 overs, no wickets though. However, the next bowlers cashed in with Chris Baskerville, Phil 0′Connell and Andrew Ware picking up three each in their spells. The final wicket went to Martin Moore, remember him, who ended the innings by bowling a wicket maiden. Oh Angus also bowled.
Ben Hutson and Jon Cummings replied by hitting ten off each of the first six overs before Ben was out for 35 from 28 balls. Steve Mathis and Martin Moore chipped away before Andrew Ware blasted 21 from 10 balls. Luke then went to the crease for his first bat for the club and hit the winning runs, a four boundary off the first ball, strike rate 400%
Yelverton 121 all out
Dan 5o 2m 8r 0w, Luke 5o 1m 11r 0w, Chris 5o 1m 24r 3w (first 22 balls 3 for 6), Angus 5o 0m 34r 0w (10 wides and a no ball hit for four), Phil 5o 0m 23r 3w, Andy 4o 0m 15r 3w, Martin 1o 1m 0r 1w
Mount Edgcumbe 122 for 4
Ben 35, Jon 29 (1 stumping), Steve 14 (1 catch), Martin 7, Andy 21* (1 catch), Luke 4*, DNB Dan, Angus ( 1 catch), Chris (1 catch), Phil
Next game home to Cheesewring 15 July then away to Stoke Flemming & Blackawton 22 July, please contact Andy with your availability
Match Report v Menheniot (Home) 1 July 2018
Today’s game has been cancelled.
Away v Yelverton (8th July)
Home v Cheesewring (15th July)
Away v Stoke Fleming & Blackawton (22nd July)
Contact Andy with your availability.
Tour 27th to 29th July contact Rob Lock.
Match Report v Cheesewring (Away) 17 June 2018
No game 24 June
Next game at home to Menheniot on 1st July
Contact Andy with your availability
Don’t forget the tour 27th to 29th July, contact Rob Lock.
Match Report v Entertainers (Home) 10 June 2018
The opposition lived up to its name in a thrilling game at Barrow Park. Declaring at 235 for 5 we thought we had a good chance to win or at least draw the game, however Entertainers had other ideas and chased our total down to win in the final over with four balls to spare. Debuts for two players, Ben opened with Paul Edwards and put on a solid 67 for the first wicket, Paul out for 38. Chris 28 and Gareth Edwards and Gareth 68 and Tom 32* pushed the score along to 235, when Gareth was out following a partnership of 98 with Tom.
In reply at 87 for 3 and entering the last twenty overs we were still in command of the game, but that was about to change. If only we picked up one more wicket or hadn’t conceded 13 wides and 7 no balls, the outcome might have been so different.
Club PB’s for Paul with bat and Gareth with bat and Ball
Mount Edgcumbe 235 for 5 dec.
Ben 44, Paul 38, Chris 28, Gareth 68 (1 catch), Rob W 2, Tom 32*, DNB Micky (1 caught & bowled), Mike, Angus, Josh and Luke (1 catch)
Next game away to Cheesewring Sunday 17 June, please contact Andrew with your availability.
If anyone would like to sponsor a match ball, please get in touch, a donation of just £10 (more if you wish) would do the job.
Don’t forget the tour (27 -29 July). Contact Rob Lock
Match Report v PCO (Home) 3 June 2018
A game that followed a similar pattern to last weeks, set us a target of over two hundred to win, we finished on 174 for 7 to draw the match.
Good bowling by Josh, except for the last over, which went for 17, saw him pick up another 3 wickets (I wish he would sort out the stutter at the start of the run up). Dave also bowled well, even thought the ball was not spinning and picked up 2 for 24 including a caught and bowled. Wes took another catch but also dropped one and the batsmen went on to score another 97 runs! He has some batting to do. At tea PCO had set a target of 226 to win.
A solid opening partnership, the best of the season of 86 by Ben and Tom, who both played well finding the centre of the bat, both in defence and attack. Ben went on to score 55 (his 50 off 53 balls in 74 mins) including the two sixes the first of the season, Tom was bowled for 27. Richard playing sensibly in his first game of the season for 37* guided us to a deserved draw.
PCO 225 for 8
Josh 7o 0m 45r 3w; Angus 9o 2m 65r 1w; Dave 8o 1m 24r 2w; Tom 5o 0m 43r 0w; Rob L 2o 0m 2r 1w; Mike 4o 2m 18r 1w; Richard 3o 1m 2r 0w; Wes 1o 0m 5r 0w; Ben 1o 0m 2r 0w
Mount Edgcumbe 174 for 7
Ben 55, Tom 27, Dave 0 (1 catch), Wes 13 (1 catch), Richard 37*, Mike 0, Rob L 5, Angus 4, Andrew 8*, Josh DNB
Thanks to Ben (but mostly his Mum) for the teas and John Fearon (Vice President) for sponsoring the match ball.
10th v Entertainers at home
17th v Cheesewring away
Please contact Andrew with your availability
Match Report v Wombats (Home) 27 May 2018
A good day, the yellow warning of rain did not materialise, and a good game with 370 plus runs being scored in the drawn game.
Wombats batted first and after loosing 3 wickets for 10 runs when the score was 45 built steadily to 206 at tea with A Chapman top scoring on 71*. Josh and Tom took 5 wickets between them with Luke and Dave picking up one apiece.
In reply Chris carried his bat for 67, a PB and the first 50 of the season, forming the backbone of our innings. We were going well on 47 without lose when Andrew pulled a muscle and had to retire. Ably supported by Dave and Rob W we reached 168 when the overs ran out. We were just missing that injection of thirty run from Tom and Rob L which on the day did not happen.
Wombats 206 for 7
Josh 7o 1m 31r 3w, Luke 7o 1m 29r 1w, Angus 3o 0m 33r 0w, Tom 7o 1m 35r 2w, Andrew 7o 1m 27 0w, Dave 4o 1m 18r 1w, Ryan 3o 0m 21r 0w
Mount Edgcumbe 168 for 5
Andrew 32 retired, Chris 67*, Dave 14, Angus 3, Rob W 25, Rob L 8, Tom 6 (1 catch) Mike 0* DNB Ryan, Luke (1 catch), Josh
Teas (assisted by Margaret Ware) and match ball sponsor, Rob and Anne De Viell
3 June PCO at home
10 June Entertainers at home
17 June Cheesewring away
Please contact Andrew with your availability.
PS. Corrections and Omissions;
I have been told I should have mentioned a great catch by Wes in the previous game. Moving in off the boundary he set himself and the result was never in doubt. Well played.
Match Report v Philanthropists (Home) 20 May 2018
At last the batsmen made some runs, but with the ball swinging it was anything but easy. Andrew scored at a rate of one run every 3 balls, Dave quicker at one every 2 balls and Ben a bit quicker again at one every 1.5 balls. Batting first and with partnerships of 47 and 59 for the first two wickets, we had a steady start and with runs from Tom, Chris, Wes and Ali we reached a defendable total of 176 at tea.
The Payns featured on the scorecard after tea, with the first nine wickets falling to Josh, who bowled an excellent spell, Tom and Mike. Wes spoilt the scorecard by taking the last wicket. Chris had a steady performance behind the stumps, including a catch and with wickets falling regularly, the opposition were all out for 95.
Mount Edgcumbe 176 for 6
Andrew 32 (1 catch), Dave 20, Ben 30, Tom 18 (1 catch), Chris 16 (1 wk catch), Wes 14* (1 catch), Mike 1, Ali 10*, DNB George and Josh
Philanthropists 95 all out
Josh 7o 3m 15r 4w, Ali 6o 0m 20r 0w, Andrew 6o 0m 24r 0w, Tom 8o 1m 20r 3w, Mike 4o 1m 10r 2w, Wes 1.4o 0m 1r 1w
Thanks to Mike and family for providing the teas and Stuart White, Vice President, for sponsoring the match ball.
Next three games at home on the 27/5, 3/6 and 10/6, contact Andrew if available.
Match Report v Holbeton (Home) 6 May 2018
An omission from the previous report;
Before the first game got underway, the skipper said a few words and both teams respected a moments silence for the late John Dalton, Club President.
Much better weather, a lot warmer, but not a great improvement in the batting, we did however reach three figures this time. We were going along quite nicely on 84 for 3 when four wickets fell for no addition of runs, we eventually scrambled to 106 all out. Holbeton also struggled with the bat, losing 3 wickets with the score on 55 and three more when the got to 89, they were all out for 91 giving us our first victory of the season.
Mount Edgcumbe 106 all out
Andrew 31, Matt 0, Ben 11, Dave 9, Fiz 19, Tom 4, Mike 0, Wes 0, Chris 3, George 6, Josh 0*
Holbeton 91 all out
George 6o 0m 30r ow, Josh 7o 1m 27r 3w, Dave 5o 1m 15r 3w, Chris 5.5o 2m 12r 2w, Fiz 2o 1m 1r 2w
Thanks to Chris for the teas and Fiz for providing the match ball.
Next three games Sun 13th, 20th and 27th May all at home, contact Andrew if available
Match Report v PCS & Roborough (Home) 22 April 2018
A typical sluggish start to the season on a cool afternoon.
PCSR batted first and struggled on a low, slow pitch, with wickets falling regularly, we contained them to 131 all out. George taking the first wicket of the season, all bowlers getting at least one wicket but Andy was the most successful with 3 for 18.
After tea, we failed to get any momentum with the bat, with Ben falling to his fourth ball faced for a duck, one of 5 in the innings, we were all out for 49 runs. Good to have Ben back after a year out injured, he took three catches, two of which were excellent. Matt scored the first run, a four hit off his fourth ball.
PCS & Roborough 131 all out
George Williams 7o 3m 20r 1w; Chris Baskerville 6o 2m 17r 1w; Andy Ware 5o 1m 18r 3w; Josh Payn 6o 1m 26r 1w; Dave 5.2o 0m 22r 2w (1c); Tom Payn 4o 0m 25r 2w
Mount Edgcumbe 49 all out
Matt Elmer 4; Ben Hutson 0 (3c); Rob Lock 12; Andy Ware 16; Mike Payn 0; Tom Payn 4; Clive Holding 0 (1wc); Wes Tunbridge 2; George Williams 0 (1c); Josh Payn 0; Chris Baskerville 1*
Thanks to Andy and Donna for the teas and Fiz for providing the match ball for the game.
Next game on Sun 6 May at home to Holbeton, please contact Andy with your availability.