Match Reports 2019

v Philanthropists Sun 19 May 2019 (home)

At one point today Ben’s batting average stood at 310, then next ball it came crashing down to 155!

Again batting first we scored over 200 runs, with 50 plus partnerships for both the 1st and 2nd wickets. Jon was the only person to reach 50 off 47 balls in 46 minutes, he was eventually out for 78. He had good partnerships with Ben, who scored 41 and Chris 31. Knocks of 22 from Tom and a cameo of 23* off 12 balls from Andrew, saw us declare when Dan was bowled for 6.
Wickets fell steadily, with Jon picking up the first wicket when he was brought on to allow the opening bowlers to swap ends and Dave picking up a couple. A rush of 3 wickets in three overs all from Andrew gave us brief hope but the last three overs were played with out incident and the game ended in a draw. The other wicket taker on the day was Dan.
Mt Edgcumbe 239 for 7 dec.
Ben Hutson 41, Chris Baskerville 31 (dropped a dolly), Jon Cummings 78 (2 catches), Tom Vowler 22, Graham Wills 0, Allan Farley 7, Andrew Ware 23* (2 catches), Dan Rogers 6 (club PB), DNB Dave Doherty (1 catch), Rob Lock, Clive Holding
Philanthropists 153 for 7
Dan 8o 1m 36r 1w, Rob 6o 0m 28r 0w, Jon 3o 0m 12r 1w (club PB), Dave 8o 1m 27r 2w, Ben 4o 1m 12r 0w, Andrew 5o 2m 12r 3w, Tom 5o 2m 9r 0w
Thanks to Donna, Jessica and Andrew, for the teas.
Home again next Sunday 26 May, contact Andrew.
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v Spitchwick Sun 12 May 2019 (home)

For the alert amongst you, you would have noticed different opposition for today’s game, long story.

A true classic game though, we scratch our way to 174 and spent 20 plus overs trying to remove their last three batsmen.
We batted first and stands of 82 between Jon (55) and Tom (27) and 44 between Dave (31) and Chris (27*) enabled us to declare on 174 for 7. Jon’s fifty came in 75 mins off 73 balls, not the fastest, but crucial in the context of the game. Dan was unluckily run out when backing up in the final overs when the ball was deflected onto the stumps by the bowler. Rob W claimed the first duck of the season, closely followed by Allan.
After tea the visitors collapsed to 41 for 7 and victory looked in our sights. However a stand of 102 balls for the eight wicket was only broken by Dan with a direct hit of the one stump he could see, revenge. Even the magic arms of Allan and Wes could not get us a wicket today. With hope of a win fading, Dan was brought back on for the last over, four dots. wicket! Last man, last ball, last chance. A strong appeal for LBW was turned down by their umpire, match drawn.
Jon claimed the first wicket keeper catch of the season and Dan picked up 3 wickets, Rob L bowled well collecting 3 wickets and Andrew’s 3 overs saw him take 2 wickets for no runs, 9 bowlers used.
Mt Edgcumbe 174 for 7
Andrew Ware 7, Jon Cummings 55 (1 catch), Tom Vowler 27 (club PB), Rob Way 0, Dave Doherty 31 (1 catch), Allan Farley 0, Chris Baskerville 27*, Dan Rogers 3 (run out), DNB Wes Tunbridge, Rob Lock (1 catch).
Spitchwick 109 for 9
Dan 7o 2m 16r 3w (club PB), Rob L 6o 2m 19r 3w, Luke 8o 5m 9r 0w. Andrew 3o 3m 0r 2w, Wes 4o 1m 11r 0w, Dave 7o 3m 13r 0w, Allan 1o 0m 10r 0w, Tom 4o 1m 9r 0w, Chris 2o 0m 16r 0w
Thanks to Jo and Rob for today’s teas
Next game at home on Sun 19th contact Andrew with your availability.



In answer to the last time Allan took a wicket it was 17 May 2015 v Fortescue. In fact he had a good all round performance, scoring 14 runs, taking two catches and bowling 1 ball to secure the wicket. He must have been a contender for man of the match on the day. Overall Allan now has three wickets, his figures 23.5 overs 1 maiden 136 runs 3 wickets.


v Holbeton on Sun 5 May 2019 (home)

Another good batting performance, Ben scoring a second consecutive 100 not out with Andrew 53 and Chris M 25 chipping in. A good performance in the field as well, no byes conceded by the wicket keeper, no wides conceded by the bowlers, in fact no extras in the innings! How rare is that!

Batting first an opening partnership of 91 saw Andrew caught on the boundary for 53, his fifty, fast for him, in 57 balls and 49 mins. Chris B struggled to establish himself at the crease and after 10 balls was out for 1, then a partnership of 82 between Ben and Chris M pushed the score on to 176. Ben dominated a 41* partnership with Matt (4*) at the end reaching his hundred of 84 balls, Andrew then declared on 215 for 3.

Tight bowling after tea, with only a couple of opposition batsmen making in roads to our total, and with wickets falling regularly  with all four bowlers getting in on the act.  Dave’s last two overs wiped out the tail, picking up 4 wickets and conceding no runs, shame about the first over.

A fine win by 111 (that nelson again) runs.

Mt Edgcumbe 215 for 3
Andrew Ware 53, Ben Hutson 100*, Chris Baskerville (run out) 1, Chris Marsh 25, Matt Elmer 4*, DND Scott Brown (run out), Luke Dennis, Dan Rogers, Rob Lock (1 catch), Dave Doherty

Holbeton 104 all out
Luke 7o 1m 41r 1w; Dan 8o 2m 33r 2w; Scott 4o 0m 21r 1w; Dave 3o 2m 9r 4w

Thanks to Dave for providing the teas.

Next game home to Fortescue.
Contact Andrew with your availability  for playing and tea donations as well as your unavailability.


Mt Edgcumbe v Roborough Civil Service 28th April 2019
A gap in both teams’ fixtures saw this return game hastily arranged and played at Barrow Park instead of Roborough, who had issues with pitch preparation. Misty, drizzly weather greeted the players at the start of the match and the innings length was reduced to 135 minutes, however the weather improved throughout and wasn’t a really a problem. There is some work for the resident statistician to find the last time a certain bowler took a wicket.
Civil elected to bat first in contrast to the week before. The early breakthrough came from a run out, first of the season to yours truly. A shot to mid on and an injudicious call from opener Dent, left nonstriker Usman struggling 2/3 of the way down the wicket. When a quick flat throw, which would probably have been a direct hit, was collected by new keeper Steve Lees it was a formality. The arguments started in the pavilion. Shortly after Tom bowled Dent and the score was 15 for 2. The arguments then continued in the pavilion!
Harvey and Carlisle Junior rallied for Civil and took the score to 50 after 13 overs. The introduction of Rob Lock and Dan Rogers in the middle overs saw 5 wickets fall for 32 runs, Rob broke the 3rd wicket partnership by bowling Carlisle. Dan bowled two and took a catch for Rob’s second. Harvey top scored for the visitors with a very good 55 before being bowled by Rob for his third wicket. Due to Civil having one less player, Usman was invited to bat again. It didn’t last much longer this time. The innings was finished when, having his first bowl in a long while, Allan Farley enticed Usman to miscue to Andrew at mid on. Catch completed Usman was out for 2, again. Civil reached 92 for 8 in 28 overs at tea.
T Vowler    6 1 25 0
L Dennis    7 1 26 0
R Lock        8 2 18 3
D Rogers    4 0 14 2
A Farley    2.3 0 5 1

Thanks to Civil who provided the teas this week.
After tea with an extra 40 minutes to score 93 to win, batting would be best described a steady rather than entertaining. A mixture of slow bowling and a slow pitch saw us progress to 16 in the 6th over when Allan was trapped LBW in front of at least 2 stumps for 7. A sprightly Barrie James joined me and the score progressed with a mixture of singles and occasional boundary. I was struggling with a sore neck and adjusting to new bat (that possibly needed some more knocking in), when I miscued to deep mid off and was well caught Dann off the bowling of Carlisle Senior, for a top score of 26. 38/2 in the 16th over.
Barrie held firm despite the quick wickets of Rogers and Lees for 1 each, leaving us reeling a bit at 48/2 in the 22nd over. Tom Vowler picked up the scoring rate and combined well with Barrie. They’d added 29 when Barrie fell for 14, to Usman again caught by Dann, in the 31st . Luke joined Tom and scurried around to bring us within sight of a victory when Tom was caught by Dent off Usman for 24. 2 runs to win and Comrade Chairman had to pad up and take strike. A wide and a magnificent quick (ish) single by Rob, got us the runs and we finished on 93/6 in 35 overs, Luke with 8* and Rob 1*. Only Tom Scott didn’t bat this week after electing to drop down the order. Many thanks to new man Steve Lees stepping in at short notice and keeping wicket.

Despite the weather and the reduced amount of players each sided had everyone enjoyed what was actually quite a close game. Thanks to the grounds men who helped produce a pitch in short notice.


v PCS Roborough Sun 21 April 2019 (Home)

Another cracking (Easter joke) batting performance from the top order.  This week Tom passed fifty, it came off 48 balls in 46 mins and Ben carried his bat for 119 not out, his hundred off 103 balls in 108 minutes. Andrew and Mickey supported them well, however you have got to feel a little sorry for the other batsmen, for the second week in a row not getting a chance to shine. A slowish start, then the runs started to flow once Andrew was out and the opening bowlers were changed. With two partnerships of fifty plus and one of 111, nelson strikes again, we declared at 239 for 2.

In reply the visitors were steady but never threatened the target and unfortunately we were unable to take enough wickets to win the game. The first fell in the 18 over to Chris and our hopes were raised briefly when Dave and Rob took wickets in consecutive overs. The game finished in a draw with the visitors on 131 for 5.
Mt Edgcumbe 239 for 2
Andrew Ware 24, Ben Hutson 119*, Tom Scott 58, Micky Gray 27*, DNB: Dan Rogers, Chris Marsh (1 catch), Dave Doherty, Chris Baskerville, George Williams, Tom Vowler, Rob Lock
PCS Roborough 131 for 5
Dan 5o 1m 19r 0w, Tom V 7o 1m 21r 0w, George 9o 2m 15r 1w, Chris 6o 2m 20r 1w, Dave 7o 1m 26r 1w, Rob 4o 2m 2r 1w, Chris 3o 0m 18r 1w
Thanks to Jonh Stainfield for sponsoring the match ball and Chris Baskerville for the teas.
Contact Andrew with your availability, unavailability and to book your tea rota date.
Possible game next Sun (28 April), a return fixture, with PCS Roborough


v Ipplepen Sun 14 April 2019 (Away)

A new season underway and a feels like temperature of 2 degrees welcomed us onto the field. A few good knocks some okay bowling and Dave taking his 50th wicket for the club, enabled us to get a draw.

Batting first Andrew and Ben put on 100 for the first wicket with Ben falling for 50. Solid batting from Tom with partnerships with Andrew, Luke and Jon saw us to 195 for 3 with Tom finishing on 48*
Best Bowling from Dan, returned him figures of 3 for 17 and with other wicket takers Micky, Dave 2, Luke and Andrew restricting the opposition to 189 for 8. Allan was the unfortunate person to drop the first catch of the season.
Mt Edgcumbe 195 for 3
Andrew Ware 45, Ben Hutson 50, Tom Scott 48* (1c), Luke Dennis 16 Jon Way 8* (1 stmp), DNB: Dave Doherty, Micky Gray, George Williams (1c), Angus Gourlay, Dan Rogers (1c), Allan Farley.
Ipplepen 189 for 8
Dan Rogers 8o 2m 17r 3w; Micky Gray 7o 1m 22r 1w; George Williams 8o 1m 40r 0w; Angus Gourlay 4o 0m 27r 0w; Dave Doherty 7o 0m 32r 2w. Luke Dennis 6o 0m 35r 1w, Andrew Ware 2o 1m 5r 1w
Home next week to PCS & Roborough
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