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!
v Spitchwick Sun 12 May 2019 (home)
For the alert amongst you, you would have noticed different opposition for today’s game, long story.
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.
O M R W
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.
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.