Match Reports 2019

v Aldbourne Sun 8 Sept 2019 at Barrow Park

Last game of the 2019 season;

Record so far, Played 19, Won 12, Drawn 7;
Could we complete a first, as far as my records and memory serves by going through the season without losing a game?
We batted first with Andrew and Chris opening and after three overs Chris limped off with a calf injury, which meant Dave joined Andrew. Progress was steady but slow and in the 34 over with the score on 129 Dave was out for 35. Andrew and Ben pushed on with Andrew’s fifty off 67 balls in 64 mins and his hundred off 122 balls in 119 mins, he was finally out for 113 with the score on 170. Ben, Will, Wes, Micky, Dan and Rob L took chances but got us to 215 for a declaration.
Wickets fell regularly and after 27 overs the opposition were on 126 with the last pair at the wicket, could we dream of another win!
Rob L picked up 2 wickets but took a bit of stick in his last three overs conceding 40 runs.
Dan was unlucky and didn’t get a wicket.
Tom with a broken finger bowled very well and picked up four vital wickets, returning figures of 4 for 29.
Dave picked up two, one thanks to a brilliant catch by Will at deep mid wicket, to remove their danger batsman.
Just the one wicket to pick up in the final  13 overs, or will the last pair score 90 runs to rob us an undefeated season.
Wes tried, Will tried, Ben tried and Andrew tried, all the time the last pair edging towards the final total, should we have brought back one or more or the wicket taking bowlers, we will never know.
End of the game, the last pair had put on 76 undefeated runs, we hadn’t lost, but perhaps we should have won.
A season undefeated a new record for the books,
Mt Edgcumbe 215 for 6
Andrew Ware 113, Chris Baskerville 3* Dave Doherty 35 (1 catch), Ben Hutson 20 (1 catch), Will Ashurst 10 (1 catch, club PB), Wes Tunbridge 1, Micky Gray 4 (1 wc catch), Dan Rogers 4*, Rob Lock 5*, Tom Vowler DNB
Aldbourne 202 for 8
Rob 5o 0m 40r 2w, Dan 7o 1m 34r 0w, Tom 9o 1m 29r 4w (club PB), Dave 7o 1m 22r 2w, Wes 3o 0m 13r 0w, Will 3o 0m 20r 0w, Ben 3o 0m 24r 0w, Andrew 3o 0m 10r 0w
Thanks to the players and Donna and Nancy for the teas and Aldbourne for supplying the match ball.
Thanks to everyone who has been involved in some way over the season, to give us one to remember.
Please put a date in your diary, End of Season/Christmas meal probably 16th November
Also the indoor league will start in October, please contact Andrew if you are available or interested in playing.
Thanks,
Rob.

 

v Ipplepen Sun 1 Sept 2019 at Barrow Park

Good bowling restricted the visitors to 173, Dan picked up the first, Tom got one and Toby and Dave with 2 apiece.

After tea a quick 21 from Ben and 55 from Jon, put us in a promising position at 109 for 3, Jon’s fifty off 58 balls in 43 mins. The loss of three further wickets for 1 run in 4 overs, changed everything and with one of last weeks heroes, Allan, falling for a duck soon afterwards it was time to see out the last 8 over for the hope of a draw. Will and Toby were doing this until a mix up on the calling resulted in Will being run out, Dan then joined Toby at the crease. Some of Toby’s shot choices were interesting, switch hits, ramp shots, the latter causing his demise with 1 ball to go. But with two injured batsmen still to get to the crease a draw was secured. Dan finish on 3 * off 32 balls, a fine effort.
So Ben can step down from his short spell of captaincy undefeated, well done.
Thanks to the players for the teas, and once again Sue for helping out.
Thanks to Ben for sponsoring the match ball
Ipplepen 173 for 6
Dan 9o 2m 26r 1w, Ben 6o 0m 36r 0w, Pete 6o 2m 17r 0w, Tom 7o 0m 34r 1w, Toby 8o 0m 46r 2w (club PB), Dave 6o 1m 6r 2w
Mount Edgcumbe 132 for 8
Ben Hutson 21, Jon Cummings 55, Wes Tunbridge 0 (1 catch), Pete Barrett 15, Will Ashurst 7 (club PB), Rob Way 0, Allan Farley 0 (1 stumping), Toby Halloran 6 (1 catch)( club PB), Dan Rogers 3*, Tom Vowler 0* (2 catches), Dave Doherty DNB
Last game next week, even earlier start time 12.30, contact Andrew if available to play or donate a tea.

 

v Exeter Erratics Sun 25 Aug 2019 at Barrow Park

Ben won the toss and put the opposition in to bat, perhaps he didn’t want a repeat of last years game against Entertainers, when he declared on 235 and the opposition chased them down.

Josh bowled well with no luck as did Dan once he changed ends. Dan could easily have picked up three wickets if Pete’s drop at slip and Mike’s drop in the gully had stuck. Looking grim at drinks with 108 on the board for no loss and their opener starting to cut loose after reaching his fifty. Bring on Dave! first ball hit for six, second ball hit for six, could be chasing 250+ here. Third ball looking for another boundary, but hit it straight at Tom at mid-wicket, breakthrough! Dave picked up another couple of wickets and with Dan and Tom bowling tight the runs slowed down. That was until Pete came on, three dot balls to start then 1 4 4 second over 4 2byes 4 4 4 6; well it did force the opposition captain to declare early! 200 for 5 at tea.
Ben and Ollie opened up and were going well until Ollie retired injured on 24, Chris came to the wicket and they pushed the score on to 83 before Chris was out. Ben fell for 46, and Tom 15 and Mike didn’t trouble the scorers 107 for 4, 17 of the last 20 overs remained. A great stand of 76 from Allan 35 and Pete 27 pushed us closer, 183 for 5. Dan hung around to the end and Josh sacrificed his wicket after getting of the mark for the team, which allowed Ollie to return to the crease, the painkillers having kicked in. Dave did not bat thanks to a throw from Ben hitting on the shins in a run out chance and Allan got called back when on 24, after Chris gave him out LBW, to a ball he clearly hit.
That just leaves the last 17 balls with 17 runs to win, Ollie 4 4 1, brings Dan on strike dot 1, his first run he keeps the strike. dot 4 dot dot dot dot. Last over, 3 runs to win, 2 off the first ball, scores are level, just like Headingley, dot dot 4 we won.
Their captain made Ben’s mistake, perhaps a good judgement putting them in.
Exeter Erratics 200 for 5 dec
Dan 11o 3m 40r 1w, Josh 7o 1m 34r ow, Chris 8o 3m 32r ow, Dave 6o 0m 36r 3w, Tom 3o 1m 5r ow, Pete 2o om 31r ow
Mount Edgcumbe 204 for 7
Ben Huston 46, Ollie Whisker 39* Chris Baskerville 9, Tom Vowler 15 (1 catch), Mike Payn 0. Allan Farley 35 (club PB), Pete Barrett 27 (club PB), Dan Rogers 5*, Josh Payn 1, Dave Doherty DNB (1 catch 1 run out)
Thanks to the players for the teas with a lot of help form Penny and Sue
Thanks to Ben Hutson for providing the match ball
Next game at home Sunday 1st Sept, note earlier start time of 13.30, contact Ben to play or tea donation

 

v Southwell Ramblers Fri 16 August 2019 at Barrow Park

The game against touring side Southwell Ramblers was called off early yesterday morning, a good decision I think!

Latest averages attached.
Ben is now in charge of the team, ensure he has your contact details, get in touch with him quickly.
Volunteers for teas always appreciated.
07507 852958

 

 

v Old Suttonians Sun 11 August 2019 at Barrow Park

Struggling for numbers this week, Dave and Wes playing half a game each, struggling also to get run outs. A couple of fumbles by wicket keeper Allan and a throw from Ollie ten feet over Allan’s head just three of the many chances wasted. Pete did come good in the end securing two with assists from Ben and Dave. Ollie carried his bat for 49*, Ben missed out on his third century of the season by 8 runs and a spectacular catch by Andrew off his own bowling meant the game was always in our control!

Dan and Ben failed to get any wickets in their opening spells, but the introduction of Andrew and Pete, who both bowled a 12 over spell and picked up three wickets apiece. Dave struggled to get a wicket but Ben picked up 2 when he came back for a second spell, albeit expensive with 2 for 41.
Ben and Ollie batted well, with an opening partnership of 158, the best of the season and Ben’s fifty came off 36 balls in 35 mins. Wes missed his chance swinging across the line and was bowled for 1, Andrew joined Ollie and scored the winning runs, denying Ollie his fifty but winning the game by eight wickets.
Old Suttonians 189 all out
Dan 6o 2m 24r 0w, Ben 7o 0m 41r 2w, Andrew 12o 5m 27r 3w, Pete 12o 1m 44r 3w (club PB), Dave Doherty 4.3o 0m 34r 0w
Mt Edgcumbe 191 for 2
Ben Hutson 92 (1 catch), Ollie Whisker 49* (1 catch), Wes Tunbridge 1, Andrew Ware 12* (1 catch), DNB Dan Rogers, Barrie James, Pete Barrett (2 run outs), Allan Farley
Thanks to Andrew and Donna for the teas.
Thanks to Old Sutts for providing the match ball
Next game on Friday 16 at home, contact Andrew if you are available for this game, any of the remaining games or able to provide a tea.

 

v Holbeton Sun 4 Aug 2019 (Away Flete Estate)

More dropped catches, a sitter from Dan and it would have been a sitter by Josh had he gone for it, rather than watch it fall to the ground in front of him. He could have redeemed himself with an effort later on the boundary, he got two hands to it, high above his head, held on to it for almost long enough before dropping it. The jury’s still out, although he did save 5 runs and took 2 for 5.

 
Batting first we struggled on the Holbeton wicket, Jon and Ben out in over three, 9 for 2. Tom V and Dan stuck around for 12 overs but found scoring difficult, Tom V was out in the fifteenth over, 28 for 3, quickly followed by Dan, Tom P and Mike, 46 for 6 at drinks. Andrew came to the wicket, having spent the last ten overs under his car, trying to release a stuck brake caliper. Stands of 34 with Dave and 64 with Allan pushed the total to 140, the last pair adding just 6 more. No eleventh man, he was stuck in Marrakesh, still would not have beaten Matt’s commute from Florida!
 
Dave picked up a wicket with the second ball of the innings, 0 for 1, batting was not going to be easy for the home side either. More wickets from Dave and Josh ,then Dan picked up two in his second over, followed in the next over by Josh’s second, 41 for 6. A recovery, sort of, for the next 12 overs pushed the score to 79 for 6. Three wickets from Tom V and one from Ben in the next four overs, closed the innings at 89 all out, a good bowling performance and another win.
 
Mount Edgcumbe 145 all out
Ben Hutson3, Jon Cummings 0, Tom Vowler 7, Dan Rogers 8, Dave Doherty 22, Tom Payn 0 (2 catches), Mike Payn 0 (1 catch),Andrew Ware 72 (1 catch), Allan Farley 9 (1wk catch), Josh Payn 1*
 
Holbeton 89 all out
Dave 4o 0m 27r 2w, Josh 6o 2m 5r 2w, Dan 5o 2m 11r 2w, Mike 6o 0m 11r 0w, Ben 6o 0m 21r 1w, Tom V 2.5o 1m 6r 3w
 
Next game Sunday at home, contact Andrew if interested in playing or donating a tea, only five games left in the season.

 

v Aldbourne Sun 28 Aug 2019 (away at Tidworth)

In the distance the commentary a of a polo match, closer the sound of leather on willow, at least after the first over Andrew!

Two sitters dropped by Pete B and another by Rob L, is not the best opening account for a win, but win we did. Actually Rob stopped 4 runs and with a bit of luck his parry might have produced a spectacular catch had he managed to catch the rebound.
Steady scores throughout with most batsmen getting in but not going on to a big score. A total of 205 for 6 at tea did not appear to be enough to beat a team that always seems to pass our target whatever score we set.
Their dangerous batsmen went in Rob’s first over and apart from the other opener carrying his bat for 79* wickets fell regularly with all bowlers picking up at least 1 and Ben, Rob L and Peter B getting 2 apiece.
Eventually all out for 149 we had a comfortable victory and the first win on their ground.
Mount Edgcumbe 205 for 6
Andrew Ware 38 (2 catches), Finley Murton 0, Matt Elmer 20 (not 22 as he thought, probably a result of him being in Florida 16 hours before the game started, probably a record of the furthest distance traveled to play for Mt Edgcumbe), Ben Hutson 23 (1 catch), Ken Griffith 38, Tom Carpenter 21, Richard Ware 33*, Gary Murton 20*, DNB Peter Barrett, Peter Ireland, Rob Lock.
Aldbourne 149 all out
Ben 6o 0m 28r 2w, Rob 7o 1m 34r 2w, Peter B 8o 4m 23r 2w, Finley 7o 0m 49r 1w, Richard 2.4o 0m 4r 1w, Andrew 2o 0m 10r 1w
Thanks to Ben Hutson for sponsoring the match ball.
Next game away to Holbeton, contact Andrew with your availability.

v Stoke Fleming Sun 21 July 2019 (home)

Runs, Runs and more Runs, what happened to the days when scores of 140 guaranteed a win!

I was going to chastise Ben for dropping his second sitter in two weeks, when he pulled off a spectacular Stokesesque catch !
Batting first we lost Luke for 29 and Ben for 23 before Andrew reached his fifty off 70 ball in 74 mins. Tom came to the crease and clipped the first ball off his toes for 4 and with partnerships of 78 with Andrew and 67 with Nuruz, reached his maiden fifty off 59 balls in 72 mins. Andrew was third out for 99 and Nuruz for 31, which left Michael to get a golden.
Runs flowed steadily and wickets not so after tea and the opposition were always around the required run rate. Ben’s catch on the boundary, saved six runs and ended their chances of winning, so they shut up shop for the last two overs to secure a draw. Dan picked up 3 wickets and Tom parried two catches behind the stumps, Andrew taking the first rebound and Tom reclaiming the second.
Mount Edgcumbe 263 for 5
Andrew Ware 99 (1 catch), Luke Dennis 25, Ben Hutson 23 (1 catch), Tom Payn 51* (1 wk catch, club PB), Nuruz Zamal 31, Michael Payn 0, Dan Rogers 4*, DNB Mamun, Nur Ahmed, Josh Payn, Dave Doherty
Stoke Fleming 232 for 7
Josh 8o 2m 38r 0w, Nur 8o 0m 46r 1w, Dave 7o 0m 34r 1w, Dan 8o 0m 53r 3w, Mamun 5o 1m 26r 0w, Ben 2o 0m 14r 1w, Luke 2o 1m 6r 1w
Thanks to the Payn family for donating the teas.
Thanks, to John Fearon, Vice President, for sponsoring the match ball.
Tour next weekend, then next game away to Holbeton, Sun 4 Aug 2019, contact Andrew

 

v Cheeswring 14 July 2019 (home)

A lightening fast outfield and teams depleted because of that other game of cricket somewhere in England, meant it was likely to be a good day for batsmen and not a good one for bowlers!

After loosing the toss, we were in the field and although Ahmed picked up a couple of early wickets, the runs flowed. 163 for 4, became 207 for 6 with the opposition finishing with 244 all out. Ahmed picked up three, Rob L two, with one apiece for Dave, Andrew and Ben.
A big ask? Andrew and Ben opened and after 10 overs we were scoring at 8 an over without loss, Andrew retired injured on 53, his fifty off 41 balls in 40 mins. Ben was joined by Nurez and the scoring continued, after 20 overs, 161 without loss. Ben completed his fifty in 52 balls in 67 mins, eventually out for 66. Nurez continued to dominate the bowling, reaching fifty off 24 balls in 24 mins and retired on reaching his 100 off 57 balls in 67 mins, with the score on 240. Tom and Barry saw us through to victory, without further loss. The run continues.
Cheesewring 244 all out
N Ahmed 6o 1m 50r 3w (club PB), Tom Vowler 6o 0m 32r 0w, Rob Lock 7o 1m 45r 2w, Mamun 9o 0m 58r 0w, Dave Doherty 7.2o 0m 39r 1w, Andrew Ware 4o 0m 8r 1w, Ben Hutson 1o 0m 2r 1w
Mount Edgcumbe 245 for 2
Andrew Ware 53* (1 catch), Ben Hutson 66, Nurez Zaman 101* (2 wk catches, club PB), Tom Vowler 8*, Barry James 2*, DNB N Ahmed (run out), Mamun (1 catch), Rob Lock (run out), Dave Doherty
Thanks to Ben Hutson for donating the teas.
Thanks to Dave Rosson, Vice President, for sponsoring the match ball.
Next game Sun 21 July contact Andrew with your availability, places for game filling fast.

 

v Liskeard (home) 30 June and v Yelverton (home) 7 July 2019

Batting first Liskeard were all out for 102 with Tom picking up 3 wickets, Lewis, Ahmed  and Dave with 2 apiece and 1 for Chris.

 

Two early wickets lost but the runs where knocked off in 10.5 over with Andrew 33* and Nurez 52 *, his fifty off 26 ball in 20 mins, to complete an easy win.
We also won the beer match that followed.
Liskeard 102 all out
Tom 6o 15r 3w, Chris 6o 3r 1w, Lewis 7o 20r 2w (club PB), Ahmed 6o 14r 2w, Dave 3.1o 11r 2w, Matt 3o 20r 0w
Mount Edgcumbe 103 for 2
Andrew Ware 33*, Steve Mathis 0 (1 catch), Usman Tariq 8 (1 catch), Nurez Zaman 52* (1 catch, club PB), DNB Matt Elmer, Alan Farley, N Ahmed Lewis Baskerville, Chris Baskerville (1 catch), Dave Doherty, Tom Vowler
Thanks to Margaret and Steve Ware for the teas and match ball sponsor Tom Vowler.
The balls faced and minutes at crease are an estimate for this game.
Batting first and with a flurry of wickets at the end of the innings we declared at 249 for 8.  A century from Andrew and a 134 run partnership with Tom V 83, saw us to 184 for 2 when Andrew retired. Andrew’s 100 came off 93 balls in 97 minutes and Tom’s fifty off 41 ball in 57 mins. Dan claims the first golden of the season, A wide first ball, a wide second ball and with the declaration imminent he chased a third wide only to edge it to slip, what were they doing with a slip, with the score 249 for 7!
A double Payn attack opened the bowling with Josh bagging 4 wickets and Tom 1, some great catches from the wicket keeper and slips. Luke replace Josh and a triple wicket maiden killed off any resistance and Yelverton were all out for 82, 44 of which were extras!
Mount Edgcumbe 249 for 8
Andrew Ware 102* (2 catches), Rob Way 2 (1 catch), Luke Dennis 7, Tom Vowler 83 (club PB), Nurez Zaman 3, Wes Tunbridge 15, Alan Farley 1 (1 wk catch), Tom Payn 8* (1 catch), Dan Rogers 0, DNB Josh Payn and Dave Doherty
Yelverton 82 all out
Josh 7o 3m 16r 4w, Tom P 7o 2m 24r 1w, Luke 2.5o 1m 3r 4w (club PB), Dave 2o 0m 12r 1w
Thanks to Tom V for providing the teas.
Thanks to John Stainfield, Vice President, for sponsoring the match ball
Next game at home to Cheeswring on Sunday, contact Andrew.

 

v Cheesewring 23 June 2019 (Away)

No game cancelled due to wet weather.

 

v PCO’s 16 June 2019 (home)

We found ourselves in a unusual position this week, having to take the field first. 3 or 4 dropped catches later, Chris another dolly, giving some of their batsmen a second or even third life. Chris did pick up a couple wickets, but they looked in good shape at 117 for 3. Josh and Ben bowled well, but were unlucky picking up a wicket apiece and Andrew and Dave chipped in with 1 and 2 wickets respectively. Tom P finished them off with 3 wickets in 9 balls, remember he is on a hat trick the next time he bowls. A good fight back to restrict PCO’s to 173 all out.

A bad start, Andrew bowled out of the footholes behind his legs, third ball, Wes run out, ninth ball, 0 for 2, a mountain to climb. Jon redeemed himself for running out Wes with a stand of 83 with Ben (45) and going on to complete his fifty in 67 balls, Tom V was just getting into his stride when he was bowled for 20 and then 4 more quick wickets then fell including another run out, 133 for 8. A rear guard action was required, Dave 6* (31 balls) and Josh 1 (26 balls) provided it. When Josh was out in the last over it just meant Chris had three ball to face with a bruised hand as a result of his second dropped catch. He survived and we finished on 142 for 9, honours even.
PCO’s 174 all out
Tom V 6o 0m 26r ow, Chris 6o 1m 32r 2w, Josh 9o 0m 42r 1w, Ben 9o 3m 21r 1w, Andrew 4o 1m 10r 1w, Dave 6o 1m 17r 2w, Tom P 2o 0m 6r 3w
Mount Edgcumbe 142 for 9
Andrew Ware 0 (1 catch), Jon Cummings 51, Wes Tunbridge 0, Ben Hutson 45, Tom Vowler 20 (2 catches), Tom Payn 2, Michael Payne 1 (1 catch), Micky Gray 5 (1 wk catch). Dave Doherty 6*, Josh Payn 1, Chris Baskerville 0*
Thanks to Andrew, Donna and the players for providing the teas and Rob De Viell for sponsoring the match ball.
If anyone would like to sponsor a match ball, a donation of £10 or more would be gratefully received.
Next game away to Cheesewring, contact Andrew. Don’t forget your membership includes the donation of a tea, contact Andrew to book your weekend.

 

v Entertainers Sun 9 June 2019 (home)

For the third time this season batting first we reached 239, although  when the two centurion openers fell in the first two overs for a combined score of 4, it did not look good. A rally for the third wicket saw Usman Tariq and Nurez Zaman put on 86 runs scoring at a run a ball, Nurez was out first for 42 and Usman followed a couple of overs later for 47. A quieter spell followed with three wickets falling in the next 11 over for only 30 run. Mamun’s 14 was the best of those three batsmen. Then Luke and Dave got together and quickly found their stride putting on 80 for the eighth wicket, with Dave being bowled for 41 and Luke finishing of 31 not out. The remaining two wickets fell quickly, Allan out after a mighty swish and Rob trying to repeat his previous ball boundary.

Two quick wickets for Ben saw the opposition in a similar position as ourselves at 5 for 2, Rob picked up a couple of wickets that let them struggling at 35 for 4. The real damage was done with the introduction of Mamun in the 18 over, but boy was he expensive, but a run out, a direct hit of one stump by Andrew and wicket is his first over, another wicket in his second, another in his third and a fourth in his next over, broke the oppositions resistance. Richard pick up the last wicket with Nurez taking his second catch. All out for 130 a win by 99 runs, revenge for last years defeat when they chased down 235 runs to win by 6 wickets.
Mt Edgcumbe 239 all out
Ben Hutson 1 (batting failed again), Jon Cummings 3, Usman Tariq 47 (1 catch, club PB), Naruz Zaman 42 (2 catches, club PB), Richard Ware 5 (1 catch), Mamun 14, Andrew Ware 7 (run out),Luke Dennis 34 *, Dave Doherty 41, Allan Farley 0 (1 wc catch), Rob Lock 4

Entertainers 130 all out
Ben 5o 2m 10r 2w, Rob 8o 0m 25r 2w, Andrew 6o 2m 24r 0w, Mamun 5o 0m 35r 4w (club PB), Richard 3.3o 0m 23r 1w, Jon 1o 0m 6r 0w
Thanks to Sue and Allan for providing the teas and Entertainers for providing the match ball.
Next game home to PCOs, contact Andrew.
Good to see Chris Burton again and hear he is on the mend, hopefully playing again next year.

 

 

v Spitchwick Sun 2 June 2019 (away)

Finishing our lunch sat in the pub and watching the rain pour down; would we be playing this afternoon?

We did!
A delayed start, a 35 over a side game, batting first again but on a damp wicket that was unpredictable, what would be a winning total?
Ollie was never likely to reproduce the hundred from last week, struggling with the lack of pace in the wicket and the slow wet outfield. He was out for nine, while Luke at the other end decided aerial was the way to go and clubbed his way to 28, including three 4s and a 6 before being caught. Tom then ran out Dan, the second time Dan has been run out this season against this team. Andrew and Manun then put on a stand of 65 taking us to 131 from 66 for 4. Mamun manage to hit six 4s in his innings only 1 less then the rest of the team. Zaman, Ahmed and Pete supported Andrew through to 51 (off 65 balls in 83 mins), before he was out LBW with the last ball. So we finished with 151 for 8, would it be enough?
In reply, they found it just as hard to score runs and with steady bowling from Pete and fiery spells from Ahmed, 1 wicket and Zaman they were well behind the required rate. Dan, Mamun and Tom then picked up wickets, and when Tom took his second in the 32 over, a run out in the 33 over and with Dan coming back on the game was over. Dan ended up with 3 wickets as they were all out for 122 in the 34 over.
Yes, 151 was enough.
Mt Edgcumbe 151 for 8
Ollie Whisker 9, Luke Dennis 28,Tom Vowler 7 (1 catch)Dan Rogers 3 (2 catches) Andrew Ware 51, Mamun 37 (1 catch, club PB), Nurez Zaman 1, N Ahmed 1 (run out assisted by L Dennis), Pete Barrett 1* (club PB), DNB Brian Phillips
Spitchwick 122 all out
Pete 5o 1m 8r 0w, N Ahmed 5o 2m 6r 2w (club PB), N Zaman 5o 1m 21r 0w, Dan 5.5o 1m 16r 3w, Mamun 4o 0m 13r 1w (club PB), Tom 6o 1m 35r 2w, Luke 3o, 0m 11r 0w
Home next week to Entertainers, contact Andrew, Allan has the teas covered, but claim your game for later in the season.
Don’t forget the tour, contact Rob Lock.

 

v Wombats Sun 26 May 2019 (home)

Good to welcome Ollie back to Barrow Park and he enjoyed his return by scoring a hundred. Ben failed again with the bat, Andrew had another cameo role, Dan’s bowling was unplayable, Allan took two catches behind the stumps but then Ben popped up to take the last two wickets with consecutive balls to see us home to victory. 

Batting first Ollie’s hundred came off 94 balls in 126 minutes he shared a third wicket partnership of 118 with Dave (30) and a fourth of 47 with Luke (16). Nurez Zaman played well for his run a ball 22 and Andrew hit 20* off 11 balls with the tail creating ninth and tenth wicket partnerships for the first time this season. We declared on 227 for 9.
Dan opened the bowling and with 12 runs coming off edges through a heavily packed slip cordon, he still managed to finish his spell with 4 for 13. Other wicket takers included Chris 1, Tom 2, Andrew 1 and Ben 2. Once again a stubborn 7th wicket stand lasting 13 overs threatened to deny us victory, but as Tom made the breakthrough and with Andrew picking up the 8th wicket, Ben came on and wrapped up the tail with a bizarre hit wicket to win the game, hat trick next ball?
A someone mentioned yesterday, seven games seven different wicket keepers!
Mt Edgcumbe 227 for 9 dec.
Ben Hutson 6, Ollie Whisker 100 (club PB), Nurez Zaman 22 (club PB), Dave Doherty 30, Luke Dennis 16, Mamun 4 (club PB), N Ahmed 2 (club PB)( 1 catch), Tom Vowler 1, Andrew Ware 20*, Allan Farley 4 (2 wk catches), Dan Rogers 2*
Wombats 135 all out
Dan 5o 2m 13r 4w (club PB), Mamun 2o 0m 20r 0w, Chris Baskerville 8o 3m 13r 1w, Tom 9o 3m 20r 2w, N Ahmed 5o 1m 23r 0w, Andrew 3o 0m 19r 1w, Ben 1.3o 0m 4r 2w
Thanks to Anne De Viell with help from Margaret Ware for the teas and Wombats for providing the match ball.
Also Chris and Dave for the wicket preparation.
Next game Sunday at Spitchwick
Let Andrew know your availability for providing teas and games

 

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.
Don’t forget the tour, if you haven’t already confirmed with Rob Lock, please get in touch.

 

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.
Bowling:
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.

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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