Bedford Modern School v EC

Wed 23rd May 2018 at 14.00
XL 159 for 6: School 107 for 9
Played at Bedford, MK41 7NT

Match Report

We arrived in blustery but sunny conditions to a well-presented ground. XL won the toss and elected to bat in what was to be a declaration game. Losing early wickets to a run out and some disciplined Bedford bowling XL found themselves in trouble at 2-2 after 6 overs. Solid batting from the middle/ lower order, Nick Lenton (23), Tushaar Garg (44), Ketan Varia (23*) and Lee Collett (21*) ensured XL set a competitive total of 159 – 6 dec. thus leaving BMS 29 overs at 5.52 rpo to achieve victory: Pick of the Bedford bowlers were Taylor (6-3-8-1), Pitkin (7-1-40-2)

BMS started brightly in their run chase putting on an opening stand of 40+ before Richard Saltmarsh claimed the first of his 3 victims (6-0-27-3). Once the openers were parted, wickets fell at regular intervals, the main contributors being Nigel Buckingham-Jones (7-2-12-4) and Andrew Short (3-0-10-2) ensuring the match ended in an honourable draw with BMS finishing on 107-9. Notable contributions from Bedford came from Baiju (44), Taylor (19) and Saunders (22).

Match Scorecard

District:  EC XL Club  v  Bedford Modern School
Played on:   23rd May 2018 At:   School
Toss was won by   XL      who elected to bat        first
Result:  Match drawn
1st Innings:    XL   2nd Innings:   School
1 Vaheesan Run out 0   1 Baiju Ct Nelson, b Short 44
2 Anderson C Ct Baiju, b Taylor 0   2 Taylor Ct Nelson, b Saltmarsh 19
3 Short A B Pitkin 16   3 Bassin B Saltmarsh 3
4 Lewton N Ct Pitkin, b Patil 23   4 Forster St Collett, b Saltmarsh 4
5 Garg T B Vaidya 44   5 Saunders B B-J 22
6 Varia K Not out 23   6 Vaidya Ct B-J, b Short 6
7 Keys J B Pitkin 17   7 Pitkin Ct Saltmarsh, b B-J 2
8 Collett L  + Not out 21   8 Clark B B-J 0
9 Nelson R       9 Bowman B B-J 0
10 Saltmarsh R       10 Patil Not out 0
11 B-J N       11 Cruse Not out 2
Extras 15   Extras 5
Total 159   Total 107
Wkts 6   Wkts 9
+ captain    † w/keeper   C = candidate/non-member
FoW:  FoW: 
Bowling   Bowling
Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts   Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
Bassin 9 3 20 0   Keys 6 1 25 0
Taylor 6 3 8 1   Nelson 7 1 26 0
Bowman 5 1 14 0   Saltmarsh 6 0 27 3
Pitkin 7 1 40 2   B-J 7 2 12 4
Patil 4 1 20 1   Short 3 0 10 2
Cruse 5 0 11 0            
Vaidya 5 1 27 1            
Clark 3 0 14 0            
  [44] [10] [154] [5]     [29] [4] [100] [9]
 
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