Colston's School v WE

Tue 12th June 2018 at 11.30
XL Club won by 17 runs
Played at Colston's [Upper] School, BS16 1BJ

Match Report

              

     

 

XL elected to bat and made a positive start in racing to 78 for no wicket after just 16 overs with Lloyd Richardson making a classy 55. A flurry of wickets then fell as XL slumped to 120 for 5, which should have been 6 down if two fielders had not collided in taking the simplest of chances! For the second year running XL were indebted to Iraq Thomas, this time for a belligerent 92 with seven sixes, who rescued their innings. Also for the second year running the school managed the situation and did not allow their heads to drop. XL made a generous declaration, allowing the school to have what turned out to be a theoretical 46 overs to get a target that had taken XL 42 overs to compile. For the school Sam Williams with 3 for 55 and James Halywell with 3 for 40 were the pick of the bowlers.

The school also started well and skipper Sam Williams, grandson of XL stalwart John Williams, played a magnificent innings in front of his father and grandparents. With only meaningful support from Jenson Welch (43) and with wickets falling at the other end, Williams hit the ball all around the wicket in a fluent manner against a varied XL attack of spin, pace and swing. He guided the school to just 18 wanted from the last four of the twenty overs before he was excellently caught, low down at cover, to be last man out for 117. Sam Evans with 4 for 31 and Iraq Thomas with 4 for 30 were the pick of the XL bowlers.

A thoroughly enjoyable game played in a competitive spirit and helped by some clever captaincy from XL skipper Steve Baker. He set a gettable target, kept bowlers on who made sure the school were up with the clock and then brought back his two best bowlers for the deciding last few overs.

A special mention should be made of the all round hospitality of Colston’s and the excellent food at lunch and tea. XL cricket at its best.

Match Scorecard

District:   West XL Club v      Colston’s School
Played on:   12th June 2018 At:   Colston’s School
                                                                    Toss won by: XL Club, who elected to: bat
                                                                         Result: XL Club won by 17 runs
1st Innings:   XL Club 2nd Innings:   Colston’s School
1 A Ashfold lbw Hallywell 12 1 S Williams c Richardson b Thomas 117
2 L Richardson st Hameed b Hallywell 55 2 Z Hameed † b Evans 11
3 R Hutchinson c Williams b Hallywell 0 3 B Miller lbw Hardy 1
4 S Gunaratne lbw Williams 0 4 J Tragaski b Gunaratne 18
5 I Thomas c Tragaski b Manning 92 5 J Welch b Thomas 43
6 C Hardy b Williams 10 6 S Hammed lbw   Thomas 0
7 S Evans lbw Williams 27 7 N Islam b Evans 0
8 S Spaldy not out 1 8 J Hallywell c Richardson b Thomas 0
9 J Lodge dnb 9 O Harris b Evans 1
10 S Baker + dnb 10 S Manning b Evans 0
11 M Oppe † dnb 11 M Kaywendo not out 0
(8 b, 11 lb, 10 w, 2 nb)Extras 31 ( 10 b, 1 lb, 8 w, 1 nb) Extras 20
           Total 228 Total 211
Wkts 7 Wkts 10
 + captain    † w/keeper   C = candidate/non-member
Bowling   Bowling
Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
B Miller 9 1 42 0 S Evans 11 2 31 4
S Williams 13 1 52 3 S Baker 6 0 14 0
S Hammed 5 0 21 0 I Thomas 6 0 30 4
J Hallywell 8 1 40 3 C Hardy 5 0 29 1
S Manning 6.4 0 43 1 J Lodge 6 0 38 0
M Kaywendo 1 0 11 0 S Gunaratne 6 0 37 1
S Spaldy 4 0 21 0
Total 42.4 3 209 7 Total 44 2 200 10
Fielding Extras 19 Fielding Extras 11
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Umpires: Barry Aitken & Keith Saunders Scorer: Vanders & Neal Davies