Duke of York Royal Military School v CP

Wed 17th May 2017 at 11.30
Forty Club won by 63 runs
Played at Dover, CT15 5EQ

Match Report

First report:  In the lead up to the game, both sides were struggling for a side, but the Forty Club recruited some young talent and the school were reinforced by two staff, one being the Headteacher.

Batting first , Forty Club totalled 233 for 5 with excellent contributions by Aussie Ben Davis, Stuart Faulkner and Ian Robinson. The school lost early wickets  but all came in swinging. The Head, Alex Foreman, mistook our second Aussie, Gus Smith, for a regular XL fielder and paid the price. Former Folkestone overseas star, Josh Bryan, was a real danger to us but we managed to get him off strike at key moments to pick up the last few wickets.

The hospitality of the school was second to none and all our players and officials retired to the Staffroom to eat, drink and chat with the boys.

Second report:  The game was played in an excellent spirit. We were had two young Aussie plus a couple of other guests . The school had the Head and a school coach. Shane Cloete was an excellent host. The boys were lacking two of their best players and we were the stronger team by a distance , but they played with enthusiasm .

We mixed with the school team at lunch and supper. They were extremely polite and interested in what we had to say.

The school really value our fixture as one of only three  timed games they are able to play because of exam pressures.

Match Scorecard

Forty Club v Duke of York’s Royal Military School, Dover 1stXI
Wednesday, May 17 2017 (11:30) at Guston, Dover
Forty XL 1stXI Won By 63 runs
Forty XL 1stXI won toss and decided to bat

 

Forty XL 1stXI

 

B Davis st J Bryan b N Malik 50
A Smith b W Bowden-Rennick 11
S Faulkner+ b N Malik 51
G Bingham b A Foreman 32
J Woods-Libby st J Bryan b B Mall 5
I Robinson not out 52
S Simonini not out 16
T Smith
J Hawkins
N Heater
T Carmichael*
Extras b1 lb1 w4 nb10 pen0 16
Total (41.0 overs) 233 -5d

 

1-30 2-105 3-124 4-129 5-192 6- 7- 8- 9- 10- 11-

 

Bowler O M R W Wd Nb
W Bowden-Rennick 8.0 0 37 1 1 (1) 3 (3)
L Tanner 9.0 0 44 0 2 (3) 7 (7)
J Briley 4.0 0 32 0 0 (0) 0 (0)
N Malik 9.0 0 55 2 0 (0) 0 (0)
B Mall 5.0 0 37 1 0 (0) 0 (0)
A Foreman 6.0 0 26 1 0 (0) 0 (0)

 

Duke of York’s Royal Military School, Dover 1stXI

 

C Goulds b T Smith 0
G Brown b J Hawkins 4
J Smith b B Davis 3
J Briley c N Heater b J Hawkins 63
W Bowden-Rennick b T Smith 17
S Foreman c S Faulkner b G Bingham 15
A Foreman run out (A Smith) 10
N Malik* c S Simonini b I Robinson 24
J Bryan+ not out 26
B Mall c S Faulkner b J Hawkins 0
L Tanner b B Davis 5
S Cloete
Extras b0 lb0 w1 nb2 pen0 3
Total (32.0 overs) 170 -10

 

1-4 2-5 3-37 4-62 5-96 6-113 7-118 8-152 9-153 10-170 11-

 

Bowler O M R W Wd Nb
T Smith 8.0 2 28 2 0 (0) 2 (2)
J Hawkins 9.0 0 62 3 0 (0) 0 (0)
B Davis 4.0 0 4 2 0 (0) 0 (0)
S Simonini 4.0 0 31 0 1 (1) 0 (0)
G Bingham 3.0 0 19 1 0 (0) 0 (0)
I Robinson 4.0 0 26 1 0 (0) 0 (0)

 

Weather: Overcast Pitch: Hard
Umpires: S Clay & J Widgery
Scorers: The Players & AP Jones