Gloucestershire Gypsies CC v WE

Tue 14th August 2018 at 11.30
Gloucester Gypies won by 39 runs
Played at Winscombe CC, BS25 1AP

Match Report

In the final game of the WE calendar Gloucester Gypsies  won by 39 runs with a feature of the day being the 11 wickets taken by spin bowlers.

Batting first the Gypsies totalled 172 hard fought runs with John Courtney 31 not out getting his head down against spinners Sam Gunaratne 4-53 and Scyld Berry 2-21 to edge the score on to a respectable total in 47 overs, 26 of them bowled by the 2 spinners.

In reply the the XL club made a steady start with Lodge 20 and Earle brown 26 seeing off the lively Gypsies opening bowlers. After tea the introduction of Man of the match John Courtney ,with his well- controlled spin, causing all sorts of problems took 5-30 in 12 overs . Despite a productive last wicket stand with Ford scoring a well hit 35 not out forcing the gypsies to go on the defensive it proved a step to far and the club were all out for 133 after 47 overs. The gypsies being the deserved winners in a very close fought and enjoyable game.

Match Scorecard

District:   West XL Club v      Gloucester Gypies C. C.
Played on:   14th August 2018 At:   Winscombe C. C.
                                       Toss won by: XL Club, who elected to: field
Result:  Gloucester Gypies won by 39 runs
1st Innings: Gloucester Gypies 2nd Innings: XL Club 
1 L Ravens b Ford 1 1 L Mahoney b Foster 4
2 A Empson c Oppe † b Griffith 12 2 J Lodge b Courtney 20
3 S J Jones b Earle-Brown 10 3 G Earle-Brown run out Jones 26
4 M Courtiour + c Ford b Gunaratne 25 4 E Griffith b Belfield 2
5 S Britton b Gunaratne 35 5 F Morris b Courtney 2
6 C Green st Oppe b Berry 17 6 S Gunaratne c Britton b Ravens 1
7 J Courtney not out 31 7 J Perry cBeer b Courtney 2
8 A Moiz b Gunaratne 2 8 D Ford not out 35
9 T Beer c Mahoney b Gunaratne 5 9 M Oppe † lbw Moiz 2
10 N Bellty † c Mahoney b Berry 7 10 S Berry lbw Courtney 1
11 L Foster run out Morris 1 11 P Searle + c Jones b Courtney 4
(12 b 4 lb 9 w 1 nb) Extras 26 (14 b 3 lb 17 w 0 nb) Extras 34
Total 172 Total 133
Wkts 10 Wkts 10
 + captain    † w/keeper   C = candidate/non-member
Bowling   Bowling
Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
G Earle-Brown 6 0 16 1 S Britton 6 0 19 0
D Ford 8 1 31 1 L Foster 7 3 8 1
E Griffith 7 0 35 1 J Belfield 12 1 30 1
S Gunaratne 15.2 2 53 4 T Beer 4 1 12 0
S Berry 11 0 21 2 J Courtney 12.4 2 30 5
L Ravens 2 0 3 1
A Moiz 4 0 14 1
Total 47.2 3 156 9 Total 47.4 7 116 9
Fielding Extras 16 1 Fielding Extras 17 1
Umpires: Ron Dawson & John Harper Scorer:   Heather Voutt & Eileen Phelps