Hurstpierpoint College v CP

Thu 15th June 2017 at 14.00
School 295 for 6: XL 167 for 7 at stumps
Played at Hurstpierpoint College, College Lane, Hurstpierpoint, Hassocks, , BN6 9JS

Match Report

Winning the toss, the school captain elected to bat. A boundary off the first ball was a foretaste of what was to come as the school batsmen made hay against the Kent & East Sussex attack, amassing 295 runs in just 30.2 overs. The openers both retired out at the drinks break – Mason Robinson for 64 and Ted Bloomfield for 73. Any notion that this may slow down the scoring rate was very soon dispelled, and it came as some relief when the innings was declared during yet another search for a ball which had been hit out of the ground – Tom Heath making 64 during this onslaught.

Faced with the unlikely prospect of overhauling this total, Rob Warne compiled a stylish 69, and Willie Boone a watchful 32. After both were dismissed there was something of a collapse, but the draw was secured courtesy of Cliff Hayward (13 no) with some dogged support from the lower middle order. Josh Wood (4-18 off 9 overs) was the pick of the school bowlers.

Match Scorecard

District:  CP XL Club  v Hurstpierpoint College
Played on: 15th June 2017 At:   Hurstpierpoint
 Toss won by: Hurstpierpoint College  who elected to bat first
Result:  Draw
1st Innings:       Hurstpierpoint College                               2nd Innings:        The Forty Club
1 M Robinson Retired Out 64   1 Willie Boone ct  & b Collard 32
2 T Bloomfield Retired Out 73   2 David Smith ct Heath  b Brehaut 6
3 J Wood st Carmichael  b Hawkins 32   3 Rob Warne ct  & b Wood 69
4 T Heath b Hayward 64   4 Matt Porter           C LBW Wood 0
5 G Mills ct Carmichael  b Heater 11   5 Alan Luff ct Dryden  b Wood 2
6 W Collard + st Carmichael  b Hayward 8   6 Peter Hartland LBW Wood 0
7 E Dryden Not Out 40   7 Cliff Hayward Not Out 13
8 R Piper Not Out 2   8 John Hawkins + ct Robinson  b Dryden 1
9 J Brehaut dnb     9 Tom Carmichael Not Out 8
10 S Gemmell dnb     10 Derek Candy dnb 0
11 A Tunley-Lo dnb     11 Nick Heater dnb 4
Extras 1   Extras 36
Total 295   Total 167
Wkts 6 dec   Wkts 7
+ captain    † w/keeper   A = Associate member     C = candidate/non-member
Bowling   Bowling
Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts   Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
Peter Hartland 6.2 0 54 0   James Brehaut 8 1 20 1
Derek Candy 8 0 53 0   Sam Gemmell 4 0 10 0
Matt Porter 2 0 27 0   Arthur Tunley-Lo 4 0 15 0
Alan Luff 3 0 26 0   Reece Piper 2 0 5 0
Nick Heater 5 0 55 1   Felix Kenney 5 0 25 0
John Hawkins 4 0 48 1   Tom Heath 6 0 31 0
Cliff Hayward 2 0 31 2   Josh Wood 9 5 18 4
            Will Collard 5 3 12 1
            Elliott Dryden 2 1 8 1
            George Mills 1 0 4 0
 
XL Club umpire:  Norman Jones   XL Club scorer: Colin Tennant