WA

Wed 6th June 2018 at 13.00
North West beat WA by 8 wickets
Played at Aigburth ground, Liverpool CC, L19 3QF

Match Report

WA won the toss and elected to bat and were immediately in trouble to a strong NW bowling attack, both pace and spin. Wickets tumbled and it was only a doughty innings by M Wilkshire of 63 that gave them any credibility. All out for 108 and needing to bowl and field out of their skins! NW new ball attack of Syddall and Mather with 2 wickets apiece dominated from the start, and then the spinners Bradley, Deakin and Roscoe maintained that dominance, especially skipper Phil Deakin who took 5 for 15 in 9 overs.

An early NW wicket gave Wales a little hope but then Welbourne and Turner, after some initial scratchy shots from Welbourne,  settled in and found little difficulty with spin or pace which at times was rather wayward. Turner belted 18 off one over to complete the match and win by 8 wickets.

The whole match was played on great spirit and there was plenty of skills on display from both sides, but the decisive factor was the strength of the NW bowling attack.

Match Scorecard

Inter District Tournament.  NW  v WA
Played on:   6th June 2018 At:   Aigburth ground, Liverpool CC
Toss was won by  WA  who elected to bat first
Result:  NW won by 8 wickets
1st Innings:    WA 2nd Innings:   NW
1 M Cox B Syddall 0 1 M Berry Lbw Rodway 8
2 R Jones Ct Harrison, b Syddall 4 2 D Welbourne Ct Holliday, b Walters 24
3 S Holliday * + Ct Whiteley, b Mather 1 3 C Turner Not out 59
4 M Wilkshire B Deakin 63 4 C Riley Not out 9
5 L Walters B Mather 14 5 P Deakin *
6 C Richards Ct Turner, b Deakin 0 6 S Harrison
7 J Corden B Deakin 13 7 D Whiteley +
8 A Herbert Ct Riley, b Deakin 0 8 A Bradley
9 M Crook Not out 5 9 P Mather
10 G Rodway Ct Riley, b Deakin 0 10 K Roscoe
11 L Parry Ct Harrison, b Bradley 0 11 A Syddall
Extras 8 Extras 3
Total 108 Total 109
Wkts 10 Wkts 2
+ captain    † w/keeper   C = candidate/non-member
FoW:  1/0; 2/4; 10/3; 37/4; 68/5; 94/6; 98/7; 105/8; 105/9; 108/10 FoW:  12/1; 72/2;
Bowling   Bowling
Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
A Syddall 6 0 27 2 A Herbert 4 0 15 0
P Mather 6 1 15 2 G Rodway 5 0 19 1
A Bradley 8.2 1 25 1 L Parry 5 0 32 0
K Roscoe 8 0 23 0 M Cox 2 0 18 0
P Deakin 9 4 15 5 L Walters 2 1 5 1
S Holliday 1 0 18 0
[37.2] [6] [105] [10] [19] [1] [107] [2]
Umpires:  B Aitken, J Sharples Scorer:   P Stallard and