WA

Thu 7th September 2017 at 12.30
WA won by 3 wickets
Played at Oswestry CC, Morda Rd, Oswestry , SY11 2AY

Match Report

The North West won the toss and batted, although they made a slow start against some good Welsh bowling. The first wicket fell with the score on 43, but this was then followed by a partnerships of 192 for the second wicket between Chris Perrin and C Turner. When the second wicket fell at 235 (C Turner, who scored 67),  Chris Perrin was still there and he was not out on 156 when the innings ended at 249 for two wickets off their 40 overs. The best Welsh bowlers were Andrew Herbert (8-1-27-1) and Leighton Walters (8-1-59-1).

Wales lost an early wicket, but a partnership of 82 for the second wickets between Rob Jones (41) and Simon Holliday (67) took the score to 87 for two off 16 overs. This became 109 for three, but two further partnerships of 57 for the fourth wicket (S Holliday and M Wilkshire (60) and 61 for the fifth wicket between M Wilkshire and L Walters (34) to the score to 227 for five. With seven overs remaining and 23 needed, it looked promising for the Welsh; however, three quick wickets brought the score to 239 for seven, and 11 were needed off four overs. The lower order stayed calm, though, and a few blows saw Wales home by three wickets. The best North West bowler was P Deakin with 9-1-52-4.

This match was a fine advert for Forty Club cricket, and the players should be congratulated for this. The welcome we had at Oswestry CC should also be recognised, as they were very supportive of “Getting the Game On” in conditions which were sometimes quite threatening, and our thanks go to them for this.

Match Scorecard

Inter District Tournament  WA v NW 
Played on:   9th September 2017 At:   Oswestry CC
NW won the toss and decided to bat first
Result:  WA won by 3 wickets
1st Innings:    NW   2nd Innings:   WA
1 C Perrin Not out 156   1 M Cox Ct Adrian, b Mather 2
2 D Wellbourne Ct Holliday, b Herbert 17   2 R Jones Ct Turner, b Deakin 41
3 C Turner Ct O’Connor, b Walters 67   3 S Holliday St Durand, b Deakin 67
4 C Dearden Not out 1   4 K Chahal Lbw Dearden 7
5 P Deakin       5 M Wilkshire Lbw Deakin 60
6 P Mather       6 L Walters Ct Perrin, b Jackson 34
7 S Harrison       7 C Richards Ct Durand, b Deakin 0
8 P Jackson       8 L O’Connor Not out 10
9 M Adrian       9 A Herbert Not out 10
10 N Durand +       10 J Corden    
11 D Batholomew       11 L Parry    
Extras 8   Extras 19
Total 249   Total 250
Wkts 2   Wkts 7
+ captain    † w/keeper   C = candidate/non-member
FoW:  43/1; 235/2 FoW: ?/1; 87/2; 109/3; 166/4; 227/5;  . . . . . 239/7;    
Bowling   Bowling
Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts   Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
L Walters 8 1 59 1   P Mather 7 1 38 1
A Herbert 8 1 27 1   S Harrison 5 2 8 0
L O’Connor 8 1 36 0   D Bartholomew 2 0 24 0
J Corden 2 0 23 0   M Adrian 3 0 21 0
L Parry 7 0 37 0   P Deakin 9 1 52 4
M Cox 6 1 46 0   C Dearden 6 0 58 1
M Wilkshire 1 0 20 0   C Perrin 4 0 37 0
            P Jackson 2 0 11 1
  [40] [4] [248] [2]     [38] [4] [249] [7]
 
Umpires:  N Jones and J Sharples   Scorer:   P Stallard and N Chamberlain