King's School, Worcester v WM

Mon 25th June 2018 at 14.00
XL won by 111 runs
Played at King's School Worcester, WR1 2LL

Match Report

     

On what was probably the hottest day of the year so far,  8 hardy souls assembled at Newwas road for the much anticipated match against Kings Worcester.  A 1400 hrs start to a declaration game was agreed with XL “winning” the toss & electing to bat first.

James Arnold & Stu Reeves opened the batting & despite losing an early wicket on 21, plus 2 in successive balls on 82, James (72 not out) and Marv Rice (41) put on 80 in 13 overs to see the XL declaring at 162 for 4 at tea.

The school’s reply started badly with skipper Andy Robertson bagging 2 in his first 2 overs.  Wickets continued to fall regularly with the school all out for 51 in just under 23 overs.

Henry Armstrong offered resistance with 19 from 48 balls but the XL bowling proved too good.

Andy Robertson (8-2-19-4) and Matt Rawnsley (6-1-16-4) the pick of the attack.

Thanks go to Anthony Gilgrass, James Arnold,  Will Dovey, Matt Rawnsley and Cameron Blakeley who stepped in to save this fixture after a lot off late call offs, and to the lads from the school who helped in the field.

 

Match Scorecard

District: WM XL Club  v Kings Worcester
Played on: Wed June 25th 2018 At:   Kings Worcester
                    Toss won by: XL WM  who elected to  BAT first
Result:  XL West Midlands win by 111 runs
1st Innings:                                 2nd Innings:  
1 James Arnold Not out 72 1 James Hammond Lbw   b A Robertson 3
2 Stuart Reeves Ct                         b George Bartram 8 2 Owen Preston B   A Robertson 4
3 Will Dovey Ct                        b Alex Terry 22 3 Josh Richardson B   A Robertson 0
4 Andy Robertson Lbw   Alex Terry 0 4 Henry Armstrong Ct A Gilgrass  b M Rawnsley 19
5 Marv Rice Ct                       b Amelia Kite 41 5 Ally Robb Lbw   M Rawnsley 5
6 Matt Rawnsley dnb 6 Joe Sullivan Ct A Gilgrass  b M Rawnsley 0
7 Cameron Blakeley dnb 7 Matt Richardson B   A Robertson 0
8 Anthony Gilgrass dnb 8 Alex Terry B   C Blakeley 2
9 9 Amelia Kite Ct  W Dovey  b M Rawnsley 4
10 10 George Bartram Not out 2
11 11 Ed Burgoyne B   C Blakeley 3
Extras 19 Extras 9
Total 162 Total 51
Wkts 4 Wkts 10
+ captain    † w/keeper   C = candidate/non-member
Bowling   Bowling
Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
Matt Richardson 8 1 26 0 Andy Robertson 8 2 19 4
George Bartram 5 2 17 1 Marvin Rice 5 3 4 0
Ed Burgoyne 7 2 28 0 Matt Rawnsley 6 1 16 4
Alex Terry 5 1 26 2 Cameron Blakeley 3.4 2 4 2
Amelia Kite 5.3 0 31 1
Josh Richardson 4 0 24 0
XL Club umpire: XL Club scorer:  John Tunbridge