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.
|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|
|+ captain † w/keeper C = candidate/non-member|
|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|
|XL Club umpire:||XL Club scorer: John Tunbridge|