Langley Park School v CP

Mon 9th July 2018 at 11.30
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Played at Old Dunstonians CC, BR3 3SS

Match Report

Having won the toss and electing to bat XL got of to brisk start with a quick fire 21 from David Steele, but were soon in trouble with the loss of 3 quick wickets against some useful bowling on a pitch with a bit of exaggerated bounce. When Neil Canham joined skipper Jon Thornton in the 12th over the score was 47 for 3 and some rebuilding was required.  The pair put on 146 before Canham was eventually dismissed 11 short of a well deserved century. Sean Keaton then hit a quickfire 13 before the declaration at 222-5 in the 50th over with Jon Thornton not out 81. The partnership between Canham and Thornton straddled a sumptuous lunch (including wine), which was supplement from a bottle of port from the cellar of David Steele.

The School were quickly in trouble against the sharp pace of associate member Matt Ireland, who had Bennet taken by an excellent catch at David Smith at 4th slip. After a 4 over burst from Zach Mendelsohn, Ian Robinson took over from the pavilion end and was quickly amongst the wickets.  Ian’s fine spell of 27 for 3 in 11 overs left the School looking shaky at 61-5.  However a fine 69 run partnership between opening bowler Sherlock (61) and Lamport (21) got the boys back on track for a possible win. Fine bowling from Andy Smith, Neil Canham and in particular David Steele (3 for 36) put XL back in the driving seat and pushing for the win.  In the end the solid defence of Loader and Peters saw the boys through to an honourable draw.

As always fine hospitality from Langley Park School.

Match Scorecard

District: CP XL Club  v Langley Park School
Played on: Monday 9th July 2018 At:   Old Dunstonians CUACO CC
                    Toss won by: The Forty Club  who elected to Bat first
Result:  Match Drawn
1st Innings:                                   2nd Innings:  
1 Steve Dummer Ct McCrossan B Sherlock 3   1 J. McCrossan Ct A Smith B I. Robinson 17
2 David Steele Ct Bennet B Peters 21   2 K. Bennet + Ct D. Smith B M Ireland 3
3 David Smith Bowled Pomering 4   3 T. Tahir Ct S Keaton B I Robinson 14
4 Jon Thornton *       Not Out 81   4 S. Sherlock Bowled N Canham 61
5 Neil Canham Ct Pomering B Deighton 89   5 W. Day * Bowled I Robinson 9
6 Seam Keaton Ct Day B Deighton 13   6 L. Lambert Bowled D Steele 21
7 Andrew Smith       7 A McCrossan Ct B Hainsworth B D Steele 13
8 Ian Robinson       8 A.       Pomering Ct S Keaton B D Steele 8
9 Zach Mendelsohn       9 I. Loader Not Out 5
10 Matt Ireland  A       10 W. Peters Not Out 15
11 Barry Hainsworth +       11 C. Deighton    
Extras 11   Extras 7
Total 222   Total 173
Wkts 5   Wkts 8
+ captain    † w/keeper   C = candidate/non-member
Bowling   Bowling
Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts   Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
W. Peters 4 0 13 1   Matt Ireland 8 2 26 1
S. Sherlock 13 4 52 1   Zach Mendelsohn 4 1 11 0
C. Deighton 8.4 0 41 2   Ian Robinson 11 4 27 3
A.       Pomering 11 0 46 1   Andrew Smith 7 2 29 0
I.                     Loader 10 0 52 0   Neil Canham 9 2 37 1
A.       McCrossan 3 0 12 0   David Steele 7 0 36 3
                     
XL Club umpire: John Wigery   XL Club scorer:  Peter Wiseman