Leighton Park School v SO

Mon 12th June 2017 at 11.30
School won by 4 wickets
Played at Leighton Park School, Shinfield Road, Reading, RG2 7ED

Match Report

The XL Club lost the toss and were asked to bat first on an overcast day and by lunch were 71 for no wicket on what looked like a good batting wicket. With the dismissal of Dean, Jon Thornton who had already passed 50 was joined by Andrew Stokes and these two put on a partnership of 115 before Stokes was dismissed for 76 and was soon followed by Jon Thornton for an excellent 95 both caught behind and the XL Club declared on 232 – 3. As with most schools the opening batsman were soon switching to 20 over mode with both openers playing some good shots to both sides of the wicket they put on 92 for the first wicket before Stewart the School Captain was dismissed for a fine 47 with his partner Mackay passing 50 before being dismissed in the next over.  Gilbey (45) was then joined by Lee (33) and both continued to score freely against the all spin attack and despite the XL side taking some late wickets the School passed our total winning by 3 wickets with an over to go. An excellent day’s cricket on a good track against a group of good young cricketers who played the game as it should be played and it was a pleasure to play the fixture at one of the smaller schools on the South Fixture list.

Match Scorecard

District: South XL Club v Leighton Park School
Played on: Monday June12th At: Reading 
                    Toss won by: Leighton Park  who elected to Field First
Result:     School win by 4 wickets
1st Innings:      XL CLUB                             2nd Innings:   Leighton Park
1 Steve Dean c & b Stewart 12   1 Mackey ct  Abrams b Steel 54
2 Jon Thornton ct Lang b Mackey 95   2 Stewart lbw Steel 47
3 Andrew Stokes ct Lang b Mackey 76   3 T. Gilbey st Meadows, b Massey 45
4 Reece Abrams Not Out 24   4 Gilbert Retired 6
5 Andy Smith Not Out 5   5 Lee ct ?, b Massey 33
6 David Steel       6 Blundell Not Out 29
7 Andy King       7 Wood st Meadows, b Smith 0
8 Ian Perry       8 Laing Bowled Smith 11
9 Grant Meadows +       9 J. Gilbey Not Out 4
10 Derek Candy *       10 Taylor    
11 Paul Massey       11 Leach    
Extras 20   Extras 4
Total 232   Total 233
Wkts 3   Wkts 6
+ captain    † w/keeper   C = candidate/non-member
Bowling   Bowling
Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts   Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
W. Mackay 9 0 35 2   Derek Candy 8 1 43 0
J. Blundell 6 3 17 0   David Steel 10 1 59 1
T. Gilbey 8 2 46 0   Reece Abrahams 10 0 51 1
A.Stewart 6 1 21 1   Paul Massey 9 0 56 2
J. Leach 8 1 30 0   Andy Smith 6 0 26 0
A.Taylor 6 0 36 0            
G. Lee 6 1 30 0            
                     
 
XL Club umpire:  Claude Kensett   XL Club scorer: