Margam CC v WA

Sun 28th May 2017 at 14.00
Wales won by 10 Runs
Played at Margam CC, SA11 2JL

Match Report

At the club’s ground in Margam Country Park, in front of the backdrop of a railway and a display of kites, the Forty Club played their first match against Margam CC.

Because of concerns about the weather, which were in fact justified at one time) the match was reduced to 30 overs. The Forty Club won the toss, chose to bat and got off to a good start with a partnership of 44 for the first wicket between Alistair Lawson (19) and Nick Morgan (60). Two quick “wickets”, including the retirement through injury of Nick Morgan,  then fell, but Martin Lewis (54*) and Gareth Jenkins (19*) steadied the ship and put on a good unbeaten partnership to see the final score at 164 – 2. All the Margam bowlers stuck to their task, with the best figures being returned by T Howe (4-0-16-1) and T Lapham (4-0-21-1).

The club’s reply also got off to a good start, with a partnership of 41 for the first wicket between G Baker (62) and A Saunders (19). Two wickets fell at this score, but this was followed by an enterprising partnership for the third wicket of 86 between Rhys Gaskins (34) and G Baker. However, once this partnership was broken, wickets fell regularly and the innings ended with the score at 154 – 7. Despite his earlier injury, Nick Morgan was the Club’s best bowler, taking 3 for 25 off 4 overs; remarkably, they were all stumped by the skipper, Nick Carruthers! Gareth Jenkins also played a big part with the ball in his spell of 6-4-9-2.

Despite a rain shower towards the end, the match was a great success and enjoyed by everyone.

 

 

Match Scorecard

Wales XL Vs Margam CC

VENUE: Margam Country Park DATE: Sunday 28th May 2017 START: 1.55pm   

TOSS WON BY XL Wales

Team Batting First – XL Wales

Team Batting Second – Margam CC

No

Batsman

Total No Batsman Total
1

A Lawson Ct & Bd T Lapham

19 1 G Baker St

N Carruthers Bd

N Morgan

62
2

N Morgan Retired Hurt

60 2 A Saunders Bd

G Jenkins

19
3

P Lynn Bd T Howe

1 3 D Schuck Bd

G Jenkins

0
4

M Lewis Not Out

54 4 Rhys Gaskins St

N Carruthers Bd

S Morgan

34
5

G Jenkins Not Out

16 5 R Saunders Run Out 15
6

S Harris

) 6 T Howe Not Out 4
7

Rhodri Gaskins

) Did 7 T Lapham St

N Carruthers Bd

N Morgan

0
8

J Thompson

) Not 8 T Pantin St

N Carruthers Bd

N Morgan

2
9

N Howe

) Bat 9 S Morgan Not Out 2
10

N Carruthers * †

) 10 K Phillips DNB
11

  11    
 

Extras

(5 B, 2 LB, 7 W)

14  

Extras (6B, 10 W)

16

Wickets 2   Score

164

Wickets 7   Score

154
Team Bowling First – Margam   Team Bowling Second – XL
Bowler O M R W   Bowler O M R W
A Saunders 5 0 23 0   J Thompson 6 1 32 0
T Pantin 6 1 22 0   G Jenkins 6 4 9 2
T Howe 4 0 16 1   P Lynn 5 0 19 0
T Lapham 4 0 21 1   Rhodri Gaskins 4 0 18 0
Rhys Gaskins 3 0 21 0   S Harris 1 0 4 0
K Phillips 3 0 21 0   S Morgan 4 0 41 1
D Schuck 1 0 6 0   N Morgan 4 0 23 3
G Baker 2 0 11 0            
S Morgan 2 0 16 0            

 

 

 

Result: XL Wales won by 10 runs Scorer: P C Stallard (Wales)