Milton Abbey School v SO

Thu 21st June 2018 at 11.30
XL 224 for 2: School 224 for 10
Played at Milton Abbey School, Blandford Forum, DT11 0BZ

Match Report

     

After an absence of 3 years during which time we were rained off  twice and were cancelled once [when a herd of cows got out of their field and trampled all over the pitch] it was a pleasure to return. On another glorious day, the XL club were invited to bat first and got off to a good start putting on 39 for the first wicket. This brought together Ballinger and Anderson who set about some wayward bowling hitting the ball to all parts of the ground and by lunch we were in an excellent position at 163-1. With both batsmen continuing to attack, the captain waited first for Eral Anderson to complete his century before being dismissed for an excellent 100 putting on 177 for the second wicket and once Julian Ballinger had completed his second successive XL Club century in 11 days (101no) the innings was declared on 224 -2.  The School reply started slowly with both openers accumulating runs as they looked to build a good start and had put on 57 before the first wicket fell. Opening Batsman Cathcarth continued on to a very good 50 and had reached 85 when he was dismissed pulling across the line when a century was within his grasp. Lee came to the wicket and had constructed a very sound innings of 41 and when he was together with Way (21) the score accelerated and were left requiring 7 off the last over. With 3 scored off the first 2 balls they then lost a wicket to the 3rd ball of the over and with 2 singles scored off the next 2 balls the target was 2 to win off the final ball. The batsman hit the last ball into the leg side outfield completing a quick single but was run out going for the 2nd run leaving the scores level and a Tied Match with most Forty Club members unable to remember when or if they had been involved with a tied match before.

Match Scorecard

Forty Club  (SO)
S Dean b S Des Forges 6
J Ballinger not out 100
E Anderson c M Cathcarth b J Scott 101
A King not out 0
H Miller
S Spalding
I Henderson
D Candy*
L Loader
A Morgan+
C Hill
Extras b1 lb4 w10 nb2 pen0 17
Total (34.3 overs) 224 -2d

 

1-39 2-216 3- 4- 5- 6- 7- 8- 9- 10-

 

Bowler O M R W Wd Nb
S Des Forges 12.3 1 54 1 2 (2) 1 (1)
A Ospiatain 6.0 0 45 0 7 (8) 1 (1)
J Taylor 5.0 0 31 0 0 (0) 0 (0)
O Bashall 4.0 0 38 0 0 (0) 0 (0)
J Scott 7.0 1 51 1 0 (0) 0 (0)
Milton Abbey School 1st XI
J Scott lbw b C Hill 85
M Cathcarth b D Candy 17
S Des Forges* b C Hill 9
G Birkbeck st A Morgan b S Spalding 13
F Lee st A Morgan b J Ballinger 41
J Taylor lbw b J Ballinger 0
J Way run out (E Anderson) 21
O Bashall b C Hill 0
M Blackburn b C Hill 1
W Miclclewright+ b J Ballinger 5
A Ospiatain not out 2
Extras b17 lb7 w5 nb1 pen0 30
Total (45.0 overs) 224

 

1-57 2-74 3-107 4-152 5-153 6-190 7-195 8-203 9-220 10-224

 

Bowler O M R W Wd Nb
D Candy 8.0 3 11 1 0 (0) 0 (0)
L Loader 8.0 0 53 0 1 (1) 1 (1)
S Spalding 6.0 0 22 1 0 (0) 0 (0)
C Hill 14.0 1 70 4 3 (4) 0 (0)
J Ballinger 9.0 0 44 3 0 (0) 0 (0)

 

Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: B Lawes & M Wilkinson
Scorers: B Laws & AP Jones