Neston CC v NW

Wed 16th August 2017 at 14.00
XL won by 2 wickets
Played at Neston CC, Station Road, Parkgate, Neston, CH64 6QJ

Match Report

An excellent  game of cricket  was played in the North West district’s last Club match of the season. Neston won the toss and elected to bat and got off to a flyer after losing a wicket in the first over. The score raced to 40 after 5 overs before the Club’s bowlers pulled things back and began taking wickets to peg the home team back. A late partnership between Crick and Woodland resulted in Neston reaching 174 in their allocated overs, with Mark Adrian completing a splendid bowling stint by finishing with 5 wickets.

When the Club batted they progressed at a steady rate but lost wickets at regular intervals until an excellent  partnership between  Chris Dearden and new member Ian Farrington was only halted by a rain break, and when they resumed they continued until Dearden’s splendid innings was finally ended by an excellent  catch by home skipper Dan Wakefield in the deep.

Farrington continued with good support from Harrison until he perished  and it was left to the tail to secure victory with Bhautik Shukla hitting a couple of fours in the penultimate over to see his side home with the last pair at the wicket.

Thanks go to the Neston Club for their usual warm hospitality and splendid teas and it is always a pleasure to conclude our season at this excellent  venue. We look forward to our visit there next season.

Match Scorecard

District:   NW XL Club  v Neston
Played on:   Wednesday   16th August 2017 At:   Neston
                    Toss  won  by  Neston   who  elected  to bat  first
Result:        XL  Won  by  2 wickets
1st Innings:    Neston 2nd Innings:                   XL
1 J  Wilson    + Ct  Durand   b  Adrian 0 1 R  Jackson Ct  Woodland  b  Muthevehi 20
2 J  Crick Ct  Durand   b  Adrian 23 2 N  Durand +                            b  Mason 0
3 H  Wild Ct  Jackson   b  Adrian 26 3 D  Barthomolew                            b   Jones 12
4 H  Beddard      LBW         b  Shukla 7 4 C  Dearden Ct  Wakefield   b  Jones 52
5 I  Gill St  Durand   b  Shukla 24 5 D  Lowe Ct   J  Crick        b  Muthevehi 8
6 A  Crick St   Durand   b  Adrian 51 6 G  Greenop Ct    Gill             b  Wild 1
7 R  Muthevehi St  Durand    b  Farrington 4 7 I  Farrington                            b  Jones 40
8 P  Woodland Ct  &   b     Adrian 32 8 S  Harrison Not   Out` 13
9 L  Jones  Not  Out 1 9 M  Adrian                            b  Woodland 10
10 L  Mason Not  Out 1 10 B  Shukla Not   Out 9
11 D Wakefield  * DNB 11 J Sharples *
Extras 5 Extras 10
Total 174 Total 175
Wkts 8 Wkts 8
+ captain    † w/keeper   C = candidate/non-member
Bowling   Bowling
Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
M  Adrian 11 3 28 5 L   Mason 6 1 26 1
R  Jackson 3 0 24 0 L    Jones 12.5 4 39 3
D  Bartholemew 4 0 16 0 R   Muthevehi 5 1 27 2
B  Shukla 7 1 32 2 H   Wild 6 2 33 1
I  Farrington 6 2 16 1 H   Beddard 4 1 22 0
S  Harrison 6 1 27 0 A    Crick 3 0 20 0
C  Dearden 3 0 26 0 P    Woodland 2 1 1 1
[40] [7] [169] [8] [38.5] [10] [168] [8]
Umpires:  A   Crick    &   J  Sharples Scorers:   D   Shukla   &   A  Newman