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.
|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 *|
|+ captain † w/keeper C = candidate/non-member|
|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|
|Umpires: A Crick & J Sharples||Scorers: D Shukla & A Newman|