Ormskirk School v NW

Thu 13th July 2017 at 11.00
A win for the Forty Club by 1 run !
Played at Ormskirk CC, L39 4RG

Match Report

What a fantastic game of cricket,  played on a beautiful day at Ormskirk!  XL won the toss and elected to bat, Rachel Dickenson, Lancashire Ladies opening bowler and potential future England player bowled a tidy opening spell, but good knocks by Tony Bennett, Ryan Hughes and David Lowe enabled the Club to declare on 218-5.

After losing a wicket to the first ball of their innings, the school progressed with steady innings by all their batsmen to enable them to start the last twenty overs still with an outside chance of victory with 138 still needed. They continued to progress despite losing wickets and reached the last over of the twenty with 12 still needed to win and the last pair at the crease.  With a six off the third last ball two runs were needed off two balls; off the penultimate the last batsman played the ball towards the bowler Steve Harrison and ran. Steve Harrison reacted quickest and returned the ball to the keeper who ran out the No 10 Batsman who was unable to make his ground. A fantastic game of cricket and a credit to everyone involved.  A big thanks to the master i/c Phil Wakefield and all the helpers throughout the day including the excellent  lunch and teas provided by the parents during the game.  Also to Ormskirk CC for hosting the game and their staff for providing all the facilities and we look with earnest to the return game next year.

Match Scorecard

District:   NW XL Club  v Ormskirk  School
Played on:   Thursday    13th July  at   Ormskirk  C C  
                    Toss won by   XL       who   elected    to    bat     first
XL won by one run
1st Innings:    XL   2nd Innings:     Ormskirk  School
1 A  Bennett  b   Craven A 71   1 M  Crowley    * Lbw  Adrian 0
2 R  Hughes Ct  Murray        b   Craven A 58   2 P  Bradley-Jones Ct  Hughes    b   Jones M 15
3 T   Jones  b  Bradley-Jones 11   3 S  Hepke b   Smith 35
4 D   Hastings Ct  Bradley-Jones  b  Craven A 5   4 J  Murray   + Ct  Lowe b  Gilbert 34
5 D   Lowe    +                                  b  White 42   5 P  Connolly Ct  Bennett    b  Gilbert 18
6 R  van Niekerk  Not Out 18   6 C  Scott Ct  Jones T     b   Hughes 20
7 S  Harrison  * DNB     7 M  White Ct  van Niekerk    b  Gilbert 24
8 M  Jones DNB     8 Rachel Dickenson Ct  Jones  T     b   Harrison 25
9 M   Adrian DNB     9 C  Craven                          b  Harrison 20
10 B  Smith DNB     10 A  Craven Run  Out 6
11 D  Gilbert DNB     11 C  Davis Not  Out 14
Extras 13   Extras 6
Total 218   Total 217
Wkts 5   Wkts 10
+ captain    † w/keeper   C = candidate/non-member
Bowling   Bowling
Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts   Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
Rachel  Dickenson 7 1 34 0   M  Adrian 12 4 40 1
T    Barker 1 0 5 0   S   Harrison 7.5 2 32 2
M   Crowley 6 0 19 0   B  Smith 9 2 24 1
C    Craven 6 0 37 0   M  Jones 9 2 41 1
A    Craven 14 1 40 3   R  van Niekerk 7 1 24 0
P    Bradley-Jones 3 0 23 0   D  Gilbert 7 1 34 3
M   White 6.3 1 39 1   R  Hughes 3 0 16 1
C   Davis 1 0 8 0            
                     
 
Umpires:    David Smith   &    Keith   Bradley-Jones   Scorer:   Nick  Chamberlain   &  Diane  Bradley-Jones