Prior Park College v WE

Wed 21st June 2017 at 11.30
Forty Club 227 for 9 & Prior Park College 192 for 7
Played at Prior Park College, BA2 5AH

Match Report

Honours were even in an entertaining match played in sweltering heat on a good wicket. The XL club elected to bat and lost 2 early wickets to an impressive opening attack. Winston Duguid with an impressive 67 not out and Ned Harding with 44 repaired the damage but Greg Harden 4-25 returned to the attack taking the wickets of 3 more of the XL clubs top order batsman. Adrian Jeffery 34 and Andrew Prouse 40 not out regrouped to enable a declaration at 227-9.

The loss of 3 quick wickets meant the college had an uphill task with Scyld Berry 2-51 and Louis Holmes 2-20 difficult to handle. But with a mixture of solid defence and controlled aggression Captain Alex Carruthers with 5 sixes in his 98 well supported by Greg Harden with 28 put the College back in the game. With Carruthers out just 2 short of what would have been a well deserved 100 Prouse 3-58 took some more late wickets to keep the game open. But at close of play with the score at 192-7 a draw was the right result for a competitive game played in excellent spirit.

Congratulations to Man of the match Greg Harden for his excellent all round performance.

A big thankyou the Prior Park College for their excellent hospitality and organisation and in particular to head of cricket Malcolm Bond who following his promotion within the school will be handing over to his successor next season.

Match Scorecard

District:   West XL Club v      Prior Park College 
Played on:   Wednesday 21st June 2017 At:   Prior Park College
Toss agreed
Result: Match drawn
1st Innings:   XL Club 2nd Innings:   Prior Park College
1 M Hayes † c Burwell † b Harden 1 1 E Mortimer b Holmes 0
2 R Hutchinson lbw Theobald 2 2 J. Burwell † c Hayes † b Holmes 1
3 W Duguid not out 67 3 A. Carruthers + b Prouse 98
4 N Harding b Harden 44 4 A Parson st Hayes b Berry 4
5 A. Jeffrey c South b Carruthers 34 5 G Harden c Searle b Prouse 28
6 E Griffith c Mortimer b Harden 6 6 W South st Hayes b Prouse 19
7 L Holmes b Harden 3 7 A Wortelhock c Holmes b Berry 11
8 A Prouse not out 40 8 J Overton not out 20
9 I. Cooke b Fletcher 11 9 L Theobald not out 4
10 S Berry c Harden b Fletcher 1 10 W Fletcher dnb
11 P. Searle + c Harden b Overton 0 11 P Wilson dnb
(7 b 6 lb 3 w 2 nb) Extras 18 (2 b 4 lb 1 w 0 nb)Extras 7
Total 227 Total 192
Wkts 9 Wkts 7
 + captain    † w/keeper   C = candidate/non-member
Bowling   Bowling
Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
G Harden 9 1 25 4 L Holmes 7 3 20 2
L Theobald 6 0 24 1 S Berry 13 3 51 2
W South 6 0 42 0 I. Cooke 6 0 37 0
J Overton 8 1 35 1 E Griffith 3 0 20 0
W Fletcher 6 0 30 2 A Prouse 7 0 58 3
E Mortimer 5 0 36 0
A. Carruthers 6 1 22 1
Total 46 3 214 9 Total 36 6 186 7
Fielding Extras 13 Fielding Extras 6
Umpires: Ron Dawson & Keith Saunders Scorer:   Heather & Colin Voutt