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.
|District: West||XL Club v||Prior Park College|
|Played on: Wednesday 21st June 2017||At: Prior Park College|
|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|
|+ captain † w/keeper C = candidate/non-member|
|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|
|Fielding Extras||13||Fielding Extras||6|
|Umpires: Ron Dawson & Keith Saunders||Scorer: Heather & Colin Voutt|