Prior Park College v WE

Wed 20th June 2018 at 11.30
Prior Park College won by 3 wickets
Played at Prior Park College,

Match Report

In keeping with the tradition of this fixture the game again went right to the wire. Prior Park College being the victors this year by 3 wickets with just 2 balls to go!

Batting first the XL club progressed well thanks to Jeffrey and Laker but the plan to reach lunch with wickets intact failed with 3 wickets going down in the 15 minutes before lunch leaving the score at a precarious 85-5. The off-spin of debutant and man of the match Jo Johnston who took 3 wickets was the main wicket taker and only conceded 16 runs from his 7 overs. After lunch Ev Griffith with 73 restored order with his style of powerful hitting and with the total at 200 -9 the club reached their target and declared.

The College led the chase with opener Bramwell 43 and captain Justin Avenell 42 making  good contributions against the pace of Laker 3-52 and the guile of Scyld Berry 2-52. Wickets were falling at the other end and the run rate increasing with any one of 3 results possible. It took the arrival of Greg Harmon with 30 not out including a six and a four to put the college within reach and finally with 2 balls to go and 3 wickets left the scrambled winning run.

An excellent game with great support and hospitality from the school and played in a very competitive and sporting spirit.

Match Scorecard

District:   West XL Club v      Prior Park College 
Played on:   Wednesday 20th June 2018 At:   Prior Park College
                                       Toss won by: XL Club, who elected to: bat
Result: Prior Park College won by 3 wickets
1st Innings:   XL Club 2nd Innings:   Prior Park College
1 A. Jeffrey c Parson b Johnson 32 1 A Bramwell st Samler b Berry 43
2 R Hutchinson b Avenell 0 2 A Wortelhock † b Laker 14
3 S Emberton c Hudson b Brooks 28 3 T Pitman ro Emberton 6
4 P. Searle + c Overton b Johnson 10 4 A Parson c Spalding b Berry 17
5 S Gunaratne c Avenell b Mortimer 1 5 E Mortimer b Emberton 30
6 E Griffith c Threlfell b Johnson 73 6 J Avenell + b Laker 42
7 O Laker c Mortimer b Bramwell 2 7 B Threlfell b Laker 4
8 S Spalding b Avenell 12 8 G Harden not out 30
9 C Samler † lbw Hudson 8 9 J Overton not out 3
10 I. Cooke not out 1 10 J Johnson dnb
11 S Berry not out 0 11 N Hudson dnb
(6 b 10 lb 17 w 0 nb) Extras 33 (4 b 3 lb51 w 0 nb)Extras 12
Total 200 Total 201
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 7 3 12 0 I. Cooke 4 0 13 0
J Avenell 7 2 26 2 O Laker 12 1 51 3
T Pitman 2 0 20 0 S Gunaratne 10 1 37 0
J Overton 3 0 14 0 S Berry 8.4 0 52 2
J Brooks 5 1 16 1 S Spalding 2 0 16 0
N Hudson 4 1 5 1 S Emberton 3 0 25 1
E Mortimer 10 1 37 1
B Threlfell 4 1 22 0
J Johnson 7 3 16 3
A Bramwell 3 0 16 1
Total 52 12 184 9 Total 39.4 2 194 6
Fielding Extras 16 Fielding Extras 7 1
Umpires: Ron Dawson & Bob Hampshire Scorer:   Heather Voutt & Malcolm Bond/Richard Pandya