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.
|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|
|+ captain † w/keeper C = candidate/non-member|
|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|
|Fielding Extras||16||Fielding Extras||7||1|
|Umpires: Ron Dawson & Bob Hampshire||Scorer: Heather Voutt & Malcolm Bond/Richard Pandya|