Ratcliffe College v EM

Thu 4th May 2017 at 13.00
XL Club 254-6 (dec), Ratcliffe College 167-5
Played at Fosse Way, Ratcliffe on the Wreake, Leicester, LE7 4SG

Match Report

The EM innings had a steady start with an opening partnership of 55 in 14 overs before Paul Sheppard was dismissed for 41. Bill Taylor was quickly caught by Snell for 36 and then the fireworks started with Sam Clulow (60 off 52 balls) and guest Brandon Bodell (80 off 40 balls) leading the charge as EM reached 254 in the 39th over when Brodell was caught attempting his third consecutive 6. When the College lost opener Jack Nightingale in the fourth over despite the best efforts of his partner, Toby Snell (65 off 101 balls), the writing was on the wall as the target became a distant dream. The boys then lost wickets at regular intervals and survived a variety of bowling changes. Eventually, the match was drawn when they reached 167-5 after 44 overs.

Match Scorecard

District:  EM XL Club  v  Ratcliffe College
Played on:   4th May 2017 At:   College
Toss won by XL    who elected to bat    first
Result:  Match drawn
1st Innings:    XL 2nd Innings:   College
1 P Shepard Ct Nightingale, b Redding 41 1 Nightingale B Brodell 6
2 W Taylor Ct Snell, b M-Jones 36 2 Snell Ct McConnell, b Owen 65
3 S Clulow St Hayward, b M-Jones 60 3 Morgan-Jones Ct brodell, b Adwick 12
4 B Brodell Ct M-Jones, b C Walker 80 4 Lindley B Bennett 0
5 P Oakman B Nightingale 1 5 Roberts B Clulow 27
6 G Owen B Walker 7 6 Yapa Not out 33
7 A Hall Not out 8 7 Walker Not out 10
8 J Dale * 8 Redding
9 C McConnell 9 Heyward +
10 C Adwick 10 King
11 M Bennett 11 Thapa
Extras 21 Extras 14
Total 254 Total 167
Wkts 6 Wkts 5
+ captain    † w/keeper   C = candidate/non-member
FoW:  55/1; 120/2; 165/3; 178/4; 211/5; 254/6 FoW:  9/1; 38/2; 40/3; 98/4; 135/5
Bowling   Bowling
Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
Nightingale 12 1 49 1 Adwick 8 2 20 1
Snell 5 0 26 0 Brodell 10 3 30 1
Redding 6 1 37 1 Bennett 5 1 21 1
Morgan-Jones 11 0 70 2 McConnell 7 0 41 0
Lindley 2 0 17 0 Clulow 9 2 18 1
Walker 1.3 0 23 2 Owen 3 0 18 1
Yapa 1 0 20 0 Shepard 2 0 7 0
 [38.3]  [2]  [242]  [6]  [44]  [8]  [155]  [5]
Umpires: Scorer: