Reading Blue Coat School v SO

Mon 26th June 2017 at 14.00
School won by 4 wickets
Played at Sonning Lane, Sonning, RG4 6SU

Match Report

Once again the XL Club lost the toss and were asked to bat first on yet another hot day in June. We opened with Nev Kratzmann,(55) an Australian over 70’s player on holiday who together with Andy King (29) put on 82 before the later was run out. John Thornton (22) and Graham Jones (23) then put on a partnership of 42 but after they were dismissed wickets fell regularly and were eventually dismissed for 172. The Blue Coats got off to a good start with Tom Price scoring a rapid 35 before being dismissed and their number 3 was run out next over by Candy hitting the stumps at the batsman end as they went for a quick single in the covers. With a short boundary at the road end the Blue coats scored regularly and with Candy taking 3 wickets the XL Club were still in the match as the school were in a bit of trouble at 78-5. However the arrival of Cameron batting at 6 changed all that with some  big hitting particularly over the short boundary he rapidly scored a match winning 73 and the school won by 4 wickets.

Match Scorecard

District: South Blue Coats v XL Club  
Played on: Monday June 26th 2017 At:   Sonning, Reading
                    Toss won by: Blue Coats  who elected to Bowl  first
Win for Reading Blue Coats by 4 Wickets
1st Innings:                                   2nd Innings:  
1 N.Kratzmann Caught  Bowled Greatwood 55   1 R. Cannon Caught  Bowled Candy 20
2 A. King Run Out 29   2 T. Price Caught  Bowled Loader 35
3 J. Thornton Caught  Bowled  Kshariya 22   3 R. Naismith Run Out 0
4 R. Abrams Caught  Bowled Kshaiya 0   4 J. Harris  + Bowled  Candy 9
5 G. Jones Caught  Bowled Greatwood 23   5 A.Bright    t Caught  Bowled Candy 8
6 S. Dean Bowled  Greatwood 8   6 L. Cameron Caught  Bowled Abrams 73
7 N. Traponi   t Bowled  Kshaiya 0   7 O. Newton Not Out 9
8 J. Mills Caught  Bowled Edwards 5   8 J. Hill Not Out 11
9 P. Massey Caught  Bowled  Hill 3   9 T. Greatwood    
10 L. Loader Bowled Hill 1   10 A.Kshaiya    
11 D Candy  + Not Out 2   11 D. Edwards    
Extras 15   Extras 9
Total 172   Total 174
Wkts 10   Wkts 6
+ captain    † w/keeper   C = candidate/non-member
Bowling   Bowling
Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts   Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
T. Greatwood 10 1 37 3   D. Candy 12 3 37 3
A. Kshatriya 10 2 41 3   L. Loader 10 0 40 1
R Naismith 6 1 21 1   R. Abrams 10 2 38 1
D. Edwards 5 0 22 0   P. Massey 6 0 9 0
J. Hill 8 2 21 2            
R. Tempest 5 0 15 0            
                     
                     
                     
                     
 
XL Club umpire: Claude Kensett   XL Club scorer: N/A