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: SO v Reading Blue Coat School
Played on: Monday June 26th 2017 At:   Sonning, Reading
 Toss won by: School  who elected to Bowl  first
Win for the School by 4 Wickets
1st Innings:                                 2nd Innings:  
1 N.Kratzmann ct ?, b Greatwood 55 1 R. Cannon ct ?, b Candy 20
2 A. King Run Out 29 2 T. Price ct ?, b Loader 35
3 J. Thornton ct ?, b Kshariya 41 3 R. Naismith Run Out 0
4 R. Abrams ct ?, b Kshaiya 0 4 J. Harris  * b Candy 9
5 G. Jones ct ?, b Greatwood 21 5 A.Bright + ct ?, b Candy 8
6 S. Dean b Greatwood 7 6 L. Cameron ct ?, b Abrams 73
7 N. Trapani + b Kshaiya 0 7 O. Newton Not Out 9
8 J. Mills ct ?, b Edwards 5 8 J. Hill Not Out 11
9 P. Massey ct ?, b Hill 3 9 T. Greatwood
10 L. Loader b Hill 1 10 A.Kshaiya
11 D Candy  * Not Out 2 11 D. Edwards
Extras 8 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