After the cancelled game last week, our season started with an eagerly awaited visit to Shrewsbury School. Thankfully there was no rain but a bitingly cold wind made conditions tricky.
XL batted first, reaching 141 for 7 after 38 overs. Matt Edwards top scored with 65 in 60 balls, supported in a stand of 63 by Stu Reeves (22).
Shrewsbury School replied with 143 for 6 in 25 overs, to win with 2 balls to spare. Felix Kenyon-Smith top scored with 51 off 53 balls, supported by James Cowburn with 31 and a belligerent knock of 45 in 24 balls from Robert Ford.
Matt Edwards was XL‘s main bowling threat with figures of 4 for 19.
After the match, the school treated us to some excellent hospitality of a curry and a few beers,
Special thanks to two colleagues from the NW District, Tim Abrahams and Steve Harrison who played for us and to Archie Mobbs, a pupil from the school.
|District: WM||XL Club v||Shrewsbury School|
|Played on: Wed April 25th 2018||At: Shrewsbury School|
|Toss won by: WM||who elected to BAT first|
|Result: Shrewsbury School won by 4 wkts|
|1st Innings:||2nd Innings:|
|1||Stu Reeves||Ibw M Cope||22||1||Ritesh Grandhi||B M Edwards||0|
|2||Ali Babar||b D Davies||1||2||Joe Kinaston||B M Edwards||0|
|3||Mike Weir||Ct A Clark b H Sutherland||0||3||James Cowburn||Ct K Bissett b I Hughes||31|
|4||Tim Abrahams||lbw H Sutherland||0||4||Harry Sutherland||B M Edwards||7|
|5||Matt Edwards||b T Pegge||65||5||Felix Kenyon-Smith||B M Edwards||51|
|6||Javaid||Run out||2||6||Toby Pegge||B I Hughes||4|
|7||Steve Harrison||Ct A Clark b J Cowburn||10||7||Robert Ford||Not out||45|
|8||Archie Mobbs||Not out||14||8||Aaron Clark||Not out||1|
|9||Steve Docker||Not out||1||9||Felix Jebb|
|10||Kevin Bissett||10||Marcus Cope|
|11||Ian Hughes||11||Dan Davies|
|+ captain † w/keeper C = candidate/non-member|
|Dan Davies||8||2||25||1||Steve Docker||6||2||27||0|
|Harry Sutherland||5||0||8||2||Matt Edwards||7||3||19||4|
|Robert Ford||2||0||11||0||Archie Mobbs||4||0||36||0|
|Felix Jebb||2||1||9||0||Ian Hughes||5||0||39||2|
|Marcus Cope||6||0||23||1||Steve Harrison||3.4||0||20||0|
|XL Club umpire:||XL Club scorer: John Tunbridge|