Shrewsbury School v WM

Wed 25th April 2018 at 14.00
The School won by 4 wickets with 2 balls to spare.
Played at Shrewsbury School, SY1 1TN

Match Report

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.

Match Scorecard

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    
Extras 26   Extras 4
Total 141   Total 143
Wkts 7   Wkts 6
+ captain    † w/keeper   C = candidate/non-member
Bowling   Bowling
Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts   Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
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
Felix Kenyon-Smith 5 0 25 0            
Ritesh Grandhi 4 0 8 0            
Toby Pegge 3 0 6 1            
James Cowburn 3 0 14 1            
  [38] [3] [129] [6]     [25.4] [5] [141] [6]
 
XL Club umpire:   XL Club scorer:  John Tunbridge