St John's School, Leatherhead v SX

Tue 25th April 2017 at 14.00
XL 164 all out: St John's 163 for 9 at stumps.
Played at St John's School, Epsom Road, Leatherhead, KT22 8SP

Match Report

This was a real roller-coaster of a game! The wicket was hard with occasional variable bounce, and the School opening bowlers, though not at their best, did cause some unease. However it was the 3rd and 4th change bowlers, Arun Tubman with pace and skipper Olly Hunt with spin,  who took out the middle-order with 5 wickets between them and the loss of very few runs. It was the XL tail that gave the score some respectability, although by then 44 overs had been bowled. The boys would have time to receive very much less than that.

But they fielded well, held their catches [in the main] and were well skippered by Olly Hunt.

In their reply, the boys started quite well but when Phil Reeves came on to bowl, imploded. From 130/4 they crashed to 163 for 9 and the match was drawn.

Their batting was fair, and of course they ran well between the wickets. But shot selection was a weakness, coupled with a lack of foot-movement!  However, for all that and despite a rather cool breeze, it was a very enjoyable day for both sides, and a game played in a very good spirit. As usual the School and David Hammond’s hospitality was excellent.

Man of the Match Award was presented to Jordan Bond for his 47 runs and 5 overs , 1 wicket and only 11 runs.

Match Scorecard

District:  SX XL Club  v  St John’s School, Leatherhead
Played on:   25th April 2017 At:   School
Toss won by  School   who elected to field    first
Result:  Match drawn
1st Innings:    XL 2nd Innings:   School
1 P Chapman B, S Hunt 11 1 L Trimming St Pestifield, b Reeves 31
2 J Thornton B, O Hunt 19 2 B Geddes Ct wkt, b Fletcher 0
3 S King Run out 11 3 J Bond Ct wkt, b Reeves 47
4 S Sivalingam Ct O Hunt, b Tubman 2 4 H Mead St, b Reeves 31
5 P Reeves Ct Trimming, b O Hunt 0 5 T Wood + Lbw Reeves 28
6 N Pestifield + Ct wkt [Wood], b Tubman 4 6 A Fleming Lbw Reeves 14
7 N Billing Ct Trimming, b O Hunt 27 7 J Pagett B Sivalingam 0
8 N Angus * Ct wkt [Wood], b Bond 9 8 O Hunt * Not out 3
9 D Carter Ct Trimming, b Fleming 24 9 A Tubman Lbw Sivalingam 0
10 N Fletcher Not out 36 10 S Hunt Lbw Sivalingam 0
11 P Lack Lbw Fleming 0 11 M Simpson Not out 2
Extras 21 Extras 7
Total 164 Total 163
Wkts 10 Wkts 9
+ captain    † w/keeper   C = candidate/non-member
FoW: 22/1; 51/2; 51/3; 53/4; 57/5; 61/6; 89/7; 99/8; 164/9; 164/10 FoW:  1/1; 82/2; 87/3; 130/4; 153/5; 154/6; 160/7; 161/8; 161/9
Bowling   Bowling
Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
A Fleming 4.2 0 20 2 N Fletcher 6 0 35 1
S Hunt 8 3 22 1 D Carter 4 0 21 0
M Simpson 5 1 16 0 P Lack 6 0 44 0
A Tubman 5 2 14 2 P Reeves 9 0 34 5
O Hunt 8 2 27 3 S Sivalingam 5 0 27 3
J Pagett 4 1 16 0
B Geddes 5 1 23 0
J Bond 5 1 11 1
Umpires:  B Aitken, A Storey Scorer:   John Lewis