Enjoyable game but we were on top from the moment that I lost the toss and the school chose to bat. Early wickets for Ruve, Cliff, then followed up with wickets for guesting Jamie (from Bass CC now interested in joining as associate!) and recent E Mids signing Warren, then a run out saw the school 7 down with less than 100 on the board. Aggressive XL fielding meant that the school batters never settled long enough to mount a fight back! We generously let them get to 156 for 9 in 35 overs, which with the sun coming out and pugnacious batting from the experienced Shephard and McConnell and our overseas duo of Tom and Ruve was easily eclipsed in 25 overs.
In the event we arrived with 12 players which proved to be a good thing as within a few overs Richard Saltmarsh was the victim of erratic bounce from an innocuous throw in from Australian Tom. It shot up into his cheekbone. Blood was split and Richard then spent a surprisingly large amount of the rest of the afternoon sat on a bench with the school nurse!
Proceedings finished up with a couple of beers in the pavilion and a good chin wag with some of the lads, their coach and also their head of cricket Dean Headley. An excellent fixture that I am sure everyone would like to play next year.
|District: EM||XL Club v Stamford School|
|Played on: 20th June 2017||At: School|
|School batted first|
|1st Innings: School||2nd Innings: XL|
|1||J Martin||C Kirklington, b Frost||35||1||C Adwick||Retired [not out]||0|
|2||G Smithson||C Kirklington, b Louw||6||2||P Shepherd||St Turp, b Macbeth||40|
|3||R John||B Louw||0||3||T Ramage||C Turp, b Blissett||32|
|4||J Turp +||C Frost, b Adwick||22||4||C McConnell||Not out||24|
|5||B Woodward||Lbw Frost||0||5||R Louw||Not out||47|
|6||A Jones||Run out [Kirklington]||8||6||J Kirklington|
|7||H Carter||Lbw Birchall||2||7||J Frost|
|8||T Crane||Lbw Glasbury||12||8||W Birchall|
|9||O PIckwell||C King, b Louw||30||9||Glasbury|
|10||T Lomas||Not out||23||10||Ramage|
|11||H Bell||Not out||13||11||King|
|+ captain † w/keeper C = candidate/non-member|
|J Frost||5||1||19||2||T Lomas||3.4||1||11||0|