MCC v SO

Tue 28th August 2018 at 11.00
MCC won by 137 runs
Played at Fareham and Crofton Cricket Club, PO16 0DH

Match Report

           Despite a full day of rain 24hrs earlier both teams were surprised to find the Fareham wicket firm and dry and the MCC captain had no hesitation in deciding to bat first. The openers started steadily but as they started to open up were both missed behind the stumps which proved very costly as they put on 135 before Lorrain was dismissed for 47. Oxford University captain Escott, then set about the Forty Club attack hitting the ball to most parts of the ground and after completing his century was dismissed for 106 and after another stand of 64 between Rao (44) and Kidson (25) the MCC innings was closed on 247 -5 with veteran Forty Club Bowler, Les Loader, taking 2-40 from his 11 over’s which had also included 2 dropped catches. The Forty Club reply did not start well loosing an early wicket after which followed a steady procession of batsmen against the fast medium pace of Joseph (3-36) and the wily spin of Pascoe who took 4-18 from his 15 over’s with the lower order offering little resistance apart from opening batsman, Eral Anderson, who compiled an excellent 50 before becoming Pascoe’s second victim. Both sides enjoyed the fixture played on a good wicket in lovely weather although the MCC side were too strong on the day.

Match Scorecard

MCC
 
DDV Lorrain c A Smith b L Loader 47
DA Escott st G Meadows b D Steele 106
W Herrington b L Loader 6
CMJ Kidson c G Meadows b A Robertson 25
RK Rao c A King b D Steele 44
HE Smallwood not out 3
DC Pascoe not out 14
SRG Francis
RA Franklin*
TW Wainwright+
DM Joseph
Extras b1 lb0 w1 nb0 pen0 2
Total (53.0 overs) 247 -5d
 
1-135 2-159 3-159 4-223 5-230 6- 7- 8- 9- 10-
 
Bowler O M R W Wd Nb
A Robertson 13.0 3 42 1 0 (0) 0 (0)
D Candy 12.0 1 61 0 0 (0) 0 (0)
D Steele 17.0 1 103 2 0 (0) 0 (0)
L Loader 11.0 0 40 2 1 (1) 0 (0)
 
Forty XL South (S0)
 
A King b DM Joseph 10
E Anderson c W Herrington b DC Pascoe 50
A Smith c TW Wainwright b SRG Francis 6
A Stokes c DDV Lorrain b DC Pascoe 12
L Campbell c CMJ Kidson b RA Franklin 11
A Robertson b DC Pascoe 0
D Steele b DM Joseph 7
S Dean lbw b DM Joseph 0
G Meadows+ lbw b CMJ Kidson 1
D Candy* c TW Wainwright b DC Pascoe 0
L Loader not out 0
Extras b9 lb4 w0 nb0 pen0 13
Total (41.1 overs) 110
 
1-14 2-29 3-66 4-102 5-102 6-102 7-102 8-109 9-110 10-110
 
Bowler O M R W Wd Nb
DM Joseph 11.0 4 36 3 0 (0) 0 (0)
SRG Francis 6.0 0 21 1 0 (0) 0 (0)
DC Pascoe 15.0 9 18 4 0 (0) 0 (0)
CMJ Kidson 5.1 1 21 1 0 (0) 0 (0)
RA Franklin 4.0 3 1 1 0 (0) 0 (0)
 
Weather: Sunny Pitch: Hard
Umpires: N Jones & M Wilkinson
Scorers: AP Jones & AB Jones