Three Bridges CC v SX

Tue 6th September 2016 at 13.00
Forty Club won by 4 wickets
Played at Three Bridges CC, RH10 1JR

Match Report

After the re-arrangement of this match to September to accommodate the MCC in August, it was imperative that XL were able to field a side, this was achieved in no small part by Norman Jones MM-ing while the official MM was on holiday. The task was not made easier by the arrangement of the ID Final for the same day.

However 11 XL appeared, mainly from other districts and on winning the toss inserted TBCC on a dampish wicket and outfield. The innings was built around a fine 77 by XL veteran Andy Meads with useful contributions from most of the other batsmen. However XL managed to keep a lid on the run rate which stayed around 4 an over for the whole innings, Paul Lack picking up 3 wickets and Paul Fielding 2 as the batsmen tried to accelerate. Robbie Barker’s dismissal brought about what we thought was a generous declaration at 170-6.

After an excellent tea, XL opened up with Jon Thornton and Alan Newman who took the score to 61 before Newman was out in the 12th over. The plan to win was for JT to stay there until the end and others to bat around him as after the start, run rate was not a factor. Everyone achieved this regardless of how many runs they scored, sufficient extras were being picked up to keep the target at 3 an over and despite the loss of wickets steadily, XL won reasonably comfortably in the last over with our MOM, JT unbeaten on 75.

The game was played in excellent spirit given both sides had struggled to get a team together and as ever the excellent Three Bridges hospitality matched expectations.

Match Scorecard

Tuesday, September 06 2016 (13:00) at Three Bridges Road, Three Bridges, Crawley
Forty Club Won By 4 wickets
XL won toss and decided to field

 

Three Bridges CC Midweek XI

 

A Meads lbw b P Lack 77  
D Hanson   b D Candy 3  
A Bhanot c A Newman b P Lack 24  
M Blandford c W Arnold b P Fielding 36  
O Blandford* c D Kapadia b P Fielding 18  
O Brown not out   3  
R Barker+   b P Lack 0  
S Muzammal        
Q Muzammal        
M McNeile        
B Butcher        
Extras b3 lb1 w4 nb1 pen0 9  
Total (42.3 overs) 170 -6d

 

1-19 2-88 3-142 4-157 5-170 6-170 7- 8- 9- 10-

 

Bowler O M R W Wd Nb  
W Arnold 8.0 2 20 0 3 (3) 0 (0)  
D Candy 10.0 0 42 1 0 (0) 0 (0)
P Lack 13.3 0 58 3 0 (0) 1 (1)
D Kapadia 8.0 1 28 0 0 (0) 0 (0)
P Fielding 3.0 0 18 2 1 (1) 0 (0)

 

Forty Club batting
J Thornton not out   75  
A Newman* c O Blandford b B Butcher 18  
W Arnold   b B Butcher 3  
D Kapadia   b B Butcher 11  
R Hart lbw b O Brown 4  
C Hayward c O Blandford b M McNeile 11  
C Huggins run out (A Bhanot)   1  
P Lack not out   4  
P Fielding        
D Candy        
A Trapani+        
Extras b22 lb8 w13 nb4 pen0 47  
Total (48.2 overs) 174 -6

 

1-61 2-65 3-89 4-106 5-137 6-153 7- 8- 9- 10-

 

Bowler O M R W Wd Nb  
S Muzammal 7.0 2 32 0 3 (5) 0 (0)  
Q Muzammal 6.0 1 32 0 2 (7) 1 (1)
M McNeile 9.0 1 23 1 0 (0) 1 (1)
B Butcher 14.2 7 22 3 0 (0) 1 (1)
O Blandford 5.0 0 17 0 0 (0) 1 (1)
O Brown 5.0 0 11 1 1 (1) 0 (0)
M Blandford 2.0 0 7 0 0 (0) 0 (0)

 

Weather: Overcast Pitch: Hard
Umpires: N Jones & Players
Scorers: C Tennant & AP Jones