Three Bridges CC v SX

Tue 8th August 2017 at 13.00
XL 244 for 4: Three Bridges CC 165 for 9
Played at Three Bridges CC, Three bridges Road, Crawley, RH10 1JR

Match Report

With a poor forecast looming, it was in everyone’s interests to start on time. Sadly the MM for XL believed it was a 2pm start, contrary to all documentation. Anyway when we started at 13.50pm with XL

batting, a solid innings followed based mainly around 2 contributions of 60 from new recruit James Dann and a not out from skipper for the day, Jon Thornton, continuing good form of last year. There were good contributions from all batsmen with a breezy 40* from Prakas,leading to a declaration after 45 overs at 244-4. The traditional excellent tea followed before Kapadia and Hawkins ripped into the top order leaving TBCC at 10-3, including the prized wicket of XL legend Andy Meads, caught sharply by Nigel Angus. Walker and Ollie Brown then put on 65 to restore the situation before Walker fell lbw for a well constructed 39. A steady succession of wickets then fell including top scorer, Ollie, leaving the last pair to see out the last 5.3 overs,which they did , surviving a strong appeal for caught behind and a dropped catch. As ever an enjoyable game and miraculously no rain interruptions.

Match Scorecard

District: SX XL Club  v Three Bridges CC
Played on: August 8th At:   Three Bridges
                    Toss won by: Negotiation  who elected XL to bat  first
Result:  Match drawn
1st Innings:      XL                             2nd Innings:  
1 N.Angus lbw  S.Brown 23   1 D.Hanson ct Thornton b Kapadia 0
2 M.Goff b A.Brown 12   2 J.Walker lbw Hawkins 39
3 J. Dann (g) b J.Walker 60   3 A. Meads ct Angus b Hawkins 3
4 J.Thornton * Not out 60   4 A.Brown Ct&b  Hawkins 0
5 D.Mann + b J.Walker 23   5 O.Brown ct Dann b Joshi 48
6 P. Joshi Not out 40   6 T. Nevill b Carter 4
7 A. Berendt       7 J. Ward Ct&b Carter 8
8 R. Buxton       8 S. Brown b Joshi 14
9 D. Carter       9 C. Dennis lbw Berendt 24
10 D.Kapadia       10 K.Nevill Not out 8
11 J. Hawkins       11 E. Elsey Not out 15
Extras 26   Extras 2
Total 244   Total 165
Wkts 4 dec   Wkts 9
+ captain    † w/keeper   C = candidate/non-member
Bowling   Bowling
Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts   Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
A.Brown 6 1 9 1   D.Kapadia 8 2 22 1
K.Nevill 7 0 54 0   J.Hawkins 13 2 49 3
O.Brown 3 0 23 0   D.Carter 14 0 68 2
S.Brown 6 0 26 1   P.Joshi 6 1 18 2
M.McNeile 8 0 46 0   A.Berendt 3 1 8 1
E.Elsey 6 2 29 0            
J.Walker 6 0 26 2            
C.Dennis 3 0 21 0            
                     
  45 3 234 4     44 6 165 9
 
XL Club umpire:  N.Jones   XL Club scorer: A.Newman