Wellingborough School v EM

Tue 16th May 2017 at 14.00
School 168 for 9: XL 151 all out. Lost by 17 runs
Played at London Road, Wellingborough, NN8 2BX

Match Report

With the school electing to bat, EM made a good start having both openers dismissed early on and when skipper Mulvey was trapped lbw with the score at 66-5, things were looking good for the Forty Club. This was where the momentum changed with Saxby (52) taking control and marshalling the tail who all chipped in with useful contributions as the school reached 168-9. After a break for rain, EM set about the run chase and soon had 51 on the board before losing guest Henro Pike for 25. Shortly afterwards we had proceeded to 92-3 at the halfway stage but then the tide turned. As the school cleverly rotated their bowlers and changed the pace of delivery, one by one the wickets started to fall. However at 138-6 with just 30 runs needed and 10 overs remaining it still looked promising for The Forty Club to record their first victory since regaining the fixture. Guest Tom Ramage (15*) tried to shield the tail-enders but sadly without success as the school, with imaginative field placing, held their catches and finally had Phil Lafbery stumped leaving EM runs 17 short with two overs remaining. Defeat snatched from the jaws of victory springs to mind!

Match Scorecard

District:  EM XL Club  v  Wellingborough School
Played on:   16th May 2017 At:   School
Wellingborough won the toss and elected to bat first.
Result:  School won by 17 runs
1st Innings:    School 2nd Innings:   XL
1 A Mills + b Lafbery 17 1 H Pike [g] c Mulvey, b Stockdale 35
2 M Mills c Kilvington, b Lowe 6 2 C Cliff [g] c A Mills, b Bevan 21
3 Clarke c&b Lowe 16 3 P Shepherd c Blake, b Pope 3
4 Mulvey * lbw Lafbery 21 4 R Leow [g] Run out [Stockdale] 40
5 Saxby c Ramage, b Shepherd 52 5 N Poulson c Dhaliwal, b Blake 5
6 Dhaliwal c Lowe, b Lafbery 0 6 G Owen lbw Blake 7
7 Stockdale c Shepherd, b Ramage 9 7 R Saltmarsh b Clarke 10
8 Chalcraft c Ramage, b Owen 10 8 T Ramage [g] Not out 15
9 Bevan c Saltmarsh, b Shepherd 7 9 J Kirklington + [g] c Blake, b Clarke 0
10 Pope Not out 13 10 M Sultan * c Saxby, b Blake 0
11 Blake Not out 14 11 P Lafbery st A Mills, b M Mills 3
Extras 3 Extras 12
Total 168 Total 151
Wkts 9 Wkts 10
+ captain    † w/keeper   C = candidate/non-member
FoW:  18/1; 35/2; 62/3; 66/4; 66/5; 124/6; 124/7; 136/8; 143/9 FoW:  51/1; 62/2; 67/3; 92/4; 111/5; 128/6; 138/7; 138/8; 139/9; 151/ao
Bowling   Bowling
Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
Leow 7 0 31 2 Chalcraft 3 0 19 0
Lafbery 7 2 35 3 Stockdale 5 0 27 1
Pike 4 0 27 0 Pope 6 0 29 1
Ramage 7 1 28 1 Bevan 5 0 14 1
Shepherd 7 0 33 2 Blake 7 0 17 3
Owen 3 0 13 1 Saxby 3 0 19 0
Clarke 3 0 16 2
M Mills 0.4 0 3 1
Umpires:  C Cross, J Pearce Scorer:   GE Houghton