Woodhouse Grove School v NE

Tue 4th July 2017 at 11.00
XL won by 159 runs
Played at Woodhouse Grove, BD10 0NR

Match Report

On an overcast morning with light rain threatening, the Woodhouse Grove School captain, James Hole, won the toss and decided to allow the Forty Club to bat first because of the relative strength of the 2 teams.

James Van der Merwe got the Forty Club innings off to a flying start scoring 69 from only 40 deliveries.  Charlie Pilling and Ben Quirk shared a hundred run partnership for the fourth wicket against some moderate bowling and at lunch the score was just over 200 from only 28 overs bowled.  Only Toby Bray amongst the school bowlers, posed any real threat.

After lunch Dominic Smith and Charlie O’Hara scored some quick runs to allow Geoff Barker, the Forty Club captain, to declare with the score on 272 for 8 with about three and a half hours playing time left in the game.

The Forty Club bowlers were too good for the Woodhouse Grove batsmen with only James Hole and Ryan Gibson making significant contributions.  The school side held out for 31 overs for a total of 113 and the wickets were shared amongst the bowlers with reliable left arm spinner, Tony Sheppard taking 3.  The margin of victory was 159 runs

Match Scorecard

District:  NE XL Club  v Woodhouse Grove 2nd XI
Played on:   4th July 2017 At:   School
School won the toss and elected to field
Result:  XL won by 159 runs
1st Innings:    XL 2nd Innings:   School
1 Van der Merve Ct Rike-Rayne, b Bedwith 69 1 Barker B Quirk 2
2 J Rhodes B Bray 0 2 Hole Ct O’Hara, b Sheppard 23
3 H Blythe B Green 0 3 Green B Quirk 14
4 C Pilling C&b Downs 60 4 Bedwith Ct Gaskell, b O’Hara 2
5 B Quirk St Hole, b Green 43 5 Gibson C&b Burton 31
6 M Gaskell + B Bray 3 6 Baker Lbw Sheppard 17
7 D Smith B Bray 18 7 Downs B Smith 9
8 C O’Hara Ct Gibson, b Downs 22 8 Rika-Rayne Ct Barker, b O’Hara 2
9 O Burton Not out 7 9 Pearson B Smith 0
10 A Sheppard 10 Kennedy St Gaskell, b Sheppard 0
11 G Barker * 11 Bray Not out 8
Extras 40 Extras
Total 272 Total 113
Wkts 8 Wkts 10
+ captain    † w/keeper   C = candidate/non-member
FoW:  FoW: 
Bowling   Bowling
Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts Bowler Overs Mdns Runs Wkts
T BRay 11.4 1 49 3 Quirk 5 0 15 2
F Downs 8 1 35 2 O’Hara 6 1 17 2
R Gibson 1 0 21 0 Burton 6 3 13 1
J Green 6 0 47 2 Sheppard 9 0 52 3
H Bedwith 5 0 40 1 D Smith 4 2 4 2
Abbas 4 0 17 0 Blythe 1 0 4 0
J Barker 1 0 10 0