Beddington Cricket Club

Beddington Cricket Club

BEDDO STROLL TO VICTORY

by Chris Burton

With the skipper unavailable, Daniel Baker called correctly for Beddington and East Molesey were duly inserted. Ryan Cummins, after a somewhat lean spell where wickets are concerned, removed both openers and Dave Lester, after an uncertain start, bowled steadily. However the appearance of Dan Lewis soon had its toll on Molesey. Dan destroyed their middle order and his figures of 3-35 in 13 overs did not altogether do him justice. East Molesey went into lunch on 113-5 and it was crucial that Beddington did not repeat their "after-lunch frailty" and let the opposition off the hook. There was a certain amount of surprise when the captain turned to Shaun Lewis straight after the interval but what a shrewd move by our skipper! Shaun bowled beautifully for his 3 wickets and when Ryan addded his fourth of the innings, East Molesey were soon all out for a meagre 136.

With Ian Gamble absent,Craig McElligott opened the innings with the newly-bespectacled and newly -confident Ian Messom. Neither batsman seemed to be in much trouble until Messom scooped one up to short extra. Simon Lewis went cheaply (33-2) and it was left to McElligott and Tom Bevan to double the score before McElligott was the victim of a somewhat dubious run out decision. Shaun Lewis poked and prodded around for a while but after he was out Graham Lester joined Tom Bevan. With the rain clouds closing in, both batsman showed a total disregard of the earlier batting conditions and stroked the ball to all corners of the ground. With the winning shot of the game, Tom Bevan(50*) reached a much deserved half-century.

With Spencer's game being abandoned Beddo have reached the heady heights of top of the table. There are some more difficult fixtures coming along and we will have to be at our very best to maintain this position and continue our press for promotion.

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Beddington CC won the toss and decided to bowl.

East Molesey CC Batting

      Runs Balls 4s 6s SR
Henry Glynn b. R. Cummins 11 28 1 0 39.3
Neil Campbell b. R. Cummins 10 27 1 0 37.0
George Cairns c. G. Lester b. D. Lewis 16 57 0 0 28.1
Henry Nicholls b. D. Lewis 33 33 4 0 100.0
Paul Lawford b. D. Lewis 24 39 4 0 61.5
Kieran Burge c. T. Bevan b. R. Cummins 8 22 0 0 36.4
Andrew Westphal c. G. Lester b. S. Lewis 5 29 1 0 17.2
Nick Stevens c. G. Lester b. S. Lewis 1 6 0 0 16.7
Gavin McMillan not out 6 18 1 0 33.3
Ross Paxton lbw b. S. Lewis 1 1 0 0 100.0
Jack Miller b. R. Cummins 4 8 1 0 50.0
Extras 7w, 6b, 4lb 17
Total for 10 wickets, 48.1 overs 136
Fall of Wickets: 25/1 (N. Campbell), 32/2 (H. Glynn), 69/3 (G. Cairns), 90/4 (H. Nicholls), 113/5 (P. Lawford), 119/6 (K. Burge), 124/7 (N. Stevens), 131/8 (A. Westphal), 131/9 (R. Paxton), 136/10 (J. Miller).

Beddington CC Bowling

O M R W Econ Extras
Ryan Cummins 17.1 5 36 4 2.1 2w
David Lester 5 1 15 0 3.0 5w
Daniel Lewis 13 3 35 3 2.7
Craig McElligott 3 0 9 0 3.0
Ned Lack 4 1 14 0 3.5
Shaun Lewis 6 1 17 3 2.8

Beddington CC Batting

      Runs Balls 4s 6s SR
Ian Messom c. J. Miller b. G. McMillan 11 24 2 0 45.8
Craig McElligott run out (H. Glynn) 37 84 5 0 44.0
Simon Lewis c. G. Cairns b. A. Westphal 7 23 0 0 30.4
Tom Bevan not out 50 111 5 0 45.0
Shaun Lewis c. N. Stevens b. R. Paxton 5 25 1 0 20.0
Graham Lester not out 22 22 4 0 100.0
Ryan Cummins
Daniel Baker
Ned Lack
Daniel Lewis
David Lester
Extras 4w, 2lb 6
Total for 4 wickets, 48.5 overs 138
Fall of Wickets: 23/1 (I. Messom), 33/2 (S. Lewis), 66/3 (C. McElligott), 91/4 (S. Lewis).

East Molesey CC Bowling

O M R W Econ Extras
Andrew Westphal 12 4 48 1 4.0 3w
Henry Glynn 18 6 32 0 1.8
Gavin McMillan 7 0 18 1 2.6 1w
Ross Paxton 9 1 16 1 1.8
Jack Miller 1 0 7 0 7.0
George Cairns 1.5 0 10 0 5.5

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