BPCC - Match centre

ROYAL AIR FORCE
BRITISH POLICE CRICKET CLUB
T Adcock 75, A McGeorge 30
Batting
Will EVANS 138*, Mick MARTIN 25
Mick MARTIN 3/45, Raymond Doyle 2/30
Bowling
A McGeorge 1/15, C Dixon 1/29
Fri 3 Jul 15:00 - Friendly

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A sublime unbeaten century from Will Evans secures victory on the Final day

DAY FIVE: The hot sunny weather returned for the last game of the week at Vine Lane, Uxbridge with the Royal Air Force winning the toss and batting. From the first ball BP seemed to be in a determined mood, anxious to end the week with a success. In the 5th over Diver (4) played on a Dave Morrell delivery 20-1, Wray (20) who had been dropped at 2nd slip off Morrell edged again only this time to be held at 1st slip by Ray Doyle off Barry Stewart 30-2. In the 19th over McGeorge (30) was held thanks to a diving low catch by keeper Alex Pockett from Dave Morrell 79-3. Oliver (12) departed with Duncan MIDGLEY taking the catch in the gully region off Andy Sidgreaves 92-4. Sidgreaves struck again with the score on 140 with Alex Pockett hanging on behind the stumps. He was joined one run later by Cross out lbw first ball to Mick MARTIN. Adcock in at 5 had been accumulating steadily and with his captain Iago and taken the score to 202 before being caught by the diving Richard JACKSON off Ray Doyle for 75 (7x4’s). The tail was then swiftly dispatched with Duncan MIDGLEY taking two well-judged catches off Mick MARTIN, split by a run out throw from Ray Doyle. Duncan MIDGLEY joining the 3 outfield catch club! The final total 213 all out.

Will EVANS opened the batting for BP and carried his bat for an outstanding 138 not out. He scored what must rank as one of the finest innings in the history of Police cricket. He scored 50 in 36 minutes from 29 balls and accelerated before completing his century in 69 minutes from 54 balls. He hit the winning run with a six giving him 138 runs in 92 minutes from 73 balls. There were 23x4’s and 5x6’s a staggering boundary total of 122! Not a chance was offered and he was utterly merciless in exacting full value for his shots which were a full array of quality strokes. He was in remarkable form and was impossible to bowl at. This innings was up there with anything Malcolm Roberts, Graham Shaw or David Fraser-Darling have accumulated, it was that good.

Oh by the way he figured in a stand of 37 for the first wicket before Ray Doyle (6) was caught off a skier, then a partnership of 96 with Mick MARTIN (25) who drove back to be caught and bowled by Iago. Another 64 runs were put on in just 27 minutes with his North Wales partner, Duncan MIDGLEY (25) who faced 13 balls and was caught off McGeorge.

BPCC v ROYAL AIR FORCE 2015
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Scorecard

ROYAL AIR FORCE won the toss and decided to bat.

ROYAL AIR FORCE batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
R Diver
b. D Morrell
4
0
0
0
 
J Wray
ct. R Doyle, b. B Stewart
20
0
0
0
 
C Oliver
ct. D MIDGLEY, b. A SIDGREAVES
12
0
0
0
 
A McGeorge
ct. A Pockett, b. D Morrell
30
0
0
0
 
T Adcock
ct. R JACKSON, b. R Doyle
75
0
0
0
 
R Wood
ct. A Pockett, b. A SIDGREAVES
15
0
0
0
 
H Cross
lb. M MARTIN
0
0
0
0
 
J Iago
ct. D MIDGLEY, b. M MARTIN
29
0
0
0
 
M Harris
ct. D MIDGLEY, b. M MARTIN
2
0
0
0
 
J Iniff
Run Out
0
0
0
0
 
C Dixon
Not Out
0
0
0
0
 
Extras
15w, 7lb, 4nb
26
Total
for 10 wickets 49.1 overs
213
Fall of wickets:
20 / 1 ( R. Diver ), 30 / 2 ( J. Wray ), 79 / 3 ( A. McGeorge ), 93 / 4 ( C. Oliver ), 140 / 5 ( R. Wood ), 141 / 6 ( H. Cross ), 202 / 7 ( T. Adcock ), 206 / 8 ( M. Harris ), 212 / 9 ( J. Iniff ), 213 / 10 ( J. Iago )

BRITISH POLICE CRICKET CLUB bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Dave Morrell
10
1
32
2
3.2
Barry Stewart
10
1
53
1
5.3
Andrew Sidgreaves
10
0
43
2
4.3
Richard JACKSON
5
1
7
0
1.4
Mick MARTIN
9.1
1
45
3
4.9
Raymond Doyle
5
0
30
2
6.0

BRITISH POLICE CRICKET CLUB batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Will EVANS
Not Out
138
73
23
5
189.0
Raymond Doyle
ct. R Wood, b. C Dixon
6
8
1
0
75.0
Mick MARTIN
ct. J Iago, b. J Iago
25
36
3
0
69.4
Duncan MIDGLEY
ct. H Cross, b. A McGeorge
25
13
4
1
192.3
Phil GRAY
Not Out
0
2
0
0
0.0
Russell Bryan
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Barry Stewart
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Richard JACKSON
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Alex Pockett
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Dave Morrell
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Andrew Sidgreaves
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Gareth Morris
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Dale Quiney
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Stuart Taylor
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Ted ROE
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Extras
15w, 5lb, 3nb
23
Total
for 3 wickets 22 overs
217
Fall of wickets:
37 / 1 ( R. Doyle ), 133 / 2 ( M. MARTIN ), 197 / 3 ( D. MIDGLEY )

ROYAL AIR FORCE bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
J Iago
4
0
39
1
9.8
J Iniff
10
1
65
0
6.5
C Dixon
2
0
29
1
14.5
M Harris
4
0
48
0
12.0
A McGeorge
1
0
15
1
15.0
R Wood
1
0
20
0
20.0

Team selection

ROYAL AIR FORCE
  • 1. R Diver
  • 2. J Wray
  • 3. C Oliver
  • 4. A McGeorge
  • 5. T Adcock
  • 6. R Wood
  • 7. H Cross
  • 8. J Iago
  • 9. M Harris
  • 10. J Iniff
  • 11. C Dixon

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