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Napton CC Sunday XI - Match centre

Napton Cricket Club
Stoneleigh CC
Mike Eadon 58, Stuart Alsop 26
Batting
Jamala 33, Lazenby 32
Bowling
Stuart Alsop 3/28, Mike Eadon 2/18
Sun 30 Jul 14:00 - Friendly

Napton CC v Stoneleigh CC

Report by Malcolm Thomas

From what appeared mid-week to be an availability crisis, that could have resulted in the embarrassing situation of Napton having to cancel the match, the call went out and the response was good.
Eleven good men and true turned out.
One of the origins of the term ‘good men and true’ is ‘Dependable men of rank and honour’.
Not sure of rank and honour but Napton’s pool of players are certainly dependable when needed.
Although, one spouse may not have agreed as she knocked on the window of the Victory Club to summons a player home !!

The ground looked well and much credit must be given to the pitch-prep team.
Work goes on during the week and not just on the morning of a home game.

The visitors won the toss and elected to bat.

Mike and Stuart opened the attack for Napton.
Mike continues to impress with his free-flowing action and Stuart has regained his old spark and appetite for propelling the cherry.
The ever-improving JP joined the attack along with Ollie and his unconventional but effective action.
This combination put the visitors on 23-1 after 10 overs and 62-3 after 20 overs.
Captain Sam had a few and he gave Rory another session following his promising spell last week. With some pre-season nets and help from Napton’s established bowlers he shows all the signs of being up for a regular eight overs over the coming seasons.

It has been said many times in these reports that Napton’s fielding is one of the team’s great strengths. It is very rare to see runs added to the oppositions total due to fielding mistakes. It was no different in this match.
A swift return from JP for Stuart to use his soccer skills resulted in a run-out.
Diving forward Mike took a great catch and Tim showed his skill behind the sticks by taking a catch off a leg glance. The batsman on his return to the pavilion remarked, “I thought that was definitely going for four.”

Stoneleigh got into treble figures in the 30th over and were 139-9 after their allocated 40 overs.
Wicket takers:-
Stuart Alsop 8 overs 1 maiden 3-28
Mike Eadon 8 overs 2 maidens 2-18
Ollie O’Brien 8 overs 1 maiden 2-28
John P Eadon 8 overs 2 maidens 1-27. 1 Run-Out

And so, to tea.
Complimentary comments from a couple of the visitors on the traditional cricket tea supplied by Val and Liz needs to be noted.
The regular practice of sandwiches cut freshly during the first part of the game adds greatly to the quality of Napton’s teas.
Cricket teas, along with volunteers for pitch-prep, are as much a part of a traditional Sunday village cricket team as on-field skills.

With a shortage of regular batsmen Napton could not feel as confident about the target of 140 as they may have done usually.
However, with only 3.5 per over required the total was very gettable.

Mike and Tim got off to a slow start and after 10 overs had just 11 runs on the board.
Mike scored steadily and at 20 overs the run rate was better with 54 runs but Mike had lost 3 partners.
Another wicket in the 21st over brought Stuart to the wicket with Mike. These two edged the score along until Mike was caught behind in the 34th over -122-5.
Stuart was bowled in the next over -122-6.
5 overs left for a handful of runs – but it was not to be.
Napton were all-out in 38.5 overs for 131.

Mike Eadon 58 runs 8 boundaries inc. 2 sixes.
Stuart Alsop 26 runs 5 boundaries
Tim Perkin 13 runs 1 boundary

A disappointing result.
As Billy Fury said in Halfway to Paradise, ‘So near, yet so far away.’

Scorecard

Stoneleigh CC won the toss and decided to bat.

Stoneleigh CC batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Carter
lb. M Eadon
0
0
0
0
 
Barker
b. M Eadon
13
0
0
0
 
Larard
ct. M Eadon, b. O O'Brien
28
0
0
0
 
Lazenby
ct. T Perkin, b. S Alsop
32
0
0
0
 
Parham
b. O O'Brien
2
0
0
0
 
Jamala
lb. S Alsop
33
0
0
0
 
Arora
b. J Eadon
1
0
0
0
 
Lane
ro. J Eadon
7
0
0
0
 
Prime
b. S Alsop
3
0
0
0
 
Griffin
Not Out
0
0
0
0
 
Carter
Not Out
1
0
0
0
 
Extras
16w, 2b, 1lb
19
Total
for 9 wickets 40 overs
139

Napton Cricket Club bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Mike Eadon
8
2
18
2
2.3
Stuart Alsop
8
1
28
3
3.5
J P Eadon
8
2
27
1
3.4
Olly O'Brien
8
1
28
2
3.5
Sam Sensecall
5
0
24
0
4.8
Rory Tuck
3
0
13
0
4.3

Napton Cricket Club batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Mike Eadon
Caught. b. Carter
58
102
6
2
56.9
Tim Perkin
Caught. b. Carter
13
43
1
0
30.2
Graham Line
Caught. b. Lazenby
0
1
0
0
0.0
J P Eadon
lb. Carter
0
1
0
0
0.0
Olly O'Brien
Caught. b. Lazenby
1
5
0
0
20.0
Stuart Alsop
b. Griffin
26
44
5
0
59.1
Sam Sensecall
lb. Lazenby
4
8
0
0
50.0
Geraint Harries
lb. Griffin
1
2
0
0
50.0
Rory Tuck
Run Out
1
5
0
0
20.0
Mathew Whitton
Not Out
0
2
0
0
0.0
David Cooper
lb. Lazenby
0
0
0
0
 
Extras
18w, 7b, 2lb
27
Total
for 10 wickets 39 overs
131

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