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Newent CC - 1st XI
Woodpeckers CC, Glos - 1st XI
Sat 6 May 13:00 - Gloucestershire County Cricket League - Division 3 Start time 13:00

Pipped at the Post in Opening Thriller

The 1st XI narrowly lost out to Woodpeckers in the first round of the 2017 season. Read more...

The 2017 League season opened last Saturday with a home game against a newly-promoted Woodpeckers side, with both teams anxious to get off to a positive start.

Newent captain, Alex Gray, won the toss and put the visitors into bat. The Woodpeckers openers, Earl Davies and Tom Radcliffe got off to a steady start accumulating runs at a sensible rate and, despite early chances, it was nearly 80 minutes into the game and with 85 runs on the board before the Newent bowlers got the breakthrough, with Jack Devries taking a catch off Karl Mortimer’s spin bowling to dismiss Davies for 42.

Tom Radcliffe proved to be a stubborn opponent as he edged past 50 and towards his century, but with just four runs short he was bowled by Tom Morley. Alex rotated his bowlers in an attempt to find the batsmen’s weaknesses, but Woodpeckers continued to score at a competitive rate with Karl (3-32), Tom (1-36) and Henry Lock (1-75) being the only bowlers to take wickets. The visitors completed their 45-over innings on 274 and feeling more than quietly confident they could defend the score.

After tea, and under some pressure faced with a 7 an over run rate, Newent openers Alex and Ben Sillince took no chances and let the runs build up by punishing the odd bad balls from opening bowler, Simon Bennett and Woodpeckers’ captain, Rob Cockburn. Both were looking relatively untroubled before Alex (33) played the ball onto his stumps with the score on 65. Ben and Tom Morley added another 30 before Ben was bowled by Tom Radcliffe for 37. Morgan Evans then set about increasing the run rate and in the next hour he, Tom and then Henry Lock gave the visitors something to think about as the runs accumulated, before he was out one short of his 50 when he was bowled by Tom Benfield.

At 38 overs we were ahead of where Woodpeckers were in their innings and despite cameo performances from Karl, Andy Brookes and Liam Malone, they took the remaining wickets with 5 balls to spare and left us 24 runs short of what would have been a thrilling victory.

Scorecard

Newent CC - 1st XI won the toss and elected to field

Woodpeckers CC, Glos - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Earl Davies
ct. J Devries, b. K Mortimer
42
78
8
0
53.8
Tom Radcliffe
b. T Morley
96
99
12
3
97.0
Ed Bressington
lb. K Mortimer
25
40
4
1
62.5
Simon Bennett
b. K Mortimer
7
13
1
0
53.8
Dave Cockburn
Not Out
36
31
4
1
116.1
Rob Cockburn
ct. N Roche, b. H Lock
24
15
1
1
160.0
David Griffiths
ro. H Lock
2
7
0
0
28.6
Oliver Mansfield
Not Out
11
5
0
1
220.0
Philip Ball
 
 
Jeff Maloney
 
 
Tom Benfield
 
 
Extras
21w, 5lb, 5nb
31
Total
for 6 wickets 45 overs
274

Newent CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Andrew Brookes
9
1
35
0
3.9
3nb, 2w
Liam Malone
4
0
30
0
7.5
2nb, 7w
Jack Devries
9
0
40
0
4.4
Karl Mortimer
9
1
32
3
3.6
Henry Lock
9
0
75
1
8.3
11w
Jamie Wood
2
0
21
0
10.5
1w
Thomas Morley
3
0
36
1
12.0

Newent CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Alex Gray
b. T Benfield
33
57
5
0
57.9
Ben Sillince
b. T Radcliffe
37
71
8
0
52.1
Thomas Morley
ct. T Radcliffe, b. T Radcliffe
27
32
3
0
84.4
Morgan Evans
b. T Benfield
49
50
6
0
98.0
Henry Lock
ct. S Bennett, b. T Benfield
26
19
3
1
136.8
Neil Roche
b. T Benfield
4
2
1
0
200.0
Karl Mortimer
ct. D Cockburn, b. T Radcliffe
12
17
1
0
70.6
Andrew Brookes
b. T Benfield
9
11
0
1
81.8
Liam Malone
ct. D Cockburn, b. T Radcliffe
10
7
1
0
142.9
Jamie Wood
b. R Cockburn
5
7
0
0
71.4
Jack Devries
Not Out
2
4
0
0
50.0
Extras
15w, 7b, 12lb, 2nb
36
Total
for 10 wickets 44.1 overs
250

Woodpeckers CC, Glos - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Simon Bennett
9
3
25
0
2.8
2w
Rob Cockburn
8.1
0
34
1
4.3
1nb
Ed Bressington
9
1
38
0
4.2
1w
Tom Benfield
8
1
51
5
6.4
10w
Tom Radcliffe
9
0
61
4
6.8
2w
Philip Ball
1
0
22
0
22.0
1nb

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# Team Pts
4. Frampton On Severn CC - 1st XI 231
5. Slaughters Utd CC - 1st XI 220
6. Rockhampton CC - 2nd XI 216
7. Frocester CC - 3rd XI 215
8. Lydney CC - 2nd XI 208
9. Newent CC - 1st XI 178
10. Great Rissington CC - 1st XI 176

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