Rayne Cricket Club

Rayne Cricket Club

1st XI have a poor 'thyme' as they lose to the Herbs

by Richard Whiteside

Not enough runs and too many drop catches probably sums up this game. 7 wickets for 18 runs was followed by half a dozen dropped catches.

Following a week of heavy rain this match was one of anly a handful to go ahead in the Mid Essex League. Having won the toss, Willow Herbs, not unsurprisingly asked Rayne to bat first on a damp but firm wicket.

Al Stevens perished early on skying a catch to mid on, a feat that Richard Whiteside tried to replicate at the start of his innings but was reprieved thanks to a dropped catch. He and Mark Rainbird kept the score board ticking over and reached 55 when, in his own words, Mark Rainbird was dismissed by the softest dismissal ever!!

Chris Barton came and went having struck two nice fours (quite an achievement through the long grass) whilst Richard tucked in to some generous leg-side bowling as he passed his half century. Richard Banks helped get the score to 127-3 with 12 overs remaining as a score of 200 beckoned, however the wheels well and truly came off as Rayne collapsed to 145 all out.

The chaos starting when Richard Whiteside went for 72, and with two further batsman caught, two bowled, one run out and one LBW, Richard Banks (29 not out) watched from the non-strikers end as Boyd wrapped up the innings with a hat-trick.

Get Adobe Flash player

The target was always gettable but had Rayne have held their chances it could have been a different outcome. The most painful dropped catch was the one which saw Richard Banks 'ping' his hamstring as he stretched to take a routine catch.

Seven bowlers were used with debutant, Lee Nicholson beating the bat on countless occasions without success. Jon Sainsbury had Grainger caught on the boundary for 47, and Russ Barnard plucked a nice catch out of the air from the bowling of Chris Barton. Russ then bowled Harris for 38 but the target was well within reach of the Herbs as they completed victory in the 31st over.

Let's hope the weather and our catching improves next week against Terling!!

Comments

Nobody has commented yet. Be the first!

Willow Herbs 1st's won the toss and decided to bowl.

Rayne Cricket Club Batting

      Runs Balls 4s 6s SR
Mark Rainbird ct. P. 3, b. P. 3 17 0 3 0
Alan Stevens Caught. b. P. 11 6 0 1 0
Richard Whiteside ct. P. 4, b. P. 9 72 0 7 4
Chris Barton Caught. b. P. 9 8 0 2 0
Richard Banks Not Out 29 0 3 0
Mark Sainsbury Run Out 1 0 0 0
Lee Nicholson Caught. b. P. 9 3 0 0 0
Jon Sainsbury Caught. b. P. 9 0 0 0 0
Russell Barnard b. P. 11 0 0 0 0
Tom Alen lb. P. 11 0 0 0 0
Extras 6w, 2b, 1nb 9
Total for 10 wickets 41 overs 145

Willow Herbs 1st's Bowling

O M R W Econ Extras
Player 11 10 1 24 4 2.4
Player 10 6 2 18 0 3.0
Player 3 3 0 32 1 10.7
Player 4 11 2 34 0 3.1
Player 9 11 1 35 4 3.2

Willow Herbs 1st's Batting

      Runs Balls 4s 6s SR
Player 1 ct. R. Barnard, b. C. Barton 6 0 0 0
Player 2 Retired Hurt 0 0 0 0
Player 3 ct. R. Whiteside, b. J. Sainsbury 47 0 0 0
Player 4 Not Out 26 0 0 0
Player 5 b. R. Barnard 38 0 0 0
Player 6 Not Out 19 0 0 0
Player 7 0 0 0 0
Player 8 0 0 0 0
Player 9 0 0 0 0
Player 10 0 0 0 0
Player 11 0 0 0 0
Extras 3w, 7b, 1nb 11
Total for 3 wickets 33.3 overs 147

Rayne Cricket Club Bowling

O M R W Econ Extras
Mark Sainsbury 5 2 6 0 1.2
Tom Alen 3 0 20 0 6.7
Lee Nicholson 12 2 39 0 3.3
Chris Barton 3 1 16 1 5.3
Jon Sainsbury 3 0 22 1 7.3
2 0 17 0 8.5
Russell Barnard 3.3 0 20 1 5.7

Comments

or Register to add a comment

Team Sponsors