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1st XI - Match centre

Shalford Cricket Club
Waverley Cricket Club
W Torrey 71, M Couchman 31
Batting
Russ Golding 54, James Wright 51
Peter Brewer 3/15, Adam Carmichael 2/19
Bowling
W Torrey 1/8, S Critchell 1/22
Sun 19 Apr 13:30 - Friendly Start time 13:30

Waverley off to a flyer

Season opener brings eight wicket win...

Waverley's first game of the 2015 season was played in fine, but deceptively chilly weather (which prompted one or two grumbles throughout the day, despite the ever-present threat of the Pink T-shirt). Huddling together for warmth were James Wright ("Mongo"), Russ Golding ("Raoul"), Sam Greensitt ("Viagra"), Simon Brewer ("KV"), Matt Du Gay ("Doogs"), Kyle Moxham ("Foxy"), Sam Tempest ("Troy"), Chris Beanland ("Beanie"), Matt Pride ("Pride of Waverley"), Peter Brewer ("Mr B") and Adam Carmichael ("AC").

Doogs allegedly won the toss and wasted no time in asking the home side to bat first in this 40 over game. Beanie and Troy were tasked with opening the bowling and the early signs were promising, with both bowlers giving the batsmen something to think about the early exchanges. The breakthrough came from Troy, a fielding change luring Dontiboyina down the track and enabling Raoul to complete the stumping. Beanie should have bagged his first wicket of the season, but AC chose an inopportune moment to demonstrate his new Jayne Torvill impression and the ball looped harmlessly into a gap. AC then rubbed more salt into the wound by dismissing the same batsman with a simple return catch, having been introduced into the attack for the luckless Beanie. Two more quick wickets followed, with Troy and AC dismissing the two Smiths in successive overs (including KV grasping a looping, one-handed catch at slip). Torrey and Critchell steadied the ship with a partnership of 53 for the fifth wicket, although a couple of jaffas from Pride of Waverley almost brought it to a premature end. However, a measured return throw from Viagra enabled AC to complete the run out of Critchell and reduce Shalford to 115-5.

Further bowling changes saw Mr B and Foxy introduced into the attack to try and end the home side's resistance. Initially it didn't look like it was going to be Mr B's day, some early season "rustiness" in the field seeing a high catch go to ground early into his spell. However, he soon bagged the prize wicket of Torrey (whose 71 runs had ensured a competitive total for the home side) - a good catch in the deep by skipper Doogs. Foxy then got stuck into the tail, with good catches from Troy and Mongo dismissing O'Brien and Waterson in the same over. Mr B wrapped up the innings shortly thereafter with a further two wickets, with Waverley requiring 155 to win from their 40 overs.

After an excellent tea (par for the course at Shalford), Mongo and Raoul exploded out of the blocks with some aggressive batting. No bowler was spared and after only ten overs, Waverley were about halfway to the total and travelling at a healthy seven runs an over. The big question was who would reach their half-century first and the answer was Mongo... but just as the visitors began contemplating the possibility of a ten wicket victory, he misjudged a delivery from Critchell (the younger) and dragged onto his own stumps for 51. Raoul continued on his merry way and with a little assistance from Viagra (no chuckling at the back please), he also brought up his half-century. Unfortunately he went the same way as Mongo, being bowled by Torrey soon after for 54. But in truth, Waverley were looking comfortable at 132-2. Viagra and KV kept the scoreboard ticking over and the win was secured just three overs later - a booming four from KV delivering an eight wicket victory, with Viagra not out on 25.

The first awards of the season saw the Man of the Match Hat awarded to Troy for his performance with the ball and two catches. However, he was also awarded the *Anchor Hat for over-celebrating a straight-forward catch when he had dropped a sitter not long before. There were several candidates for the Pink T-shirt; however the stand-out winner was Pride of Waverley - for running around the boundary to greet his girlfriend after he thought he'd been abandoned... just the sort of behaviour the Pink T-shirt was designed to discourage.

In other news, the inaugural "Captain's challenge" saw £2 added to the Awards Night charity fund: KV and Viagra unable to produce a unique pound coin each.

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Scorecard

Shalford Cricket Club won the toss and decided to bat.

Shalford Cricket Club batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
M Couchman
ct. A Carmichael, b. A Carmichael
31
0
0
0
 
S Dontiboyina
st. R Golding, b. S Tempest
1
0
0
0
 
W Torrey
ct. M Du Gay, b. P Brewer
71
0
0
0
 
P Smith
b. S Tempest
0
0
0
0
 
D Smith
ct. S Brewer, b. A Carmichael
5
0
0
0
 
N Critchell
ro. S Greensitt
9
0
0
0
 
L Waterson
ct. S Tempest, b. K Moxham
4
0
0
0
 
S O'Brien
ct. J Wright, b. K Moxham
0
0
0
0
 
O Rowe
Not Out
6
0
0
0
 
J Corning
b. P Brewer
0
0
0
0
 
S Critchell
ct. S Tempest, b. P Brewer
0
0
0
0
 
Extras
15w, 12b
27
Total
for 10 wickets 35.5 overs
154
Fall of wickets:
24 / 1 ( S. Dontiboyina ), 56 / 2 ( M. Couchman ), 57 / 3 ( P. Smith ), 62 / 4 ( D. Smith ), 115 / 5 ( N. Critchell ), 144 / 6 ( W. Torrey ), 144 / 7 ( S. O'Brien ), 147 / 8 ( L. Waterson ), 148 / 9 ( J. Corning ), 154 / 10 ( S. Critchell )

Waverley Cricket Club bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Chris Beanland
7
0
36
0
5.1
Sam Tempest
8
1
25
2
3.1
Adam Carmichael
8
2
19
2
2.4
Matt Pride
5
0
27
0
5.4
Peter Brewer
4.5
1
15
3
3.1
Kyle Moxham
3
0
20
2
6.7

Waverley Cricket Club batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
James Wright
b. S Critchell
51
0
10
0
 
Russ Golding
b. W Torrey
54
0
9
0
 
Sam Greensitt
Not Out
25
0
4
0
 
Simon Brewer
Not Out
9
0
2
0
 
Matt Du Gay
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Kyle Moxham
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Sam Tempest
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Chris Beanland
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Matt Pride
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Peter Brewer
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Adam Carmichael
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Extras
3w, 14b, 1nb
18
Total
for 2 wickets 24.3 overs
157
Fall of wickets:
104 / 1 ( J. Wright ), 132 / 2 ( R. Golding )

Shalford Cricket Club bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
S O'Brien
5
1
25
0
5.0
O Rowe
3
0
22
0
7.3
J Corning
5
1
25
0
5.0
L Waterson
3
0
21
0
7.0
S Critchell
3
0
22
1
7.3
W Torrey
4
0
8
1
2.0
N Critchell
1.3
0
20
0
13.3

Team selection

Shalford Cricket Club
  • 1. M Couchman
  • 2. S Dontiboyina
  • 3. W Torrey
  • 4. P Smith
  • 5. D Smith
  • 6. N Critchell
  • 7. L Waterson
  • 8. S O'Brien
  • 9. O Rowe
  • 10. J Corning
  • 11. S Critchell

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