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1st XI - Match centre

Elstead Cricket Club
Waverley Cricket Club
T Carter 53, T Devitt 51
Batting
James Wright 51, Andy Minshaw 47
Herbie Scarth 2/25, Peter Brewer 2/48
Bowling
T Carter 1/13, T Devitt 1/25
Sun 7 Aug 14:00 - Friendly Start time 14:00

Beaten by the narrowest of margins

Waverley suffer final ball defeat, but the future looks bright.

Last season the home side decimated the Waverley batting line-up as they secured a relatively comfortable victory. Looking to make amends were James Wright ('Jim Jam'), Andy Minshaw ('the Mincer'), Simon Knox ('Chewy'), Marcus Carmichael ('MC'), Adrian Day ('Mog'), Adam Carmichael ('AC'), Bob Moxham ('the Sponge'), Kyle Moxham ('Kye'), Peter Brewer ('Mr B'), Will Knox ('Baby Knox') and Herbie Scarth ('Bertie').

By a gentleman's agreement it was the home side who batted first. DJ Teabag had been due to play, but secured the Hobbling Hoagy award having torn his hamstring when playing for The Bourne (although he seemed pretty mobile when watching from the sidelines...). This meant that the task of opening fell to Mog (who has been bowling well this season) and Jim Jam (who was nursing a hangover). The former was very economical and was unlucky not to pick up a wicket, while the latter had the misfortune to be bowling against a former Surrey Premier batsman who was particularly adept at playing off the back foot. The other opener was more of an accumulator, but both raced past the fifty mark before being retired out by their skipper. This gave Waverley a way back into the game and it was Chewy, on for Mog, who shattered the stumps for the first bowler's wicket. Mr B then got in on the act when he bagged a couple for himself. Two wickets for Bertie and a wicket each for AC and the Sponge left the home side looking at a score of around 200. However, the bowling plaudits must go to Baby Knox and Kye. Both made bowling look easy, with Baby Knox conceding only four runs from four overs (including two maidens) and Kye picking up his first wicket of the season to end the innings, just clipping the bails. Two more products of the Waverley Youth Academy who seem destined to become useful cricketers.

Waverley were therefore set 207 to win from their 40 overs and Jim Jam and the Mincer got the reply underway. Both looked untroubled by the bowling as they moved the score along at a steady pace, but it was Jim Jam who was the first to reach his fifty (only to fall a couple of balls later). The Mincer and Chewy kept the scoreboard ticking before the former artfully jug-evaded in the late forties. The only hiccup of the Waverley innings was when the unfortunate MC mis-timed a cut shot, holing out to point. Chewy and Mog maintained a steady march towards the total, the home side turning to their premier bowlers in an attempt to halt Waverley's progress. When Mog chased a wide one and holed out, AC joined Chewy at the crease with twenty five needed from four overs. Some good running between the wickets and a couple of useful fours resulted in Waverley needing three runs to win off the last ball of the innings. Unfortunately the final delivery was yorker length and Chewy did well to dig it out. Only a single was managed, meaning Waverley fell an agonising one run short of victory by virtue of fewer wickets lost.

The agony of defeat was tempered by the fact that Waverley had played well throughout the game. It was soon business as usual in the showers as, after two instances of soap dropping, the Sponge informed Mog that he would be going into "official receivership". The Club Captain's absence also meant that there were no awards after the game, although good scores from Jim Jam, the Mincer and Chewy along with numerous good bowling performances would have made the task of choosing a Man of the Match a difficult one. No doubt Teabag would have been in the frame for the Pink T-Shirt, Waverley being famously unsympathetic to any sort of injury no matter how genuine.

Speaking of Teabag, time for another instalment of Comments from the Clio. A couple of gems from the world's foremost panel of experts this week, the first of which is simply titled "excuses for not giving your mates a lift, number 147: crocodiles ate my face". Turning to politics (for the gentlemen of the Clio are truly learned in such things), Teabag had the following observation to make of Boris Johnson: "the only politician who doesn't have the personality of my left toe nail." As a side note, Teabag's left toe nail is considering standing for the Aldershot seat at the next Parliamentary election...

Scorecard

Elstead Cricket Club won the toss and decided to bat.

Elstead Cricket Club batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
T Devitt
Retired Hurt
51
0
0
0
 
T Carter
Retired Hurt
53
0
0
0
 
P Lincoln
b. S Knox
14
0
0
0
 
R Weilding
b. A Carmichael
32
0
0
0
 
S Holden
b. P Brewer
3
0
0
0
 
N Bartlett
ct. A Minshaw, b. P Brewer
0
0
0
0
 
M Leitch
ct. M Carmichael, b. H Scarth
8
0
0
0
 
J Chau
st. A Minshaw, b. B Moxham
23
0
0
0
 
L Stevenson
ct. A Carmichael, b. H Scarth
12
0
0
0
 
B Young
Not Out
0
0
0
0
 
J Little
b. K Moxham
1
0
0
0
 
Extras
3w, 5b, 1lb
9
Total
for 10 wickets 39.3 overs
206
Fall of wickets:
88 / 1 ( J. Wright ), 124 / 2 ( A. Minshaw ), 124 / 3 ( M. Carmichael ), 182 / 4 ( A. Day )

Waverley Cricket Club bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Adrian Day
6
1
19
0
3.2
James Wright
3
0
38
0
12.7
Peter Brewer
8
1
48
2
6.0
Simon Knox
4
0
22
1
5.5
Adam Carmichael
4
0
27
1
6.8
Herbie Scarth
6
1
25
2
4.2
Will Knox
4
2
4
0
1.0
Kyle Moxham
3.3
1
8
1
2.3
Bob Moxham
2
0
11
1
5.5

Waverley Cricket Club batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Adam Carmichael
Not Out
9
0
0
0
 
Adrian Day
Caught. b. N Bartlett
29
0
4
0
 
Andy Minshaw
Caught. b. S Holden
47
0
7
0
 
Herbie Scarth
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Marcus Carmichael
Caught. b. T Devitt
0
0
0
0
 
Bob Moxham
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
James Wright
Caught. b. T Carter
51
0
10
0
 
Jamie Harris
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Peter Brewer
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Simon Knox
Not Out
43
0
3
1
 
Will Knox
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Kyle Moxham
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Extras
4w, 9b, 12lb, 1nb
26
Total
for 4 wickets 40 overs
205
Fall of wickets:
88 / 1 ( J. Wright ), 124 / 2 ( A. Minshaw ), 124 / 3 ( M. Carmichael ), 182 / 4 ( A. Day )

Elstead Cricket Club bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
J Chau
5
0
27
0
5.4
N Bartlett
9
0
42
1
4.7
M Leitch
8
0
39
0
4.9
T Carter
3
0
13
1
4.3
S Holden
8
1
38
1
4.8
T Devitt
8
1
25
1
3.1

Team selection

Elstead Cricket Club
  • 1. T Devitt
  • 2. T Carter
  • 3. P Lincoln
  • 4. R Weilding
  • 5. S Holden
  • 6. N Bartlett
  • 7. M Leitch
  • 8. J Chau
  • 9. L Stevenson
  • 10. B Young
  • 11. J Little

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