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Marsh Gibbon
EandW Hendred
Sat Vadivale 85*, Steven Turner 32
Batting
Jon Francis 61*, Andrew Francis 22*
Rashid Kashif 2/24, Carl Palmer 2/30
Bowling
Michael Timms 3/23, Sat Vadivale 2/29
Sat 14 May 13:30 - Oxfordshire Cricket Association - Division 2 Start time 13:30

Gritty Win Away Shows Depth To Squad

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3-in-a-row as expectations rise

Marsh Gibbon CC vs. East and West Hendred CC
OCA Division 2
Saturday 14th May 2016

Marsh Gibbon won the toss and elected to bat first

Marsh Gibbson- 150 for 6
S. Vadivale- 85*
S. Turner- 34

East and West Hendred- 152 for 5
J. Francis- 61*

Hendred win by 5 wickets

This was a display that provided much food for thought for both captain and vice-captains alike. In a performance that provided many moments of despair and frustration came ultimate sweet nectar of victory at the end of a tight and absorbing affair between the two teams.

Having had 2 wins out of 2, optimism was rife in the visitors and for good reason. A near unchanged team against a team evidently struggling for players and form. A clear mis-match you would think? Sadly all too often those thoughts can lead to an unpleasant downfall. But that experience can keep itself in hiding for the time-being.

It didn't take long for the match to light the touch paper. Second ball the opener should have been dismissed but a rare error from the junior Mulford sibling meant the ball thudded to the ground. Fortunately fortune was on Hendred's side as the opener spooned up a chance for Jason Fisher to grab it only for him to spoon the chance to the alert Andrew Francis for him to whip the ball towards Jack Mulford to make amends for his earlier mistake. Then next over things became better as Carl Palmer took 2 in 2 with a peach and a rotten apple of a ball respectively. First one beat the batsman for pace and was back in the hut, the next one was a gorgeous full toss with batsmen fluffing his lines and Peter Ratcliffe clutching on at gully.

Kash was to shortly join the action with an all two familar trap of a couple of outswingers followed by a booming inswinger and the umpire duly raised his finger in recognition of the masterclass. at 24 for 4 this was going to be the best it would get for Hendred. As a combination of bad fielding, incredibly poor catching and slipping standards ensured that Marsh Gibbon were able to get themselves going. Albeit with their opener, affectionately known as Sat-Nav, enjoying more luck than a cat with 9 lives. The captain himself let his frustration get the better of him when dismissing one of their batsmen. Suffice to say some more colourful language may have been heard.

After a superb tea, Hendred began their steady response with both Mulfords steadfastly refusing to let the surface bog them down. However after a flurry of wicket left Hendred from 42 for 1, to 98 for 5, it was down to the Francis pair of Jon and Andrew to see the remaining runs ticked off with 2.2 overs remaining. Jon playing a fantastically gritty and determined innings, unwilling to give away his wicket cheaply and Andrew being technically adroit.

A very satisfying win considering how the match unfolded and our league campaign continues apace.

Man of The Match- Jon Francis- The Vice coming good with a determined and match winning knock

Champagne Moment- Jason Fisher and Andy Francis- The combined efforts of a dropped catch by Jason Fisher and the alertness of Andy Francis provided the kaleidoscope of fielding that was on display

Mare of the Match- Charlie Mulford- An unfortunate day in the field for the elder Mulford sibling. Best forgotten.

Scorecard

Marsh Gibbon won the toss and decided to bat.

Marsh Gibbon batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Tom Leonard
ro. A Francis
0
0
0
0
 
Sat Vadivale
Not Out
85
0
0
0
 
Sam Richardson
b. C Palmer
0
0
0
0
 
Stuart Leonard
ct. P Ratcliffe, b. C Palmer
0
1
0
0
0.0
Julian Chambers
lb. R Kashif
4
0
0
0
 
Steven Turner
b. M Baring
32
0
0
0
 
Michael Timms
Not Out
3
0
0
0
 
Carl Needham
b. R Kashif
14
0
0
0
 
Grant Cross
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Callum Cross
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Extras
6w, 1b, 5lb
12
Total
for 6 wickets 45 overs
150

EandW Hendred bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Carl Palmer
8
2
30
2
3.8
Rashid Kashif
11
2
24
2
2.2
Andrew Francis
6
0
32
0
5.3
Jon Francis
11
0
29
0
2.6
Mark Baring
9
2
31
1
3.4

EandW Hendred batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Ivan Mulford
b. M Timms
12
0
0
0
 
Jack Mulford
Caught. b. M Timms
20
0
0
0
 
Jon Francis
Not Out
61
0
0
0
 
J Fisher
Caught. b. M Timms
5
0
0
0
 
Charlie Mulford
b. S Vadivale
4
0
0
0
 
Rashid Kashif
b. S Vadivale
13
0
0
0
 
Andrew Francis
Not Out
22
0
0
0
 
Mark Baring
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Carl Palmer
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Mark Roberts
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Peter Ratcliffe
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Extras
6w, 3b, 6lb
15
Total
for 5 wickets 43 overs
152

Marsh Gibbon bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Carl Needham
10
4
18
0
1.8
Steven Turner
2
0
7
0
3.5
Tom Leonard
4.4
0
21
0
4.5
Michael Timms
6.2
1
23
3
3.6
Sat Vadivale
12
3
29
2
2.4
Grant Cross
8
0
45
0
5.6

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Team selection

Marsh Gibbon
  • 1. Tom Leonard
  • 2. Sat Vadivale
  • 3. Sam Richardson
  • 4. Stuart Leonard
  • 5. Julian Chambers
  • 6. Steven Turner
  • 7. Michael Timms
  • 8. Carl Needham
  • 9. Grant Cross
  • 10. Callum Cross
  • 11.

League round up

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