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Quatt CC - 1st XI
Shelton CC - 1st XI
la 23 huhti 13:00 - Shropshire County Cricket League - Premier Division Start time 13:00

Quatt CC vs. Shelton CC

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Quatt 1st XI pick up 24 points from their opening game of the season with notable performances from Craig Jones with the ball and Terry Hughes with the bat

On a crisp spring day in April the season started with the sun shining but the wind chilling which was not suited to cricketers with fragile limbs. Newly promoted Shelton won the toss and decided to bat on a good looking surface thanks to all the hard work put in over the last week from the ground staff.

Shelton started their innings well under pressure from Gareth Jones and Harry Geyton with the latter being unlucky not to have picked up at least one wicket. Shelton's innings then stumbled with good bowling from Gareth Jones (1-35) and Jonathan Edwards (2-32) until Chad Hitchcock came to the crease. He played a faultless innings and was only caught by Craig Harris off the bowling of Craig Jones for 87 when he was trying to up the scoring rate. Shelton were eventually bowled out for 193 in the 48th over with Craig Jones being the pick of the Quatt bowlers with figures of 4-37.

Quatt needed a steady response to chase down what was considered a par total at the interval. However, the top order all got in and the got out leaving the home side under pressure at 80-5 with no significant partnerships to date. With the game slipping away the long batting line-up was to come under pressure and calm experienced heads were required to turn around the game. Terry Hughes (54*) and Craig Jones (30) showed their experience by accumulating a partnership based on low risk batting and getting Quatt into a position to win the game. When Craig Jones was caught by Mark Davis off the bowling of Ross Griffiths there was a brief glimmer of hope for the away side. Enter Quatt's very own Michael Bevan to win the game with a four and secure maximum points for the home team.

A great game of cricket to kick off the start of the season and if Shelton play like that for the whole season they will do well in the SCCL Premier League. On a bitterly cold day with no pre-season cricket a win was the main objective for the 1st XI. However, there are areas of the game that can be improved as the 1st XI go into next week's game away against Albrighton CC who were defeated by Wem CC yesterday.

Scorecard

Shelton CC - 1st XI won the toss and elected to bat

Shelton CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Mark Davies
lb. J Edwards
19
78
2
0
24.4
Harry Jones
lb. G Jones
10
35
1
0
28.6
Zeke Mellor
 
4
12
0
0
33.3
Ben Mathews
ct. C Harris, b. T Hughes
12
17
2
0
70.6
Chad Hitchcock
ct. C Harris, b. C Jones
87
65
12
2
133.8
Dean Suter
ct. E Parker, b. C Jones
11
24
1
0
45.8
Sam Mathews
b. G Yates
6
18
1
0
33.3
Ben Chambers
b. C Jones
4
16
1
0
25.0
Sam Jones
ct. A Biddle, b. J Edwards
1
6
0
0
16.7
Ross Griffiths
lb. C Jones
8
10
1
0
80.0
Jamie Whelan
 
1
4
0
0
25.0
Extras
20w, 5b, 3lb, 2nb
30
Total
for 10 wickets 47.1 overs
193

Quatt CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Gareth Jones
10.0
3
35
1
3.5
10w
Harry Geyton
5.0
0
20
0
4.0
7w
Jonathan Edwards
12.0
2
32
2
2.7
1nb, 3w
Terry Hughes
6.0
1
23
1
3.8
Craig Jones
9.1
0
37
4
4.1
Graham Yates
5.0
0
38
1
7.6
1nb

Quatt CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Elliot Parker
ct. D Suter, b. C Hitchcock
26
61
4
0
42.6
Graham Yates
lb. B Chambers
4
19
0
0
21.1
Adrian Evans
lb. S Jones
16
21
4
0
76.2
Tom Whitney
ct. D Suter, b. S Jones
22
23
3
1
95.7
Craig Harris
st. D Suter, b. S Jones
0
5
0
0
0.0
Terry Hughes
 
54
91
4
1
59.3
Craig Jones
ct. M Davies, b. R Griffiths
30
62
2
0
48.4
Alex Biddle
 
16
18
1
0
88.9
Jonathan Edwards
Did Not Bat
 
Gareth Jones
Did Not Bat
 
Harry Geyton
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
11w, 1b, 14lb, 1nb
27
Total
for 6 wickets 49.5 overs
195

Shelton CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Ben Chambers
9.0
2
21
1
2.3
1w
Jamie Whelan
5.0
0
28
0
5.6
4w
Sam Jones
15.0
4
28
3
1.9
5w
Chad Hitchcock
10.5
0
47
1
4.7
1w
Ross Griffiths
10.0
0
56
1
5.6
1nb

Team selection

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# Team Pts
1. Sentinel CC - 1st XI 368
2. Quatt CC - 1st XI 309
3. Wem CC - 1st XI 296
4. Ludlow CC - 1st XI 285
5. Madeley CC - 1st XI 276
6. Frankton CC - 1st XI 269
7. Broseley CC - 1st XI 258

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