St Michael's Cricket Club

 

Opponent : Olivair
Date : 6 July 2002
Venue : Abington Park II
Result : Won by 5 wickets

Innings of: Olivair

1 Frost b Marnewick 2 Bowling O M R W
2 Chesterman b Swann 4 A Marnewick 10.5 3 14 5
3 Parish ct Kingston jr Marnewick 4 M Swann 7 2 20 1
4 Earl ct Wilson Baker 26 M Baker 7 2 18 1
5 Holder ct Kirby Marnewick 1 T Kirby 10 2 18 2
6 Bell run out 5
7 Bundy ct Wilson Kirby 14
8 Lawton not out 6
9 Wiper b Marnewick 1
10 Gallagher ct Baker Kirby 2
11 Mander b Marnewick 2
Overs 34.5

Extras

14
Wickets 10

Total

81

Innings of: St Michael's

1 D Harrison ct Bell 2 Bowling O M R W
2 V Cross c Mander 22 R Bell 7 3 15 1
3 W Kingston jr ct Earl Mander 23 C Bundy 4 1 12 0
4 D Allen LBW Mander 7  Mander 7 0 30 3
5 M Collier not out 19 Chesterman 4.5 0 21 1
6 A Wilson b Chesterman 0
7 A Marnewick not out 0
Overs 22.5

Extras

9
Wickets 5

Total

82

Match report

Andy Marnewick grabbed a superb 5 for14 as St Michael's overpowered a poor Olivair side at Abington Park on Saturday.

St Michael's skipper Ian Geddes won the toss and asked Olivair top bat first. And his decision immediately looked a good one as opening bowlers Marnewick and the veteran Malc Swann ripped through the Olivair upper order. Marnewick was unplayable at times, with his pace and bounce causing all sorts of trouble to the Olivair batters.

Wickets came at regular intervals, with the only resistance coming from the left hander Earl. But he eventually holed out to Martin Baker as Handy Andy Wilson took a good running catch at mid off. The final total of 81 looked a poor one, and following their recent Garnett Plate semi final victory recently under their belts, St Michael's were confident of victory.

In reply, Olivair took a quick wicket as Dale Harrison was bowled for 2. However Vince Cross was playing his by now custom anchor roll, using the face of the bat to good effect and timing the ball well. At the other end, Will Kingston bludgeoned a quickfire 23 to put the Olivair bowlers on the back foot. When he eventually holed out, there was a quick flurry of wickets, but not enough to cause widespread panic. Matt Collier steadied the ship by hitting 19 not out as others fell around him, including Andy Wilson who was unlucky to bowled having a swing and a miss. Yes, very unlucky.

The winning runs came with 30 overs to spare, allowing time for a couple of pints at the Saints to reflect on next Sunday's Garnett Plate final at the County Ground.

 

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