St Michael's Cricket Club

 

Opponent : Obelisk 'A'
Date : 12 July 2003
Venue : Obelisk Centre
Result : Won by 93 runs

Innings of: St Michael's

1 D Harrison ct Dadds 24 Bowling O M R W
2 W Kingston sr b Summerton 5 S Macklin 11 1 47 2
3 T Kirby ct Addy 29 M Summerton 10 1 57 3
4 W Kingston jr ct Dadds 9 C Dadds 11.1 1 35 3
5 M Allen ct Blenkinsop 29 R Addy 5 0 20 1
6 D Tebbutt ct Macklin 12 T Blenkinsop 6 0 24 1
7 I Geddes ct Summerton 17
8 S Cannell ct Summerton 0
9 E Thurley b Macklin 0
10 M Baker b Dadds 43
11 J Burrows not out 6
Overs 43.1

Extras

14
Wickets 10

Total

188

Innings of: Obelisk 'A'

1 R Flight b Baker 2 Bowling O M R W
2 P Rice ct Harrison Baker 18 M Baker 12 2 28 5
3 T Lewis ct Harrison Baker 1 T Kirby 6 3 18 0
4 T Blenkinsop LBW Cannell 16 S Cannell 6 0 25 2
5 R Addy LBW Baker 2 M Allen 2 0 17 0
6 M Summerton b Cannell 3 I Geddes 2 0 5 2
7 S Macklin ct Geddes Geddes 12 J Burrows 0.2 0 0 1
8 M Braddam ct Baker 0
9 E Gillanders LBW Geddes 28
10 C Dadds not out 1
11 P Dadds ct Burrows 4
Overs 28.2

Extras

8
Wickets 10

Total

95

Match report

Cricket can be likened to a London bus - you wait months for a victory, then 2 along along together.

St Michael's followed up their nail bighting win over Bold Dragoon with a comfortable 93 run victory over Obelisk to complete the double over the Kingsthorpe side.

St Michael's batted first and made a steady start until Bill Kingston was bowled round his legs by Summerton. A good partnership then followed between Dale Harrison (24) and Trev Kirby (29). However they fell in successive overs to leave the score on 63-3. The middle order batted well, with debutante Mick Allen weighing in with a classy 29. But a collapse, with 3 wickets fallen with the score on 135, left the tail exposed with a low score on the cards. However a late rally with Martin Baker (43) and Jamie Burrows (6*) added 44 for the last wicket to post a respectable 188 all out.

In the reply, Baker was soon back in the action, taking 2 quick wickets to leave Obelisk 11-2 in the fifth over. A recovery of sorts followed, with Rice (18) and Blenkinsop (16) taking the score to 39 before Simon Cannell had Blenkinsop trapped LBW. Baker then claimed 3 more to put St Michael's firmly in the driving seat, giving him final figures of 5 for 28 in 12 overs. Cannell bowled Summerton for 12, with skipper Ian Geddes gaining 2 late wickets to leave the final score 95 all out in the 29th over.

A good game of cricket, played in the right spirit. Credit must go to the Obelisk players who showed excellent sportsmanship in defeat. Also an excellent tea!

A good win, but next week will be a bit trickier, with United Social the opposition on the ever unpredicatble Racecourse.

 

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