St Michael's Cricket Club

 

Opponent : Doddridge
Date : 23 August 2003
Venue : Weston Favell Upper School
Result : Won by 3 wickets

Innings of: Doddridge

1 P Horne ct Geddes Baker 20 Bowling O M R W
2 S Gill ct Geddes Baker 2 M Baker 11 2 26 4
3 D Slaymaker ct Ahearn Allen 37 D Allen 10 4 32 2
4 R Hobbs ct Harrison Kirby 37 I Geddes 8 3 18 0
5 C Higham ct Collier Allen 3 T Kirby 12 3 30 2
6 M Lewis b Kirby 6 S Cannell 4 0 24 0
7 R Desmond not out 11
8 S Knight Baker 5
9 G Beeby st Ahearn Baker 1
10 P Higham not out 1
11 G Robinson
Overs 45

Extras

17
Wickets 8

Total

141

Innings of: St Michael's

1 D York b Slaymaker 34 Bowling O M R W
2 W Kingston sr ct Gill P Higham 1 C Higham 5 0 32 1
3 M Collier LBW Robinson 9 P Higham 12 3 23 3
4 W Kingston jr ct P Higham 11 G Robinson 8 1 25 1
5 D Allen ct P Higham 9 M Lewis 7 0 19 1
6 T Kirby not out 42 D Slaymaker 8 1 29 1
7 D Harrison b Lewis 4
8 I Geddes b C Higham 12
9 B Ahearn not out 4
Overs 40

Extras

16
Wickets 7

Total

142

Match report

St Michael's guaranteed fourth place finish in Section One with a hard fought 3 wicket victory over Doddridge. Winning the toss, St Michael's wily skipper Ian Geddes elected to field first, and it was veteran all rounder Martin Baker would made the early inroads, removing Horne and Gill, both to catches by Geddes at mid wicket.

A solid third wicket partnership between Dave Slaymaker and Hobbs seemed to swing the pendulum back towards Doddridge, but a late order collapse saw the final score restricted to 141-8, with Baker (4-28) the pick of the bowlers.

The tea interval was much improved by some of Mrs Mary Harrison's chocolate cake. According to Bill Kingston, the consistency was just right, and so a second helping was not amiss.

In reply, Doddridge crowded the bat, looking to put pressure on the St Michael's reply. And the policy seemed to be working with Bill Kingston and Dave Allen caught close to the wicket. But a quickfire 34 from Danny York, followed by Trev Kirby's steadfast 42 not out saw the home side to victory with 5 overs to spare.

 

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