St Michael's Cricket Club


Opponent : Ecton Hall
Date : 29 May 2004
Venue : Ecton
Result : Won by 2 wickets

Innings of: Ecton Hall

1 D Wills ct Palangi Geddes 10 Bowling O M R W
2 R Patel ct Collier Swann 54 R Palangi 12 1 48 0
3 S Morrison ct Harrison Cannell 20 M Swann 10 2 34 2
4 D Sharpe ct Harrison Cannell 14 T Marlow 11 1 36 0
5 M Kearsley ct Geddes Swann 25 I Geddes 7 2 25 1
6 S Wheatman not out 18 S Cannell 5 0 27 2
7 J Bason not out 15
Overs 45


Wickets 5



Innings of: St Michael's

1 D Harrison ct Patel 23 Bowling O M R W
2 R Palangi b Patel 32 S Morrison 5 0 24 0
3 M Collier ct Patel 5 S Wheatman 9 0 29 0
4 W Kingston jr b Kearsley 7 M Grey 7 2 19 0
5 M Swann b Kearsley 16 R Patel 12 1 32 4
6 B Ahearn ct Patel 14 M Kearsley 8 0 42 4
7 T Marlow b Kearsley 30
8 I Geddes not out 19
9 S Cannell LBW Kearsley 0
10 W Kingston sr not out 2
Overs 41


Wickets 8



Match report

At last, a league match. Following 2 wash outs and last week's debâcle when United Social refused to play ball, St Michael's finally got their league campaign underway and won a nail bighter.

Ecton Hall batted first and made steady progress, with batsmen Wills and Patel seeing off the opening bowlers of Palangi and Swann. It was skipper Ian Geddes who made the breakthrough, lulling Wills into a false shot with a slower ball. Cup bowling hero Simon Cannell picked out a couple of wickets, both caught by Dale Harrison on the long on boundary. Apart from that, the fielding was nothing to write home about, and several fines were dished out at the tea break. A late surge saw the home side gain maximum batting points, and would prove a challenging target to a St Michael's side that had the lowest number of batting points in the league last year.

In reply, a solid start was made by the St Michael's opening paid of Palangi and Harrison. Palangi was playing some delightful shots, but following a bought of cramp, undoubtedly caused by over enthusiastic fielding, he lost concentration and was bowled for 32. Dale Harrison was looking good following his half century the cup a fortnight ago, but misjudged a slow full toss by spinner Patel and could only scoop the ball to mid on where he was duly caught.

The teams left the field for a quick shower when the score was 78 for 3, and after that wickets steadily came, and the run rate fell back. Needing 80 to win in 45 minutes, Tom Marlow took the challenge head on, striking some lusty blows before he was unnecessarily bowled for 30 with just 18 to win. With the clouds coming in a rain immanent, it was left to skipper Ian Geddes to score the winning runs with only 1 over remaining.


Player Reason Amount
Tim Barlow
Fumbled run out attempt
Stupidly being bowled with victory in sight
Simon Cannell
Poor flop at mid off
Dropped catch
Outrageous LBW appeal
Golden duck
Rushon Palangi
Dropped catch
General lethargy in the field
Matt Collier
Fumbled run out attempt
Catch at second attempt using body
Will Kingston
Poor flop at mid wicket
Throwing ball at stumps when told not to do so by the Bear
Brain Ahearn
Dropped catch
Not getting up to the stumps to receive a Will Kingston throw
Ian Geddes Mince like attempt to field a ball at mid off 50p
Martin Baker Turning down LBW appeals from own side but giving one to the opponents £1
Malc Swann Not appealing for 2 LBWs £1

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