St Michael's Cricket Club


Opponent : Doddridge
Date : 12 June 2004
Venue : Racecourse 3
Result : Won by 1 wicket

Innings of: Doddridge

1 M Henderson ct Ahearn Geddes 10 Bowling O M R W
2 A Bartley ct Harrison Geddes 27 M Baker 9.3 2 25 0
3 P Horne not out 22 M Swann 12 2 20 0
4 R Beeby b Geddes 0 I Geddes 8.3 4 6 5
5 G Beeby ct Geddes 0 T Marlow 6 1 23 0
6 M Lewis ct Cannell 42 S Cannell 9 0 22 3
7 S Knight ct Cannell 2
8 B Staniforth ct Geddes 0
9 R Bartley ct Cannell 1
10 G Robinson not out 1
Overs 45


Wickets 9



Innings of: St Michael's

1 W Kingston sr run out 36 Bowling O M R W
2 D Harrison ct Lewis Mackenzie 0 L Lewis 11 3 34 0
3 M Collier LBW Mackenzie 7 V Mackenzie 12 4 21 3
4 W Kingston jr ct Lewis Mackenzie 17 G Robinson 12 5 36 1
5 I Geddes ct Knight Staniforth 26 B Staniforth 5.4 1 18 4
6 B Ahearn ct Robinson 1
7 M Swann not out 16
8 T Marlow b Staniforth 2
9 S Cannell b Staniforth 0
10 J Brown st R Beeby Staniforth 1
11 M Baker not out 3
Overs 40.4


Wickets 9



Match report

St Michael's sneaked home to claim a narrow victory from the jaws of defeat to maintain their unbeaten start to the season on Saturday. But they almost threw it away due to some poor timekeeping and some inept batting towards the end.

Doddridge batted first and made slow progress, preferring to keep their wickets intact rather than going for their shots. It was skipper Ian Geddes who made the breakthrough, having Alan Bartley caught at mid off with a good over the shoulder catch from Dale Harrison. In the next over he had the other opener Henderson caught behind, and then remove Richard Beeby first ball with a beauty that seemed and clipped the top of middle stump. Soon after he had Beeby jr caught with a superb catch by Bill Kingston at short square leg.

Some tight and teasing bowling by Simon Cannell claimed 3 wicket before skipper Geddes came on at the end to claim 2 more for a very jugable 5 for 6. 

In reply St Michael's made a poor start as Dale Harrison guided his first ball to Lewis at slip. Matt Collier soon followed, stepping back to a ball that kept low and was adjudged LBW. At the other end Bill Kingston was, relatively speaking, making hay. He was chugging along nicely until skipper Ian Geddes, watching the clock rather than the fielders, ran out the veteran Kingston for 36. Geddes eventually threw his wicket away for a quickfire 26.

Victory was almost in sight, but a flurry of wickets saw 7 still required when the ninth wicket fell. In to bat came the crocked Martin Baker, with Will Kingston acting as runner. He stroked his first ball for 3, saw off a maiden from Matt Lewis, allowing Mall Swann hit 2 fours off the next over to claim the narrowest of victories.


Player Reason Amount
Tom Marlow
  • Hangover
  • Lethargic in the field
  • Missed catch at gully - standing too far back
Will Kingston
  • Writing own headlines in the Chronic Error
  • Not wearing club cap when batting
Simon Cannell
  • Inappropriate attire when doing square leg
  • Duck
Matt Collier
  • Not wearing cap when walking on to the field at start of play
Malc Swann
  • Missed catch at slip - standing too far back
Martin Baker
  • Didn't finish an over when bowling
  • Batting with a runner
Dale Harrison
  • Golden duck
Bill Kingston
  • Jumper not conforming to club colours
  • Running himself out
Brian Ahearn
  • Missed catch due to slow glove work
Ian Geddes
  • Ineffective bowling
  • Throwing wicket away as he had to leave early
Rushon Palangi
  • Couldn't get his fat arse out of bed


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