St Michael's Cricket Club

 

Opponent : United Social (Garnett Cup Final)
Date : 25 July 2004
Venue : County Ground, Northampton
Result : Lost by 3 wickets

Innings of: St Michael's 

1 D Harrison b McFarlane 13 Bowling O M R W
2 R Palangi b McFarlane 8 C McFarlane 8 2 24 3
3 M Collier b J Heath 23 T Heath 8 0 30 0
4 D York not out 56 J Heath 8 1 32 2
5 W Kingston jr b Pemberton 4 W Pemberton 8 3 15 1
6 B Ahearn b Patel 2 R Patel 8 0 39 3
7 M Swann LBW Patel 5
8 I Geddes b J Heath 17
9 T Marlow b McFarlane 0
10 C Kelly ct T Heath Patel 2
11 S Cannell not out 3
Overs 40

Extras

17
Wickets 9

Total

150

Fall of wickets: 1-20    2-33    3-62    4-67    5-79    6-92    7-131    8-141    9-144

Run rate: 1-5  2-8  3-8  4-15  5-20  6-23  7-29  8-31  9-33  10-40  11-40  12-43  13-47  14-49  15-53  16-60  17-62  18-62  19-62  20-62  21-67  22-67  23-73  24-79  25-81  26-88  27-91  28-92  29-98  30-100  31-101  32-102  33-109  34-117  35-126  36-131  37-140  38-144  39-146  40-150

Innings of: United Social

1 K Codner ct Geddes Cannell 25 Bowling O M R W
2 F Cummings not out 85 C Kelly 7 0 30 0
3 M Hastic ct Ahearn Cannell 3 R Palangi 4 0 21 0
4 W Pemberton ct Palangi Cannell 3 M Swann 8 2 30 2
5 J Heath b Cannell 1 T Marlow 2.4 0 18 0
6 C McFarlane run out 0 S Cannell 8 0 24 4
7 G Hamilton b Swann 10 I Geddes 6 0 23 0
8 T Heath b Swann 0
9 P Evans not out 0
Overs 35.4

Extras

24
Wickets 7

Total

151

Fall of wickets: 1-72    2-88    3-97    4-105    5-105    6-136    7-136

Run rate: 1-8  2-20  3-22  4-24  5-27  6-31  7-36  8-39  9-46  10-49  11-50  12-60  13-60  14-62  15-63  16-64  17-72  18-75  19-79  20-84  21-88  22-91  23-97  24-99  25-105  26-105  27-107  28-116  29-118  30-125  31-136  32-136  33-137  34-142  35-145  

Match report

St Michael's unbeaten run in their 125th season finally came to an end in the Garnett Cup Final at the County Ground. 

St Michael's batted first, and against some tight bowling from the Social openers, Dale Harrison and Rushon Palangi found runs difficult to come by. Palangi was first to go, bowled by Carl McFarlane for 8. Harrison hit a glorious cover drive to the longest part of the ground for 4, but soon after was also bowled by McFarlane for 13. Matt Collier and Danny York helped the score along to 62 before Collier became Joe Heath's first victim, bowled for a breezy 23. 

Danny York was holding the innings together, much like he did last week in the league against Primrose Hill. Will Kingston struggled, scoring only 4 in 17 deliveries, before he was bowled by Pemberton. Brian Ahearn was undone by Patel's spin for 5, before skipper Ian Geddes scored a brisk 17 in a stand of 39 for the seventh wicket.

Danny York was scoring more freely as the innings progressed, and brought up his 50 with a glorious 6 over mid wicket. He also hit 7 fours in his 56 not out to leave the final score of 150 for 9 off the full 40 overs.

United Social's reply was assisted by a flurry of wides from opening bowlers Clayton Kelly and Rushon Palangi, as well as a five from a wild over throw. 20 runs came off the first 2 overs before some sort of order was restored. Codner and Cummings made light work of the St Michael's bowling, and it wasn't until Malc Swann and Simon Cannell were brought into the attack that the run rate slowed down.

Cannell finally made the breakthrough in the eighteenth over when he had Codner caught by Ian Geddes for 25. Cummings continued scoring freely until the brakes were applied by Cannell's mixture of spin and seam. He then had Hastic caught behind by Brian Ahearn for 3. Two overs later had Pemberton caught at mid on by Palangi, also for 3. At 97 for 3, Social were looking nervous.

Two overs later, and the nervousness was migrating to panic. First Cannell bowled Joe Heath for 1, and next ball, Carl McFarlane was run out without scoring after a direct hit from Palangi to make the score 105 for 5.

Cummings kept on going, and with the run rate not a consideration, St Michael's only chance of victory was to bowl United Social out. Malc Swann made a double breakthrough in the 32nd over, first bowling Hamilton for 10 and then Tony Heath for a second ball duck.

However Cummings was still there, and with overs in hand, farmed the bowling to steer Social home to victory by 3 wickets with 26 balls to spare.

 

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