St Michael's Cricket Club

 

Opponent : Mears Ashby
Date : 23 July 2005
Venue : Mears Ashby
Result : Lost by 57 runs

Innings of: Mears Ashby

1 T Watts b Geddes 18 Bowling O M R W
2 J Chamberlain ct L Bartley b Geddes 2 M Swann 12.3 4 58 2
3 B Micklewright b Cannell 10 I Geddes 13 1 48 4
4 G Kinnear ct L Bartley b Swann 117 S Cannell 8 0 38 2
5 R Tebbutt ct A Bartley b Baker 1 M Baker 6 1 20 1
6 R Payne st Ahearn b Cannell 0 N Raza 5 0 37 0
7 M White ct Collier b Geddes 6
8 K Gardner ct Harrison b Geddes 17
9 T Kinnear b Swann 22
10 P Edwards run out 5
11 D Payne not out 6
Overs 44.3

Extras

8
Wickets 10

Total

212

Innings of: St Michael's

1 D Harrison ct D Payne b G Kinnear 28 Bowling O M R W
2 A Bartley ct Micklewright b Edwards 6 G Kinnear 8.4 2 18 2
3 M Collier ct D Payne b T Kinnear 19 P Edwards 7 2 43 1
4 M Swann b Gardner 22 T Kinnear 11 0 41 5
5 I Geddes ct Micklewright b T Kinnear 0 K Gardner 10 1 40 1
6 S Cannell ct G Kinnear b T Kinnear 54
7 B Ahearn run out 5
8 R Bartley LBW b T Kinnear 2
9 L Bartley b G Kinnear 1
10 N Raza b T Kinnear 0
11 M Baker not out 0
Overs 36.4

Extras

18
Wickets 10

Total

155

Match report

St Michaelís were defeated for the second week in a row on Saturday as Mears Ashby strengthened their push for the title, whilst at the same time throwing their opponents promotion ambitions on ice.

On another warm day, St Michaelís fielded first. Ian Geddes made an immediate breakthrough when he had opener Chamberlain brilliantly caught at point by Luke Bartley. He then had Watts bowled for 18, before change bowlers Martin Baker and Simon Cannel took three quick wickets between them to have the home side reeling at 55 for 5.

However a 53 run partnership between G Kinnear and White saw the beginning of a Mears Ashby revival. Kinnear  eventually score 117 as the St Michaelís bowlers suffered in the heat for the second week in a row. However with a small boundary and a lightening quick outfield, the final total of 212 was not out of reach.

The St Michaelís reply got off to a rapid response, with Dale Harrison in particular taking a liking to the home attack. He struck 4 fours off one over from Edwards before he was caught for 28.

Wickets came at regular intervals thereafter, and with the score at 74 for 4 and 3 players making up the numbers, it seemed an early finish was on the cards.

However a 67 run partnership between Simon Cannell and Malc Swann turned things around. Cannell, following an inauspicious duck last week against Spencer, took the attack to the Mears Ashby bowlers. As well at hitting his first six for the club (a lofted straight drive into the side of the pavilion), he then passed another milestone as he scored his first half-century for St Michaelís.

However the hopes of the visitors were soon dashed as Cannell, Swann and then Brian Ahearn all went within quick succession. The tailed failed to wag and Mears Ashby eventually came out comfortable winners by 57 runs.

 

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