St Michael's Cricket Club

 

Opponent : Obelisk II
Date : 20 August  2005
Venue : Obelisk Centre
Result : Won by 66 runs

Innings of: St Michael's

1 D York ct Gibbons b Dean 26 Bowling O M R W
2 D Harrison b Dean 6 O Whiteside 10 1 57 2
3 M Collier ct White b Dean 10 R Dean 11 2 27 3
4 W Kingston jr ct White b Summerton 5 M Summerton 13 2 35 2
5 I Geddes ct Knowles b Summerton 17 L Knowles 11 2 43 1
6 F Omarji ct White b Whiteside 34
7 B Ahearn ct White b Knowles 13
8 M Swann not out 23
9 T Marlow b Whiteside 0
10 S Cannell not out 17
11 M Baker
Overs 45.0

Extras

28
Wickets 8

Total

179

Innings of: Obelisk II

1 C White ct Baker b Cannell 34 Bowling O M R W
2 M Summerton b Cannell 43 M Baker 5 2 16 0
3 D Evans b Cannell 0 M Swann 3 0 26 0
4 L Knowles ct Harrison b Cannell 9 T Marlow 9 1 32 0
5 I Lewis LBW b Geddes 6 S Cannell 10 2 28 5
6 B Robinson ct York b Geddes 16 I Geddes 3 2 2 4
7 C Taylor st Ahearn b Cannell 1
8 E Gilandes run out (Collier) 1
9 M Gibbons not out 0
10 R Dean b Geddes 0
11 D Whiteside b Geddes 0
Overs 30.0

Extras

3
Wickets 10

Total

113

Match report

St Michael's remained in the hunt for promotion with victory over Obelisk II on Saturday.

Losing the toss, St Michael's were asked to bat first on the Obelisk mat. And they made heavy work of it, struggling to 76 for 5 as Dean and Summerton made use of the uneven bounce. Danny York was looking comfortable, stroking his way to 26 before he was out caught. Skipper Ian Geddes slapped a quickfire 17, and was ably supported by Faizel Omarji, who scored a classy 34, his top score for the club so far.

A clatter of wickets with the score on 125 did not bode well for setting a challenging target. However a 51 run ninth wicket partnership between the evergreen Malc Swann (23 no) and Simon Cannel (17 no) saw the visitors reach 179 for 8 at the half way point.

The Obelisk reply started with gusto, with openers White and Summerton tucking in to the St Michael's attack. Simon Cannell made the breakthrough when had bowled Summerton for 43. He then removed Evans for no score next ball but was unable to claim the hat-trick.

They say catches win matches, and when Martin Baker somehow clung on to a pile driver from White at short mid wicket, the tide seemed to turn towards the visitors. Taylor was then removed to a smart stumping from Brian Ahearn to give Cannell another wicket and another chance of a hat-trick. However the net delivery was successfully defended.

Skipper Ian Geddes, sniffing some cheap wickets, brought himself on to bowl and promptly removed Robinson to a good catch from Danny York. In his next over, he removed Lewis LBW, bowled Dean first ball, and then repeated the trick to remove Whiteside to claim his hat-trick and the win.   

 

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