St Michael's Cricket Club

 

Opponent : St Andrews
Date : 17 June 2006
Venue : Kettering Town CC
Result : Lost by 52 runs

Innings of: St Andrews

1 C Baker b Marlow 37 Bowling O M R W
2 N Price b Baker 0 M Baker 13 3 34 3
3 R Boyd ct Collier b Baker 22 M Swann 8 1 22 0
4 A Lloyd ct Swann b Baker 2 T Marlow 13 1 35 2
5 B Foreman ct Kingston jr b Cannell 29 I Geddes 5 0 21 1
6 J Pepperdine b Geddes 12 S Cannell 3.4 0 13 4
7 D Sibley ct Swann b Marlow 8
8 K Barnett ct Bartley b Cannell 7
9 T Garofalo b Cannell 3
10 S Schofield not out 0
11 L John b Cannell 0
Overs 42.4

Extras

17
Wickets 10

Total

137

Innings of: St Michael's

1 W Kingston sr run out 8 Bowling O M R W
2 A Bartley ct Barnett b Foreman 29 J Pepperdine 10.2 5 14 2
3 F Omarji b John 2 L John 13 5 18 1
4 M Swann ct Barnett ct Lloyd 12 A Lloyd 9 3 26 3
5 T Marlow ct Foreman b Lloyd 0 B Foreman 6 0 18 3
6 W Kingston jr b Lloyd 5
7 M Collier b Foreman 0
8 I Geddes b Foreman 6
9 S Cannell LBW b Pepperdine 3
10 L Bartley b Pepperdine 1
11 M Baker not out 4
Overs 38.2

Extras

15
Wickets 10

Total

85

Match report

They say (who they?) that lightening never strikes twice. Well, they were right. As perennial number 11 Martin Baker strode to the wicket with the score at 79 for 9 and 58 runs still required, some were hoping of a repeat performance of the dramatic scenes from 12 months ago, when Baker and Simon Cannel put on 52 for the last wicket against the same opponents to secure a dramatic 1 wicket victory. Today, alas, it was not to be. But at least it gave a few St Andrews players the willies just thinking about it.

 On a scorching hot day, St Michael’s skipper Will Kingston won the toss and chose to field first. And it looked like a good decision as Baker bowled Neil Price for a golden duck in the very first over of the day. Chris Baker and Richard Boyd restored order with half-century partnership before Boyd nicked one off Baker to wicket keeper Matt Collier. Baker struck again in his next over when Adam Lloyd mistimed a drive and was caught by Malcolm Swann at mid on for 2.

 Chris Baker was next to go, bowled by tearaway Tom Marlow for a solid 37. After that, the innings slowed, and was only held together by Billy Foreman’s patient 29. He was eventually out for 29, skying a catch to Will Kingston off Simon Cannell. Cannell ended up with 4 for 13 as the St Andrews tail failed to tuck in to what they thought was an early tea, as one after the other they succumbed to his tempting pies.

The St Michael’s reply began slowly, with opening batters Bill Kingston and Alan Bartley unable to score freely against a tight opening spell by the opening pair of Lawrence John and James Pepperdine. Kingston was run out for 8, and was followed back to the pavilion by a sorry procession of batters, unable to increase the tempo as the required rate increased, with only Malcolm Swann (12) and extras (15) managing to get into double figures. Bartley’s 29 was the only resistance to the St Andrews bowling line up, until he holed out 29, and with it any hopes for a ‘home’ victory.  

 

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