St Michael's Cricket Club

 

Opponent : Obelisk I
Date : 5 May 2007
Venue : Kislingbury
Result : Won by 34 runs

Innings of: St Michael's

1 S Tinant ct Wright b Kennedy 18 Bowling O M R W
2 A Bartley ct & b b Macklin 21 B Kennedy 12 4 32 2
3 D Harrison ct Robinson b Richardson 14 S Macklin 9 2 32 2
4 M Swann b Foremen 7 B Richardson 9 2 24 1
5 W Kingston jr b Kennedy 11 B Foreman 12.2 1 30 4
6 I Geddes b Foremen 21
7 M Collier run out 18
8 T Marlow

b Foremen 0
9 B Ahearn

ct

b Foremen 1
10 S Cannell

LBW

b Macklin 4
11 M Baker

not out 0
Overs 42.2

Extras

23
Wickets 10

Total

138

Innings of: Obelisk I

1 M Richardson b Baker 12 Bowling O M R W
2 B Robinson ct & b b Marlow 10 M Baker 11 1 33 4
3 M Smith ct b Baker 5 T Marlow 9 1 26 1
4 W Wright b Geddes 36 M Swann 6 2 20 2
5 B Richardson LBW b Baker 3 I Geddes 4.1 0 17 3
6 A Adams b Baker 0
7 B Foreman b Geddes 8
8 D White b Swann 13
9 S Macklin b Geddes 3
10 B Kennedy ct b Swann 1
11 I Lewis not out 0
Overs 30.1

Extras

13
Wickets 10

Total

104

Match report 

On a cloudy afternoon, St Michaelís had their first home fixture of the season against Obelisk II who finished 4th in the Division last year. Obelisk won the toss and elected to field. 

It soon became clear that the wicket was of variable bounce with some keeping low and others rearing up off the wicket which had some large cracks in it. The top order made slow but steady progress and at the halfway stage 67 had been made with the loss of only 2 wickets with Bartley digging in for a solid 21 in 27 overs.

Runs were difficult to come by as only 6 batsmen got into double figures and with the score on 125 with 5 overs to go 150/160 seemed possible. But in the space of 3 overs 5 more wickets fell for only 13 runs and the total of 138 including 23 extras (top score) looked 20 or 30 short of a testing target.

The Obelisk reply started steadily but in the 5th over Baker got the breakthrough when he bowled Richardson for 12. There was a lull in the proceedings but then Baker struck to grab 3 more wickets and Marlow chipped in with one in the space of 3 overs to leave Obelisk at 39 for 5 and looking at certain defeat.

Swann and Geddes replaced the tired Baker and Marlow but Obelisk continued to play their shots and progressed to 72 without further loss helped by a couple of dropped catches and then onto 92 for 6 with Wright leading the way with an excellent 36. However just as it seemed that Obelisk might make St Michaelís pay for their earlier mistakes, Swann and Geddes bagged 2 wickets each in consecutives overs to leave Obelisk short by 34 runs with Geddes getting the final wicket of Wright with one that kept low Ė the pitch had the final say!

 

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