St Michael's Cricket Club

 

Opponent : St Crispin's & Ryelands III
Date : 12 May 2007
Venue : Great Brington
Result : Won by 46 runs

Innings of: St Michael's

1 D Harrison ct Neal b Mitchell 13 Bowling O M R W
2 A Bartley ct Blackwell b Johns 4 N Johns 13 3 21 1
3 S Tinant b Adams 19 S Mitchell 9 0 28 1
4 W Kingston jr b Adams 53 J Thanawalla 7 1 22 0
5 M Collier ct Thanawalla b Harrison 0 S Adams 10 2 38 5
6 I Geddes b Adams 11 S Harrison 4 2 16 1
7 M Swann ct Neal b Smith 0 K Smith 2 0 5 1
8 B Ahearn

not out 16
9 S Cannell run out 1
10 M Cox

LBW

b Adams 1
11 M Baker

b Adams 8
Overs 45

Extras

17
Wickets 10

Total

143

Innings of: St Crispin's & Ryelands III

1 N Blackwell run out 2 Bowling O M R W
2 K Acford b Swann 38 M Baker 10 0 29 2
3 K Smith ct Tinant b Swann 8 M Swann 12.3 7 10 5
4 P Smith ct Tinant b Geddes 0 I Geddes 9 4 23 1
5 D Spencer b Swann 0 S Cannell 6 0 26 1
6 S Adams ct Bartley b Cannell 12
7 J Neal ct Kingston b Baker 0
8 J Thanawalla ct Collier b Swann 4
9 S Mitchell not out 1
10 S Harrison b Baker 18
11 N Johns ct Bartley b Swann 1
Overs 37.3

Extras

13
Wickets 10

Total

97

Match report 

On a cloudy and overcast afternoon, the two Saints met on the mat at Great Brington.

St Michael's batted first. Alan Bartley was soon back in the pavilion for 4. The bowling was tight with Nigel Johns being particularly difficult to get away, the damp outfield meaning boundaries were few and far between. Dale Harrison and Simeon Tinant both got into double figures, but when Tinant departed it was left to skipper Will Kingston to construct a fine 53 to keep the scoreboard ticking along.

There were a couple of quick wickets with neither Matt Collier or Malc Swann troubling the scorers, and with overs running out it was left to Ian Geddes and Brian Ahearn to help the score along to 143 with the final wicket falling to the last ball of the last over. Steve Adams was the pick of the bowlers finishing with 5 for 38.

During tea (an excellent spread) there was a shower of rain which had been threatening for some time but play resumed on time. 

The St Crispin's reply started slowly and Neil Blackwell was soon run out chancing a second run against Swann’s arm whose throw to Ahearn for once was an accurate one. Soon after Swann then had Kyle Smith caught by Tinant. Swann then bowled Spencer and with the sun appearing through the clouds it looked like the St Crispin's reply was fading away.

Kelvin Ackford and Steve Adams then started to put together a reasonable partnership which was finally broken when Bartley took a smart catch at mid wicket off Cannell’s bowling to dismiss Adams . Swann then returned to the action and promptly bowled Ackford and the rest of the wickets fell soon afterwards with only Spencer Harrison showing resistance with a quick-fire 18. Swann got the last wicket to finish with 5 for 10 to help St Michael's win by 46 runs.  

 

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