St Michael's Cricket Club

 

Opponent : Overstone Park III
Date : 28 July 2007
Venue : Northampton College
Result : Won 18 runs

Innings of: St Michael's

1 A Bartley b Shelford 0 Bowling O M R W
2 B Ahearn ct b Shelford 3 D Shelford 8 1 15 3
3 M Collier b Shelford 1 D McDowell 8 2 10 0
4 W Kingston jr ct b Patel 26 M Morrison 5 1 10 1
5 W Kingston sr LBW b Morrison 5 P McDowell 5 2 9 0
6 I Geddes ct b Field 39 P Patel 9.2 2 26 3
7 M Swann ct b Field 6 M Field 9 1 20 3
8 T Marlow

b Patel 0
9 S Cannell not out 8
10 M Cox

LBW

b Field 0
11 M Baker b Patel 0
Overs 40.2

Extras

9
Wickets 10

Total

97

Innings of: Overstone Park III

1 V Patel ct Ahearn b Marlow 4 Bowling O M R W
2 A Quantine LBW b Geddes 5 M Baker 12 1 25 2
3 M Field ct Ahearn b Marlow 10 T Marlow 11.5 3 19 3
4 D Cook ct Cannell b Swann 10 I Geddes 7 5 2 1
5 P McDowell b Swann 3 S Cannell 3 1 6 0
6 A Fitz LBW b Kingston jr 0 M Swann 7 4 7 3
7 V Patel ct Swann b Baker 17 W Kingston jr 3 0 7 1
8 C Bigley b Swann 0
9 M Morrison ct Ahearn b Baker 4
10 D McDowell ct Ahearn b Marlow 10
11 D Shelford not out 8
Overs 43.5

Extras

Wickets 10

Total

79

Match report

St Michael's became the first team in the league to gain promotion with a narrow 3 wicket win at Overstone Park III.

On a mat that had clearly seen better days, the visitors batted first and were soon 8 for 3 as Darren Shelford ripped through the top order. However calm was restored with a solid partnership between skipper Will (26) and Ian Geddes (39). They took the score towards three figures, but fell 3 runs short as the tail failed to wag.

The Overstone reply was always in trouble after Tom Marlow stormed in to remove the openers with 17 on the board. With the outfield slow and the bowling tight, the run rate slowly increased. Malc Swann's 3 for 7 tightened the screw before Martin Baker took 2 wickets to almost seal victory. A stubborn 22 run partnership for the last wicket, taking the score to 79, only delayed the inevitable as Tom Marlow returned to claim his third wicket to wrap up a narrow 18 run victory.

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