Welney Croft Cricket Club

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Away against Loddington & Mawsley on 8th May 2011

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ChairmanJohn Loveday
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Result: Lost by 3 wkts Welney Croft: 208 for 7 (40 overs) Loddington & Mawsley 212 for 7 (38.1 overs)

NICE ONE GARETH                          Played at Loddington - sunshine and strong breeze.                    Report by Tony smart

Seventeen year old Gareth Kent was Croft's batting star, hitting his first half century and a personal best score of 87 not out - a century being so close before the allocated 40 overs were completed. His fine knock included 13 x 4's and 2 x 6's. Only two other batsmen recorded double figures, Duncan Hobbs (29) and Stephen Kent (11), however all added valuable runs whilst young Kent led the attack with Croft recording a very respectable 208 for 7 wkts.

Gareth Kent ( 87*) - thirteen x 4's, two x 6's Duncan Hobbs ( 29 ) - four x 4's, one x 6. Stephen Kent ( 11 ) - two x 4's.

After the tea interval Dale and Loveday had the home side reeling at 10 for 3 with opening spell figures of (2 for 7) and (1 for 7) respectively. Unfortunately they had not been able to remove No.1 bat Stapley (73), he was the main stay of the innings being at the crease for 105 minutes before being bowled by Gareth Kent. Ryan Richens (47) helped Stapley add 120 for the fourth wicket, it was then left to Will Haynes 31 not out to see Loddington pass Welneys total in the penultimate over.

A close match Croft being possibly 20 runs short, but with only 10 players the late withdrawal of Devon Malcolm had had a marked effect in the field and on the result.

Welney bowlers – Jon Dale (2 for 26), Gareth Kent (2 for 28) Percy Bulsara (0 for 43), John Loveday (1 for 36) Stephen Kent (0 for 44) Stephen Revett (1 for 28)

Team - John Loveday (captain), Neil Parkinson, Stephen Kent, Gareth Kent, Jon Dale, Duncan Hobbs, Percy Bulsara, Ashley Inwood, Stephen Revett, Oliver Revett, (10 players)

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