Welney Croft Cricket Club

Match Report

At home against Leverington on 24th July 2011

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ChairmanJohn Loveday
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CaptainJohn Loveday
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Result: Lost by 75 runs Welney Croft: 105 (31.3 overs) Leverington 180 - 4 (40 overs)
Nearly the end of July and only our second home match? Seems unbelievable but this season's opponents have let us down badly, hopefully with a few rearrangements and weather permitting the next six matches will all be at home.

Our visitors this week, Leverington, won the toss and elected to bat first. Openers Carter (13) and J.Gill (62) started slowly against some tight bowling from Steve Saberton and John Rowland, only 25 scored off the first 15 overs and John Loveday only conceding 5 runs from 3 overs. However things soon changed after the dismissal of Carter caught and bowled by newcomer Dominic Mills. Brown (34) then joined Gill to add 58 runs for the second wicket in only 7 overs. John Rowland eventually removed Gill, well caught on the boundary by Steve Saberton. M.Gill (25) and later J.Dodd (34 n.o) joined the run feast to allow the visitors to record a respectable 180 for the loss of only 4 wickets. Stephen Revett again bowled well, finishing with the best bowling figures of 2 for 21 runs with 3 maidens in his allotted 8 overs. Dominic Mills started well, 1 for 6 from his opening 2 overs, but then injured his shoulder - later being unable to bat.

Bowling – Steve Saberton 0 for 19, John Rowland 1 for 39, John Loveday 0 for 31, Dominic Mills 1 for 37, Stephen Revett 2 for 21, Stephen Kent 0 for 31.

After the tea interval Croft made a solid start, 45 for the opening partnership between Stephen Revett (39) and Duncan Hobbs (20), Clarke captured both wickets first Hobbs LBW and later bowling Revett, Three wickets then fell in quick succession before Steve Saberton led a mini revival hitting two boundaries in his knock of 13, the last 4 wickets then fell for only 4 runs, leaving Croft 75 runs short and well beaten after only 31 overs.

Stephen Revett 39 ( 5x 4's), Duncan Hobbs 20 (4 x 4's), Steve Saberton 13 (2 x 4's).

Team - John Loveday (captain), Duncan Hobbs, Neil Parkinson, Stephen Kent, Steve Saberton, John Rowland, Stephen Revett, Paul Brown Phil Hawes, Oliver Revett, Dominic Mills

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