Saracens Cricket Club


St. Margaretsbury v Saracens Cricket Club 1st XI on Sun 25 Aug 2013 at 2pm
Match was Drawn

Match report After continuous heavy rain from Friday night through to Sunday morning and even more continuous heavy drinking at the annual Saracens BBQ on Saturday night, amazingly Sundays fixture at St. Margaretsbury went ahead as planned.

We turned up to find a wet and soft pitch and sodden outfield (unsurprisingly after nearly 40 hours of continuous rain), so when stand in skipper slogger lost the toss (even more unsurprisingly) we were asked to bat.

After 15 overs, we were 21-4, with Jim, Tony, Randy and Tricky all falling the same way (top edges and caught in the infield). Damo was standing firm at the other end, Baloo swatted a few through the leg side before being run out, leaving us 31-5 just before drinks. Slogger then joined Damo and set about building a defendable score. They added 63 before Damo was bowled for 27. Dinghy came and went for a QuickFire 8, followed by Skid and Jeffro. Bun (yet to be dismissed this year) then joined slogger and they took the score on to 131 before slogger was last out for 58 in what would have been the last over. Needless to say we went into tea quietly confident that we had a total that we could defend.

On a pitch that offered a lot of assistance, Jeffro and Bun started off with the ball, and immediate success as Jeffro (hangover now kicking in) had their young opener caught at short cover by Damo, yes Damo. Bun then picked up their other opener, caught at short leg by Tony. After 10 overs, our disciplined bowling, backed up by enthusiastic and inventive fielding had them at 10-2.

Tricky replaced Jeffro and made another break through for us, before Randy swooped in for a run out, leaving them 4 down. Dinghy, who replaced Bun, picked up their two danger men, both caught behind by slogger, leaving the score at 62-6.

Bun then orchestrated a run out and not long after replacing Tricky, he picked up a vital LBW leaving the hosts 72-8, with around 7 overs to go. The tail then began to pick up a few runs as we attacked with men around the bat, moving on to 81-8 with 2 overs remaining. Bun then enticed their no.10 in to a drive and was pounced by a very excited Damo, again at short cover, leaving us 8 balls to try and pick up the win. Jeffro, back on for the final over - did everything but hit the stumps and a very entertaining and enjoyable game ended in a draw with St. Margaretsbury finishing 81-9.

W award - Dinghy - walking on a 'bump-all' and bowling a bouncer at a 6 year old.

Saracens Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
3nb 4w 4b  
for 10 wickets

(41.1 overs)
Jim Wafford ct Gill Bwld. Blemkin 7
Tony Bunyan ct Gill Bwld. Blemkin 0 1
Ian Randall ct Paul Whyman Bwld. Blemkin 0 1
Damian Finlayson b Frederick 27 2
Richard Young ct Sam Whyman Bwld. Gill 7 1
Ian Knighton run out (Frederick) 4
Ben Wallis ct Frederick Bwld. Sam Whyman 58 2
Andrew Young ct Pringle Bwld. Sam Whyman 8
Mark Yenney lbw Bwld. Sam Whyman 2
Jeff Allen ct Beedell Bwld. Frederick 4
Mike Bigby Not Out  0 1

St. Margaretsbury Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sam Whyman10.1137312.333.64
George Blemkin6.02331.000.50
Kieron Gill7.0125125.003.57
David Rimmer5.011500.003.00
Martin Beedell6.002700.004.50
Charlie Frederick8.001929.502.37

St. Margaretsbury Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1w 1b  
for 9 wickets
81 (40.0 overs)
Will Pringle ct Finlayson Bwld. Allen 0
Albert Nicolas ct Bunyan Bwld Bigby 0
Stan Mason ct & Bwld Richard Young 14
George Blemkin ct Wallis Bwld. Andrew Young 27
Joe Whyman run out (Randell) 13
Charlie Frederick ct Wallis Bwld. Andrew Young 5
David Rimmer run out (Bigby) 5
Martin Beedell lbw Bigby 4
Kieron Gill Not Out  8
Sam Whyman ct Finlayson Bwld. Bigby 12
Paul Whyman Not Out  0

Saracens Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jeff Allen6.0310110.001.67
Mike Bigby16.082939.671.81
Richard Young8.0027127.003.38
Andrew Young10.0227213.502.70