Saracens Cricket Club


Abridge v Saracens Cricket Club 1st XI on Sun 29 Jun 2014 at 2.00pm
Saracens Cricket Club Won by 8 wickets

Match report As usual, our arrival at the ground caused a bit of entertainment for everybody around. 5 of us were late (stuck in traffic, 2 of whom were very jet lagged), it was raining and to top it all off, Jim got lost, ended up in Hainault and forgot his kit!!! Wanker Award Sorted.

After a negotiated toss, we had a bowl and after two ordinary overs, we had them 2 down for 20. Tricky got one to pop off a length (yes he landed one) and Nathan got one to shoot along the ground. A partnership of 74 moved the score on to 94, before Dingy nipped one back up the slope to dismiss Curtis for 25. At that point it started raining and didn't look like stopping, so after 21 overs with the score on 94-3, we took an early tea and Matt had a shower.

After about an hour, the heavy rain turned to light drizzle and gradually stopped, so we agreed that it would now be a 30 over game and we would re-start at 5.15.

So with 9 overs to bat, Abridge went for it from ball 1, Wickets fell at regular intervals with Dingy (1), Bun (1) & Matt (4) restricting Abridge to 141-9 from their revised 30 overs. Matt's spell at the death was very good, a good spell of full pitch bowling, with the odd couple of bumpers slipped in with the Keeper standing up (Always amusing). This was backed up by some very good fielding from James, Chris, Pete King and Tricky.

So with 142 to win from 30 overs, we couldn't have started any better. Matt snicked off 1st ball and when Jim followed in the 3rd over we were 9-2. Then followed a great partnership of 133 between Rich Gough (64*) and Tricky (51*), Both rode their luck at times, working out that the cordon couldn't catch and with some interesting running mixed in there as well they applied themselves very well to make we got over the line with 3 overs to spare.

A great win and we move on to Holtwhites next week.

W Award = Jim Wafford (Got lost, went to Hainault, arrived at 3pm and forgot his kit).

Saracens Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
3w 16b 6lb 
for 2 wickets

(25.5 overs)
Matthew Ayre ct Curtis b Wood 0 1
Jim Wafford b Wood 4
Richard Gough Not Out  64 1
Richard Young Not Out  51
Ben Wallis   3 1
Pete King  
James Adams  
Andrew Young  
Mike Bigby  
Nathan Hanks  
Chris Baker  

Abridge Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Abridge Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
3w 4b  
for 9 wickets
141 (30.0 overs)
Padfield b Nathan Hanks 7
Padfield ct Richard Gough b Richard Young 5
Morgan ct Matthew Ayre b Andrew Young 47
Curtis b Andrew Young 25
Freeman st Ben Wallis b Matthew Ayre 19
Mcharg ct Ben Wallis b Matthew Ayre 9
Elliott Not Out  16
Wood ct Ben Wallis b Mike Bigby 0
Wood b Matthew Ayre 0
Piccori ct Ben Wallis b Matthew Ayre 1
Coles Not Out  1

Saracens Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Nathan Hanks5.0021121.004.20
Richard Young8.0038138.004.75
Andrew Young8.0025212.503.12
Matthew Ayre5.001944.753.80
Mike Bigby4.0030130.007.50