Saracens Cricket Club


UCS Old Boys v Saracens Cricket Club 1st XI on Sun 04 May 2014 at 1.30pm
Saracens Cricket Club Won by 4 Runs

Match report Saracens started off the 2014 in the excellent surroundings of UCS Sports Ground in Cricklewood to take on UCS Old Boys on a ridiculously sunny afternoon in early May.

The usual chaos started around 12.00 when Rich "Dave" Gough has got himself into a sticky situation as was unable to make the game (W award sorted). After a few phone calls with no joy - Injured Skipper Slogger made up the 11 and we were set.

We lost the toss and were asked to bat, after 11 overs we were 23-3 with Butch (3), Tricky (0) and Damo (0) all back in the hutch. Matt (having been dropped 3 times and barely able to see) and Dinghy put on 40 for the 4 wicket helping us to recover to 63-4 at drinks. Matt was dismissed for 56 (for 8 as Woody politely reminded him) before some late order hitting from Woody (19), plus some blocking from Fud and Nathan helped us to reach 120 after our 40 overs.

Nathan & Bun opened up and UCS were immediately behind the rate, as they reached 16-2 after 10 over with both openers picking up one wicket a piece. Damo then instigated a run out and Tricky picked up the dangerous Goldsmith (who was given a life in the previous over when Matt put down a loopy chance at gully) with a full toss, which Mini-man snared at mid off.

Tricky & Dinghy (thanks to an "oh s^%t" moment from FUD) picked up 2 more wicket either side of drinks to leave UCS 60 - 6. Fud was bought into the attack and picked a wicket with his left arm spin as the score moved on to 78-7.

UCS rallied and at 85-7 with 10 overs remaining it was game on, Tricky then picked up his 3rd wicket and the 8th in his final over. 6 tight overs followed from Bun & Matt meaning it was a run a ball for the last 4 overs.

Bun was replaced by Nathan, and with 10 required to win, he clean bowled Soltan leaving UCS 110-9 with 2 overs to go. 5 runs from the 39th over left 5 needed from the last over. Nathan then clean bowled Chapman with the first ball and the celebrations started.

A good way to start the season defending a low total with everyone contributing. The celebrations continued into a West Hampstead indian restaurant for a few more beers and a curry, before we packed Fud off to Brixton on the grey and light blue underground lines before we departed for home.

W Award - Rich Gough (Pulling out an hour before the game).

Saracens Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 7w 3b 1lb 
for 9 wickets

(40.0 overs)
Matthew Ayre lbw Chapman 56
Jim Wafford ct Aulim b Soltan 6
Richard Young b Clement 0
Damian Finlayson lbw Bayliss 0 1
Andrew Young ct Armoua b Bayliss 14
Tony Bunyan b Chapman 4 1
Rob Morgan b Clement 19
Mike Bigby lbw Clement 1
Charlie Knighton Not Out  3 1
Nathan Hanks Not Out  3 1
Ben Wallis   1

UCS Old Boys Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

UCS Old Boys Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 1w 2b 12lb 
for 10 wickets
116 (39.1 overs)
Garfunkel run out (Damian Finlayson) 14
Vignoles ct Nathan Hanks b Mike Bigby 0
Villah lbw Nathan Hanks 0
Goldsmith ct Tony Bunyan b Richard Young 19
Aulim ct Charlie Knighton b Andrew Young 4
Armoua lbw Richard Young 4
Ward ct Ben Wallis b Charlie Knighton 18
Clement b Richard Young 9
Soltan b Nathan Hanks 16
Chapman b Nathan Hanks 21
Bayliss Not Out  0

Saracens Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Nathan Hanks6.111735.672.76
Mike Bigby8.0219119.002.37
Richard Young8.011936.332.37
Andrew Young8.0122122.002.75
Charlie Knighton3.0014114.004.67
Matthew Ayre6.002000.003.33

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Ben Wallis