Scorecard

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
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TOTAL :
2nb 7w 3b 1lb 
for 9 wickets
13
120

(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
Clement8.031434.671.75
Soltan5.0111111.002.20
Ward7.021700.002.43
Bayliss8.021929.502.37
Vignoles4.002300.005.75
Chapman8.0032216.004.00

UCS Old Boys Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
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TOTAL :
1nb 1w 2b 12lb 
for 10 wickets
16
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