Saracens Cricket Club


Great Gaddesden CC v Saracens Cricket Club 1st XI on Sun 07 Aug 2016 at 2.00pm
Saracens Cricket Club Won by 6 wkts

Match report Struggling all week to get 11, we arrived at the picturesque Great Gaddesden(good one for ladies day with pub across the road) with ten players and debutants Ellie Hall (first female to play for Saracens) and Stuart Potton and with only 3 recognised bowlers.
Once again and with tradition Vinnie lost the toss (called tails for first time this year and it came down heads- sorry tricks) and we were in the field .
Before a ball was bowled we had to move the sightscreen where Chris ran over his foot whilst pushing it into position(ouch)- good start. Matty and Woody opened the bowling.
First ball smashed to the cover boundary and it looked like being a long 35 overs .
However, both bowled well after this despite Woody bowling 20 wides and picked up 3 early wickets . Vinnie(first bowl for the club ) kept it reasonably tight without picking up a wicket before Bun and Jon Randall came on to pick up valuable wickets as the oppo tried to accelerate the run rate, before Vinnie showed his younger agile side with a superb run out ( QUICK pick up and throw from 10m no I would say 20m and a direct hit) to end the innings .
Good fielding display with James A. taking 3 catches behind the stumps and all the bowlers Matt (1-15),woody (3-47) Vinnie(0-45), Jonny Randall (2-25), Bun (3-12) and Chris (0-21) bowling well to reduce the oppo to 145 all out.

Woody and Matt opened and soon had the bowlers and fielders toiling as they put on over 100 for the first wicket in quick time . Woody reached 50 first before retiring (he said to give other people a game but most of us felt it was to protect his average-typical aussie) and Ellie joined Matt . Her first run - a lofted drive over gulley - brought a huge cheer from the crowd before she was caught at point for 1 . Well done Ellie . Conor joined Matt and scored 3 before being bowled and Jon Randall(1) was then adjudged l.b.w .
In this time Matt when to his 50 and with James A. took the score to 145 before lofting one to long on for a very good 60. Vinnie (walking out with the cover still on his bat) joined James A and didn't face a ball as James scored the two needed finishing 16 n.o.
A good win(Vinnie's first as skipper ) and thank you to all the debutants Ellie and Stuart for helping us out and contributing to the win by 6 wickets.
Off to the pub across the road for a well deserved drink or two.

W award this week and a unanimous decision with 10 votes (voted for himself ) was Woody - 20 wides , only dropped catch , a misfield and retiring to protect his average
On to next week and the old enemy Holtwhites - see you then

Great Gaddesden CC Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
29w 1b 1lb 
for 10 wickets
145 (33.5 overs)
humphreys Caught  19
hill Bowled  0
bukhari u. Bowled  1
hearn Caught  4
varghese Lbw  37
moore Caught  29
teesdale Caught  1
hutchinson Not Out  17
lavender Bowled  0
bukhari s. Bowled  0
wade run out  archer 6

Saracens Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Matthew Ayre4.5115115.003.10
Rob Morgan7.0247315.676.71
Vincent Archer7.004800.006.86
Jon Randall7.0025212.503.57
Mike Bigby6.101234.001.95
Chris Baker2.002100.0010.50

Saracens Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 3w 8b 2lb 
for 4 wickets

(18.5 overs)
Matthew Ayre Caught  60
Rob Morgan Retired Not Out  52 1
Ellie Hall Caught  1
Conor Turner Bowled  3
Jon Randall Lbw  1
James Adams Not Out  16 3
Vincent Archer Not Out  0 1
stuart potton  
Chris Baker  
Mike Bigby  
A.N. Other  

Great Gaddesden CC Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
bukhari s.3.002500.008.33
bukhari u.2.5026213.009.18

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