East Woodhay Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI v Herriard 1st XI on Sat 02 Jul 2016 at 14:00
East Woodhay Cricket Club Won by 7 wkts

Match report As the sun finally broke through after a wet week EWCC 2nds finally found their form delivering a complete performance in the destruction of Herriard. After winning the toss and deciding to bowl the opening pair of Gavin Ansell and George Walters (aged 13) responded by bowling full and straight giving the Herriard openers no chance to open their shoulders. Eventually frustration gave way with Ansell persuading Butler to chip the ball to mid on where Oli Batchelor (13) took the catch.
Better was to follow with local debutant Alex Webber taking over from Walters bowling with pace and movement. The next break through came with a rare lose one from Webber a half volley that was heading for the extra cover boundary at a rate of knots before it was plucked out of the air by young Walters at full stretch to the disbelief of the Herriard number 3.
The ground fielding was relentless with 7 catches held by 7 different players and a superb run out by Toby Albert from deep mid on running the batsman out at the wicket keepers end. Special mention to Ollie Batchelor bowling in his first league game taking 2-9 in 4 overs and looking just as at home in Woodhay colours as his father (who could only muster 1-30 of 6) and his late grandfather before him.

With a score of only 98 to beat hopes were high at tea. Openers Batchelor and Toby Albert (aged 14) made a stead start before Toby feathered one down the leg side to be caught by the keeper. Much to his credit he walked without waiting to see the umpires verdict showing that not only are Woodhay producing quality young players, but players who believe in the spirit of the game.

Not long after Batchelor departed LBW to set up a wobble at 13-2. However Chakravarty and skipper Chapman steadied the ship taking the score to 55 before Chakravarty undid all his good work to slog across the line and be caught for 18. By then though the match was won and the cool head of Roland Gardner (12 not out) alongside Chapman (42 not out) saw Woodhay home with no further alarms with more than 22 overs to spare. A great day at the office!

Herriard 1st XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
4nb 10w 2b  
for 10 wickets
98 (38.2 overs)

East Woodhay Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Gavin Ansell10.0412112.001.20
George Walters4.2012112.002.77
Alex Webber6.011929.503.17
Adrian Batchelor6.0030130.005.00
Ben Swingler5.0210110.002.00
Oliver Batchelor4.00924.502.25
Mark Chapman3.01414.001.33

East Woodhay Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 3 wickets

(20.3 overs)
Toby Albert Caught  2 1 1
Adrian Batchelor Lbw  6
Ambar Chakravarty Caught  18 1
Mark Chapman Not Out  42 1
Roland Gardner Not Out  12
Ben Swingler   1
George Walters   1
Dom Walters  
Alex Webber  
Oliver Batchelor   1
Gavin Ansell   1

Herriard 1st XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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