Totton & Eling 2nd XI v East Woodhay Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI on Sat 12 Aug 2017 at 1.30pm
East Woodhay Cricket Club Won By 119 runs

Match report After ten long weeks without a win, Woodhay finally tasted victory on Saturday with a resounding 119 run victory over a Totton & Eling side who themselves were also struggling for form.

Seven straight defeats and then three weeks without a game due to the inclement weather had left Woodhay somewhat nervous approaching the last three games of the season and with availability at a premium due to holidays Woodhay were a little thin on the ground.

Woodhay lost the toss and were put into bat with skipper Joe Lawrance and Tom Flack opening up and it was Lawrance who took the bull by the horns and led from the front, punishing the Totton bowling with Flack content to play the supporting role. The opening pair were 49-0 through the first ten overs and 95-0 through 20 overs as they built a fantastic platform for the side to take advantage of in the later overs. Lawrance reached a chanceless half century and was making batting look very easy and it wasn't until the 27th over that the home side finally made a breakthrough as Sharma found a way through Lawrance to clean him up for a fantastic 81. The opening partnership was 119 on a day where it was crucial that the Woodhay batting fired. Veteran Will Flack then joined son Tom and it was Tom that then took over from Lawrance as the aggressor, dovetailing beautifully with his Dad as the pair added another 79 runs in good time before Tom was caught for a fine 71. Woodhay were now 201-2 through 40 overs and looking to post a big score. Wickets and runs came in the last five overs, Will Flack departed for 34, Duncan Johnson was run out for a quickfire 19 and it was left to George Walters and Cameron Flack to see Woodhay through to a final score of 250-4, Walters finishing on 23* including one huge six over long on and Cameron Flack 5*.

Khajit Sharma was the pick of the home attack as he took 1-35 from a 10 over spell, with Blake Darney 1-49 from 8 overs and Sam Gee 1-60 from 10 overs the other successful bowlers.

With both Richard Dando and Alan Williams not playing, it was 2nd XI openers Gavin Ansell and Simon Rutt who took the new ball for Woodhay and they did a fantastic job for their side. Rutt started with a maiden and Ansell took a wicket in his first over as Totton skipper Toby Beresford-Power dollied a catch to Cameron Flack and was on his way without troubling the scorers. Sharma and Mark Perrin tried to rebuild but it was tough going against the nagging accuracy of Rutt and the away swing of Ansell. Totton had reached 19-1 through the first ten overs and something had to give and it was a fantastic piece of work in the field by Walters that resulted in the run out of Perrin for 9. Ansell then put Sharma out of his misery as Rory Mitchell took a good catch and at 23-3 Totton were in some trouble. Youngsters Troy Bound and Blake Darney then came together and provided a spirited counter attack. Rutt finished a fantastic spell returning 7 overs, 4 maidens 0-5 as he was replaced by the pace of Cameron Flack. With the slow left arm of Duncan Johnson also introduced into the attack it was hoped further control could be applied. Bound and Darney continued to flourish however, adding an excellent partnership of 91 runs before Flack nailed Darney for a fine 46. Flack had his tail up and was bowling with good pace and the experienced Nigel Bungay went the very next ball, clean bowled by a beauty. Dave Rouse came in to face the hat-trick ball and only just survived a big LBW shout as the umpire adjudged the ball hitting bat just before pad but it wasn't long before Rouse fell, George Walters with another fantastic piece of fielding to run out the Totton number 7. Flack then clean bowled Will Perrin for 0 and Totton's last hope, Troy Bound finally succumbed to Johnson, skipper Joe Lawrance taking an unbelievable running catch with a dive for good measure as Bound went for a hard fought 34. Totton were now 124-8 through 35 overs and the writing was well and truly on the wall. Flack clean bowled Richard Dibben for 6 but was unable to complete a five wicket haul as Johnson cleaned up Gee for 1 as the home side were all out for 131 in the 37th over as Woodhay completed a maximum 24 point haul.

All the bowlers did a job for their side, Cameron Flack returning career best league figures of 7 overs 4-16 and he was well supported by Gavin Ansell, 2-34 from his 10 overs and Duncan Johnson 2-49 from his 8.1 overs. The earlier work of Simon Rutt was also not to be forgotten.

Woodhay entertain a rock bottom Petersfield side at Malverley's on Saturday and one more win will surely be enough to stave off any lingering relegation fears.

East Woodhay Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
9w 3b 5lb 
for 4 wickets

(45.0 overs)
Tom Flack Caught  71 6
Joe Lawrance Bowled  81 9 1
Will Flack Caught  34 3
Duncan Johnson Run out  19 2
George Walters Not Out  23 2 1
Cameron Flack Not Out  5
Fergus Mitchell  
Rory Mitchell  
Darren Booth  
Simon Rutt  
Gavin Ansell  

Totton & Eling 2nd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Totton & Eling 2nd XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
13w 6b 2lb 
for 10 wickets
131 (36.1 overs)

East Woodhay Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Simon Rutt7.04500.000.71
Gavin Ansell10.0034217.003.40
Cameron Flack7.011644.002.29
Duncan Johnson8.1149224.506.00
Fergus Mitchell4.001900.004.75