North Springfield Wanderers v Eight Ash Green Cricket Club Two Counties 2nd XI on Mon 30 Aug 2010 at
Eight Ash Green Cricket Club Won By 76 Runs

Match report The 2nd XI were the only Green Team to escape the weather this weekend when they maintained their promotion challenge with a 76 run win over North Springfield on Bank Holiday Monday.

Batting first the Green's openers Neil and Nippy found scoring difficult against NSW's excellent opening bowler Freddie Clark, however they both did a good job for the team in 'seeing off' the opening bowlers. The middle order built on the good work of the openers, Chris in particular was in excellent form making 91 including several sixes, Will and Stephen provided good support making 27 and 19 respectively. The late arriving Tom made 23 not out batting at 9 which saw the the Green to a useful total of 209 for 9.

After tea a good opening spell by Alistair and Jack removed 3 early batsmen including the dangerous Freddie Clark, and for the rest of the innings NSW were always behind the required run rate. The Green's change bowlers kept up the pressure and wickets fell at regular intervals, only Henry Clark made a significant score, with a classy 55 before he fell to a superb diving catch by Matt Norris late in the innings. Matt Murray took the wicket of one of the tail enders before a farcical run out saw the innings close on 133.

Eight Ash Green Cricket Club Two Counties 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 9 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Neil Brinded b  Swallow 1 1 1
Nipuna Ukwatte ct  Ramsey b F Clark 8
Christopher Markham-Lee b  Barratts 91
William Hopcroft ct  Ramsey b H Clark 27
Stephen Nunn b  H Clark 19
Matt Norris b  H Clark 2 2
Jack Smith b  Barratts 9
Alistair Maitland ct  Humphrey b Barratts 4
Tom Aston Not Out  23
David Merriday ct  H Clark b Barratts 0
Mathew Murray Not Out  0

North Springfield Wanderers Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
F Clark10.0517117.001.70
K Swallow10.0131131.003.10
H Clark10.0133311.003.30
T Barratts10.0057414.255.70
R Shankar1.001400.0014.00
N Crouch4.003300.008.25

North Springfield Wanderers Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
133 (0.0 overs)
F Clark b  Maitland 14
T Ramsey ct  Brinded b Smith 4
H Clark ct  Norris b Merriday 55
J McCarthy b  Maitland 6
C Humphrey b  Aston 8
C Feathers b  Nunn 0
N Crouch st  Brinded b Aston 10
K Swallow ct  Norris b Aston 4
T Barratts b  Murray 9
C Symonds Run out  3
R Shankar Not Out  2

Eight Ash Green Cricket Club Two Counties 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Alistair Maitland6.031527.502.50
Jack Smith6.0112112.002.00
Stephen Nunn7.0316116.002.29
Nipuna Ukwatte 3.001600.005.33
Tom Aston10.012839.332.80
David Merriday7.0225125.003.57
Mathew Murray1.30515.003.33
Matt Norris1.00300.003.00