Eight Ash Green Cricket Club Two Counties 2nd XI v Clacton on Sun 28 Jul 2013 at 13.00
Eight Ash Green Cricket Club Lost By 42 runs

Match report Porky’s Pirates stuck to their Fun – Skills – Winning mantra on Sunday and as philosopher Meatloaf once said ‘Two out of three ain’t bad’. Having been skittled out for 30 odd a few weeks ago, they not only stood up to Clacton but pushed them all the way to nearly record an unlikely victory.

Clacton looked strong and were asked to bat. Bowling, fielding and particularly catching were excellent yet again with young Jamie Murray taking two crackers. James Parker and young Dom Purser were the pick of the bowlers with a fantastic spell to pin down the middle order. Clacton were all out for 191 - the first time they’d been bowled out all season.

The Pirates struggled early on against accurate fast bowling from Dobson and Surrall but fought back spectacularly through Matt Parker (43, 8 fours) and Dom Purser again (39). Clacton were clearly worried but ran out eventual winners by 42 runs.

Pirate of Week was Dom Purser by a mile. Congrats to Steve Goodridge who came out of semi-retirement to grace the green with his eclectic talents. Thanks too to Clacton who despite often getting bad press stayed for a beer or two unlike most of our opposition.

Clacton Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
3nb 10b 1lb 
for 10 wickets
191 (41.0 overs)

Eight Ash Green Cricket Club Two Counties 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Matt Parker8.004100.005.13
Matt Pyatt0.101836.00108.00
Matt Norris5.002700.005.40
Ollie Stovell7.0139139.005.57
James Parker10.0140410.004.00
Dominic Purser6.031527.502.50

Eight Ash Green Cricket Club Two Counties 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
15nb 4w 2b 2lb 
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Matt Pyatt Bowled  9
Matt Norris Bowled  9
Ollie Stovell Bowled  3
James Parker Run out  0
Andy Wadling Caught  2
Jamie Murray Bowled  3
Matt Parker Caught  43
Steve Goodridge Caught  7
Dominic Purser Caught  39
James Bowles Bowled  1
Richard Parker Not Out  10

Clacton Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Photos and video of Eight Ash Green Cricket Club Two Counties 2nd XI v Clacton on Sun 28 Jul 2013 at 13.00

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'What am I doing here?' returning from retirement veteran Stevie Goodridge looks confused with Matt Parker, PoW Dom Purser and Pugwash from Clacton who apparently dresses like this all the time.

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Assorted Pirates celebrate Dom's PoW award with lemonade, etc. All kit courtesy of 'Fun & Games' ... remember Halloween is coming soon.