Scorecard

Great Horkesley& Lexden v Eight Ash Green Cricket Club North Essex 1st XI on Sun 25 Jun 2017 at 13:00
Eight Ash Green Cricket Club Won by 10 runs

Match report This was a proper, closely-fought cricket match that ended with an unexpected 10 run win for the Green. It was unexpected because GH&L needed only 14 to win with 5 wickets down, but the lads kept believing and a stumping from the ever-agile Neil Brinded precipitated a clatter of wickets and with GH&L a man short, we eventually won with something to spare. That something was effectively the batting contribution from Matt Parker - his magnificent unbeaten 11 largely being the difference between the teams!
The foundations of our batting effort were laid by openers Will Spicer (42) & Ollie Stovell (65), but the home-team spinners kept things quite tight and prevented a significant acceleration. Nevertheless, a target of 170 was considered challenging by the home team.
GH&L took a rather more aggressive approach to the Green bowling during their reply, so were always ahead of the required rate, despite another 3 wicket haul for Jake Harris. However, with 5 batsmen scoring between 20 & 35, what GH&L lacked was a man to see them home and as our opening bats came on to bowl and picked up 3 cheap wickets between them, so it was left to that man Parker to deliver the coup de grace, courtesy of a flying catch from the aforementioned Brinders.
A thoroughly enjoyable game of cricket with a reminder to never give up. Well done lads.

Eight Ash Green Cricket Club North Essex 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
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TOTAL :
1nb 4w 1b 1lb 
for 9 wickets
7
169

(40.0 overs)
    
William Spicer lbw  Hassan 42 110 90 6 46.67
Ollie Stovell ct  & Bowled Hassan 65 89 88 10 1 73.86
A.N. Other lbw  Laitt 11 6 7 1 1 157.14
Matt Norris ct  Fitzgerald b Laitt 0 1 1 0
Alex Hammond b  Laitt 6 10 8 1 75.00
Jake Harris b  Hassan 12 19 6 2 200 1
Tim Chambers ct  Fitzgerald b Hassan 1 7 12 8.33
Thomas Woodnott st  Fitzgerald b Hassan 8 15 11 1 72.73
Matt Parker Not Out  11 15 13 1 84.62 1
Richard Polley Not Out  6 8 5 1 120.0
Neil Brinded   1 1

Great Horkesley& Lexden Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
F Smith5.002500.005.00
P Hart5.002200.004.40
J Jones9.031600.001.78
L Conway9.013900.004.33
S Hassan5.012646.505.20
G Laitt5.003949.757.80

Great Horkesley& Lexden Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
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TOTAL :
1w 3b  
for 9 wickets
4
159 (30.2 overs)
     
J Jones ct  & Bowled Parker 35 43 42 6 83.33
D Taylor b  Harris 6 28 19 31.58
A Manhire lbw  Harris 9 16 6 2 150.0
S Hassan b  Hammond 20 37 20 4 100
L Conway b  Harris 29 27 22 3 2 131.82
N Fitzgerald ct  Harris b Spicer 28 49 31 3 1 90.32
S Smith st  Brinded b Stovell 25 35 27 4 92.59
G Laitt b  Spicer 1 6 6 16.67
A Highfield ct  Brinded b Parker 2 8 7 28.57
P Hart Not Out  0 5 2 0
   

Eight Ash Green Cricket Club North Essex 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Matt Parker8.2032216.003.84
Jake Harris9.0053317.675.89
William Spicer7.0031215.504.43
Alex Hammond4.0034134.008.50
Ollie Stovell2.00616.003.00