West Mersea v Eight Ash Green Cricket Club North Essex 1st XI on Sun 11 May 2008 at 2pm
Eight Ash Green Cricket Club Lost

Match report EAG v West Mersea

The non availability of a number of regular 1st teamers, left the Green under strength when visiting West Mersea on Sunday. A further complication before the start saw 12 year old Richard Nunn drafted in to complete the 11. An excellent start saw Steely and Ric reduce Mersea to 32 for 3, before Mersea recovered to 99 before losing their 4th wicket. Good spells followed, 10 overs straight through by Jim Crafford, who was unlucky to remain wicketless, and Nick Murray who returned 3 -45 off his 10 overs. Mersea were dismissed in the last over for 221 with Stephen Nunn running out their last batsman, to cap a fine fielding display by the youngsters, Stephen, brother Richard, and Matthew Chambers.

The batting line up was not the strongest, a steady start helped lay a foundation, Richard Polley and Tim Chambers taking the score to 59 for the 1st wicket. Jim Crafford and Ric Olejnik hit 33 and 24 respectively to leave the Green needing 10 an over off the last 10, possible but unfortunately Ric was out to a superb boundary catch and the chase was off. The experienced Nick Murray with his inexperienced partner Matt Chambers took the Green to maximum batting points with some sensible batting. We shouldn’t be pleased with a defeat, but the 10 points gained was the result of a very good team performance when the odds were stacked against us.

West Mersea 221 all out

K Steel 4 – 44
R Olejnik 1 – 43
J Crafford 0 – 46
N Murray 3 – 45
R Polley 1 – 29

Eight Ash Green 178 – 7

T Chambers 38
J Crafford 33
R Polley 31
R Olejnik 24

West Mersea Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
221 (0.0 overs)

Eight Ash Green Cricket Club North Essex 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Keith Steel9.1044411.004.80
Ric Olejnik10.0143143.004.30
James Crafford10.004600.004.60
Nick Murray10.0145315.004.50
Richard Polley5.0029129.005.80

Eight Ash Green Cricket Club North Essex 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 7 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Richard Polley Caught  31
Tim Chambers Bowled  38
James Crafford Caught  33
Danny Guy Lbw  6
Ric Olejnik Caught  24
Nick Murray Not Out  9
Matthew Chambers Not Out  2
Keith Steel Caught  5
Richard Nunn  
Stephen Nunn  
Chris Chambers Caught  7

West Mersea Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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