Scorecard

Eight Ash Green Cricket Club North Essex 1st XI v Braintree CC on Sun 12 Aug 2018 at 13:00
Eight Ash Green Cricket Club Won by 54 runs

Match report Who needs 11 players when 8 were enough to earn a stirring victory over a Braintree side who had won their previous 5 league matches. The 8 all deserve a mention for their efforts, especially they way they superbly covered the gaps in the field so hats off to: skipper Ollie, 'keeper Neil, Will, Matt M, Matt N, Joe, JP and not forgetting the irrepressible Matt P.
The weather had left a nice green tinge to the strip so it was no surprise that Braintree won the toss and invited us to bat first. As we lost JP & Neil in the first 6 overs with only 20 on the board it had the potential to be a rather short afternoon. However, Matt N and Ollie had other ideas as they shared a superb 186 run partnership to steer the Green to a very respectable 237-5. Matt hit form to reach 61 only to be run-out late-on in search of quick runs, but, parental bias notwithstanding, Ollie stole the show with a excellent captain's innings of 117 (102 balls, 18 fours & 1 six); it's been long overdue and I'm very happy to report that this ton helped the team ultimately achieve victory.
Not to be outdone, Matt P took the bowling honours with 5-30 as he consistently found the line and length that was too much for the visiting batsmen. Joe and Matt N took a wicket apiece while Will showed off his spin-bowling skills and nabbed a brace of wickets. All of the bowlers were supported by their fielders who did a marvelous job of filling the gaps; well done chaps, that was an excellent afternoon's entertainment.

Eight Ash Green Cricket Club North Essex 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
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TOTAL :
1nb 8w 10b 2lb 
for 5 wickets
21
237

(40.0 overs)
    
Neil Brinded Run out  11 24 26 2 42.31 1
Jonathan Purser lbw  L Fullgrabe 6 18 12 1 50.0
Matt Norris Run out  61 119 85 9 71.76
Ollie Stovell lbw  Foyster 117 102 102 18 1 114.71 1
William Spicer Not Out  15 18 11 1 136.36 1
Joe Young Not Out  5 7 6 83.33
Mathew Murray  
Matt Parker   1
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Braintree CC Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
M Hollingsworth5.012100.004.20
L Fullgrabe8.0132132.004.00
G Poole8.005800.007.25
C Foyster7.0050150.007.14
G Eveling8.013800.004.75
R Spalding4.002800.007.00

Braintree CC Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
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TOTAL :
11w 13b 1lb 
for 9 wickets
25
183 (35.5 overs)
     
M Fullgrabe ct  Stovell b Parker 3 17 17 17.65
G Eveling lbw  Young 71 114 83 10 1 85.54
R Spalding b  Parker 9 23 17 1 52.94
M Hollingsworth b  Norris 0 5 3 0
J Hollingsworth ct  Parker b Spicer 8 15 18 2 44.44
G Poole ct  & b Spicer 4 8 7 1 57.14
C Leech ct  Brinded b Parker 56 54 43 7 2 130.23
L Fullgrabe b  Parker 0 2 2 0
C Foyster b  Parker 5 15 14 1 35.71
T Partridge Not Out  2 7 4 50.0
   

Eight Ash Green Cricket Club North Essex 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Matt Parker8.513056.003.40
Jonathan Purser7.022400.003.43
Matt Norris3.0018118.006.00
William Spicer7.0130215.004.29
Ollie Stovell1.001000.0010.00
Joe Young6.0042142.007.00
Mathew Murray2.001600.008.00