Abberton CC v Eight Ash Green Cricket Club North Essex 1st XI on Sun 08 Jul 2018 at 13:00
Eight Ash Green Cricket Club Lost by 53 runs

Match report Not sure what to say about this match, so maybe basics first: Abberton won the toss, chose to bat and smacked our bowling to all parts in reaching 329-8 from their 40 overs. We made a decent fist of the reply and on another day 276-3 would be a winning total, but not today.
Things could have been different if we hadn't shelled their opening bat White no fewer than five times as he made his way to 180, the first of which was when he had made a mere 16. Ah well, another chance will come along we said, and it did, and again; I think you get the picture! Fortunately we held on to a few later in the innings or maybe we would have been chasing 350. Bowling honours perhaps to Ollie whose 2-46 was the only spell at under a run-a-ball (and he got the prized wicket of a certain K Smith), though there were three wickets between the Nunn's (two for Rich) and Matt found some generous batsmen late on to improve his figures with a 3-for. A word of sympathy for poor Craig who showed commendable enthusiasm on a hot day for chasing a lost cause. It was relatively early in Abberton's innings and not only did Craig lose the race with the ball but his hamstring went and as a result he played no further part in the proceedings.
When the Green batted Porky managed to carry his bat for 155, which is a top class effort from a top quality batsman, but rarely can such excellence have left an empty feeling as we faltered in the run chase and never really got close to causing an upset. Talking of empty, I think young master Parker's tank was lacking in fuel for the last few overs of the innings so he did well top see it through. He was supported in a 188-run second wicket stand by Ollie, whose share was 65, but Abberton's spinners rattled through their overs and kept the scoring rate down to deny us the chance of a late innings thrash for victory.

Abberton CC Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
20w 11b 10lb 
for 8 wickets
329 (40.0 overs)
J Ward b  R Nunn 20 34 28 4 71.43
D White ct  Licence b M Parker 180 161 121 15 12 148.76
M Sullivan ct  M Parker b Stovell 44 63 39 6 1 112.82
K Smith ct  & b Stovell 13 16 16 2 81.25
D Guy b  S Nunn 12 29 16 1 75.00
C Southernwood ct  T Collins b R Nunn 7 9 6 1 116.67
J Carroll ct  Guthrie b M Parker 7 16 7 1 100
J Luckman b  M Parker 2 6 4 50.0
R McKim Not Out  3 2 2 150.0
L Bloom  
A Sullivan  

Eight Ash Green Cricket Club North Essex 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Richard Nunn9.0054227.006.00
Matt Parker7.0061320.338.71
Stephen Nunn5.0040140.008.00
Ollie Stovell8.0046223.005.75
Troy Collins4.003000.007.50
Bevin Guthrie2.002500.0012.50
William Spicer2.002000.0010.00
James Parker3.003300.0011.00

Eight Ash Green Cricket Club North Essex 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 20w 8b 1lb 
for 3 wickets

(40.0 overs)
James Parker Not Out  155 129 121 21 1 128.10
Richard Nunn b  Bloom 15 26 26 2 57.69
Ollie Stovell b  McKim 65 83 78 7 2 83.33 1
William Spicer lbw  McKim 11 15 14 1 78.57
Bevin Guthrie Not Out  0 2 1
Stephen Nunn  
Ollie Licence   1
Sam Collins  
Troy Collins   1
Matt Parker   1
Craig Axon  

Abberton CC Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
R McKim8.0072236.009.00
L Bloom5.0027127.005.40
A Sullivan3.002300.007.67
C Southernwood9.003700.004.11
D White9.005700.006.33
D Guy6.005100.008.50