Eight Ash Green Cricket Club North Essex 1st XI v Abberton CC on Sun 09 Sep 2018 at 12:30
Eight Ash Green Cricket Club Lost by 5 wickets

Match report The last home match of the season, delivered the delights of a Richard Parker barbecue, but couldn't offer up another win as our visitors from Abberton secured a five wicket victory.
Ollie won the toss and chose to bat (who would believe that?) and we opened with that eclectic pair of Duncan & Matt Parker. For around 15 minutes they strutted their stuff (well, blocked a few balls), but sadly the crowd were treated to just a single cry of NOOOOOOOOOOOOOO before a slightly disgruntled Duncan was on his way leg-before. Alex came in and did what Alex does, with a near run-a-ball 27 before he snicked-off. Cameos followed from James Plummer & Ollie, who looked utterly shocked to be bowled, but despite all this our erstwhile rabbit/ferret calmly fended off all that Abberton could throw at him, both physically and verbally - "he's not even good enough to edge that one" was a particularly accurate, if paraphrased barb to be thrown at Matt. Finally, our top scorer for the day fell for 29, made from 75 balls in a shade under two hours. Matt said it was his homage to Alastair Cook, to which I have no printable reply. Anyway, we succumbed for a rather paltry 145, which was never likely to be enough, although the lads gave it a go and as Abberton slipped to 90-5, we had maybe a sniff of a chance. The wickets were shared again, with Muzza taking two, including the visiting skipper first ball, while Ethan, our sole seam bowler on display, continued to give a good impression with a wicket in his spell - Duncan was surprisingly quiet about that, must be getting used to it already! Spinners Will & Tony took the other wickets, but Abberton overcame that to ease to victory with a mere dozen or so overs to spare.

Eight Ash Green Cricket Club North Essex 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 17w 6b 8lb 
for 10 wickets

(36.2 overs)
Duncan Wyatt lbw  Pettitt 1 17 17 5.88
Matt Parker lbw  Earley 29 104 75 4 38.67 1
Alex Hammond ct  E Mann b Farley 27 32 28 6 96.43
James Plummer b  Bloom 8 26 19 2 42.11
Ollie Stovell b  B Mann 10 22 17 1 58.82 1
Tom Lee ct  Cuthbert b Pettitt 10 12 9 2 111.11
William Spicer ct  E Mann b B Mann 18 37 23 2 78.26
Tim Chambers ct  B Mann b Earley 9 10 15 2 60.0
Tony Lee b  Farley 0 4 6 0 3
Ethan Wyatt ct  Cuthbert b Earley 1 8 9 11.11
Mathew Murray Not Out  0 2 1 0

Abberton CC Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
C Pettitt9.0230215.003.33
E Farley9.0230215.003.33
B Mann7.2028214.003.82
L Bloom2.5015115.005.29
M Sullivan0.10000.000.00
J Earley8.012839.333.50

Abberton CC Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
3nb 4w 12b 2lb 
for 5 wickets
149 (27.1 overs)
D Davies ct  Parker b Murray 0 10 4 0
E Mann ct  Stovell b E Wyatt 34 36 26 6 130.77
M Sullivan ct  A Lee b Murray 0 1 1 0
A Cuthbert ct  & b A Lee 32 32 31 6 103.23
W House Not Out  43 60 67 7 1 64.18
C Pettitt ct  A Lee b Spicer 8 5 6 2 133.33
J Earley Not Out  11 46 32 1 34.38
E Farley  
B Mann  
L Bloom  

Eight Ash Green Cricket Club North Essex 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Mathew Murray5.0039219.507.80
Ethan Wyatt5.0125125.005.00
William Spicer7.0121121.003.00
Tony Lee5.0026126.005.20
Matt Parker3.001600.005.33
Ollie Stovell1.00100.001.00
James Plummer1.00300.003.00
Duncan Wyatt0.10400.0024.00