Westmill v Matching Green Cricket Club Matching Green 2nd XI on Sat 07 Jun 2008 at 1:30pm
Matching Green Cricket Club Won by 7 wickets

Match report MGCC won the important toss and asked the home side, Westmill, to bat first on a damp and unpredictable looking pitch. A steady start from the Westmill opening pair saw a 50 run partnership despite some very economical bowling from openers Danny Andrews and in particular Bryan Russell. Bryan bowled his 10 overs right through and claimed a deserved wicket in his last over. All 10 overs going for a miserly 13 runs! The introduction of Dennis Udall saw the break thorough Matching really needed. Dennis caught and bowled the dangerous Beedell for 33 and cleaned the rest of the top order out taking another 4 wickets in total to increase further his impressive haul for the season. He formed a devastating partnership with a resurgent Steve Parker who bowled an excellent 10 over spell for just 22 runs claiming 2 wickets along the way. Harry Andrews, after an uncertain start, claimed a wicket in his third over removing J. Young (11) who had with P. Thurgill (27no) threatened to take the Westmill score to respectability.
After tea the Matching batsmen had hoped the odd glimmers of sunshine breaking through may have eased the difficult pitch. It didn't prove so initially as the excellent swing partnership of Inskip and Dewage pegged back the Matching openers. Inskip removed makeshift opener Russell for 3 but an excellent partnership between Martin Figg and Martin Lovatt settled the Matching nerves. After seeing off the opening bowlers the two Martins set about the second string attack and as the pitch began to dry batting became marginally easier. The pair put on 94 before Lovatt fell to Riggs for a hard fought 35. Figg fell to Riggs in his next over for 57 but the hard work had been done. Dennis Udall (29no) and Andy Siddall (15no) completed the task with the minimum of fuss and without further loss with 9 overs to spare.
Matching skipper Martin Figg was delighted with the well fought victory. A sound bowling and fielding display followed by some resilient batting was the key. A well fought game played in excellent spirit.
Skipper Figg declared Harry Andrews (11) man of the match for his excellent bowling despite the set back of bowling a number of wides in his first over.

Westmill Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
141 (0.0 overs)
M. Beedell Caught  33
M. Jones Caught  15
D. Dewage Bowled  16
D. Riggs Caught  0
S. Whitmore Bowled  0
A.E. Nicholas Bowled  3
C. Inskip Caught  8
P. Thurgill Not Out  27
J. Young Caught  11
T. Beedell Bowled  1
E. Williams Not Out  3

Matching Green Cricket Club Matching Green 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Danny Andrews10.0039139.003.90
Bryan Russell10.0413113.001.30
Dennis Udall10.022446.002.40
Steve Parker10.0122211.002.20
Harry Andrews4.0017117.004.25
Josen Mathew1.001300.0013.00

Matching Green Cricket Club Matching Green 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 3 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Martin Figg Caught  57 1
Martin Lovatt Bowled  35
Dennis Udall Not Out  29 2
Andy Siddall Not Out  15
Fraser Parris  
Danny Andrews   2
Steve Parker  
James Jackson  
Bryan Russell  
Harry Andrews  
Josen Mathew  

Westmill Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
C. Inskip9.0319119.002.11
D. Dewage10.022700.002.70
M. Beedell4.002700.006.75
J. Young3.001700.005.67
D. Riggs5.0224212.004.80
M. Jones5.002500.005.00