Cricket Match Reports Weekend 3rd / 4th June 2017

Posted 5th June 2017

Old Wilsonians 1st XI 212 for 9 Broadstairs 166 All Out - Old Wilsonians win by 46 Runs!
Sanath Dandeniya  (25)  and  Jonathan Rodda  (49) got the Old Wilsonian innings off to a solid start with an opening stand of 61 after which Matt Abbett (47) and Jordan Thomas (46) substantiated this foundation to enable them to finish on 212 for 9, with Chris Flint, Swaroop Dasiri, Matthew Frewin and Chris Kidd all taking two wickets for Broadstairs.  In reply the hosts lost three early wickets and although Jack Wheeler (34) did his best to stop the rot , wickets continued to fall at regular intervals with the wickets shared around between Matt Abbett (3-17)  Dave Ellicott-White (2-29) Guy Hannah (2-33) Jordan Thomas (2-37) and the visitors achieved a 46 run victory.View Scorecard 
Old Wilsonians 2nd XI 187 for 6, Broadstairs 2nd XI 153 All Out - Old Wilsonians win by 34 Runs
Having lost the toss, the home team faced a sticky first hour as Broadstairs reduced them to 28-4. However, some excellent batting from Chris Scott (93 not out) and Louis Pryor (50) with a 5th wicket partnership of 124 turned the innings on its head as they ended on a very respectable 187 with Bradley Ellison claiming excellent figures of 4-15 of his 15 overs. Broadstairs began their chase with intent and got off to a flyer but were subsequently dragged back with some tight seam bowling from Doug Forbes (4-25) pushing the game back in OWs favour. Tom Sullivan (4-43) bowled an excellent second spell and some smart catches from Cameron Jones, Dave Pilgrim, Siva Sivaranjan and Rob McEwen towards the end of the innings that was held together by Luke Palmer (57) meant a 34 run win and a great all round team effort that takes them to second place in the table.View Scorecard
Bexleyheath 3rd XI 163 for 5 Old Wilsonians 3rd XI 41 All Out - Bexleyheath 3rd XI win by 122 runs!
This was as convincing a victory as you are likely to see,  as Bexleyheath dismissed Old Wilsonians for just 41 to record a 122 run win, with Nick Parham, 5 for 7, Billy Hally, 3 for 21 and Ryan Frisby, 2 for 6, sharing the bowling honours. The Bexleyheath innings revolved around opening bat Ben Moore (87 n.o), who scored more than half of  his side’s runs, with his partners more than willing to be supportive accomplices.View Scorecard
Blackheath 7th XI 183 for 5 Old Wilsonians 4th XI 102 All Out - Blackheath 7th XI win by 81 Runs!
Facing a total of 183  for  5, Old Wilsonians’  4th Xl were dismissed for 102 as  a rampant Blackheath bowling attack,  featuring  Arivind Muthumani 4 for 14, James Morrison, 3 for 26 and Kiran Pinto, 2 for 24 led their side to a comfortable 81 run victory.  Earlier Krishna Kumar (41) and Jeremy Nelson (35) had led the assault on the OW bowlers, with valuable support from Shanhab Khan (22),  Vinodh  Venkatraman (20)  and Aravind  Muthumani (21  n.o)View Scorecard
Sunday Friendly XI 248 Offham 200 All out - Sunday Friendly XI win by 48 runs!
The Sunday Xl  maintained their 100% record for the season in a high scoring game against Offham. In a total of 248, Matt Abbett hit yet another century, this time 103, with Nick Morley hitting an encouraging 51 as all nine of the visiting bowlers toiled but with little reward.  Offham  soon demonstrated that they were up for the chase with Sam Ward (46), Ben Gittings (28) and Tim Evans (48) all scoring well, but OW skipper Tony Sherlock always had an ace up his sleeve – namely himself – and when he came on to bowl the visitors had no answer to his immaculate bowling skills  as he finished with  3  for  22 to seal yet another victory! 
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