Cricket Match Reports Weekend of 1st / 2nd July

Posted 3rd July 2017

Old Wilsonians 1st XI 176 All Out Versus Sibton Park, 105 All Out - Old Wilsonians 1st XI win by 71 Runs!

A fifth successive victory sees Old Wilsonians top of Division Two  as the season reaches  its half-way point. In this game against Sibton Park they found runs difficult to come by, despite a first wicket stand of 58 between Sanath Dandeniya (21) and Jonathan Rodda (29). However they then slumped to 100 for 6 before Michael Mitchell (26) and Josh Lawrence (32)  shared in a seventh wicket stand of 57 as the Sibton Park bowlers bowled tightly and effectively, particularly Gareth Meers,  4 for 35 and Ben Alton, 3 for 11, to the extent that they bowled their hosts out in 48,3 overs. However when pace man Jordan Thomas bowled five of their first six  batsmen, Sibton Park were 48 for 5 and, despite the heroic efforts of  Jamie Keeler (35), with help from Mile Clayton (17) and Gareth Meers (17), the damage had been done and they were all out for 105. Thomas finished with 5 for 24, Michael Mitchell 2 for 5 and Dave Ellicott-White 2 for 25. Next week the OWs travel to St Lawrence & Highland Court, who are just one point behind them; book your tickets now! View Scorecard

Bexleyheath 2nd XI 159 for 8 Versus Old Wilsonians 2nd XI 158 All Out - Bexleyheath won by 2 Wickets!

Facing a total of 158, Bexleyheath timed their reply perfectly – they won with ten balls to spare – but could probably have done without the nervousness that being eight wickets down brought to them! The OW innings suffered from inconsistency,  with only Chris Scott (61), Sydney Sherlock (32 n.o) and Siva Ranjan (20) scoring with any intent as Steve Monk, 4 for 42, and Aython Adams, 3 for 29  restricted their progress. By contrast the Bexleyheath score-card showed most players chipping in,  Dale Clarkson (36) being  their top scorer, so they were probably not too concerned that their numbers  nine and ten had to see them over the line.View scorecard

Old Wilsonians 3rd XI 108 All Out Versus Dartford 4th XI 137 for 8 - Dartford 4th XI won by 29 Runs!

Dartford 4th Xl managed to  successfully defend a modest total of 137 for 8 against Old Wilsonians’ 3rd Xl,  whom they then dismissed  for just 108. The Dartford total owed much to  a fourth wicket partnership of 78 between James Fitzgerald (40) and Ian Rossiter (37 n.o) as Alex McCrossen, 3 for 25, took some early wickets before Josh Holland, 3 for 33, and Howard Abbett, 2 for 18, then inflicted more damage. However the OWs then lost early wickets  themselves  and  slumped to 67 for 8 before the ubiquitous Holland (35) and Joe Jukes (11 n.o) put on 31 to give them hope, but it proved too little too late with  Ben Rossiter, 3 for 11,  Callum French, 3 for 35 and Mark French. 2 for 25, bowling Dartford to a 29 run victory.View Scorecard 

Blue Star 65 All Out Versus Old Wilsonians 4th XI, 66 for 3 - Old Wilsonians 4th XI won by 7 Wickets!

Old Wilsonians’ 4th Xl secured a comfortable seven wicket victory over Blue Star, thanks mainly to some fine bowling from Shehan Sivaranjan 4 for 21, and Stanly Sherlock, 3 for 21 as the hosts were bowled out in just 29 overs. Seth Clifford then went on to top score for the visitors with 26, and although they lost three wickets, opening bowler Gary Hill taking 2 for 19, they got home safely with over 23 overs to spare.View Scorecard

Bexley 6th XI 50 for 0 Versus Old Wilsonians 5th XI 48 All Out 

Bexley 6th Xl bowled out Old Wilsonians’  5th  Xl for just 48 and then knocked off the runs, without losing a wicket , in 73 balls. As you can imagine from those statistics, there were some impressive bowling figures, with Max Hallett  finishing with 3 for 3, Robert Taylor 3 for 12 and  Harry Turner 2 for 4, with none of the OW batsmen making it into double figures. Despite the uneven bounce in the pitch, the Bexley openers, Lucas Hart (35 n.o) and Neil Cleave (7 n.o) then scored the runs required with relative ease.View Scorecard 

Old Wilsonians Sunday League XI 88 for 9 Versus Bromley Bears Development XI 87 All Out

Old Wilsonians clung on for a nailbiting victory in the low scoring affair after dismissing 10 man Bromley for only 87 as Joe Jukes (3-13) and Eliott Betteridge (3-29) took advantage of decent bowling conditions with Stephen Ball's run a ball 22 the main batting highlight for Bromley. The Bromley bowlers then put huge pressure on the OWs batsman as Jack Wisson (5-20) ripped through top order. The main difference was Michael Mitchell's superb 59 not out as he and Alex McCrossen's last wicket stand of 15 got them over the line for their fourth victory in a row and a healthy lead at the top of the league table! View Scorecard 

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