Cricket Match Reports Weekend of 8th / 9th July

Posted 10th July 2017

St Lawrence & Highland Court 1st 95 All Out Versus Old Wilsonians 1st XI 123 all out - Old Wilsonians 1st XI win by 19 Runs!

This game, between the top two sides in the division before play began, was an intriguing affair which saw all 20 wickets fall in less than 69 overs and just 219 runs scored – by contrast there were 552 in their earlier encounter in the season. After 10 overs Old Wilsonians were 67 for 2 but when Pasan Weeraratne and Matthew Abbett departed, both for 33, it precipitated a rapid decline in their fortunes as they lost their last eight wickets for 57 runs,  thanks to some fine spin bowling from G. Tryon, 4 for 13 and C. Hicklin, 3 for 6,  and some outstanding  and important catches. St Lawrence lost an early wicket but A. Cotter(25) and G. Tryon (31) took the score to 50 before three wickets fell quickly to put the OWs back in the game,  after which the home side’s collapse proved to be as dramatic as that of their visitors, whose own spinners, Dave Ellicott-White, 3 for 20, and Michael Mitchell, 2 for 24, did most of the damage, although opening bowler Jordan Thomas did finish with 3 for  24. However the other pace men, on both sides, took 2 for 108 in  17.2  overs between them,  in contrast to the spinners, who claimed  a combined 13 for  80 in 42.2 overs. The art of spin bowling should never be under-estimated! View Scorecard 

Old Wilsonians 2nd XI 205 for 7 Versus Old Colfeians 2nd XI 180 All Out - Old Wilsonians 2nd XI win by 25 runs!

Some steady batting by their top order, led by Hugo Lovelock (90) and George Brindley (37) enabled Old Wilsonians to make a solid start to their innings before the Colfeian bowlers fought back with a vengeance to restrict their hosts to 205 for 7 from their 50 overs, with Harshil Patel finishing with 5 for 50. By contrast it was the later batsmen who shone for the visitors as they edged closer and closer to their target to set up an intriguing finish. However, and despite the efforts of Sager Patel (32), Mandeep Singh (22) and Muhammad Amjad Khan (23) they fell 26 runs short, with OW's Doug Forbes finishing with 4 for 27.View Scorecard 

Old Wilsonians 3rd XI 180 for 8 Versus Bromley 4th XI 181-8 - Bromley 4th XI win by 2 wickets!

Bromley 4th Xl were made to work hard for this two wicket victory against Old Wilsonians 3rd Xl and must have been relieved to get over the line with only two wickets in hand . The OW innings was dominated by Howard Abbett (60) and, indeed the game – he later went on the take 5 for 49 -  but he was grateful for the support of Daniel Robbins (21) and Steven Murnane (26 n.o) as the Bromley bowlers, Kevin Carruthers, 4 for 32 in particular  restricted their run rate. Bromley lost a couple of early wickets before Freddie Luff (35) and Ariful Kayshar (38) steadied the ship and Nathan Rakshamuthu (49) steered it into calmer waters before some late turbulence threatened to ground them. However, the calmness returned and they made it safely to the shore.View Scorecard 

NatWest 1st XI 205 for 6 Versus Old Wilsonians 4th XI 207 for 7 - Old Wilsonians 4th XI win by 3 wickets!

Facing a total of 205, Old Wilsonians’  4th Xl timed their reply to  perfection as they beat NatWest by three wickets with three balls to spare.  Apart from opener Keith Stone (33) NatWest had to rely on their middle order Neil Radburn (39), Matthew Milner (43) and Kay Nye *42 n.o) for the majority of their runs, with the OW bowlers sharing the wickets between them. NatWest took two early wickets but Danny Phillips (129 n.o) then took over and with the help of Seth Clifford (27) and Jeff Mascarenhas (27) saw his side safely home,  despite a late flurry of wickets that saw Jack Stone finish with  3  for 54 View Scorecard 

Dulwich 6th XI 154 for 6 Versus Old Wilsonians 5th XI 153 All Out - Dulwich 6th XI win by 4 wickets!

Having won the toss, OWs got off to a positive start with a second wicket partnership of 54 between Laurence Allen (27) and Brian Pomering (17) after the early loss of skipper Derek Birmingham. Wickets then fell at regular intervals as some expert seam bowling from Amyn Haji (6-24) kept the 5s in check. Some late hitting from Paul Jenkins (28 not out) and a vital 30 run 10th wicket partnership with Premnath Senthikumaran helped OWS over the 150 mark. In reply, Dulwich took a cautious approach having been 50 for 2 after the first 20 overs thanks to a miserly spell from Rod Warboys with 2 for 16 off his ten overs. But the Dulwich wicket keeper Aditya Chathli (45) upped the tempo at the right time despite late wickets falling to help Dulwich to victory with an over to spare.View Scorecard

OD CUACO Sunday 1st XI 164 for 7 Versus Old Wilsonians Sunday League XI 167 for 5 - Old Wilsonians Sunday League XI win by 5 wickets!

OD CUACO's batsman managed to make some starts in the form of Edward Nott (29) Samuel Parke (25) and Daniel Baylis (27) but some fine spin bowling in particular from Syd Sherlock (4-39) coupled with some accurate seam bowling from the rest of the OW attack meant the OD's only reached 164 thanks mainly to a later counter attack from Billy Rouse with 35 from 42 balls. Captain Chris Scott's 45 and a quick fire 61 from Matt Abbett helped OWS reach their target with 6 overs to spare and a 5th win in a row as the OWs continue their impressive unbeaten run in this league.View Scorecard 

Old Wilsonians Friendly XI 158 All Out Versus Earlswood Strollers 159 for 5 - Earlswood Strollers win by wickets!

A much changed Sunday side took on Earlswood Strollers and, in the end, managed to give them a good game thanks mainly to Jordan Thomas (85 n.o) and the ninth wicket stand of 60 he shared with Tim Orlandini (15) and although the visitors always looked comfortable in their reply, all eight of our bowlers worked manfully to ensure that they did not get an easy ride. 
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