Cricket Match Reports Weekend 10th / 11th June
Posted 12th June 2017
Old Wilsonians 1st XI 73 for 2 versus Gore Court 1st XI - 72 All Out - Old Wilsonians win by 8 wickets!
Some devastating seam bowling from Jordan Thomas and Guy Hannah saw Gore Court reduced to 4 for 4 after 13 balls, and although skipper Adeel Hussein (25) did his best to stem the tide he could not prevent his side from being dismissed for 72 in 32 overs. Thomas finished with 3 for 8 and Hannah, 2 for 21, whilst Michael Mitchell and Dave Ellicott-White also had a profitable afternoon, finishing with 3 for 18 and 2 for 3 respectively. Gore Court’s only hope was by starting as their hosts and done and taking early wickets, which they did to a certain degree by reducing the OWs to 25 for 2, but all this served to do was to enable Matt Abbett to hit a blistering 40 not out, including 4 sixes and 3 fours and, 38 balls after his arrival, the game was all over! View scorecard
Gore Court 2nd XI - 150 for 9 versus Old Wilsonians 2nd XI 151 for 5 - Old Wilsonians 2nd XI win by 5 Wickets!
Some fine and steady bowling from Doug Forbes, 4 for 33, David Pilgrim, 2 for 20 and Tom Sullivan. 2 for 32, restricted Gore Court 2nd Xl to 150 for 9 from their 50 overs, with only opener and skipper Steve Marsh (37) making any notable contribution for the home side. The visitor’s reply was dominated by their own skipper, Chris Scott (60 n.o), who saw his side home with over seven overs to spare, whilst Nigel Sharp, 2 for 18 from 11,4 overs worked hard to restrict their progress. View scorecard
Old Wilsonians 3rd X - 151 All Out - Versus Dartfordians 2nd XI - 171 for 5 - Dartfordians 2nd XI win by 20 runs!
Chasing a total of 171, Old Wilsonians’ 3rd Xl flattered only to deceive and fell short by 20 runs in this game against Old Dartfodians’ 2nd Xl. The latter’s innings centred around Spencer McGuire (70), with Jagdish Udayakumar (22) and Tim Cotton (32 n.o) giving him valuable support as they finished on 171 for 5 from their 40 overs. Despite losing an early wicket the OW reply started positively enough as Andy Hazzard (35) and Amman Sehmi (26) took the game to Dartfordians, but after they were dismissed within a run of each other the hosts slumped to 110 for 9. However all was not lost as Andrew Steel (39 n.o) and Joe Jukes (6) showed some spirited determination which had Dartfordians sweating, but they eventually got home by 20 runs, Michael Barnshaw finishing with 4 for 51 and Kieran Jones 3 for 16.View Scorecard
Bexley 5th XI - 182-7 Versus Old Wilsonians 4th XI - 93 All Out - Bexley 5th XI win by 89 Runs!
Bexley 5th Xl recorded a comfortable 89 run victory in this friendly encounter against Old Wilsonians’ 4th Xl Batting first the home side scored consistently through Stephen Course (20), Stephen Shanks (63) and Samuel Hart (27) to reach 182 for 7 from their 40 overs, with Stan Sherlock, 3 for 43 and James Sellar, 3 for 31, doing their best to thwart their progress. In reply the OW innings never really got going , with only Andrew Pomering (24), Stan Sherlock (10) and Brian Pomering (15) making it into double figures as Mike Dixon, 4 for 31, Harry Turner, 2 for 11 and Ben Bleksley, 2 for 24 bowled Bexley to victory.View scorecard
Old Wilsonians Sunday League XI - 216 for 8 Versus Sidcup - 118 All Out - Old Wilsonians Sunday League XI win by 98 Runs!
The sunday league XI got their season off to a flyer with a comfortable 98 run win over Sidcup. Batting first, they constructed a competitive score of 216 thanks to a pair of 34s from Matt Abbett and Jon Rodda but the star of the innings was Sean Beckett with 58 scored from only 35 balls. 3 Wickets a piece from Luke McCawley and Henry Walker were the key peformances from Sidcup. The OWs bowlers then got to to work as Dave Pilgrim (4-14) and Velsen Devarajulu (3-6) caused the most damage with Sidcup's Dominic Hart (53) providing the main resistance which proved not to be enough as the home side secured maximum points.View scorecard