Cricket Match reports weekend of 28-29 July

Posted 31st July 2018

Hayes 1st XI  234 for 9, Old Wilsonians 1st XI 235 for 7 - Old Wilsonians win by 3 wickets!

A commanding innings of 125 not out by Malinda Thotiwilage enabled Old Wilsonians to defeat Hayes for the second time this season and ease their relegation worries. Not that he was able to win the game on his own, but when other batsmen got themselves in they seemed to feel obliged to get themselves out, mainly due to the skills of Connor Byrne, who finished with 4 for 46. Earlier Hayes had relied on some steady batting from Grant Sheen (57) and Joel Couldrey (56 n,o) and an explosive inning of 34 from Stuart Eddicott (34) to push them well over the 200 run mark, but it was not enough as the OWs got home with over two overs to spare.View scorecard

St Lawrence & Highland Court 2nd Xl 198 for 9. Old Wilsonians’ 2nd Xl 148 - St Lawrence win by 50 Runs!

St Lawrence & Highland Court won this top of the table clash by 50 runs but with five games left Old Wilsonians, who are just one point behind them, have plenty of time to be crowned as champions. Batting first the St Lawrence top order, Lewis Jenkins (29), Graham Vaughan (28), Tom Shaw (29) and Toby Vaughan (66 n.o) had a pleasing consistency about it and although the lower order could not sustain the pressure they, still managed to post a challenging total. In reply Old Wilsonians made a poor start, losing three quick wickets and although the middle order, Rob McEwen (25) and Stan Sherlock (27) rallied to a certain degree it was not enough, with Kit Sims, 4 for 30, Lewis Jenkins, 2 for 19 and Thomas Bailey, 2 for 32, taking the bowling honours.View scorecard

Old Wilsonians’ 3rd Xl 145 Swanscombe & Greenhithe 1st Xl 148 for 2 - Swanscombe win by 8 wickets!

Swanscombe & Greenhithe had little trouble in scoring the runs they required to defeat Old Wilsonians and secured a convincing 8 wicket victory.
Steven Towell (33), Sonny Phull (35), Paul Edmunds (41 n,o) and Rohan Lynch (19 n,o) all found the OW bowling to their liking as they completed their task in 31.2 overs. Earlier it had been their bowlers who had taken centre stage, Tom Thwaites, 5 for 39 in particular, and although Josh Holland (32), Jason James (26) and latterly Laki Kasturiratne (19) and Alex Forbes (20 n.o) had showed some determined resistance, their 145 proved to be an easy target for the hosts.View scorecard 

Holmesdale 3rd Xl 240 for 7, Old Wilsonians’ 4th Xl 151 - Holmesdale win by 89 runs!

Facing an imposing total of 240 for 7, Old Wilsonians fell well short of their target and Holmesdale recorded a convincing 89 run victory
Batting first the latter’s top order, Sam Blackaby (88), Jatindar Luthra (29) and Cameron Lindsay (46) all performed well and although the batting then fell away to a degree they still managed to post a total that would be difficult to chase. And so it proved as the OWs lost wickets on a regular basis, mainly to the bowling skills of Jodie Huddy, who finished with 5 for 15. Paul Jenkins (34) did his best to improve matters for the home side, but he, too, eventually fell victim to the rampant Huddy. View Scorecard 

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