Match Reports 30th June - 1st July

Posted 4th July 2018

Gore Court 1st XI 138, Old Wilsonians 1st XI 140 for 4 - Old Wilsonians 1st XI win by 6 wickets!

Following a win-less June so far, Old Wilsonians re-discovered their winning ways on the last day of the month at Gore Court with a six wicket victory The hosts lost three early wickets and although Carl Solomons (59) did his best to be the glue in their innings, the rest of the batting failed the adhesive test as Malinda Thotiwilage. 3 for 33, Michael Mitchell, 3 for 34 and Dave Ellicott-White, 2 for 24, ensured that they did not stick around for too long as they were dismissed in 38.4 overs In contrast Velson Devarajulu (25) and Jonathan Rodda (36) got the OWs off to a flying start, with Thotiwilage (25) and Matthew Abbett (33 n.o) adding to Gore Court’s misery as the visitors raced home in 29.3 overs, Matthew Roche, 2 for 30, being the pick of the home bowlers.View Scorecard 

Old Wilsonians’ 2nd Xl 208 for 8, Gore Court 2nd XI 157 for 8 - Old Wilsonians 2nd XI win by 51 runs!

The Old Wilsonians innings proceeded at a steady but not dramatic pace and they finished on 208 for 8 in this encounter against Gore Court Sanj Dandeniya (44) and Kenny Maxwell (48) both looked well set before being dismissed and Elliot Bettridge (33) then added some useful runs but the visiting bowlers, Neil Clinton in particular, who finished with 3 for 31, must have been pleased with their afternoon’s work However, Gore Court’s reply never really got going and when they slumped to 115 for 7 they had to rely on James Newell (22 n.o) and Chris Ryan (17 n.o) to get them an extra batting point as the OWs used ten bowlers in their efforts to claim all 10 wickets, Poruthotage Perera finishing with 4 for 26.View Scorecard 

Old Wilsonians’ 3rd Xl 178 for 6, Old Colfeians’ 3rd Xl 118 - Old Wilsonians 3rd XI win by 60 runs!

The Colfeian openers failed to score a run between them and although Gurpreet Singh (29) and Amrit Kalsi (28) then improved things considerably it appeared only a matter of time before Old Wilsonians would achieve victory as only Harpreet Singh (19) and Harry Butler (18 n,o) produced any further scores of any significance, Kevin Carruthers taking the bowling honours to finish with 6 for 39 as Colfes were dismissed for 118 in 27.4 overs The OW score-card had a pleasing consistency about it as Barrie Frampton (24), Xavier Hussein (23)m Andy Hazzard (27), Dan Nichols (22 n.o) and Howard Abbett (20 n.o) all made useful contributions to a total of 178 for 6 which proved too much for the visitors, only Gethin Bond, 3 for 46, having any real success with the ball.View scorecard

ODCUACO 4th Xl 138 for 7, Old Wilsonians’ 4th Xl 140 for 8 - Old Wilsonians 4th XI win by 2 wickets!

In a tight finish Old Wilsonians just managed to haul themselves over the winning line thanks to an undefeated ninth wicket stand between Isaac Rodda (13 n.o) and Brian Pmering (19 n.o) after ODCUACO had bowled themselves back into the game The OW’s reply to the host’s 138 for 7 had started well as Neil Treacher (29) and Dan Robbins (26) had laid a solid foundation but wickets then start to fall dramatically before Steven Murname (25 n.o) steadied the ship after Alex Lake, 3 for 21, had taken three quick wickets The home side’s innings had also started well, with Stephen Smith (24), Oliver Jasper (22) and Anand Meenakshisundaram (24) doing their side proud but, they too, lost quick wickets as Steven Murname, 3 for 23, started to cause them problems.View scorecard

Beckenham 5th Xl 168 for 8, Old Wilsonians’ 5th Xl 169 for 6 - Old Wilsonians 5th XI win by 4 wickets!

Facing a total of 168 for 8 Old Wilsonians’ 5th Xl got home with wickets and overs to spare against their counterparts from Beckenham The latter were indebted to skipper Ken Hoad (55) who had remained resolute as the rest of the batting collapsed around him and but for a late rally by Dylan Hoad (11), Rupankar Majumdar (22 n.o) and Alex Valder (15 n.o) they would have been in real trouble Even so it was nowhere near enough as the OW Permnath Senthitkumaran (55 n.o) carried his bat as his side romped home, Nathan Carpenter (35) in particular giving him valuable help.View scorecard

Linden Park 190 for 7, Old Wilsonians Sunday League side 163 - Linden Park win by 27 runs!

Old Wilsonians fell to their first defeat of the season as they failed to chase down the 190 for 7 set them by Linden Park The latter lost an early wicket before a second wicket stand of 89 between Oliver Bone (33) and Daniel Corner (48) put them in the driving seat and when Cameron Cummings (34) and Ben Leale-Green (23) added useful contributions they were in a strong position. However a late flurry of wickets, with Syd Sherlock finishing with 3 for 33, enabled the OWs to keep the score below 200 The home side’s reply never really got going and, at 93 for 8, they were in danger of being dismissed for less than three figures, but a ninth wicket stand of 55 between Jonathan Rodda (41 n,o) and David Pilgrim (32) did restore some pride before they were bowled out for 163, Linden Park’s Ben Leale-Green finishing with 4 for 23.View scorecard

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