Match Reports weekend of 2nd and 3rd June
Posted 6th June 2018
Old Wilsonians 1st XI 81 All Out versus Orpington 1st XI 118 All Out - Orpington win by 37 runs!
Having done the difficult bit, namely bowling Orpington out cheaply, Guy Hannah 3 for 31, Doug Forbes 2 for 13, Dave Ellicott-White, 2 for 12, Old Wilsonians then went on to show that the ‘easy bit’ was also difficult as they were dismissed in 35.1 overs for 81, Dylan Robertson taking 4 for 6 in his 10 overs and Alex Harding 3 for 25 in his. It was Harding’s day for, having come to the wicket with his side standing at a perilous 79 for 8, he and Dominic Grover (28) put on 35 for the ninth wicket which effectively won them the game, Harding’s contribution being 18. Interestingly Old Wilsonians were also 79 for 8 but, two runs later, the game was all over. However, no blame can be apportioned to their lower order as, like the visitors, it was their so-called ‘specialist’ batsmen who had let them down on a wicket that gave a lot of help to the bowlers but did not contain as many demons as the respective scores of the two sides might indicate, as Harding and Grover demonstrated.View Scorecard
Orpington 2nd Xl 143 All Out versus Old Wilsonians’ 2nd Xl 144 for 3. Old Wilsonians 2nd XI win by 7 wickets!
An unbeaten fourth wicket partnership of 98 between Sanath Dandeniya (80 n.o) and Syd Sherlock (30 n.o) enabled Old Wilsonians to secure a comfortable seven wicket victory over Orpington with plenty of overs to spare. Earlier it had been the OW bowlers who had impressed as Joe Jukes, 3 for 27, Kapila Perera, 3 for 25 and David Pilgrim, 3 for 20 had all bowled impressively with only Prince Sterling (21), Ian Ellis (27) and Harry Graham (25) offering any substantial resistance.View scorecard
Sidcup 3rd Xl 92 All Out versus Old Wilsonians 3rd Xl 141 for 9. Old Wilsonians win by 49 runs!
Sidcup won the early battles in this encounter as the Old Wilsonian top order failed to distinguish themselves, but the latter were rescued by Howard Abbett (41 n.o) and Kevin Carrujthers (27) to finish on 141 for 9 from their 40 overs. However, it proved to be more than enough as Sidcup were bowled out for 92, Tom Sullivan, Robbie Adams, Kevin Carruthers and Stan Sherlock all taking two wickets a-piece.View scorecard
Old Wilsonians’ 4th Xl 198 for 8, Catford & Cyphers 4th Xl 156 for 5. Old Wilsonians win by 42 runs!
A fourth wicket stand of 89 between Dan Nichols (76) and Stephen Benwell (52 was the highlight of the Old Wilsonian innings as they showed the Catford & Cyphers bowlers no mercy, although Praveen Rddy, 3 for 38, Neil Missen, 2 for 18 and William Harris, 2 for 31, seemed to enjoy bowling at the remainder of the OW batting. In reply the visitors never looked likely to maintain the required run rate, although Andy Sangarpillia (31) and Ansar Mahmood (44) were the main reasons they were able to pick up some valuable bonus points, with the OW’s Chetan Kamat finishing with 3 for 37.View scorecard
Old Wilsonians 5th Xl 103 Sidcup 4th Xl 166 for 8. Sidcup win by 63 runs!
Sidcup were indebted to Nathanael Hitch (21), Aaron Thomas (31) Stanley McCartney (32) and Tom Newman (21 n.o) as they compiled 166 for 8 against Old Wilsonians which proved to be enough to see them to a 63 run victory. The OWs were then bowled out for 103, with Steedhar Muppirir, 4 for 13, taking the major bowling honours, and Andy Steel (25), Nathan Carpenter (23) and Jonathan Larkman (19) being the only batsmen to cause them any real problems.View scorecard
OD CUACO Sunday 1st XI 192 for 9 versus Old Wilsonians Sunday 1st XI 254 for 4. Old Wilsonians win by 62 runs!
Batting first proved to be the correct choice for the away team as the top 5 enjoyed this run-fest, particularly Velsen Deverajuly who put the OD CUACO attack to the sword with fantastic 123, aided by Captain Chris Scott's quickfire 35 in the final overs of the innings. OD CUACO never kept up with the rate despite Edward Nott's 52 from 35 balls as leg spinning pair David Pilgrim and James Sellar took 2 wickets a piece with particular credit to the latter who only went for 2 runs an over in his 7 over spell.View scorecard.