Match reports from weekend 9th and 10th June

Posted 12th June 2018

Whitstable 1st XI  290  for  7 versus Old  Wilsonians 1st XI  228 all out. Whitstable win by 62 Runs!

A second wicket stand of 246 between  Whitstable’s J. Loader (78) and K. Appleby (184) proved to be the crucial element in this game and although they subsequently lost wickets in their chase for further runs, the OW’s Josh Lawrence finishing with 4 for 43, his side finished over 60 runs short in a valiant effort. Just like Whitstable they, too, lost and early wicket and, they too, were indebted to a second wicket stand between Velsen Deverajulu (72) and Malinda Thotiwilage (77) to the tune of 143 runs.  Indeed, when the latter was dismissed the OWs were 40 runs to the good in comparison to Whitstable at the corresponding stage of their innings,  but their last eight batsmen could manage just  41 runs between them, with T. Phillis, 5 for 44, and S.Dale, 3 for 33, bowling their side to victory.View scorecard

 Old Wilsonians’   2nd  Xl    239  for   6,   HSBC    2nd   Xl  191. Old Wilsonians win by 48 runs!

Old Wilsonians got off to an excellent start as openers James Teodorescu (35) and Siva Ranjan (112) put on 108 for the first wicket and with Kenny Maxwell (33) also joining the party, they finished their 50 overs on a competitive  239 for 6, with Mark Crompton, 3 for 53, being the pick of the HSBC bowlers. In reply the visitors were not able to find someone who could play a big innings although  William Holcombe (21), Bital Awan (26),   Moahmmad Zaheer (45) and Vishal Julka (21) all did their best for their team. But it  was not enough as they fell well short of the total required with David Pilgrim, 4 for 30, Elliot Bettridge, 2 for 29 and the indefatigable Ranjan. 2 for 10, doing most of the damage.View Scorecard 

Old Wilsonians 3rd XI 177 for 7 versus Hayes 4th XI 130 for 6  - Old Wilsonians 4th XI win by 47 runs!

OWS had first use of the Hawes Down pitch and posted a very competitive total built around a well paced 60 from Rob McEwen who was well supported by Andy Steel (27) and Dan Nicholls continued his fine start to the season with brisk 25. Graham Morrison's 3-33 put a break on the scoring as 200 was definitely in site, ably assisted by Arnav Barry's 3 well held catches in the outfield. But the flurry of wickets was counteracted with Kevin Carruthers unbeaten 20 at the end as the 3s posted 177. The new ball proved to be the difference between the two sides as the opening spell from Kasturiratne and Sullivan restricted Hayes to two runs in over in the first set of 10. Carruthers then talk a superb catch, skied miles in the air and taken neatly over his shoulder to get rid of opener Flinn. Steve Cotton (49) and Leo Webster (35) then briefly threatened to take the game back in the direction of Hayes until the latter was bowled by Carruthers to a fine piece of leg spin bowling that pitched middle and leg and hit the off bail. Carruthers ended up taking 3-44 and was well supported by fellow spinner Howard Abbett who kept things tight down bowling down the hill with 2-19. With the target miles out of each, it was all about wickets and points for the OWs and it could have been a lot more than the 6 they did take. On the whole, solid batting and solid bowling from a team that had 5 changes from the week before. Thats 4 wins in the first 6 and helps them keep pace with the league leaders. View scorecard

Old Colfeians   4th   Xl   180 for  7,   Old  Wilsonians  147  for  6. Old Colfeians win by 33 runs!

Old Colfeians were indebted to Gurpreet Singh (71 n.o), who held their innings together as, apart from Himanshu Pathania (31) and Benjamin Shepherd (20), he was given little support in this game against Old  Wilsonians, with Rohan Mehra, 3 for 54 and Chethan Kamat, 2 for 27 claiming the bowling honours for the visitors. In reply the OWs lost early wickets before Neil Treacher (30) and Jeff Mascarenhas (58) steadied the ship, but their early difficulties meant they were never up with the required run rate and they fell well short of the total needed.View Scorecard

Old Wilsonians’ Sunday Development  Xl  140,   Bexley   126. Old Wilsonians win by 14 runs!

Old Wilsonians successfully defended a low total on a day when runs were difficult to come by and bowlers were in the ascendancy. Batting first the OWs were bowled out in 38.1 overs with Alexander Hill, 3 for 28 and Jake Fairman, 3 for 22, being the main destroyers , with only Velson Devarajulu (23), Louis Pryor (24) and Dan Nichols (22) giving them too much trouble. However, the Bexley reply was marginally worse as they were dismissed for just 126,  Sebastian Naylor (20), Christopher Laas (28) and Dan Bygrave (20 n.o) being their principle contributors as David Pilgrim, 3 for 22 and Syd Sherlock, 2 for 21, starred  with the ball for the home side.View Scorecard

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