Southend on Sea and EMT 1st v Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club FIRST XI on Sat 16 Jun 2012 at 13:30
Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club Lost by 7 wickets

Match report An exciting climax to the end of the match, as WMCC almost snatched victory from the clutches of hosts Southend & EMT, but the home side got home with one ball to spare.

Put into bat, the top three of Hirst (42), Richardson S (69) & Smith (29) provided two solid partnerships for the opening two wickets, an opening stand of 89, followed by 56, as WMCC looked to post their highest score of the season to date. A late flurry of wickets helped to stem the flow of runs, with only Martin Coulson (16*) the other batsman to pass double figures, as WMCC posted 180-6.

An early wicket and tight early bowling from Wright & Payne kept the visitors run chase in check, but the second wicket would not come. Peggy finally made a breakthrough, Silver dismissed for 44, and Johnson soon followed for 11, but Southend looked on course to gain victory. However, with the fall of the wickets, runs started to slow and the run rate increased, and the outcome of the game would be decided in the final over - where the hosts squeezed out the 5 runs they needed for victory with one ball to spare.

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club FIRST XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
6nb 4w 3b 4lb 
for 6 wickets

(45.0 overs)
Graham Hirst b Kearney 42 5
Stephen Richardson b Irvine 69 12
Andy Smith st b Kearney 29 3
Martin Coulson Not Out  16
Kev Wright b Irvine 0
Roger Marshall ct & b Irvine 0
Nigel Richardson ct b Irvine 1 1
Andrew Brown Not Out  5
Connor Hayman  
Tom Payne   1
Keith Mitchell  

Southend on Sea and EMT 1st Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
S. Irvine12.0140410.003.33
M. Irvine6.021700.002.83

Southend on Sea and EMT 1st Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 1w 3b 2lb 
for 3 wickets
181 (44.5 overs)
R. Hawkins Not Out  88
J. Wiggins lbw b Wright 0
S. Silver ct N Richardson b Mitchell 44
G. Johnson ct Payne b Mitchell 11
A. Irvine Not Out  30

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club FIRST XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Kev Wright11.5528128.002.37
Tom Payne11.024300.003.91
Connor Hayman5.002100.004.20
Keith Mitchell12.0045222.503.75
Roger Marshall5.003700.007.40