Arreton CC v Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club TOUR XI on Mon 10 Sep 2012 at 1:00pm
Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club Won by 4 wkts

Match report Despite Geoff's hamstring problem, he still managed to hobble to the wicket to lose his fourth toss of the tour. Arreton CC have an artifical strip, but it didn't stop their opener dispatching an array of Woodham bowlers to the boundary. In fact, he was on 48 before he scored anything other than a 4 or a 6, and finished on 85 when he tried to hit Spuju back over his head and was caught by Andy Brown on the long on boundary.

Roger Marshall had to sit out this game but low and behold, Arreton were short one and he batted for them at number 4. Unfortunately he failed to pick the only straight ball that Peggy bowled in 5 overs and left the field to rapturous applause having only scored 6!

However, in line with the improving performances all Woodham bowlers bowled well. Liam Watts, Manoj Craig, Peggy, Stuart Careless and Spuju, with the pick of the bowlers being:
Liam Watts 8 overs 2 for 22
Stuart Careless 4 overs 2 for 17
Stephen Richardson 3.5 overs 3 for 11
In line with Woodham fielding standards, Mark Beames took 2 excellent catches but then also managed to slide tackle a ball which he then back heeled over the boundary!!

Arreton finished on 147 all out in their allotted 35 overs.
Woodham batted very positively, with Andy Brown regularly getting the ball off the square, and making 25 before being bowled. Manoj had to face up to some hostile bowling from Roger Marshall, who hit Manoj on the helmet, before realizing that he had lent Manoj his own helmet!!

Mark Beames, Neil Collins, Craig Marshall, and Keith Mitchell all made runs quickly.Craig and Peggy were both out when the scores were level leaving spuju to score the winning runs in the 30th over.

Man of the match : Roger Marshall for just not being able to stay out of the game and for catching Neil Collins off a no ball!!

We really must thank Arreton for playing this Monday fixture. We appreciate it was tough to get a team out on a Monday and so we thank you for helping us finsh off our tour in style with a lovely pub meal in your local. Hopefully we can have a return game in sept 2013!

Notes: Captian Peggy and wicket keeper Cookie.
Cookie let 5 byes through.

(c)Keith Mitchell

Arreton CC Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 8 wickets
147 (0.0 overs)
A. Loudon ct  Brown b. S. Richardson 85
P. Mew ct  Beames b. Watts 2
J. Gregory b  Watts 0
R. Marshall b  Mitchell 6
S. Harris ct  & b. Careless 11
B. McHugh ct  C. Marshall b. S. Richardson 13
G. Bailey ct  Beames b. Careless 4
S. Harris st  Friend b. S. Richardson 7

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club TOUR XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Liam Watts8.0322211.002.75
Manoj Tripathi7.004000.005.71
Craig Marshall5.003700.007.40
Keith Mitchell5.0012112.002.40
Stuart Careless4.001728.504.25
Stephen Richardson3.501133.672.87

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club TOUR XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 4w 4b  
for 6 wickets

(30.4 overs)
Manoj Tripathi ct  Copper b. Gregory 14 26 24 3 58.33
Andrew Brown b  Gregory 25 34 33 4 75.76 1
Mark Beames b  Harris 13 26 21 2 61.90 2
Neil Collins ct  Sub (Friend) b. Harris 28 27 28 5 100
Craig Marshall ct  Cooper b. Friend 37 50 45 4 82.22 1
Keith Mitchell lbw  b. Hooper 23 29 27 3 85.19
Stuart Careless Not Out  0 1
Stephen Richardson Not Out  4 1
Liam Watts  
Peter Kettley  
Neil Cook  

Arreton CC Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
G. Bailey4.002000.005.00
R. Marshall4.001700.004.25
J. Gregory4.0125212.506.25
S. Harris6.0124212.004.00
P. Mew5.002900.005.80
G. Cooper5.0119119.003.80
S. Read2.4013113.004.88