Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club FIRST XI v Springfield 2nd on Sat 01 Jun 2013 at 1.30pm
Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club Lost by 49 runs

Match report At first glance at the match summary, it looks a familiar tale of the season so far. A decent bowling display, but ultimately an underlying batting frailty unable to capitalise on the work in the field. Whilst some of that rings true, it does not tell the whole story.

Visitors and league leaders Springfield, buoyed by their flying start to the season, won the toss and elected to bat. The first six overs were quite remarkable. Connor Hayman and Tom Payne ripped out the top order and staggeringly, with half a dozen overs gone, the scoreboard had a surreal look to it. Latecomers would have assumed that the visitors were still getting to grips with the new WMCC scoreboard, but it really was 5-5 from 6 overs. 22-6, 45-7, Springfield gradually recovered. Had the chances that were presented been taken, a score of 75 would have been some achievement. However, increased application, some lusty hitting from the tail and a couple of dropped chances helped to propel the score to 161 all out, a score that would have been taken by WMCC before the start of the game, but not given the first few overs.

Whilst the reply did not begin in such dramatic style, the run chase struggled to get going and things did not look rosy at 17-3 with a run rate little over one. A recovery was gradual, but wickets continued to fall and the run rate continued to climb. Only when Wright (25) & Fannon (16) were at the crease was any significant partnership formed, and their stand of 35 was the only one that exceeded 17. Josh Brady again displayed composure and sound technique but the ask was too much.

A defeat, but many positives to be taken against a side that had barely dropped a point so far, who did well to rescue their innings from such a perilous position. They certainly knew they had been in a game. With players returning to bolster the batting line up, a win, and hopefully run of wins, are not far away.

Springfield 2nd Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
161 (44.0 overs)
Frost ct  Brazier b Payne 1
Haworth b  Hayman 0
Aslam b  Hayman 1
Northfield ct  Wright b Hayman 0
Southwell b  Payne 0
Williams ct  & b Wright 20
Funez b  Hayman 4
Ovel Not Out  59
Hartley M lbw  b Wright 15
I Hartley ct  Hayman b Mitchell 32
Arain b  Mitchell 18

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club FIRST XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Connor Hayman10.032646.502.60
Tom Payne12.0138219.003.17
Kev Wright12.0350225.004.17
Keith Mitchell10.0140220.004.00

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club FIRST XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 7w 3b  
for 9 wickets

(46.0 overs)
Rod Brazier ct  Howarth b Northfield 14 1 1
Martin Coulson lbw  b Arain 0
Trevor Mason b  Ovel 11 2
Andrew Brown lbw  b Ovel 0
Ollie Glasson b  M Hartley 10 1
Connor Hayman b  Northfield 4 1 1
Kev Wright ct  Frost b Ovel 25 4 2
Damian Fannon ct  Aslam b M Hartley 16 1
Josh Brady Not Out  13 1
Tom Payne b  Arain 5
Keith Mitchell Not Out  1

Springfield 2nd Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
M Hartley12.0332216.002.67
I Hartley2.02000.000.00