Eastwood 1st v Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club FIRST XI on Sat 13 Jul 2013 at 1.30pm
Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club Won by 5 wkts

Match report On a gloriously warm and sunny day, a fruitful trip to the seaside (ok, Belfairs Park) was had as the 1's returned victorious from Eastwood. Skipper Wright won the toss and much to the derision of WMCC teammates and the delight of Eastwood, elected to field first. However, with Hayman and Wright getting considerable swing, (with the exception of Huckstepp, who went on to eventually make a fine 86) the decision appeared to be justified as the opening bowling pair reduced to the home side to 54-5. Just as the 6th wicket partnership threatened to get Eastwood back into the game, George Verlander removed Deeming, aided by a well taken catch from Rod Brazier. The tail wagged a little, but 155-7 became 155 all out, with Tom Payne & Keith Mitchell ending the innings with over 6 overs of the allotted 45 remaining.

Another solid opening stand from Matt Goodlad & Rod Brazier formed another excellent foundation for the run chase, delivering their third successive 50 plus partnership. Only when Matt had reached his own 50 did Eastwood get the breakthrough, with the score on 87. Andy Smith continued the momentum as the score soon went past the 100 mark. Both departed on 114, but despite the losses of Richardson and Verlander, Jason Biggs (15*) and Hayman (11*) saw WMCC home with nearly 12 overs to spare.

An excellent performance in all areas, and apart from the loss of late wickets as the winning line drew closer, a pretty flawless one. The victory lifts WMCC out of the relegation zone with a 14 point advantage over rivals Galleywood.

Eastwood 1st Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 2w 7b 1lb 
for 10 wickets
155 (38.4 overs)
Coussins ct  Brown b Wright 0
Huckstepp ct  Smith b Mitchell 86
Cooper b  Wright 4
Byford b  Hayman 4
Sanford b  Wright 0
Morrant ct  Richardson b Wright 13
Deeming ct  Brazier b Verlander 17
C. Harp b  Payne 10
Bartlett b  Payne 8
Wade Not Out  0
O. Harp ct  Richardson b Mitchell 0

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club FIRST XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Connor Hayman10.0338138.003.80
Kev Wright9.012345.752.56
Tom Payne12.0156228.004.67
George Verlander4.0126126.006.50
Keith Mitchell3.401326.503.55

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club FIRST XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 5w 2b 3lb 
for 5 wickets

(39.5 overs)
Matt Goodlad ct  Byford b Bartlett 50 9
Rod Brazier ct  C. Harp b O. Harp 36 4 1 1
Andy Smith ct  Sanford b O. Harp 21 3 1
Stephen Richardson ct  Bartlett b Wade 13 2 2
Jason Biggs Not Out  15 2
George Verlander ct  Coussins b Bartlett 0
Connor Hayman Not Out  11 2
Andrew Brown   1
Kev Wright  
Tom Payne  
Keith Mitchell  

Eastwood 1st Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
O. Harp7.0132132.004.57
C. Harp10.0331131.003.10