Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club FIRST XI v Rainham 1st on Sat 27 Jul 2013 at 1.30pm
Match was Abandoned

Match report A feast of runs, nearly 550 in total, four half centuries, a century from 50 balls, a WMCC seasons best partnership of 139 but ultimately no result as the gathering gloom was eventually replaced by thunder, lightning and heavy rain ending the huge WMCC run chase with 6 overs to go, 73 from the target with 36 balls remaining. Who knows how that would have ended?

The visitors, chasing promotion looked in a little trouble 3 down with 40 scored. That looked to be four when Hayman appeared to have Shallow caught behind, but both batsman and umpire were unmoved. This proved decisive as he was one of two half centurions, and he, along with Skipper took on the home bowling attack, shorn of its usual suspects, and put Rainham in the driving seat. Despite both falling to the spin twins of Richardson & Kettley for 67 & 54 respectively, the assault from O'Neill was particularly brutal, flailing the ball to all parts for a superb 107 from just 50 balls, taking Rainham beyond 300.

With 11 batsman, and a flat pitch, the task was a challenging one, though not an unrealistic one to achieve. Goodlad & Brazier took the score to 37 from 8 overs, a modest partnership by their standards, before Matt was caught on the boundary for 17. 37-1 became 50-3, but then came the outstanding partnership of 139 between Stephen Richardson & Jason Biggs. Both hit half centuries, but Stephen's progress was eventually checked for a fine 59. Biggs continued in fine style, and just when he was set for a marvellous century, he was bowled, ironically, by Light, which was desperately needed at this stage for an outstanding 80. Mark Beames continued the chase with two huge sixes onto the road but rapidly fading light was making it difficult for both sides. Both teams continued to play on despite the worsening conditions, but when the rain became heavier and lightning appeared, it was game over.

A hard fought match, with a fair result in the end. A good points haul of 12, coupled with Galleywood's defeat at Rayleigh has extended the points difference at the bottom of the table, WMCC now 26 points from the drop zone. Onto Springfield and Coronation Park next Sat, hoping for the good form to continue.

Rainham 1st Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2nb 4w 9b 12lb 
for 7 wickets
306 (45.0 overs)
J. Sarro ct  Wright b Hayman 8
P. Marrgiotta ct  Biggs b Wright 8
A. Foster ct  Brown b Wright 4
D. Skipper ct  Biggs b Kettley 54
G. Shallow ct  Goodlad b Richardson 67
R. Jackson b  Hayman 4
J. O'Neill Not Out  107
G. Burr ct  Brazier b Goodlad 14
S. Jackson Not Out  9

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club FIRST XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Connor Hayman12.0159229.504.92
Kev Wright12.0179239.506.58
Matt Goodlad6.0038138.006.33
Peter Kettley10.0070170.007.00
Stephen Richardson5.0043143.008.60

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club FIRST XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
8nb 5w 2b 4lb 
for 8 wickets

(39.0 overs)
Matt Goodlad ct  Shallow b Light 17 3 1
Rod Brazier b  O'Neill 23 2 1
Andy Smith ct  Burr b Light 3
Stephen Richardson ct  Burr b Sarro 59 4
Jason Biggs b  Light 80 8 4 2
Mark Beames b  Sarro 22 1 2
Peter Kettley b  Light 0
Andrew Brown ct  Burr b Light 7 1
Nigel Richardson Not Out  0
Connor Hayman Not Out  1
Kev Wright   1

Rainham 1st Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
J. O'Neill9.0041220.504.56
H. Light12.0156511.204.67
R. Jackson6.003900.006.50
G. Shallow7.006200.008.86
J. Sarro5.0031131.006.20