Galleywood 1st v Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club FIRST XI on Sat 17 Aug 2013 at 1.00pm
Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club Lost by 45 runs

Match report The old adage that catches win matches was never more apt as half a dozen chances went begging as the 1's went down to defeat by 45 runs in the crunch match at relegation rivals Galleywood.

With background noise being provided by the V Festival, pace and swing were headline acts, as the outside edge of the bat was beaten with regularity. Wickets took their time to fall, but the scoring rate was kept in check until the arrival of Bennett, who counter attacked well, hitting the ball hard and cleanly. What a difference it would have made had the skipper held onto a chance when the Galleywood no 5 was on around 30 - a miss that would cost around 100 runs as Bennett continued to accelerate into three figures, finishing on 127 no - Galleywood setting a challenging 259 to win.

As with many run chases, WMCC were up with the rate from the start, but lost wickets at regular intervals which served to check progress. Rod Brazier finally got beyond the 50 mark, with an excellent 54, and Neil Smith (37) and Andrew Brown (31) the other main contributions, but without someone emulating the feats of the home centurion, the run chase ended 45 runs short of the target.

A disappointing defeat, but the margin not a true reflection of the close nature of the game. As with so many matches throughout the season, lots of 'if only' moments to muse over, the margin between winning & losing such a fine one in this league. The defeat widens the gap between the two teams fighting over the remaining relegation spot to 26 points, a challenging, but not insurmountable gap to bridge with two games remaining. Who's up for the great escape?

Galleywood 1st Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 4 wickets
258 (45.0 overs)
J. Delat b  Hayman 9
G. Mawby ct  Biggs b Wright 16
M. Stallard ct  Smith b Wright 33
I. Rowlands b  Hayman 29
S. Bennett Not Out  127
G, Harrison Not Out  22

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club FIRST XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Connor Hayman12.0166233.005.50
Kev Wright12.0338219.003.17
Tom Payne12.025200.004.33
Peter Kettley6.005600.009.33
Stephen Richardson3.003600.0012.00

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club FIRST XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 8w 8b 2lb 
for 10 wickets

(42.3 overs)
Nigel Richardson b  Moon 14 3
Rod Brazier ct  Stallard b Harrison 54 9
Stephen Richardson b  Blower 17 2
Jason Biggs ct  Moon b Harrison 11 2 1
Neil Smith ct  b Storey 37 4
Peter Kettley ct  b Harrison 10 2
Andy Smith b  Harrison 1 1
Andrew Brown ct  b Storey 31 3
Connor Hayman ct  b Moon 3
Kev Wright ct  b Moon 11 2
Tom Payne Not Out  3

Galleywood 1st Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy