Ventnor CC v Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club TOUR XI on Sun 08 Sep 2013 at 1pm
Match was Drawn

Match report Day 3 of the tour and again it looked like rain threatened to ruin the day. We arrived at Ventor to find a lovely club house, a covered wicket, and a square sitting at the bottom of what can only be described as a bowl! The boundary in places was a full 10 meters higher that the wicket! And I am not kidding. A very famous slope we were to discover. Sometimes if the ball didnt make the boundary it turned and ran back down the hill!
We only lost 10 min of play due to rain and with the covers Ventor had a lovely batting wicket. Ventnor won the toss and of course decided to bat on their home ground. Josh Brady in his first spell of seam bowling took 2 wickets for 27 off 8 overs, backed up by George, and Kev. We took wickets regularly and only the 2 star batsman in the Ventnor side got well deserved 50's. Ventnor finshed on 198 for 9 off their 40 overs. An achievable chase we thought.
After an opening partnership of 52 for the first wicket and then Josh and Andy falling cheaply we were a little behind the rate. Mark Beames and Manoj Tripathi took up the chase and put on 74 runs in 84 balls, getting us back in the game with batting to come. Beames almost ran out Manoj a number of times in their partnership!
Neil Smith kept things moving wiht a quick 27 but with wickets continuing to fall Kev and George were left with the task of scoring 12 off the last 2 overs without getting out to at least salvage the draw. Kev saw off the last few pretty fast balls and the game was drawn. Woodham suviving by 1 wicket and Ventnor suviving by 2 runs. A wonderful game of cricket, a wonderful ground and very gracious hosts and we will all look forward to a return fixture one day.

Captain: Neil Smith
Vice Captain: Stephen Richardson
Keeper: Manoj Tripathi

Ventnor CC Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 3w 3b  
for 9 wickets
198 (40.0 overs)
B Herridge lbw  J Brady 12 1
T Corbin ct  R Brazier b J Brady 50 6 2
G Willis ct  J Brady b G Verlander 21 2
D Cox ct  R Braizier b G Verlander 11
H Gallaway ct  A Brown b K Wright 63 5 4
P Kettley lbw  R Brazier 2
D Cox lbw  R Brazier 12 2
C Kershaw Not Out  19 3
C Marshall b  K Wright 0
C Bartlett run out  (M Beames) 1
K Mitchell  

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club TOUR XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Connor Hayman8.013500.004.38
George Verlander8.0031215.503.87
Josh Brady8.0327213.503.38
Kev Wright8.0036218.004.50
David Glasson3.002800.009.33
Rod Brazier5.0038219.007.60

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club TOUR XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
3nb 10w 16b 8lb 
for 9 wickets

(40.0 overs)
Stephen Richardson ct  H Gallaway b T Corbin 32 4
Andrew Brown b  T Corbin 8 1
Josh Brady b  D Cox 10 1 1
Mark Beames b  B Herridge 36 6 1
Manoj Tripathi b  C Kershaw 37 3
Neil Smith ct  B Herridge b T Corbin 29 4
David Glasson b  C Kershaw 3
Rod Brazier b  H Gallaway 3 2
Connor Hayman run out  (T Corbin) 0
George Verlander Not Out  1
Kev Wright Not Out  0

Ventnor CC Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
H Gallaway6.0026126.004.33
G Willis5.001600.003.20
T Corbin7.011635.332.29
D Cox8.0316116.002.00
C Bartlett2.002000.0010.00
C Marshall4.002500.006.25
B Herridge4.0026126.006.50
C Kershaw2.001226.006.00
D Cox2.001500.007.50