Coggeshall v Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club INDOOR BDICL 1ST SIX on Sun 16 Feb 2014 at 5:30pm
Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club Lost by 64 runs

Match report As the legendary wordsmith Meatloaf mused, two of out three aint bad. However, in the world of cricket, and in this latest BDICL Div 1 instalment, ain't bad should read not quite good enough.

Against reigning champions Coggeshall, the 1's were immediately on the attack, with Ian Ball diving full length to catch his nemesis Edwards (both are locked at the top of most leagues runs accumulated in Div 1). A wicket for Chris Shaw.

This start set the tone for an exceptional bowling and fielding performance, with outstanding catches supporting some probing bowling. 0-1 soon became 10-3 as both Bailey & Blackwell fell to identical dismissals, expertly caught off the side wall by Connor Hayman - as Rod Brazier earnt two more scalps to keep on the coattails on the leading wicket takers in the division. Despite some innings stabilising from Green and Cross (what a shame no 6 wasn't Code) Hayman was soon in catching action again, an excellent caught and bowled this time. 52-4. Last pair Cross & Bragg batted well to get the total up beyond 100, but both perished to brilliant catches - the first from Shaw, who took a superb caught and bowled chance, and the second from Hayman, his fourth in the innings, which must be some kind of record (cue checking history books) a one handed (left) grab from the final ball of the innings. Coggeshall 112 all out.

A tremendous display, and a seasons best. 3 wickets for Shaw, 4 catches and a wicket for Hayman, two more wickets for Brazier, and a meagre 11 runs from 3 overs from skipper Wright. Could we complete the job?

In short - no. For the first time in a long time, the top order were not able to lay the foundation for the run chase. Unusually, Ian Ball succumbed for 0, and once 0-1 had soon become 12-4, things looked far from rosy. Hayman & Shaw restored some pride, but to win from this position was too much of an ask against a side that admitted afterwards had performed the best they had all season with the ball. The innings finally closed on 48 - with that feeling of what might have been.

A fine effort against a top team for half the game - a positive to be gleaned from the match, despite no points being earnt. However, with two games to go, both against the teams below us in the table - the power, as Paddy McGuiness would tell us, is in our hands. Win those (or possibly just one) and we shall dine at the top table again next winter. And deservedly so.

Coggeshall Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
9nb 5w 3lb 
for 6 wickets
112 (12.0 overs)
B. Edwards ct  Ball b Shaw 0
D. Bailey ct  Hayman b Brazier 3
G. Blackwell ct  Hayman b Brazier 6
D. Green ct  & b Hayman 18
R. Cross ct  Hayman b Shaw 48 2 1
S. Bragg ct  & b Shaw 20 1

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club INDOOR BDICL 1ST SIX Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Chris Shaw3.0037312.3312.33
Rod Brazier3.0029214.509.67
Kev Wright3.001100.003.67
Connor Hayman3.0032132.0010.67

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club INDOOR BDICL 1ST SIX Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
4nb 7w  
for 6 wickets

(10.0 overs)
Ian Ball b  Bragg 0 1
Mark Beames b  Blackwell 2
Rod Brazier ct  Blackwell b Bragg 1
Connor Hayman ct  Edwards b Cross 14 1 4
Kev Wright ct  & b Blackwell 0
Chris Shaw Run out  20 2 1

Coggeshall Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
S. Bragg3.001226.004.00
G. Blackwell3.001226.004.00
D. Bailey2.001200.006.00
R. Cross2.0012112.006.00