Bocking v Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club INDOOR BDICL 1ST SIX on Sun 30 Mar 2014 at 5:30pm
Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club Lost by 15 runs

Match report With league survival already secured and a forthcoming appearance in next week's Cup Finals Day to look forward to, the curtain came down on the winter league season with a whimper as the 1's were defeated by 15 runs against Bocking.

Fielding a stronger line up than they have mustered for most of their final season, Bocking performed well with the bat, setting a challenging target of 141, and losing just two wickets in the process, a run-out and another victim for Rod Brazier, who has enjoyed a productive season with the ball.

In reply, with Ian Ball enjoying a Posh day out at Wembley, it was Rod that sought to fill the void. A glorious flick off the legs would have yielded many runs outside, however, indoors, it is not so productive, the ball rebounding off the wall and appropriately, into the arms of the Bocking Brazier, albeit a much less hirsute one. One soon became two as Mark Beames was caught for 5.

Andy Smith & Kev Wright did recover the innings, and both retired. Craig Marshall looked set to become the third retiree, but was run-out for 21. With Chairman Mitchell trapped lbw for 4, Smith & Wright resumed their partnership, though it was soon broken, Wright caught by Merrell off the basketball hoop (such is the wacky world of the indoor league).

So, with plenty to do, Smith found himself last man standing. Whilst the run chase ultimately ended slightly short of the target, it was fun to watch. A back wall counter attack assault was launched, and Smith achieved a maiden indoor 50, clubbing 8 sixes. With four balls remaining and 16 needed to win, more sixes were needed, but Smith was stumped by Watt for an excellent 56.

A low key end to what has been a challenging, yet rewarding inaugural Division One league campaign. We look forward to doing it all again next season, putting the vast amounts that we have learnt into action.

We now move onto Finals Day, and a semi-final date with Witham. You just never know...

Bocking Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
15nb 3w 5lb 
for 2 wickets
140 (12.0 overs)
S. Watt st  A Smith b R Brazier 3
R. May Not Out  25 1
D. McIntyre Not Out  35 2 3
K. Merrell Not Out  29 1
P. Brazier run out  (C Marshall) 8
M. Cutmore Not Out  17

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club INDOOR BDICL 1ST SIX Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Kev Wright3.002900.009.67
Rod Brazier3.0028128.009.33
Craig Marshall3.004500.0015.00
Keith Mitchell3.003300.0011.00

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club INDOOR BDICL 1ST SIX Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
5nb 8w 1b  
for 6 wickets

(11.3 overs)
Rod Brazier ct  P Brazier b D McIntyre 0
Mark Beames ct  D McIntyre b K Merrell 5
Andy Smith st  S Watt b M Cutmore 56 7 1
Kev Wright ct  K Merrell b R May 25 2 1
Craig Marshall Run out  21 1 1
Keith Mitchell lbw  b R May 4

Bocking Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
D. McIntyre3.0015115.005.00
K. Merrel3.0030130.0010.00
R. May3.0054227.0018.00
M. Cutmore2.3025125.0010.00