West Bergolt v Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club INDOOR OVER FORTY SIX on Thu 20 Nov 2014 at 8:00pm
Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club Won by 5 wkts

Match report All good things come to those who wait – and a for the Thursday night over 40’s, victory has been a long time in coming.

Cruelly billed by the marketeers as a battle of the basement, Captain Ball sent West Bergholt into bat(tle), in the knowledge that their opponents had regularly struggled with willow in hand.

That attention to detail reaped reward, as West Bergholt were never really able to get going as the quartet of Mitchell, Woodrow, Strange and Collis sufficiently subdued the batsmen, restricting them to slightly under 9 an over – 86-3 - a very gettable total. Two wickets for the whirling Woodrow, whilst Richard Kneller rolled back the years in his side-on stumping of Parr.

In reply, Ball, reunited with his antique willow after its release from its temporary home in the ECCC Museum, played the anchor innings as ever with a serious of deft touches to wear the opponents in the field. Ably supported by Fantastic Flash the opening pair put on 50.

Their departures made, Ball safely in the hutch awaiting future deployment and Collis dismissed short of his ground, there may have been some cause for concern.

Such thoughts would have been nonsense, as the scampering Mitchell, together with the scything Strange brought the target within reach.

A sumptuous off drive for four from John was the coup de gras, sending the massed ranks in the Graham Gooch hospitality suite into raptures, victory by 5 wickets with four balls remaining.

West Bergolt Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
6w 2b 6lb 
for 3 wickets
86 (10.0 overs)
S Samaranayake ct  K Mitchell b J Woodrow 10
A Wiseby Not Out  27
D Parr st  R Kneller b J Woodrow 10
N Kemp Not Out  21
R Jarrett† run out  (S Collis/I Ball) 1
P Twydell* Not Out  3

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club INDOOR OVER FORTY SIX Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Keith Mitchell3.001700.005.67
John Woodrow3.001929.506.33
John Strange2.002700.0013.50
Steve Collis2.002100.0010.50

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club INDOOR OVER FORTY SIX Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
12w 6b  
for 1 wickets

(9.2 overs)
Ian Ball Not Out  27 2 1
Steve Collis run out  (N Kemp) 13 1
Keith Mitchell Not Out  12 1
John Strange Not Out  17 2
John Woodrow  
Richard Dudley Wood-Kneller   1

West Bergolt Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
P Twydell*2.201400.006.00
N Kemp2.001900.009.50
S Samaranayake2.001600.008.00
A Wiseby3.003100.0010.33