Braintree v Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club INDOOR BDICL 1ST SIX on Sun 18 Jan 2015 at 6:30pm
Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club Lost by 73 runs

Match report The 1’s returned to action for the first time in the New Year with a tough assignment against Braintree. Following the pre-season merger between perennial champions Braintree Youth and Braintree, a ‘super power’ in the BDICL was born –and every bit as joyous to play against.

The kryptonite was early wickets. Inserted into the field, Gavin Cook duly obliged, bamboozling opener Celiz to get a leading edge for a simple catch to Wright, 9-1.

However, from this point on, it was less kryptonite, more Krypton Factor, such were the skills required to scale the back wall to which Braintree targeted, with great success throughout the innings.

D. Hale, Ledgerton and Sherry each reached 25 and retired. With wickets in hand, acceleration in the second half of the innings was rapid. Despite being briefly checked by a Mark Beames/Ollie Glasson combo, it continued to rain sixes, though mercifully, AB Villiers was not in the Braintree line up.

A late wicket for Wright yielded a third dismissal – enabling WMCC to continue to lead the league table for wickets taken in the top division – but Braintree ended their innings on a whopping 169-3.

It would have taken some effort to win the game from this position. Ian Ball and Mark Beames produced a 50 partnership, their first of the season, though generally tight bowling ensured that this milestone was reached in over 8.

Despite a generous contribution by Eddie Extra, a flurry of wickets extinguished the small flame of hope. Chairman Mitchell and skipper Wright played out the remaining overs to remain undefeated, the reply finishing somewhat short of the target, on 95-4.

A hugely tough game to return to, but league action will be put to one side as the road to er, Braintree, will commence on Feb 1, with a cup clash against old friends Boreham.

Braintree Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
13nb 9w 1b 3lb 
for 3 wickets
169 (12.0 overs)
D. Hale Not Out  47
W. Celiz ct  Wright b Cook 6
A. Ledgerton Not Out  35
A. Lees ct  Beames b Glasson 4
A. Sherry Not Out  29
S. Hale ct  Glasson b Wright 22

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club INDOOR BDICL 1ST SIX Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Gavin Cook3.0036136.0012.00
Keith Mitchell3.005100.0017.00
Ollie Glasson3.0052152.0017.33
Kev Wright3.0026126.008.67

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club INDOOR BDICL 1ST SIX Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
19nb 21w 7lb 
for 4 wickets

(12.0 overs)
Ian Ball Run out  18
Mark Beames b  Sherry 16 1
Ollie Glasson b  Sherry 0 1
Gavin Cook ct  S. Hale b Celiz 4
Keith Mitchell Not Out  8 1
Kev Wright Not Out  2 1

Braintree Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A. Lees3.002500.008.33
D. Hale3.002900.009.67
A. Sherry3.00924.503.00
S. Hale2.001200.006.00
W. Celiz1.0013113.0013.00