St Andrews v Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club SECOND XI on Sat 13 May 2017 at 1.00pm
Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club Lost By 4 wkts

Match report So, after the Pups first week win they moved on to the home of St Andrews. Unfortunately this was not the links course nor the University but Hannakins Farm in Billericay. With the skipper choosing Queen and Country on the toss and it disappointingly falling the other way the Woodies were put into bat.

A quick re-shuffle of the pack with "Pinky" turning up late after saturday detention meant that Ball and Brown opened the innings. This was to result in a very fruitful partnership, a sign of things to come perhaps. With quick singles and the odd boundary ensuring the visitors entered drinks with an unbroken opening partnership of 80. This partnership was soon broken after tea with first change bowler Walker taking his first of five wickets with the skipper charging at a wide delivery to be caught behind for 44. This dismissal brought about a collapse that many a Woodham side have witnessed before. 86 for 0 soon became 113-6 with Coulson, Hayman, Costin and Cook falling cheaply, these wickets along with the big blow of Ball for 40 left the Woodies with a difficult 13 overs and only 4 wickets in hand. The big hitting Harness, backed up by the steady Cook of the G variety built a good partnership which brought Woodham up towards a respectable target. Unfortunately the fall of Harness for a quick fire 34 essentially ending the innings with only 8 more runs put on for the final 3 wickets. Woodham finishing on 167 knowing that they were probably a little short of runs.

The batting collapse from the first innings did not dampen the Woodham spirits with Preston picking up a wicket in his first over, caught behind by the fine addition behind the stumps of Costin. This wicket brought Greenwood to the crease who along with opening Batsmen A. Street, started to build a good partnership. This Partnership was eventually broken with G. Cook, buoyed on be the many references to cooking trapped Greenwood LBW for 21. A second wicket was denied the impressive Cook after the square leg umpire decided the electric Costin was too slow behind the stumps to have stumped P. Street. This tight decision was to prove the pivotal moment in the game as P. Street (36) and A. Street (58) took the game away from the visitors. Both batsmen finally fell to the "Grandmaster" Steve (Flash) Collis. These Wickets brought Woodham back into the game and a couple more quick wickets, one for Harness, the first of many in his Woodham league career, and a brilliant catch for G. Cook giving Older a wicket gave the visitors hope. However a good stand between G. Street and D. Newman took the game away from Woodham and gave the win to the home team.

A disappointing batting performance after being given a good platform ultimately cost us the game today, the bowling and fielding being exceptional made this game tighter than it should have been. Lessons will need to be learnt from the Batsmen, with the visit of Boreham to the home of cricket next week i am sure the Pups will bounce back strong.

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club SECOND XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2w 2b 2lb 
for 10 wickets

(43.5 overs)
Ian Ball b Walker 40 66 6 60.61
Andrew Brown ct Bwld Walker 44 80 6 55.00
Martin Coulson ct Bwld Walker 0 9 0 1
Cameron Hayman b Walker 0 2 0
Nigel Costin ct Bwld Hales 9 11 1 81.82 1
Neil Cook b Walker 11 12 2 91.67
Pete Harness ct Bwld G. Street 34 27 7 125.93
Gavin Cook b A. Street 12 34 1 35.29 1
Steve Collis ct Bwld A. Street 0 2 0
Sam Older Not Out  7 7 1 100
Jack Preston b A. Street 0 1 0

St Andrews Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
G. Street9.0023123.002.56
A. Street9.5133311.003.36

St Andrews Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
8w 2b  
for 6 wickets
168 (43.1 overs)
A. Street lbw Bwld Collis 58
A. Gerkin ct Costin. Bwld Preston 0
B. Greenwood lbw G. Cook 21
P. Street ct Coulson. Bwld Collis 36
A. Salmon b Harness 6
A. Hales ct G. Cook. Bwld Older 7
G. Street Not Out  16
D. Newman Not Out  14
R. Newman  
A. Walker  

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club SECOND XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sam Older10.0145145.004.50
Jack Preston5.1222122.004.26
Cameron Hayman6.003100.005.17
Gavin Cook10.0527127.002.70
Steve Collis10.0125212.502.50
Pete Harness2.0012112.006.00