Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club SECOND XI v Rainham 3rd on Sat 09 Jun 2018 at 1.00pm
Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club Lost by 100 runs

Match report Woodham played host to Rainham in a middle off the table clash which was notable for the arrival of new player Kieran "Right" Ball as well as the 200th appearance of a club stalwart Steve "Flash" Collis. The Skipper once again won the toss and once again chose to bowl. This time however the decision did not pay dividends.

With Older claiming the early wicket of the aggresive K. Simms in the early overs the Woodham fielders felt they were in with a repeat of last weeks rout, however, this wicket bought the impressive T Bunn to the crease. Bunn along with Attfield made light weight of the Woodham openers with Bunn in particular playing fluently. Change bowlers G. Cook and S. Collis managed to stem the flow of runs as drinks was taken with the visiting side on 83 but for the loss of only 1 wicket. The drinks break as so often happens brought a wicket with opener Attfield falling LBW to Cook for his first of the game. This wicket brought R. Simms to the crease. Simms and Bunn clearly have some communication issues as Bunn was fortunate to survive a "close" run out decision with the visiting umpire unfortunately unsighted giving the decision not out leaving home skipper Brown with a slightly raised blood pressure level for a fair few overs. This was quickly followed by both Batsmen meeting at the non-striking end, Preston attempt at the stumps at that end only finding Brown who managed to collect and throw to Costin who managed to run out Simms. Not the run out Woodham needed but another wicket none the less. These mixups seemed to have effect Bunn who had previously passed a classy 50 and he was trapped LBW by Cook for a well compiled 64. R. Hothi was to depart the next ball stumped by Costin to leave the impressive Cook with 3-37 and unfortunately unable to attempt the hatrick ball as he had bowled out. M & A Patel were now at the crease and looking to capitalise on a sold base with wickets in hand. C. Marshal came in for the brunt of the batsmen aggression being planted into the trees at cow corner on regularity after a requested change of ends. His case wasn't helped by the skipper who found himself sliding backwards over the boundary line having taken a diving one handed grab. The returning pair of Older and Preston managed to end the partnership with Preston picking up 2 late wickets to keep Rainham to under 225.

A Brilliant tea was prepared by Corned Beef aficionado D. Fannon. Who knew Corned beef could be paired with Pickle, Salad, Cheese and Tomato so well. Although it was briefly mentioned that piccalilli was unfortunately missing.

The Woodham openers this week were Brown and Fannon as regular Ian "Left" Ball unfortunately unavailable. These two started brightly with a combination of booming drives from Fannon and behind square shots by Brown keeping them up with the run rate, this was unfortunately ended when A. Patel managed to clip the top of Brown's off stump then managing to force Costin in at number 3 to drag on. New player "Right" came in at number 4 and looked solid in defence however just as the score was starting to tick along he was bowled. Fannon was the next to fall for a top score of 39 (or maybe 41 or 43) and When Marshal came and went for 2 Woodham were suddenly 69 (Wheeey) for 5. After a slow start to his innings with 1 run off his first 18 ball Goode started to find form and along with G. Cook the score ticked passed 100 and the consolation of batting points looked possible. Unfortunately Goode was first to fall for 15, this brought the positive Preston to the crease who smashed a 4 then a 6 into the trees at the "North End”. These however were his only boundaries as he fell for 12 and the score on 116. 116 apparently an unkown unlucky number for Woodham as both Cook and the Collis fell with this as the score leaving Older and Love the remaining partnership. These two tried hard to bring the score up to the 125 needed for the batting point with Love scoring his first league runs for Woodham to back up his wicket from a few weeks ago. Unfortunately this was not to be the case as Older was last man out and Woodham falling exactly 100 runs short.

In Hindsight a different decision at the toss may have ended with a different result but that being said well played to Rainham who outclassed us in all facets of the game this week. Onto Boreham next week with Fannon returning as captain, for the holidaying Brown. No doubt if the toss is won next week the decision will be to bat come what may.

Rainham 3rd Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
3nb 4w 1b  
for 8 wickets
223 (45.0 overs)
J. Attfield lbw  G. Cook 33
K. Simms b  S. Older 1
T. Bunn lbw  G. Cook 64
R. Simms run out  A. Brown/N.Costin 12
M. Patel lbw  J. Preston 37
R. Hothi st  N. Costin, Bwld G. Cook 0
A. Patel ct  & Bwld S. Older 36
S. Clutter b  Preston 13
I. Gibbs Not Out  1
N. Patel Not Out  5
N. Thwaites  

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club SECOND XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sam Older10.0146223.004.60
Jack Preston8.0043221.505.37
Gavin Cook10.0037312.333.70
Steve Collis10.003300.003.30
Craig Marshall7.006300.009.00

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club SECOND XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
3nb 4w 6b 2lb 
for 10 wickets

(38.5 overs)
Damian Fannon b  T. Bunn 39 65 6 60.0
Andrew Brown b  A. Patel 8 12 1 66.67 1
Nigel Costin b  A. Patel 0 2 0 1
Kieran Ball b  N. Patel 13 36 2 36.11
Nick Goode ct  A. Patel 15 39 2 38.46
Craig Marshall b  N. Patel 2 11 18.18
Gavin Cook ct  T. Bunn 13 36 2 36.11
Jack Preston b  N. Patel 12 10 1 1 120.0
Sam Older ct  T. Bunn 5 16 31.25 1
Steve Collis ct  & Bwld T. Bunn 0 1 0
Josh Love Not Out  2 2 100

Rainham 3rd Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A. Patel10.032137.002.10
S. Clutter10.014000.004.00
T. Bunn9.513448.503.46
M. Patel8.021635.332.00
N. Patel1.00400.004.00