Terling v Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club FIRST XI on Sat 20 Jul 2019 at 1.00pm
Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club Lost by 89 runs

Match report Mmmmm. The sticky mid-season continued for the 1's as they suffered a third defeat in a row, this time at the hands of Terling, going down by 89 runs.

Fielding first, it did not take long for Toby Pateman to strike, Wilding nicking to slip, Dan Smith taking the catch. Early inroads to the top order did not materialise as Govender and Taylor batted well, Govender particularly going after anything pitched up and seeking to clear the infield, as both he and the home side made their way to 50. A bowling change had the desired effect as George Verlander induced a nick from Govender (57), well taken by glovesman Andy Smith. With the score still on 78, a lifting delivery from Roger Marshall took the edge of Taylor's bat, and looped toward the slip cordon. Just as it looked as though the ball would fall short, the telescopic right arm of Dan reached out to clutch the ball inches from the ground - an excellent catch. When George picked up his second wicket shortly afterwards, Terling found themselves 87-4.

O Dawson and Wager with 25 apiece slowly rebuilt the innings, but it was the innings of home skipper K Dawson that was most crucial, as he hit a quick fire half-century. He was eventually dismissed for 62, making the most of a dropped catch early into his innings to help propel the score to 219-7 at the close, a total far higher than it should have been.

It would be fair to say that the run chase never really got going at all, as opening bowling pair O Dawson and G Woolfenden picked up 6 wickets between them. The 1's 38-6 from the opening 14 overs.

Resistance did come from Kev Wright (28), Andy Smith (43) and Roger Marshall (22) - Kev and Andy putting on 31 - Andy and Roger 56, as a batting bonus point was acrued. However when both were dismissed on 125, the game was nearly done. Woodham old boy John Marshall helped to complete the innings, a catch at short cover to remove George, and with it consigning the visitors to a comprehensive defeat.

A disappointing result and performance, with the team well beaten. For the second week running, with ball in hand an opposing batsman has punished us when he has been given a life, whilst with the bat early wickets have tumbled.

Hopefully just a blip before things click back into place and there is no better opportunity when hosting leaders Noak Hill next Saturday to cause a surprise - the pressure very much on the opponents to retain momnetum in their promotion bid. Unitl then...

Terling Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
3w 2b 3lb 
for 7 wickets
219 (45.0 overs)
R. Govender ct  A. Smith b Verlander 57
A. Wilding ct  D. Smith b Pateman 0
A. Taylor ct  D. Smith b Marshall 19
O. Dawson ct  Shipton b Mitchell 25
T. Woolfenden b  Verlander 6
G. Wager ct  & b Smith 25
K. Dawson b  Pateman 62
J. Marshall Not Out  7
G. Woolfenden Not Out  10

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club FIRST XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Kev Wright7.012600.003.71
Toby Pateman10.0058229.005.80
Roger Marshall10.0142142.004.20
George Verlander8.0125212.503.12
Keith Mitchell5.0039139.007.80
Dan Smith4.0023123.005.75

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club FIRST XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 2b 1lb 
for 10 wickets

(37.3 overs)
Dan Smith ct  Wilding b G. Woolfenden 12 3 3
Andrew Brown lbw  b Dawson 4 8 1 50.0
Manoj Tripathi ct  Marshall b G. Woolfenden 10 19 2 52.63
Jack Shipton lbw  b Dawson 2 10 20.0 1
Toby Pateman ct  & b G. Woolfenden 0 5 0
Kev Wright b  Marshall 28 40 3 1 70.0
Nigel Costin ct  Taylor b Dawson 2 7 28.57
Andy Smith ct  Wager b T. Woolfenden 43 52 6 1 82.69 1
Roger Marshall ct  T. Woolfenden b Dawson 22 40 3 1 55.00
George Verlander ct  Marshall b Dawson 4 13 30.77
Keith Mitchell Not Out  1 2 50.0

Terling Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
G. Woolfenden10.0231310.333.10
O. Dawson8.311953.802.24
T. Woolfenden9.0045145.005.00
J. Marshall10.0134134.003.40