Rayne 2nd v Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club SECOND XI on Sat 04 May 2019 at 1.00pm
Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club Won by 9 wkts

Match report On what seemed to be a winter's day Woodham twos had a trip to Oak Meadow Rayne. After driving though a hail storm on the way there, unsurprisingly the pitch and out field were a bit damp and with more showers forecast the toss would become vital. With the visitors winning the toss the hosts were invited to have a bat.

The two Sams opened the bowling with great effect! Sam Older getting the first wicket in just his second over with the score on 4. A mere ten balls later we were all back in the shed as the hail returned. After a 40 minute delay and reduction of overs it was now a 38 over aside game. The two Sams continued where they left off. Sam Norman getting the Rayne captain caught behind to the second of Costin 4 victims. Both Sams bowled an excellent first 20 overs claiming 2 wickets each and only 45 runs conceded. The change bowling from Steve Flash Collis and Tom Payne was just as tight. Toms 6 overs only costing 8 runs and Steve bowling 4 maidens in his 9 picking up 2 wickets. So after 32 overs Rayne were 64 for 6 the introduction of Jon Clarke made it 65 for 7 and Rayne needed something from their number 4 Farr who had been extremely patient up to this point. With 4 overs to go Farr decided it was now that he would play some shots hitting the tree with ease and bringing up his 50. A direct hit run out from Sam Older in the 37th and a very good last over from Jon, Rayne finished on 105 for 8 an excellent bowling and fielding effort.

With a small target but tricky pitch after a sausage and chip tea it was Ball and Fannon to open the batting. The pair looked solid knocking the ball around with ease 38 without loss after 10 with a couple of lovely straight drives for 4 from Fannon. The pair continued to play and looked increasingly comfortable until the 19th over when a short ball from Spurling climbed steeply attempting a pull shot Fannon could only top edge the ball straight up and after a juggle the keeper held on, a well made run a ball 40 and solid opening stand of 71. Next in was the now big hitting Mickley with clearly somewhere to be he smashed 4 4s to finish 23 not out in just 11 balls.

So with 15.2 overs to spare and 9 wickets in hand a solid start from Ball and Fannon followed by a cameo from Mickley Woodham ended up with a comfortable win.

An excellent start to the season, more of the same next week please.

Rayne 2nd Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 6w 1b  
for 8 wickets
105 (38.0 overs)
G Williams ct  N Costin b S Norman 18
P Perkin ct  N Costin b S Older 1
R Whiteside ct  N Costin b S Norman 4
W Farr Not Out  59 9
G Hughes ct  N Costin b S Older 0
N Cheatle ct  S Older b S Collis 9
B Reeve b  S Collis 6 1
D Spurling ct  S Norman b S Clarke 0
W Seymour run out  (S Older) 0
D Bull Not Out  0
C Porte  

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club SECOND XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sam Older10.0223211.502.30
Sam Norman10.0321210.502.10
Steve Collis9.0429214.503.22
Tom Payne6.02800.001.33
Jon Clarke3.0021121.007.00

Woodham Mortimer Cricket Club SECOND XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2nb 5w 5b 1lb 
for 1 wickets

(2.4 overs)
Ian Ball Not Out  32 75 2 42.67
Damian Fannon ct  Cheatle b Spurling 40 40 6 100
James Mickley Not Out  23 11 4 209.09
Nigel Costin   4
Tom Payne  
Josh Love  
Gavin Cook  
Jon Clarke  
Sam Older   1 1
Steve Collis  
Sam Norman   1

Rayne 2nd Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
D Bull7.012800.004.00
G Hughes4.011800.004.50
B Reeve4.011000.002.50
D Spurling4.0027127.006.75
W Seymour3.001100.003.67
W Farr0.401200.0018.00