Maldon v East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties First XI on Sat 20 Aug 2016 at 13:00
East Bergholt Cricket Club Lost by 46 runs

Match report A trip to league leaders Maldon was in store for the First XI this weekend. The 'trip' was certainly an eventful one for some, but luckily Romeo Delta Charlie Holland was on hand to sort out the flat tire situation, and Alan Rogers had friends in the right places to get the stragglers there. Cue the inevitable, Ian lost the toss and alas, we were fielding. A grumpy Saffa opened up with B Mac, and after a quick start from the opening pair, Robbie managed to move behind the stumps to take a very good catch to his right. Runs were still coming regularly for the Maldon batsmen until we found our feet and got the field right at around 20 overs, and then a good effort in the field meant we took regular wickets and kept the runs down for the second half of the Maldon innings. See scorecard below for what they ended up on because I have forgotten.

George and Dicky Pick opened up for Bergholt and again, it wasn't long before Dicky was out and sat back with his fan club, maybe you should stop bringing them Dicky? Runs were coming at a good rate for the Bergholt boys with George playing nicely and Rob also going well, but with the wickets of those two, and then Ian trying to pull the ball as it bowled him top of off, meant the chances of a Bergholt win were slim. The grumpy Saffa, who had cheered up slightly at this point, played very nicely for his 40 odd ish I think (see below). However the run rate was going further and further against Bergholt and in the end we fell well short of the Maldon total. However off the final ball of the innings Dan Last got his slog sweep out and hit the ball for six to gain us another batting point; a good effort from the Bergholt lads but beaten by a side who will quite rightly be playing Division 1 cricket next year.

Maldon Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
3nb 9w 6b 5lb 
for 7 wickets
237 (40.0 overs)
R O'Connell ct  R Smyth b M Enslin 13
I Elliot b  M Enslin 41
C Harris ct  D Last b N Philpot 66
M Wild b  N Smith 0
J Ainscough run out  K Holland 37
M Anderson ct  D Last b N Philpot 22
M Coppen Not Out  25
R Bawden ct  R Pickford b N Philpot 4
P Wargent Not Out  6
G Bannister  
M Foster  

East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties First XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Michael Enslin13.0160230.004.62
Ben McGrath6.003100.005.17
Mark Hayward1.00500.005.00
Nathan Smith8.0049149.006.12
Nathan Philpot7.0041313.675.86
Kevin Holland2.001400.007.00
George Foster3.002600.008.67

East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties First XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
8b 1lb 
for 9 wickets

(40.0 overs)
Richard Pickford lbw  b M Anderson 8 1
George Foster b  M Wild 19
Rob Smyth lbw  b R O'Connell 29 1
Ian Gedny b  G Bannister 24
Mark Hayward ct  R Bawden b M Wild 13
Michael Enslin ct  M Anderson b M Wild 40
Kevin Holland lbw  b R O'Connell 17
Daniel Last Not Out  25 2
Nathan Philpot ct  R Bawden b R O'Connell 5
Ben McGrath st  C Harris b R O'Connell 0
Nathan Smith Not Out  2

Maldon Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
M Anderson7.0219119.002.71
M Wild13.0075325.005.77
R O'Connell13.0156414.004.31
G Bannister6.0120120.003.33
R Bawden1.001200.0012.00

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