East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties Second XI v Halstead Third XI on Sat 30 Apr 2016 at 13:00
East Bergholt Cricket Club Won by 7 wickets

Match report For the 2s first game of the season, we entertained Halstead 3s at Gandish Road. Talk before the game centred around the age of our side (7 over 50s playing) and the first team skippers naked antics earlier in the day.

It was a good toss to lose as Halstead chose to bat first on a slow wicket with an even slower outfield. Considering it was our first game, we bowled impeccably throughout the innings restricting Halstead to a rather strange looking total of 111 for 3 off their 45 overs, none of their batsmen unable to break free and push on. Pick of the Bergholt bowlers being new vice skipper Jamie McGrath, debutant Jack Spinner and Kevin Crossley (Crunchie) bowling yet another top spell bagging all 3 wickets to fall.

We bowled our overs in 2 hours 25 minutes which apparently is the sort of stat Baz our regular scorer finds quite erotic.

Now this could have been a tricky total to chase, however John Barnett (Barney) was at his very best scoring a superb and chanceless 69 not out with some quality shots. A comfortable win in the end by 7 wickets and a good few beers after to celebrate.

Despite it being a low scoring game, all of the side contributed to the win in some form even Judgey by offering to score whilst we batted.

A good start to the season and a game played in excellent spirit throughout.

Halstead Third XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
4nb 6w 6b 2lb 
for 3 wickets
111 (45.0 overs)
M Surridge b  K Crossley 29
S Macklin b  K Crossley 24
T Nicholson b  K Crossley 18
S Rippingale Not Out  16
L Robinson Not Out  6
D Rawlinson  
D Hawes  
C Hansey  
S Hawes  
C Mallett  
A Jones  

East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties Second XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jamie McGrath8.03500.000.63
Rob Hunter5.02900.001.80
Bob Molton5.011600.003.20
Kevin Crossley15.0240313.332.67
A.N. Other9.002400.002.67
Aled Llewelyn3.00900.003.00

East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties Second XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
3w 4b 1lb 
for 3 wickets

(0.0 overs)
John Barnett Not Out  69
Andy Fairchild b  C Hansey 4
Jack Spinner b  M Surridge 5
David Taylor ct  M Surridge b A Jones 13
Jamie McGrath Not Out  15
Adam Kettle  
Rob Hunter  
Bob Molton  
Michael Goodchild  
Aled Llewelyn  
Kevin Crossley  

Halstead Third XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A Jones12.0337137.003.08
C Hansey7.0021121.003.00
L Robinson5.001800.003.60
M Surridge8.0025125.003.12
T Nicholson1.00800.008.00