Great Dunmow v East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties First XI on Sat 29 Apr 2017 at 12:30
East Bergholt Cricket Club Lost by 4 wickets

Match report After last weeks disappointing defeat to Coggeshall the First XI looked to get the first win of the season away at Great Dunmow.

The skipper lost the toss and we were inserted to bat. With Pickford, H Foster and Gedny all falling cheaply, this looked to be a good toss to win for the home side as we had slumped to 19-3. Skipper Sam and overseas Connor steadied the ship and guided us back into a better position with a partnership of 53 before Connor fell. Robbie, Dan and Henry were unable to support the skipper as he batted superbly and they all fell cheaply leaving us in a huge hole at 108-7. Sam, then celebrated the first 50 of the season but was out shortly after and with Potts and youngster Matt Crane unable to add many runs, Jamie Willshere was left not out on 8 and the side had crumbled to a below par 122 all out after 35 overs.

Despite the total being way below expectation, the skipper instructed us to be aggressive and go after the win against the odds. Runs were sparse as Henry Foster and Jamie Wilshere opened the innings with grace and pace but unsurprisingly the home side took advantage of the pace and scored some much need boundaries. With the pressure on the home side we took some early wickets reducing them to 29-3, giving us some real hope. The home side rallied some what and despite taking two further wickets Dunmow were favourites despite being 64-5. Only one more wicket fell as Dunmow raced over the line in just the 23rd over.

Another defeat for the Bergholt boys but again a game where we took positives from our bowling and fielding. Sadly our batting let us down again for the second week running and we will certainly need to improve this facet of our game if we are to secure our first win of the season against newly promoted Copdock at home next week.

East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties First XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
8w 4b  
for 10 wickets

(35.0 overs)
Richard Pickford ct J Gallant b G Gallant 0 5 0
Sam Foster ct W Pascoe b N Kesingland 54 102 8 52.94 2
Henry Foster ct & b W Pascoe 6 9 1 66.67
Ian Gedny ct N Kesingland b W Pascoe 4 8 1 50.0 1
Connor Oakley ct J Reid b B Sewell 22 47 4 46.81
Rob Smyth ct P Reid b B Sewell 6 12 1 50.0
Daniel Last b N Kesingland 6 12 1 50.0
Henry Hunter ct J Gallant b N Kesingland 0 2 0
Nathan Philpot b B Sewell 4 5 1 80.0
Jamie Willsher Not Out  8 4 2 200 1
Matthew Crane ct G Gallant b B Sewell 0 1 0

Great Dunmow Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
George Gallant5.0310110.002.00
William Pascoe6.0020210.003.33
Barry Sewell13.0342410.503.23
Nicholas Kesingland11.0346315.334.18

Great Dunmow Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 6 wickets
124 (22.5 overs)
Luke Swanston ct & b J Willshere 5 7 1 71.43
Tom McGeorge b H Hunter 13 26 1 50.0
Oliver Rooney b H Foster 13 11 2 118.18
Joe Gallant ct S Foster b J Willshere 6 4 1 150.0
Paul Reid ct S Foster b H Foster 40 39 6 102.56
Nicholas Kesingland ct I Gedny b H Hunter 4 5 1 80.0
Mark Rosewell Not Out  41 38 7 107.89
George Gallant Not Out  1 7 14.29
James Reid  
Barry Sewell  
William Pascoe  

East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties First XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Henry Foster9.0154227.006.00
Jamie Willsher4.001829.004.50
Henry Hunter4.0022211.005.50
Nathan Philpot4.001800.004.50
Connor Oakley1.501100.006.00