Easton v East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties First XI on Sat 13 May 2017 at 13:00
East Bergholt Cricket Club Lost by 4 wickets

Match report The First XI traveled to Easton on Saturday still looking to pick up the first victory of the season. With the ground looking in great condition and the skies overcast, we lost the toss and were asked to bat first, probably on the basis of three below par batting performances.

With those recent performances in mind, Rich and Sam set a great foundation for a big score with a superb opening partnership of 124. Sam was in fine form and scoring at will before Rich fell to a dodgy LBW decision. Connor came in and continued to support the skipper before he was bowled for a glorious 134 off 129 balls. Geds notched up his first run out of the season when sent Connor back to the pavillion for 24. Some great impact hitting from Geds, Ross, George and Robbie got us to a much needed 256-5 off our 45 overs.

After a decent tea we went out in search of our first 20 points of the season but Easton had other ideas and came out fighting. Some flowing shots and a very fast outfield ensured the boundaries, and score ticked over nicely in the opening 20 overs. We picked up the first wicket with the score on 85 and we continued to pick up wickets here and there as the innings progressed as Easton pushed hard to reach our target. The hosts, howver, up with the run rate, never really letting it slip higher than 7 and with 7 balls of the game left they reached the total with 4 wickets to spare.

Another disappointing defeat, which we could have won but we move on to next week and a huge game at home sees us take on fellow strugglers, and local rivals IES.

East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties First XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 4w 7b 2lb 
for 5 wickets

(45.0 overs)
Richard Pickford lbw b A Sarangan 45 80 7 56.25
Sam Foster b A Oswald 134 129 18 103.88 1
Connor Oakley run out (A Sayer) 24 37 1 64.86 1
Ian Gedny b A Oswald 5 4 1 125.00
Ross Taylor lbw b A Oswald 10 10 1 100
George Foster Not Out  16 7 3 228.57 1
Rob Smyth Not Out  7 5 1 140.0
Daniel Last  
Jamie McGrath   1
Nathan Philpot  
Ben McGrath  

Easton Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Andy Oswald11.0145315.004.09
Alex Sayer11.006700.006.09
Wayne Mitchell4.003000.007.50
Craig Attmere6.002900.004.83
Athul Sarangan8.0041141.005.13
Adam Green5.003500.007.00

Easton Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 11b 1lb 
for 6 wickets
257 (43.5 overs)
Jolyon Kimmerling ct & b S Foster 95 86 15 110.47
Toby Wright run out (G Foster) 30 47 5 63.83
Glen Machan ct & b C Oakley 42 56 5 75.00
Alex Sayer Not Out  47 46 5 102.17
Athul Sarangan b S Foster 5 7 1 71.43
Adam Green b S Foster 0 3 0
Tom Pike run out (J McGrath) 5 5 100
Tom Bosher Not Out  20 14 3 142.86
Wayne Mitchell  
Craig Attmere  
Andy Oswald  

East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties First XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ben McGrath4.002300.005.75
Jamie McGrath7.513900.004.98
George Foster1.001800.0018.00
Connor Oakley13.0174174.005.69
Sam Foster10.0047315.674.70
Nathan Philpot8.004400.005.50