East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties First XI v Coggeshall on Sat 08 Jul 2017 at 13:00
East Bergholt Cricket Club Lost by140 runs

Match report After a close encounter in the opening round of the 2017 season the boys in green had a lot of positivity surrounding this second fixture at home to Coggeshall. With a slightly weaken side which saw opening batsmen Dickie Pick aka Care bear, wicketkeeper and notorious run out monger Ian ‘Geda’ Gedny away it paved way for Will Harris to don the gloves and Mass to strengthen the middle order. Winning the toss and deciding to bowl Bergholt knew this was a perfect start to day. With Ben McGrath taking the new rock from the pond end we saw a swing bowling master class with plenty of balls beating the edge. Ben was rewarded for his efforts with 2/33 off 14 overs and one of his best spells of the season so far! Henry Hunter had a fiery spell from the Gedny house end, which saw balls, keep low or fly of a length. However it wasn’t to be his day with one dropped at second slip and one at gully. The middle overs consisted of Sam and Potter doing the bulk of the bowling with Sam picking up 4/32 off 8 and potter with 1/34 off 6. After 45 overs Bergholt managed to keep Coggeshall to a modest 215, which is a very gettable at Gandish.

After a lovely tea, Will and George set out to give us a solid start and set up a exciting run chase. However it wasn’t to be Bergholts day. Will Harris fell in the second over LBW, which took the overseas to the crease. Wickets started to tumble in quick succession all be it some interesting decision by the two umpires with Sam being stumped whilst being behind the line and Jamie a foot away from the ball being given out caught behind. The challenge of 216 was just too much for the green army to manage and we fell very, very short at all out for 75 with spins finishing 2 no. This wasn’t the start the boys wanted heading in to the second round of fixtures but with some strong in’s back for the next fixture the green army will be back to the winning ways of old!

Coggeshall Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 3w 10b 1lb 
for 8 wickets
215 (45.0 overs)
Jack Simons ct  J Spinner b B McGrath 4 16 1 25.00
Jimmy Rees + ct  B McGrath b N Philpot 62 88 8 70.45
George Hanham ct  J Spinner b B McGrath 23 42 3 54.76
Craig Lesiak ct  M Hayward b S Foster 47 70 6 67.14
Robert Cross* Not Out  59 46 7 1 128.26
William Blackwell ct  W Harris b C Oakley 3 4 75.00
George Blackwell ct  B McGrath b S Foster 1 2 50.0
Lloyd Edwards ct  N Philpot b S Foster 1 2 50.0
Kane Addison ct  N Philpot b S Foster 0 1 0
Josh Morton  
Ben Speakman  

East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties First XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ben McGrath14.0533216.502.36
Connor Oakley7.0051151.007.29
Henry Hunter8.014000.005.00
Sam Foster8.003248.004.00
Nathan Philpot6.0034134.005.67
Jack Spinner2.001400.007.00

East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties First XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 4lb 
for 10 wickets

(29.3 overs)
George Foster ct  J Rees b W Blackwell 11 33 1 33.33
Will Harris lbw  B R Cross 2 5 40.0
Connor Oakley ct  J Simons b J Morton 37 82 5 45.12
Sam Foster st  J Rees b W Blackwell 11 18 61.11
Jamie McGrath ct  J Rees b J Morton 6 11 1 54.55
Mark Hayward ct  R Cross b J Morton 1 8 12.50
Nathan Philpot ct  L Edwards b J Morton 0 3 0
Dewi Llewelyn b  W Blackwell 0 2 0
Ben McGrath lbw  b W Blackwell 0 2 0
Henry Hunter b  J Morton 0 6 0
Jack Spinner Not Out  2 9 22.22

Coggeshall Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Robert Cross5.0110110.002.00
George Blackwell5.012300.004.60
William Blackwell10.021744.251.70
Josh Morton9.322154.202.21