Ipswich & East S. v East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties First XI on Sat 05 Aug 2017 at 13:00
East Bergholt Cricket Club Won by 83 runs

Match report With the forecast looking anything like cricketing weather, the skippers and umpires decided it would be a good idea to reduce the game to 36 overs per side as the First XI looked to continue their recent good form.

Winning the toss and electing to bat, skipper Sam and Rich took to the crease and instantly were on the front foot scoring at will and ensuring the normally dangerous opener, Driver, was removed from his duties after only 3 overs having conceeded 26 runs. The openers continued to push hard but Pickford succumbed to the aggressive style as his looped a soft catch to point 42-1. Sam quickly notched up his 3rd fifty of the season shortly after as he had Connor looked to continue the momentum. Connor was next to fall for 25 quickly followed by Geds and then Sam for a fantastic 83 off 65 balls including 10 fours and 3 sixes leaving us 135-4 and perfectly poised to record a decent score. George continued his recent fine form with an 11 ball duck and it was with Will and Jamie at the crease when the heavens opened. Tea was taken at this point and after an hour of rain we went out to inspect the damage. The fine IES covers, with holes at both ends, and leaked water on to important areas of the wicket and with the rain falling off the covers on to the neighbouring wickets it looked very dubious that we would even restart this game. However, it's amazing what a fork and a bit of sun can do and despite not being in prime condition, the groundsman had done enough to get the game back on and with the forecast now set fair, like we would actually complete the game. With a little bit of a wag from Jamie "sweep slog" McGrath and Pottsy, we managed to finish the last 11 overs in good style and recorded an impressive 200-9 off our 36 overs.

Having taken tea early, it was a straight turn around for the IES boys and this didn't seem to fair them well. Having witnessed the conditions (and one end seemingly impossible for fast bowlers to bowl from), Sam decided to open with spin and seem. Knowing they only had 36 overs (but at an achievable rate of 5.5 an over) the IES openers came out swinging, but found edges galore as three came in and went with only 1 run on the board following catches from Geds, George & Rich - 2 for Ben and 1 for Connor. The middle order did put up some fight as Griffin and Lander scored 22 and 37 respectively but Connor enticed both in to big shots which fell short of the boundary and in to Bergholt hands...the latter being much cheered as Lander had done some damage in recent years. With the hosts 64-5 teh result seemed like a forgone conclusion and indeed it was as Ben and Pottsy ripped through the remaining wickets as the hosts only managed to post 117 for their 10 wickets. Star of the bowling attack was Ben as he recorded a superb 5-29 of his 9.2 overs.

With 20 points and our 9th win in the last 12 games, in the bag, we didn't have long to wait to find out the rain had played havoc with the majority of the other games in Div 2. As 4 of the top 5 were washed out it sent the Green boys steaming up the table from 6th to 4th and means we have our eyes on Ipswich in 2nd spot!

East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties First XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
3w 4b 2lb 
for 9 wickets

(36.0 overs)
Richard Pickford ct N Kanotra b J Lander 25 26 6 96.15 2
Sam Foster ct S Worne b K Jay 83 65 10 3 127.69
Connor Oakley b K Jay 25 32 2 78.12
Ian Gedny ct K Jay b K Mildenhall 1 5 20.0
George Foster ct & b K Mildenhall 0 11 0
Jamie McGrath ct T Debenham 28 34 2 2 82.35
Will Harris ct M Griffin b J Lander 9 23 39.13
Nathan Philpot Not Out  17 12 2 141.67
Dewi Llewelyn run out (G Driver) 0 3 0
Ben McGrath ct S Worne b T Shahid 3 5 60.0
Henry Hunter  

Ipswich & East S. Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Gavin Driver3.002600.008.67
Joe Lander8.0041313.675.13
Karl Mildenhall12.0243221.503.58
Kyle Jay10.0074237.007.40
Tan Shahid3.0010110.003.33

Ipswich & East S. Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1w 1lb 
for 10 wickets
117 (32.2 overs)
Steve Worne+ ct I Gedny b B McGrath 1 5 20.0
Naman Kanotra ct G Foster b C Oakley 0 3 0
Mahmood Khalid ct R Pickford b B McGrath 0 6 0
Michael Griffin ct H Hunter b C Oakley 22 26 2 1 84.62
Joe Lander ct B McGrath b C Oakley 37 56 4 1 66.07
Kyle Jay b B McGrath 16 47 1 34.04
Karl Mildenhall* ct B McGrath b N Philpot 15 11 2 136.36
Kavindra Sharma b B McGrath 15 22 2 68.18
Tim Debenham ct R Pickford b N Philpot 8 15 1 53.33
Gavin Driver b B McGrath 1 3 33.33
Tan Shahid Not Out  0

East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties First XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Connor Oakley12.0340313.333.33
Ben McGrath9.222955.803.11
Henry Hunter5.002600.005.20
Nathan Philpot6.0021210.503.50

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Alan Rogers