Haverhill v East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties First XI on Sat 28 Apr 2018 at 13:00
East Bergholt Cricket Club Lost by 26 runs

Match report Following last weekends brilliant victory against Clacton it was a trip to Haverhill for the first eleven, and with every other game in the league being called off it was a great opportunity to get 20 points and gain a lead at the top of the table.

With all the rain in the days leading up to the game everyone was fully expecting the game to be cancelled but to everyone’s surprise it went ahead, however due to all the rain and a very wet outfield, the game was delayed by an hour and it was decided that we would play a reduced overs game of 30 overs per side.

Skipper Sam Foster won the toss and elected to bowl which at the time seemed a good call.

Ben Mcgrath and Sam Foster opened the bowling for Bergholt, Ben had a brand new ball in his hand with overcast conditions, most people would think about pitching the ball up there and letting it swing, alas BMac decided to bang a short one in which the batsman smashed with ease to the boundary, leaving us with a very wet ball.

As the Haverhill innings progressed the ball became wetter and wetter, meaning it was very difficult for the bowlers to grip the ball properly and ground fielding was near impossible, and of course it wouldn’t be a Bergholt fielding effort without a few dropped catches but in those conditions perhaps some of the drops maybe forgiven.

Haverhill ended up on 191-6 from their 30 overs. Wicket takers were Ben with 2, Sam with 2, Kemp with 1 and a will Harris run out.

At the half way point we felt that perhaps that total was 20/30 over par but still very gettable, and we were feeling confident that we could complete the run chase.

George and Kem opened up for Bergholt and both were hoping to take last weeks performances into this week. Unfortunately the Bergholt innings couldn’t have got off to a worse start as George, Sam and Ali were all dismissed inside the first 6 overs leaving us 15-3 and looking in real trouble. Kem and Geds both batted beautifully and between them they got us back into the game, both hitting boundary’s with ease. Unfortunately Geds tried 1 big shot too many skying the ball and being caught out for 39. Kem was joined at the crease by Griff but unfortunately Griff was unable to keep the momentum going and the runs started to dry up which led to a mix up between the 2 resulting in Kem being run out for a brilliant 65 and with that our run chance looked to be over.

Griff, Jamie, Will, Harry and Ben all tried their best to score quickly and get close to our target but all were unable to and fell cheaply, leaving Pots stranded on 6 not out and us 30 runs short of our target.

A disappointing result but positives to be taken into next weeks game at home vs Kelvedon.

Haverhill Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
3nb 1w 3b 2lb 
for 6 wickets
191 (30.0 overs)
Adam Dellar ct  S Foster b B McGrath 18 34 2 52.94
Anthony Phillips b  K Robb 91 87 10 2 104.60
Tom Bonham b  S Foster 15 12 2 125.00
Luke Youngs + b  S Foster 0 1 0
Mark Barrel ct  N Philpot b B McGrath 40 33 4 1 121.21
David Humphrey Not Out  17 13 1 130.77
Dan Pass run out  W Harris 1 1 100
Will Bailey Not Out  0 1 0
Ben Wilkins  
Liam Botten  
Harry Harding  

East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties First XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ben McGrath9.0137218.504.11
Sam Foster10.0155227.505.50
Nathan Philpot4.003300.008.25
Jamie McGrath2.002000.0010.00
Kemsley Robb4.0021121.005.25
Harry Legg0.301600.0032.00
Alistair Wood0.30400.008.00

East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties First XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2w 4b 1lb 
for 10 wickets

(29.4 overs)
George Foster ct  A Dellar b W Bailey 4 2 200
Kemsley Robb run out  Dan Pass 65 51 5 4 127.45
Sam Foster ct  L Youngs b W Bailey 5 6 1 83.33
Alistair Wood lbw  B Wilkins 1 4 25.00
Ian Gedny ct  A Dellar b D Pass 39 46 3 1 84.78
Michael Griffin ct  L Botten b D Pass 20 32 2 62.50
Jamie McGrath b  M Barrell 3 7 42.86
Will Harris run out  T Bonham 5 8 62.50
Ben McGrath ct  A Phillips b M Barrell 6 6 1 100
Nathan Philpot Not Out  6 7 1 85.71
Harry Legg b  M Barrell 4 6 66.67

Haverhill Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ben Wilkins7.0038138.005.43
Will Bailey4.001326.503.25
Harry Harding4.002600.006.50
Dan Pass8.0049224.506.12
Mark Barrell6.4034311.335.10