East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties First XI v Copford on Sat 19 May 2018 at 13:00
East Bergholt Cricket Club Won by 71 runs

Match report The First XI welcomed Copford to Gandish Road on this Royal Weekend. Much to the delight of a few players, Bergholt were to bat first. George Foster and Kemsley Robb opened up, and early on it was normal serviced resumed for the opening pair; Kem doing the majority of the scoring with George playing the supporting role. Copford broke the partnership when Kem put a full toss straight down short fine legs throat, although there was certainly an argument for it being a no ball. However, Kem had to go, and so skipper Sam Foster joined his cousin at the crease. The pair ran well together early, and then the boundaries came, Sam and George both reaching 50. From here Sam accelerated and reached a superbly played 100 in no time with George still supporting at the other end. Sam’s innings came to an end for a sublime 135 off a mere 103 balls as the team were eyeing up 300; Ian Gedny and Ali Wood were the other two batsman to accompany George as Bergholt fell just short of 300 with George carrying his bat for a nicely played 88*.

Tasked with a big run chance, Copford started quickly, hitting early boundaries, and putting Bergholt under early pressure. Ben McGrath took the first wicket of the innings, but Copford kept with the run rate well and looked like they were in with a chance. However, it was always going to be hard to maintain the rate, and although Bergholt were average at best in the field, some tight bowling and consistent wickets meant that Bergholt ran out comfortable winners in the end; a superb batting display that ultimately left Copford too much to do, and thus Bergholt came away with the 20 points. The First XI travel to Sudbury next week hoping to bring 20 more points back to Gandish Road.

East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties First XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
3w 5b 1lb 
for 3 wickets

(45.0 overs)
George Foster Not Out  88 114 8 77.19 1
Kemsley Robb ct R Measor b J Bell 41 37 5 1 110.81 1
Sam Foster ct C Reid b S Moriaty 135 103 15 3 131.07 3 1
Ian Gedny run out C Reid 11 7 1 157.14
Alistair Wood Not Out  5 9 55.56
Ross Taylor   2
Alfie Foster  
Harry Burman   1
Ben McGrath  
Nathan Philpot   1
Henry Hunter  

Copford Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Russel Measor6.002900.004.83
James Bell9.0057157.006.33
Stephen Moriaty14.0087187.006.21
Thomas Helmer5.003300.006.60
Ian Catley11.017700.007.00

Copford Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
3w 5b  
for 10 wickets
218 (43.0 overs)
Ian Catley* ct R Taylor b S Foster 32 33 7 96.97
Andy Reid ct H Burman b B McGrath 17 17 2 1 100
James Bell ct S Foster b A Wood 30 39 5 76.92
Callum Reid ct S Foster b K Robb 51 62 5 82.26
George Northover ct & b N Philpot 32 45 2 1 71.11
Pat Geddis run out S Foster 8 6 2 133.33
Charlie Crewe-Reid ct G Foster b K Robb 7 11 63.64
Robert Tuckwell+ ct S Foster b R Taylor 3 2
Tomas Helmer ct & b K Robb 4 4 1 100
Russel Measor Not Out  13 16 1 81.25
Stephen Moriaty ct & b R Taylor 13 19 1 68.42

East Bergholt Cricket Club Two Counties First XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ben McGrath6.0132132.005.33
Henry Hunter7.014600.006.57
Sam Foster4.0011111.002.75
Alistair Wood8.0043143.005.37
Nathan Philpot7.0048148.006.86
Kemsley Robb6.011735.672.83
Ross Taylor5.001628.003.20