Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI v Maldon I on Sat 25 May 2013 at 13.00
Halstead Cricket Club Lost by 11 runs

Match report The first eleven's search for a victory continues as they fell to a narrow defeat at home to Maldon.

Batting first, Maldon started off well, with both openers getting starts as part of a 77 run partnership. Digby Harding had J. GLenn (39) caught and bowled before Robert Harris trapped C. Harris (32) lbw.

Maldon moved on to 100, then lost another two wickets in quick succession, both to the bowling of Harris. N. Simpson (57 n.o.) and M. Coker (42) added 87 runs for the fifth wicket, but the again excellent bowling of Harding accounted for Coker, as well as both Bannisters, to leave Maldon to finish on 209-7. Harding ending with figures of 16-5-28-4.

Halstead's reply did not get off to a good start, the wickets of Neale Dakin (0), Charlie Douglas-Hughes (5) and Mark Johnson (29) leaving them at 35-3.

A measured innings from Rory Simpson (18) alongside the more aggressive Freddie Preston (93) ticked Halstead along. The pair put on 82 runs, before a run out accounted for Simpson and J. Glenn had Graham Wickes (2) lbw.

Halstead were looking good at 171-5, but with the wicket of Preston, caught trying to hit a boundary, things started to turn Maldon's way. Some late order resistance from Alec Pyman (6) and David Elsbury (9) wasn't enough, as Halstead fell agonisingly short of their target.

Maldon I Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2w 7b 3lb 
for 7 wickets
209 (50.0 overs)
J. Glenn ct  and bowled D. Harding 39
C. Harris lbw  R. Harris 32
I. Elliot ct  D. Harding - b R. Harris 17
N. Simpson Not Out  57
J. Ainscough lbw  R. Harris 0
M. Coker ct  M. Johnson - b D. Harding 42
N. Bannister b  D. Harding 2
G. Bannister lbw  D. Harding 0
B. Gibbons Not Out  2
M. Gozzett  
J. Riley  

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Joe Morris3.002600.008.67
Freddie Preston7.003800.005.43
Digby Harding16.052847.001.75
Robert Harris13.0359319.674.54
David Elsbury11.034800.004.36

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2w 1b 3lb 
for 10 wickets
Neale Dakin ct  I. Elliot - b J. Riley 0
Charlie Douglas-Hughes ct  J. Ainscough - b G. Bannister 5 1
Mark Johnson ct  J. Ainscough - b G. Bannister 29 3 1
Freddie Preston ct  J. Glenn - b I. Elliott 93 8
Rory Simpson Run out  18
Graham Wickes lbw  J. Glenn 2
Digby Harding lbw  I. Elliott 28 1 2
Alec Pyman b  J. Riley 6
David Elsbury ct  C. Harris - b J. Riley 9 1
Joe Morris lbw  I. Elliott 0
Robert Harris Not Out  2

Maldon I Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
J. Riley13.5254318.003.90
G. Bannister8.0228214.003.50
I. Elliott14.0162320.674.43
J. Glenn9.0035135.003.89
C. Harris2.001500.007.50

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    D. Webber