Elmstead Grasshoppers v Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI on Sat 29 Jun 2013 at 13.00
Halstead Cricket Club Won by 5 wickets

Match report Two former players, Paul Harris and John Clinch, returned to the fold to help Halstead secure a vital win over Elmstead Grasshoppers on Saturday.
In the bottom of the table clash at Church Road home advantage counted for nothing as Halstead took the full 20 points in their five wicket victory.

The experienced opening bowling attack of Robert Harris (3-22) and Dean Feneysey (1-23) tied down and made in roads into the Elmstead top order.
The pair reduced their opponents to 39-4 with an excellent display of swing bowling.
Run scoring coninued to be slow paced as stand-in skipper Mark Johnson turned to spin.
The ever reliable Digby Harding (1-30) showing why he is the club’s leading wicket taker this season with 34 scalps.
Leg spinner Andrew Charlton (1-18) bowled well in his maiden first eleven spell of the season.
John Clinch (3-21), one of two senior players making their return to the side, cleaned up the tail with his left arm spin as Elmstead were all out for an under par 129.

Paul Harris (22) and Tom Peacock (26) started well, pushing Halstead toward their total.
Digby Harding (34) was pushed up the order after Chris Rayner (0) fell without scoring.
The move paid off as he formed partnerships with at first Peacock and then Neale Dakin (24 no) that pushed Halstead to their target.
Dakin and John Clinch (16 no) saw Halstead home for the much needed victory, taking them 17 points clear of the relegation zone, now having beaten both sides below them.

Elmstead Grasshoppers Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 1w 14b 1lb 
for 10 wickets
129 (49.5 overs)
J. Elliott b  D. Feneysey 10
M. Perrin b  R. Harris 2
D. Sargeant ct  A. Charlton - b R. Harris 16
S. Ravaiy lbw  R. Harris 0
A. Prestney b  D. Harding 32
A. O'Brien ct  E. Merry - b A. Charlton 11
J. Sheekey ct  C. Rayner - b J. Clinch 6
R. Deverill Run out  18
C. Deverill ct  T. Peacock - b J. Clinch 12
D. Carter Not Out  2
M. Burle st  E. Merry - b J. Clinch 3

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Dean Feneysey10.0323123.002.30
Robert Harris11.042237.332.00
Digby Harding15.0830130.002.00
Andrew Charlton4.0118118.004.50
John Clinch9.502137.002.14

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2nb 3w 1b 1lb 
for 5 wickets
Paul Harris b  S. Ravaiy 22
Tom Peacock ct  S. Ravaiy - b J. Elliott 26 1
Chris Rayner ct  J. Sheekey - b C. Deverill 0 1
Digby Harding b  D. Carter 34
Mark Johnson ct  J. Elliott - b S. Ravaiy 1
Neale Dakin Not Out  24
John Clinch Not Out  16
Andrew Charlton   1
Ed Merry   1 1 1
Robert Harris  
Dean Feneysey  

Elmstead Grasshoppers Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
D. Carter5.3122122.004.00
M. Burle5.012100.004.20
S. Ravaiy10.0428214.002.80
C. Deverill2.0014114.007.00
J. Elliott5.0116116.003.20
A. O'Brien3.002700.009.00

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Dave Webber