Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI v Needham Market on Sat 13 Jul 2013 at 13.00
Halstead Cricket Club Won 43 runs

Match report Marshall Hatchick Two Counties Championship
Division Three
Halstead II 219-9 beat to
Needham Market 176 by 43 runs

The second eleven secured a valuable win at home to Needham Market, thanks in part to all-round performances from Andrew Charlton and Dave Elsbury.

In batting first, plenty of the Halstead batsmen got starts yet could not convert to big scores. Will Clark (19), Graham Wickes (22) and Simon Steel (28) all doing as such at the top of the order.

With wickets falling at regular intervals, Halstead needed runs from somewhere. David Baalham (35) made a determined contribution to top score, but when Charlton (31no) and Elsbury (27no) came together, Halstead only had 173 on the board.

The pair batted sensibly and blunted the Needham attack, adding an unbeaten 52 runs for the final wicket.

Needham's reply started well if a little slowly, with S Mortimer (49) top scoring. However when the spin of Charlton (3-39)) and Elsbury (2-41) came on, the tide turned. With batsmen struggling to get runs, they had to play more attacking shots, resulting in added pressure.

Cath Dalton (3-36) picked up late wickets as Halstead bowled Needham out for 176.

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
8w 2b 2lb 
for 9 wickets
Will Clark ct C. Jeffrys - b J. Matthews 19 1 1
Graham Wickes ct S. Mortimer - b A. Burgess 22
Simon Steel ct J. Dye - b J. Matthews 28
Catherine Dalton b J. Matthews 11
Andy Rose ct J. Dye - b A. Burgess 12
Tristan Blackledge ct J. Wade - b J. Matthews 5
David Rawlinson ct A. Teague - b J. Dye 16
David Baalham ct A. Teague - b J. Wade 35 1
Ian Pont ct A. Teague - b J. Dye 1
Andrew Charlton Not Out  31
David Elsbury Not Out  27

Needham Market Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
J. Wade9.0064164.007.11
J. Matthews15.0358414.503.87
A. Burgess10.0141220.504.10
J. Dye6.0036218.006.00
J. Quinton5.001600.003.20

Needham Market Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
6w 5b 7lb 
for 10 wickets
176 (43.3 overs)
S. MOrtimer st W. Clark - b A. Charlton 49
K. Folkard b T. Blackledge 8
J. Wade b A. Charlton 9
C. Jeffreys b A. Charlton 24
J. Dye lbw I. Pont 4
A. Teague b C. Dalton 33
A. Burgess b C. Dalton 10
J. Matthews ct W. Clark - b D. Elsbury 18
M. Dye ct D. Baalham - b D. Elsbury 1
J. Quinton Not Out  2
J. A. Dye b C. Dalton 0

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tristan Blackledge11.0139139.003.55
Catherine Dalton5.3036312.006.55
David Elsbury14.0241220.502.93
Andrew Charlton11.0239313.003.55
Ian Pont3.00919.003.00

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Frank Steel