Elmstead v Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI on Sat 08 Jul 2017 at 13.00
Halstead Cricket Club Lost by 19 runs

Match report A poor performance in the field and a batting collapse ensure Halstead snatched defeat from the jaws of victory at Elmstead on Saturday.

On a pitch that offered significant help to the slow bowlers from the off, the hosts continued their strong performance at the top of Division One.

Joe Morris and Josh Wells both took a battering early on as Jordan Elliott (52) and Aidan O'Brien (35) got the Elmstead innings off to a flyer.

Smart work from Ed Clark ran out O'Brien whilst a Graham Wickes catch gave Sam Walter the wicket of Elliott soon after he passed 50.

Mark Perrin (41) and Ryan Vickery (83*) continued their good work, with Chris Rayner and Chris Huntington somewhat stifling the flow of runs, the latter dismissing Perrin.

The reintroduction of Joe Morris, this time bowling slow left arm, accounted for Dan White (19) and Peter Webster (6), with Charlie Douglas-Hughes dismissing Nikhol Ellis (8) and Walter dismissing Ashan Atmukoralage (7) as the hosts faltered toward the end of their innings, finishing on 280-7.

Wickes was adjudged LBW to the fourth ball of the reply, but Huntington was belligerent early on, helping Halstead to 71-1 off 10 overs alongside Neale Dakin.

Dakin (21) was also trapped LBW, but Wells joined his fellow left hander at the crease to move the scores on to 150 in the 20th over.

Huntington had passed his fifty in this time, moving on to 81 before he was dismissed in the 21st over.

Douglas-Hughes was solid alongside Wells as the skipper scored quickly, getting the visitors within 80 runs of their target and passing his fifty before wicketkeeper Vickery took off his pads and had him caught by Evans.

At 200-4 in the 31st over, Halstead looked in pole position, but the track became a spinners paradise and the middle-order weren't able to cope.

Douglas-Hughes reached his 50, but was caught by Atmukoralage off Perrin and Ed Clark was run out without facing as the Halstead chase ground to a halt, losing 5 wickets for 21 runs and finishing 19 short.

The result leaves Halstead in 7th place in the very congested midtable of Division One.

Elmstead Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
4nb 7w 4b 4lb 
for 7 wickets
280 (50.0 overs)
Jordan Elliott ct  G Wickes b S Walter 52 54 46 10 113.04
Aidan O'Brien run out  (E Clark) 35 60 61 5 57.38
Mark Perrin ct  C Rayner b C Huntington 41 42 53 8 77.36
Ryan Vickery Not Out  83 92 87 8 95.40
Dan White ct  J Wells b J Morris 19 32 28 3 67.86
Peter Webster b  J Morris 6 2 8 1 75.00
Nikhol Ellis st  S Chapman b C Douglas-Hughes 8 4 10 1 80.0
Ashan Atmukoralage ct  C Rayner b S Walter 7 6 5 1 140.0
Josh Elliott Not Out  10 6 4 1 250.0
Ian Evans  
Michael Burle  

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Joe Morris9.0157228.506.33
Chris Huntington10.0034134.003.40
Josh Wells8.006200.007.75
Chris Rayner10.002200.002.20
Sam Walter10.0073236.507.30
Charlie Douglas-Hughes3.0024124.008.00

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 7b 3lb 
for 10 wickets
Chris Huntington ct  D White b I Evans 81 82 67 10 2 120.90
Graham Wickes lbw  A Atmukoralage 0 2 2 0 1
Neale Dakin lbw  D White 21 42 27 3 77.78
Josh Wells ct  I Evans b R Vickery 52 74 47 5 1 110.64 1
Charlie Douglas-Hughes ct  A Atmukoralage b M Perrin 58 80 83 3 2 69.88
Chris Rayner ct  M Perrin b M Perrin 24 31 30 4 80.0 2
Ed Clark run out  (J Elliott) 0 2 1
Sam Chapman ct  P Webster b D White 12 16 16 1 75.00 1
Joe Morris ct  I Evans b D White 1 4 3 33.33
Harry Pritchard ct  M Burle b M Perrin 1 3 3 33.33
Sam Walter Not Out  0 1

Elmstead Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ashan Atmukoralage4.0023123.005.75
Michael Burle2.002500.0012.50
Jordan Elliott7.003900.005.57
Dan White9.0146315.335.11
Ian Evans3.0030130.0010.00
Nikhol Ellis5.002300.004.60
Ryan Vickery9.0039139.004.33
Mark Perrin7.202638.673.55

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    N. Morris