Scorecard

Witham I v Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI on Sat 29 Jul 2017 at 13.00
Halstead Cricket Club Lost by 1 wicket

Match report There was heartbreak for the 1s as they lost off the last delivery, by one wicket to local rivals Witham.

Peter Austin hit the unfortunate Joe Morris for a four from the final ball of a rain-shortened 40 over game at Witham.

The visitors batted first under gloomy skies, threatening a game ending deluge – such as the 2s and 3s experienced- that never came.

Halstead did not get off to a good start as they lost Chris Huntington (15), Mark Johnson (5) and Sam Chapman (1) inside the first 10 overs, reaching 31-3 with Ben McKendry, Carl Bragg and Jake Wakelin taking the wickets.

Debutant Josh King (16) joined fellow Old Felstedian Josh Wells at the crease, the pair putting on 23 before King became McKendry’s second victim, caught by Ollie Cooke.

Wells was in a run-scoring mood as he picked up boundaries alongside Chris Rayner (8), who was run out by Austin to leave Halstead at 74-5 at the halfway stage.

Ed Clark (12) came in to play the supporting role, with Wells moving through the gears to bring up the 100 and his 50 in the 27th over.

The captain hit 5 fours and 5 sixes until he was trapped lbw by Wakelin for a near run-a-ball 77 with the scores at 139-6.

Harry Pritchard (5), Joe Morris (16), Sam Walter (4) and David Elsbury (2*) helped Halstead climb to 171 all out from their 40 overs. Wakelin took a third wicket to finish with 3-29, whilst two run outs and a caught and bowled for Jack Sambrook accounted for the Halstead tail.

Witham got off to a similarly poor start with Wakelin (12) and Bragg (1) falling to Huntington and Wells respectively to drop to 29-2 from 9.

Michael Godwin (19) soon followed as he was bowled by Elsbury, but James Suett (49) and Michael Glynn (44) rebuilt and pushed Witham into an imposing position.

Rain was looming continuously, with large portions of the game played in the drizzle, but the dismissals of Suett – run out by Wells – and Glynn – bowled by Wells – started a collapse for the hosts.

Richard Green (2), Jack Sambrook (3), Kaan Hawes (6) and Cooke (0) were all dismissed – the latter two by Morris – it left Austin and McKendry together for the final over.

With 7 runs required it would be Morris to bowl, Witham ending needing 3 from the last delivery, which Austin hit through mid-off to complete a tense victory and sparking jubilant scenes for the home side.

A dejected Halstead move on to face Maldon at home this coming week.

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
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TOTAL :
1w 5b 4lb 
for 10 wickets
10
171

(40.0 overs)
    
Chris Huntington ct J Wakelin b B McKendry 15 21 19 3 78.95
Mark Johnson b C Bragg 5 25 19 26.32
Sam Chapman lbw J Wakelin 1 9 5 20.0
Josh Wells lbw J Wakelin 77 76 80 5 5 96.25 1
Josh King ct O Cooke b B McKendry 16 11 18 3 88.89
Chris Rayner run out  (P Austin) 8 20 22 36.36 1
Ed Clark ct O Cooke b J Wakelin 12 48 38 31.58
Harry Pritchard ct J Sambrook b J Sambrook 5 5 10 1 50.0
Joe Morris run out  (M Godwin) 16 17 14 1 114.29 1
Sam Walter run out  (P Austin) 4 5 7 57.14 1
David Elsbury Not Out  2 7 8 25.00

Witham I Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Carl Bragg8.0039139.004.88
Ben McKendry5.0020210.004.00
Jake Wakelin10.012939.672.90
Jack Sambrook10.0045145.004.50
Ollie Cooke7.002900.004.14

Witham I Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
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TOTAL :
4nb 5w 11b 5lb 
for 9 wickets
25
173 (40.0 overs)
     
Jake Wakelin ct J Morris b C Huntington 12 12 13 2 92.31
Michael Godwin b D Elsbury 19 36 35 3 54.29
Carl Bragg b J Wells 1 14 13 7.69
James Suett run out  (J Wells) 49 86 68 7 72.06
Michael Glynn b J Wells 44 71 69 6 63.77
Richard Green ct C Rayner b J Wells 2 10 11 18.18
Kaan Hawes lbw J Morris 6 13 10 60.0
Jack Sambrook run out  (S Walter) 3 12 7 42.86
Ollie Cooke b J Morris 0 1 2 0
Peter Austin Not Out  7 10 7 1 100
Ben McKendry Not Out  5 7 8 62.50

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Joe Morris10.0241220.504.10
Chris Huntington5.0018118.003.60
Josh Wells8.0132310.674.00
David Elsbury8.0220120.002.50
Josh King6.012700.004.50
Sam Walter1.00800.008.00
Chris Rayner2.001100.005.50

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    N. Morris