Worlington v Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI on Sat 23 Jun 2018 at 13:00
Halstead Cricket Club Lost by 89 runs

Match report Worlington consolidated their place at the top of Division One whilst Halstead dropped to third after an 89 run victory for the hosts on Saturday.

Batting first, Worlington were quickly reduced to 20-1 as Ed Clark (1-59) had Ziaf Kulasi caught by Andy Charlton for 14.

Graham Ford (72) shared 30 run stands with James Watson (17) and Craig Estlea (11), Joe Morris (2-51) having Watson caught by Josh Wells (2-47), who then trapped Estlea lbw.

Former Halstead player Mark Nunn joined Ford at the crease as the latter passed his half century, reaching a 103 ball 72 before he was caught by Wells off the bowling of Josh King (1-41).

Nunn (43) and Daren Hayward (51*) put on 54 for the 5th wicket as spinners Charlton (0-25) and Craig Spooner (0-35) bowled without success.

Nunn was the next to go, caught and bowled by Wells, with the Halstead skipper promptly running out Nuwan Jayasena (16) soon after.

Hayward passed his half century batting with Ashan Athukoralage (29) wo was the last man out, caught by King off the final ball from Morris.

Halstead lost wickets at consistent intervals, the highest partnership of their disjointed reply being just 29.

Chris Huntington (14) could not capitalise on his unbeaten century the previous week as he was bowled by Charlie Tunstall (4-55), the first of four wickets for the Worlington opener.

Josh Ruthven (14), Josh Wells (6) and Mark Johnson (23) all fell to the left-armer as Halstead struggled to 73-4.

Craig Spooner (38) took 25 runs from Tunstall’s last over to spoil what were excellent figures, but he was dismissed by an outstanding return catch from Nuwan Jayasena (3-23), the second wicket for Jayasena after he had Charlie Douglas-Hughes (12) caught behind by James Watson.

Joe Morris (2) was bowled by Jayasena before Chris Rayner (22) and Josh King (22) offered some fleeting resistance for the eighth wicket.

The former was trapped lbw by Mark Nunn (2-27) who also dismissed King courtesy of a Tunstall catch.

Ed Clark (10*) was the man left not out at the end as Craig Estlea (1-9) bowled Andy Charlton (1) with Halstead 89 runs short of their target.

Josh Wells’ side reah the halfway point in the season on Saturday, hosting Maldon.

Worlington Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2nb 3w 5lb 
for 7 wickets
263 (50.0 overs)
G. Ford ct  J. Wells b J. King 72 103 12 1 69.90
Z. Kulasi ct  A. Charlton b E. Clark 14 9 3 155.56
J. Watson ct  J. Wells b J. Morris 17 27 4 62.96
C. Estlea lbw  J. Wells 11 14 2 78.57
M. Nunn ct  &b J. Wells 43 63 3 1 68.25
D. Hayward Not Out  51 55 7 92.73
N. Jayasena run out  J. Wells 16 7 1 1 228.57
A. Athurkoralage ct  J. King b J. Morris 29 24 3 1 120.83
C. Tunstall  
F. Stennett  
L. Thompson  

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ed Clark7.0159159.008.43
Joe Morris10.0151225.505.10
Josh Wells10.0047223.504.70
Andrew Charlton6.002500.004.17
Josh King10.0141141.004.10
Craig Spooner7.003500.005.00

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1w 2b 7lb 
for 10 wickets
Chris Huntington b  C. Tunstall 14 13 3 107.69
Mark Johnson ct  N. Jayasena b C. Tunstall 23 48 4 1 47.92
Josh Ruthven ct  D. Hayward b C. Tunstall 14 31 3 45.16
Josh Wells ct  Z. Kulasi b C. Tunstall 6 9 1 66.67 3 1
Charlie Douglas-Hughes ct  J. Watson b N. Jayasena 12 18 2 66.67
Craig Spooner ct  &b N. Jayasena 38 22 5 2 172.73
Chris Rayner lbw  M. Nunn 22 44 1 50.0
Joe Morris b  N. Jayasena 2 5 40.0
Josh King ct  C. Tunstall b M. Nunn 22 38 3 57.89 1
Ed Clark Not Out  10 7 142.86
Andrew Charlton b  C. Estlea 1 4 25.00 1

Worlington Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
M. Nunn9.0227213.503.00
C. Tunstall10.0355413.755.50
A. Athurkoralage8.003600.004.50
N. Jayasena6.012337.673.83
L. Thompson4.001500.003.75
C. Estlea2.40919.003.38

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    N. Morris