Witham v Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI on Sat 01 Sep 2018 at 12:00
Halstead Cricket Club Lost by 7 wickets

Match report Halstead - 109 all out - lost to Witham - 113-3 - by 7 wickets

Halstead were outplayed in all areas as Witham romped to a 7 wicket victory with 23 overs to spare on Saturday.

Having been put in to bat, Shaun Bragg (3-18) wrought havoc with the Halstead top order, Graham Wickes (0) and Chris Rayner (0) both failing to trouble the scorers - the pair caught by Forster Mutizwa and Jake Wakelin respectively.

Josh Ruthven (14) was bowled to give Bragg a third wicket, before Charlie Douglas-Hughes (0) fell to Cody McDonald (1-23), leaving Halstead at 34-4.

It was soon 37-5 in the tenth over as skipper Josh Wells (13) was trapped lbw by his Witham counterpart Jake Wakelin (3-37).

Craig Spooner (25) and Josh King (11) provided some resistance, adding 30 for the sixth wicket, but the pair both departed to Wakelin to compound the misery at 70-7.

Sam Chapman (23) and Joe Morris (13) went down fighting, hitting five boundaries between them but were victims of Greg Stephens' (2-22) left arm spin, with Sam Walter (1) the final man out, Stephens taking a catch off Leroy Facey (1-3) as Halstead limped to 109 all out.

Halstead got off to an excellent start in their attempts to defend a hugely sub-par total, with Wakelin (1) finding the hands of Josh King off Joe Morris (1-10) and Michael Godwin (6) run out by Sam Chapman, the scores on 30-2 from 11 overs.

That would be as good as it got for the visitors, however, as James Smith (49) and James Suett (42*) put on the pivotal partnership, the pair continued to go well as they both approached their half-centuries.

Ed Clark (1-11) had Smith caught one run short of his 50, but Witham eased across the line, Cody McDonald (8*) hitting two boundaries as the hosts wrapped things up before 4 pm.

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 1w 2b 4lb 
for 10 wickets
Graham Wickes ct F. Mutizwa b S. Bragg 0
Chris Rayner ct J. Wakelin b S. Bragg 0
Josh Ruthven b S. Bragg 14 2
Josh Wells lbw J. Wakelin 13 2
Charlie Douglas-Hughes b C. McDonald 0
Craig Spooner ct C. Bragg b J. Wakelin 25 3 1
Josh King b J. Wakelin 11 2 1
Sam Chapman ct J. Wakelin b G. Stephens 23 1 2 1
Joe Morris ct S. Jones b G. Stephens 13 2 1
Ed Clark Not Out  1
Sam Walter ct G. Stephens b L. Facey 1

Witham Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
S. Bragg6.001836.003.00
C. McDonald4.0023123.005.75
J. Wakelin10.0137312.333.70
G. Stephens10.0322211.002.20
L. Facey1.40313.001.80

Witham Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
3nb 1b 3lb 
for 3 wickets
113 (26.4 overs)
J. Wakelin ct J. King b J. Morris 1
M. Godwin run out S. Chapman 6 1
J. Smith ct J. Morris b E. Clark 49 9
J. Suett Not Out  42 3 3
C. McDonald Not Out  8 2
C. Bragg  
S. Bragg  
L. Facey  
F. Mutizwa  
S. Jones  
G. Stephens  

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Josh King7.021500.002.14
Joe Morris4.0110110.002.50
Josh Wells5.002400.004.80
Sam Walter5.003200.006.40
Craig Spooner3.401700.004.64
Ed Clark2.0011111.005.50

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    N. Morris