Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI v Eight Ash Green on Sat 26 May 2018 at 13:00
Halstead Cricket Club Lost by 78 runs

Match report HCC - 185 all out - lost to Eight Ash Green - 263-5 - by 78 runs

The second XI were convincingly beaten by Eight Ash Green on Saturday, with two visiting centuries putting the hosts to the sword.

James Parker (109) and Alex Hammond (109*) shared a 170-run second wicket stand on a hot Saturday at Star Stile.

The pair made the most of a batsman's paradise, coming together after Aaron Read picked up the early wicket of Steve Nunn (10) with 30 on the board.

Hammond was dropped at slip first ball, but gave no further chances on his way to a century. Both he and Parker hit 10 fours, though the latter also hit two maximums as Halstead struggled struggled to keep runs down in the field.

Mark Harris (3-44) picked up wickets toward the end of the visitors' innings and Read (2-75) returned to the attack to pick up his second, but the damage had already been done.

Neale Dakin (8) hit two glorious boundaries but chipped Oli Firmin to Tony Lee at mid-off as Halstead's chase started in inauspicious circumstances.

Justin Rose (82) and Andrew Clark (41) shared 99 for the second wicket, but a required rate that started just below 6 kept creeping up to 8.5 an over as the innings went on.

Aliaster Woodcock's slow left arm claimed 7-61 - including the dangermen Rose, Clark and Andy Rose (27) as the Halstead batsmen once again capitulated in their chase after the latter's dismissal, losing 8 wickets for just 24 runs.

Photo Courtesy of Roger Cuthbert:

Back row (l-r): Chris Roper, Aaron Read, David Baalham, Callum Hansey, Andy Rose, Mark Harris & Andrew Clark
Front row: Justin Rose, Neale Dakin, Liam Jones & Adam Morris

Eight Ash Green Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 2w 2lb 
for 5 wickets
263 (45.0 overs)
J Parker ct  A Read b M Harris 109 10 2
S Nunn b  A Read 10 1
A Hammond Not Out  109 11
S Hammond lbw  M Harris 0
W Spicer b  M Harris 10 1
O Firmin ct  L Jones b A Read 10
K Hammond Not Out  10 1
M Parker  
A Woodcock  
T Lee  
J Wair  

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Aaron Read13.0175237.505.77
Justin Rose7.013000.004.29
Chris Roper6.004700.007.83
Liam Jones7.004500.006.43
Callum Hansey4.012000.005.00
Mark Harris8.0044314.675.50

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
7nb 5w 1b 1lb 
for 10 wickets
Neale Dakin ct  T Lee b O Firmin 8 2
Justin Rose ct  S Nunn b A Woodcock 82 9
Andrew Clark lbw  A Woodcock 41 4 2
Andy Rose ct  &b A Woodcock 27 2 1
Adam Morris ct  A Hammond b A Woodcock 5 1
David Baalham b  S Nunn 0
Liam Jones st  J Parker b A Woodcock 5 1 1
Mark Harris ct  J Parker b A Woodcock 1
Aaron Read Not Out  0 1
Callum Hansey b  S Nunn 1
Chris Roper ct  T Lee b A Woodcock 1

Eight Ash Green Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
O Firmin10.0334134.003.40
M Parker7.002600.003.71
A Woodcock12.206178.714.95
S Hammond7.004800.006.86
S Nunn4.001427.003.50

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2nd XI

Photo courtesy of Roger Cuthbert