Mildenhall III v Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI on Sat 25 Aug 2018 at 12:30
Halstead Cricket Club Lost by 49 runs

Match report Halstead II - 186-8 - lost to Mildenhall III - 235-5 - by 49 runs

The old adage 'catches win matches' was in effect once again for the Second Eleven, as two chances went down that ended up costing the visitors over 100 runs.

Sam Paisley (1-25) finally took a much deserved first wicket for the 2nd XI, a caught and bowled to dismiss Kiefer Renouf (7).

Aaron Read (1-61) then bowled Mark Thurston (16), but it would be the drop of James Taylor (78) at cover when in single-figures that turned the game.

Taylor put on 114 with Kevin Pearson (43) to take the game away from Halstead, despite the pair falling lbw in successive deliveries to Callum Hansey (1-66) and Mark Harris (2-44).

Harris had Richard Thurston (0) caught behind first ball by Andrew Clark to leave Mildenhall 157-5.

When Dustin Wilder (41*) skied Hansey to point, the hosts looked set for well below 200, but the catch went down and Wilder and Matthew Heywood (32*) ended up putting on an unbeaten 78 for the 6th wicket.

Matt Cooper (28) survived an early scare when he was dropped at cover and was fluent for his 28 runs, dominating the opening 37-run stand with Adam Morris (28).

The latter was watchful alongside first Cooper and then Andrew Clark (29), but both openers were bowled by Martin Kingdon (2-42) to be left at 95-2.

The strong position belied the overs left in the game and the Halstead middle-order had to score at over a run a ball for the majority of their chase, Liam Jones (29), Clark and David Baalham (16) all falling to Kiefer Renouf (3-54) as they looked to advance the score.

Andy Rose (5) and Mark Harris (0) were bowled by leg-spinner Matthew Heywood (3-25), before Rob Harris (14) and Aaron Read (6*) dragged Halstead to 186-8, the former holing out to give Heywood a third wicket off the final delivery.

Halstead sit 29 points ahead of Saturday's opponents Wivenhoe II and the relegation zone, knowing victory would all but secure their Division Four status for another season with three games remaining.

Mildenhall III Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 9w 7b 1lb 
for 5 wickets
235 (45.0 overs)
K. Renouf ct  &b S. Paisley 7 18 1 38.89
M. Thurston b  A. Read 16 41 2 39.02
J. Taylor lbw  M. Harris 78 84 12 92.86
K. Pearson lbw  C. Hansey 43 74 4 1 58.11
M. Heywood Not Out  32 18 5 177.78
R. Thurston ct  A. Clark b M. Harris 0 1 0
D. Wilder Not Out  41 35 4 2 117.14
A. Youngs  
M. Kingdon  
L. Ellis  
T. Westley  

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Aaron Read14.0161161.004.36
Sam Paisley6.0125125.004.17
Robert Harris6.003100.005.17
Mark Harris9.0044222.004.89
Callum Hansey10.0066166.006.60

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
5nb 11w 7b 12lb 
for 8 wickets
Matt Cooper b  M. Kingdon 28 38 5 73.68
Adam Morris b  M. Kingdon 24 74 2 32.43
Andrew Clark ct  D. Wilder b K. Renouf 29 54 1 1 53.70 1
Liam Jones b  K. Renouf 29 40 3 72.50
Andy Rose b  M. Heywood 5 19 1 26.32
David Baalham b  K. Renouf 16 18 3 88.89
Robert Harris ct  D. Wilder b M. Heywood 14 21 1 66.67
Mark Harris b  M. Heywood 0 3 0
Aaron Read Not Out  6 8 75.00
Callum Hansey  
Sam Paisley   1

Mildenhall III Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
M. Kingdon15.0442221.002.80
T. Westley12.004600.003.83
K. Renouf10.0054318.005.40
M. Heywood8.022538.333.12

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