Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI v Wivenhoe II on Sat 01 Sep 2018 at 12:30
Halstead Cricket Club Lost by 91 runs

Match report Halstead II - 122 all out - lost to Wivenhoe II - 213-6 - by 91 runs

Halstead collapsed to defeat against relegation troubled Wivenhoe II on Saturday, dragging themselves into an unwanted nervous final two games of the season.

They sit 13 points above the second relegation place, knowing 17 points in the final two games will be enough to preserve Division Four status for the second year.

Aaron Read (1-63) took the early wicket of Ross Evers (14) - caught by Adam Morris - but 50s from Jakob Kelly (65) and William Morgan (50) set up a strong total for the visitors.

Kelly - who had survived a dropped catch early in his innings - was trapped lbw by Justin Rose (3-29), Paul Farrow (0) suffering the same fate and Eddie Lucking (0) edging behind to Andrew Clark all in the seamer's first over.

Robert MacDonald (55*) was patient, letting Morgan take the strike to get to his half-century, but the right-hander was out soon after, skewing Chris Roper (2-34) to David Baalham at cover.

Liam Fields (12) was the third lbw of the game, Roper taking his second wicket as MacDonald and Andrew Green (12*) saw Wivenhoe to 213-6 from their 45 overs.

Wivenhoe opened with spin - 34 of the 41 overs bowled would be by slow bowlers - and it paid immediate dividends as Kelly (2-29) had Morris (1) caught at slip by Morgan.

Former Wivenhoe man Andrew Clark (10) added 40 for the second wicket with Justin Rose (39), but was trapped lbw by Andrew Green (6-40).

Rose and Simon Steel (30) moved the runs along, but the required rate continued to climb as Rose fell lbw to Kelly and Steel top-edged Green to Morgan at slip.

From 91-4 and a reasonable position, Halstead capitulated to 122 all out, with Green and Ross Evers (2-16) making light work of the middle and lower order.

Andy Rose (8), Aaron Read (1) got off the mark, but David Baalham, Chris Roper and Callum Hansey fell for ducks as Green completed a five-wicket haul.

Rob Harris (19*) and Sam Paisley (2) prolonged the inevitable, but Green took his sixth wicket to give the visitors a vital lifeline in Division Four.

Wivenhoe II Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2nb 3w 2b 2lb 
for 6 wickets
213 (45.0 overs)
R. Evers ct  A. Morris b A. Read 14 25 2 56.00
J. Kelly lbw  J. Rose 65 64 10 101.56
W. Morgan ct  D. Balham b C. Roper 50 74 4 1 67.57
P. Farrow lbw  J. Rose 0 4 0
E. Lucking ct  A. Clark b J. Rose 0 1 0
R. MacDonald Not Out  55 66 4 83.33
L. Fields lbw  C. Roper 8 8 1 100
A. Green Not Out  12 30 40.0
J. Sparling  
H. Sawyer  
J. Sheppard  

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Aaron Read13.0163163.004.85
Sam Paisley4.002200.005.50
Robert Harris9.014400.004.89
Justin Rose8.002939.673.63
Chris Roper9.0034217.003.78
Callum Hansey2.001700.008.50

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
3w 3b 2lb 
for 10 wickets
Adam Morris ct  W. Morgan b J. Kelly 1 6 16.67 1
Justin Rose lbw  J. Kelly 39 52 9 75.00
Andrew Clark lbw  A. Green 10 30 1 33.33 1
Simon Steel ct  W. Morgan b A. Green 33 49 5 1 67.35
Andy Rose lbw  A. Green 8 28 1 28.57
David Baalham ct  J. Kelly b R. Evers 0 2 0 1
Aaron Read b  A. Green 1 10 10.0
Robert Harris Not Out  19 40 2 47.50
Chris Roper b  A. Green 0 1 0
Callum Hansey b  R. Evers 0 11 0
Sam Paisley ct  P. Farrow b A. Green 2 15 13.33

Wivenhoe II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
L. Fields6.113200.005.19
J. Kelly12.0329214.502.42
A. Green14.434066.672.73
R. Evers8.031628.002.00