Dunmow II v Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI on Sat 01 Sep 2018 at 12:30
Halstead Cricket Club Lost by 4 wickets

Match report Halstead III - 193-5 - lost to Dunmow II - 194-6 - by 4 wickets

Halstead's Third Eleven finished their season with a four-wicket defeat at the hands of Dunmow II.

Mark Bloomfield's side went into the fixture knowing victory would assure promotion, but that defeat could see the hosts leapfrog them into second place.

Halstead batted first and Mark Surridge (20) and Mark Bloomfield (16) put on 43 for the first wicket, the pair falling in quick succession to Alex Rix (1-53) and Matt Cross (1-13) respectively.

Gary Dicker (65) and Sam Hawes (21) shared an 80-run third wicket stand, Paul Lewis (3-34) taking both their wickets along with that of David Rawlinson (0).

Simon Rippingale (19*) and Charles Mallett (23*) saw Halstead through to 193-5, the four batting bonus points accrued and restricting Dunmow to two bowling bonus points meant promotion was assured.

Despite knowing they could not go up, Dunmow made excellent progress in their chase, the unbeaten innings of opener Ryan Johnson (97*) setting up a comfortable chase.

Andrew Jones (1-43) dismissed Cross (11), whilst there was two wickets apiece for Mark Surridge (2-30) - those of Rohan Aswani (30) and Cameron Gibson (2) - and Mark Harris (2-44) - those of Ben Sedman (20) and Vinay Menon (2) - and one for Mark Bloomfield (1-19) - that of Andrew Brown (4).

Paul Lewis (10*) joined Johnson and the hosts reached their target with 7 overs to spare.

The promotion sees the 3rd XI returning to Division Seven of the Two Counties at the first time of asking.

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 23w 4b  
for 5 wickets
Mark Surridge b A. Rix 20
Mark Bloomfield lbw M. Cross 16 1
Gary Dicker ct M. Cross - b P. Lewis 65
Sam Hawes ct ? - b P. Lewis 21
David Rawlinson ct C. Gibson - b P. Lewis 0
Simon Rippingale Not Out  19
Charles Mallett Not Out  23
Mark Harris  
Barrie Morris  
Morgan Whymark  
Andrew Jones  

Dunmow II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
L. Smyth3.011200.004.00
A. Rix11.0153153.004.82
A. Pascoe3.001300.004.33
M. Cross6.0213113.002.17
C. Gibson2.00800.004.00
P. Lewis10.0134311.333.40
R. Aswani6.003400.005.67
V. Menon3.01500.001.67
B. Sedman1.001700.0017.00

Dunmow II Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
11b 4lb 
for 6 wickets
194 (38.0 overs)
R. Johnson Not Out  97
M. Cross b A. Jones 11
R. Aswani ct M. Bloomfield - b M. Surridge 30
C. Gibson ct ? - b M. Surridge 5
B. Sedman b M. Haris 20
A. Brown b M. Bloomfield 4
V. Menon lbw M. Harris 2
P. Lewis Not Out  10
A. Rix  
A. Pascoe  
L. Smyth  

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Morgan Whymark2.001900.009.50
Andrew Jones11.014300.003.91
Barrie Morris5.011600.003.20
Mark Surridge7.1030215.004.19
Mark Harris7.0044222.006.29
Mark Bloomfield5.5019119.003.26