Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI v Mistley on Sat 01 Jun 2019 at 12:00
Halstead Cricket Club Lost by 62 runs

Match report Halstead - 171-7 - lost to Mistley - 233-9 - by 62 runs

Khalipha Cele's unbeaten 129 was the difference at Star Stile on Saturday as Mistley's South African pro's superb century set-up a 62-run victory on a slow pitch.

Jimmy Goff (5-35) took a five-fer in Halstead's reply as Josh King (59*) and Neale Dakin (48) offered the most resistance in a run chase that ultimately fell well short.

Halstead won the toss and elected to field, with Luke Robinson (1-19) taking the new ball on his league debut for the first eleven and picking up the wicket of the dangerous Daniel Goff (14) early on when the Mistley opener looped a catch to Neale Dakin at gully.

Sam Burkitt (18) was the next to fall, edging behind off Josh Wells (1-61) to Gary Dicker for the first of four dismissals for the Halstead gloveman.

Cele scratched around early in his innings but soon adapted to the slow pace of the pitch, picking off the bad deliveries from the Halstead bowlers as he accumulated runs at a good rate, building a stand of 43 for the third wicket with James Scott (19) before Scott hit one low to Josh King at mid-off to give Lewis Brennan (1-27) his 10th scalp of the Division One campaign.

Graeme Butcher (1) and Stuart Dove (9) fell either side of Cele bringing up his 50, the former caught and bowled by Josh King (2-21), the latter bowled by the same bowler as Mistley reached 117-5.

Wicket-keeper Harry Parkes (34) alongside Cele formed what would prove to be the largest partnership of the innings for the sixth wicket, adding 64 runs until Parkes edged Liam Jones (2-50) behind to his Halstead counterpart, Dicker.

Phil Palmer fell in the same fashion but to the off spin of Sam Walter (1-52) and Jimmy Goff (0) was run out without scoring as Cele approached three figures.

The South African would bring up a gritty, determined century in the next over and eventually finished on 129 not out from 125 balls, including 16 fours and a six, with Jack Fifield (1) stumped by Dicker off Jones - and Bruce Leeke (2*) helped the visitors to 233-9 from their 50 overs.

Halstead's reply started slowly and would prove how good an innings Cele's was as shot making became more difficult as the game went on.

Neale Dakin (48) and Mark Johnson (12) opened the innings for Halstead with Mistley bowlers Daniel Goff and Jack Fifield both returning figures of 0-18 from 7 overs, bowling nagging lines and lengths.

Johnson was the first man to depart, trying to work a Jimmy Goff (5-35) delivery to leg-side only to pick out Leeke at midwicket.

Josh Wells (22) followed as Halstead fell from 80-1 to 84-4, Goff wreaking havoc in the hosts' top order, the Halstead skipper miscuing a pull to James Scott at midwicket.

Harry Pritchard (2) and Liam Jones (0) fell in successive deliveries - Pritchard bowled and Jones under-edging to Harry Parkes - and when Dakin's stoic resistance ended - caught by Stuart Dove - Mistley spinner Goff had five prized wickets.

Josh King (59*) offered a bastion of resistance for Halstead in a fluid, unbeaten half-century but Cele (2-25) completed a fine all-round performance by bowling both Luke Robinson (4) and Adam Morris (7), leaving King and Sam Walter (14*) to get Halstead to 171-7, 62 runs short of their target.

Mistley Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 2b 1lb 
for 9 wickets
233 (50.0 overs)
Daniel Goff ct  N Dakin b L Robinson 14 16 3 87.50
Sam Burkitt ct  G Dicker b J Wells 18 33 2 54.55
Khalipha Cele Not Out  129 125 16 1 103.20
James Scott ct  J King b L Brennan 19 22 3 86.36
Graeme Butcher ct  J King b J King 1 21 4.76
Stuart Dove b  J King 9 18 2 50.0
Harry Parkes ct  G Dicker b L Jones 34 41 3 82.93
Phil Palmer ct  G Dicker b S Walter 2 6 33.33
Jimmy Goff run out  (L Brennan) 0 5 0
Jack Fifield st  G Dicker b L Jones 1 6 16.67
Bruce Leeke Not Out  2 8 25.00

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Josh Wells10.0161161.006.10
Luke Robinson5.0019119.003.80
Lewis Brennan7.0327127.003.86
Josh King10.0121210.502.10
Sam Walter10.0052152.005.20
Liam Jones8.0150225.006.25

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2nb 1w  
for 7 wickets
Neale Dakin ct  S Dove b J Goff 48 113 2 42.48 1
Mark Johnson ct  B Leeke b J Goff 12 37 32.43
Josh Wells ct  J Scott b J Goff 22 32 68.75
Harry Pritchard b  J Goff 2 7 28.57
Liam Jones ct  H Parkes b J Goff 0 1 0
Josh King Not Out  59 51 4 1 115.69 2
Luke Robinson b  K Cele 7 20 35.00
Adam Morris b  K Cele 4 19 21.05
Sam Walter Not Out  14 22 63.64
Gary Dicker   3 1
Lewis Brennan   1

Mistley Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Daniel Goff7.011800.002.57
Jack Fifield7.001800.002.57
Jimmy Goff10.013557.003.50
Bruce Leeke10.002500.002.50
Phil Palmer8.005000.006.25
Khalipha Cele8.0225212.503.12

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  • Scorer :
    N. Morris
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Player of the Week #7

Josh King with Performance of the Week for his 2-21 and 59* in the defeat to Mistley (h)