Halstead Cricket Club Sunday 1st XI v Colchester & East Essex on Sun 04 Aug 2019 at 13:00
Halstead Cricket Club Won by 93 runs

Match report Halstead - 260-8 - beat Colchester and East Essex - 167 all out - by 93 runs

Josh Wells' 93 and Charles Mallett's career best of 79 helped set-up a 93-run win for the NECL side and kept alive their hopes of Division One survival.

Halstead won the toss and batted first, but an inspired opening spell by Oliver Hills (3-45) reduced the hosts to 38-3 as Morgan Whymark (0) and Ben Roper (16) were caught behind by Jamie McCarroll and Gary Dicker (13) was bowled.

Skipper Josh King (22) hit 4 fours as he rebuilt in a 48-run stand with Mallett for the fourth wicket but chipped a simple return chance to Colchester's overseas pro Johnny Bassett-Graham (1-57).

1st XI captain Josh Wells joined Mallett at the crease and the pair started to pick apart the Colchester bowling, hitting 26 fours between them in what would prove to be a pivotal 125-run fifth wicket partnership.

Mallett passed fifty for the first time in a competitive game for the club with a four through point, bringing up the milestone off 42 balls in the 23rd over, with Wells reaching his half-century off just 34 balls in the 31st over.

Oscar Dias (2-26) eventually made the breakthrough in his first over, Mallett departing caught-and-bowled for an excellent 79.

Wells continued to rotate the strike and punish any bad balls as he and Adam Morris (16) took the score past 250, but the former picked out Adnan Hasmi at cover to depart seven short of a deserved century.

Both Morris and Callum Hansey (4) fell to Jacob Drew (2-19), the former caught at mid-on by Max Dias, the latter trapped lbw, as they tried to push the score on, Halstead finishing on 260-8 from their 40 overs.

Adnan Hasmi (21) and Jamie McCarroll (14) opened for the visitors and it would be the latter who would depart first, Josh King (1-18) built pressure with a string of dot balls, causing McCarroll to drive straight back into the bowler's hands.

Johnny Bassett-Graham (0) could not repeat his century scoring exploits of the previous week as he drove Callum Hansey (1-24) straight to Charles Mallett at mid-off, who took a good catch above his head.

Hashmi and Oliver Hills (41) continued to accumulate for the visitors, with Hills belligerent to anything off line or length, hitting Hansey for three fours in an over and Wells for a big six into the pond.

Off-spinner Ben Roper (4-36) accounted for the pair of them however, as he found prodigious turn to bowl both Hashmi and Hills.

Colchester skipper Keir Young (17) was trapped lbw to give Roper his third wicket, whilst Oscar Baker (2) was stumped by Gary Dicker off Josh Wells (3-28).

The pressure told on Colchester as their collapse from 94-3 to 102-7 was completed when Rahul Viswanath (3) could only pick out Hansey at cow corner to give Roper his fourth wicket.

Trevor Edwards (27) and Max Dias (34) added 58 for the eighth wicket but were never in danger of threatening the required run rate as 13-year old twins Matthew (0-20) and James Tyson (0-14) bowled tight lines.

Edwards and Dias would both fall to Wells, the former caught and bowled, the latter stumped by Dicker, whilst the final wicket was that of Jacob Drew (0), caught by Morgan Whymark off Chris Roper (1-8) as Halstead wrapped up a comfortable victory.

Halstead Cricket Club Sunday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
4nb 5w 3b 5lb 
for 8 wickets
Morgan Whymark ct J McCarroll b O Hills 0 4 0 1
Gary Dicker b O Hills 13 26 2 50.0 2
Ben Roper ct J McCarroll b O Hills 16 24 3 66.67
Josh King ct J Bassett-Graham b J Bassett-Graham 22 34 4 64.71 1
Charles Mallett ct O Dias b O Dias 79 68 14 116.18 1
Josh Wells ct A Hashmi b O Dias 93 59 12 1 157.63 1
Adam Morris ct M Dias b J Drew 16 20 2 80.0
Callum Hansey lbw J Drew 4 6 1 66.67 1
James Tyson Not Out  0
Matthew Tyson Not Out  0 3 0
Chris Roper  

Colchester & East Essex Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Oliver Hills9.0245315.005.00
Oscar Baker5.004400.008.80
Max Dias6.012200.003.67
Johnny Bassett-Graham8.0057157.007.13
Rahul Viswanath4.003900.009.75
Oscar Dias4.0026213.006.50
Jacob Drew4.001929.504.75

Colchester & East Essex Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
3w 3b 1lb 
for 10 wickets
167 (37.2 overs)
Adnan Hashmi b B Roper 21 40 4 52.50
Jamie McCarroll ct J King b J King 14 22 3 63.64
Johnny Bassett-Graham ct C Mallett b C Hansey 0 3 0
Oliver Hills b B Roper 41 36 7 1 113.89
Keir Young lbw B Roper 17 15 2 1 113.33
Oscar Baker st G DickerJ Wells 2 8 25.00
Trevor Edwards ct J Wells b J Wells 27 43 2 62.79
Rahul Viswanath ct C Hansey b B Roper 3 6 50.0
Max Dias st G DickerJ Wells 34 46 5 73.91
Oscar Dias Not Out  1 3 33.33
Jacob Drew ct M Whymark b C Roper 0 2 0

Halstead Cricket Club Sunday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Callum Hansey6.0324124.004.00
Morgan Whymark2.001500.007.50
Josh King6.0218118.003.00
Ben Roper8.013649.004.50
Josh Wells5.002839.335.60
Matthew Tyson5.002000.004.00
James Tyson3.001400.004.67
Chris Roper2.20818.003.43

  • Umpire :
    Ray Digweed & Winston Browne
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