Nowton CC 1st XI v Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI on Sat 22 May 2021 at 13:00
Halstead Cricket Club Lost by 3 wickets

Match report The Second XI came out on the wrong end of a low-scoring game at Nowton on Saturday. Credit must go to the hosts for getting a game on in less than ideal conditions.

Halstead lost the toss and were put in to bat and found themselves in a world of trouble at 29-4 as Andrew Ward (1-9 off 11) and Jamie Walker (3-33 off 11) had the visitors under the cosh.

Adam Morris (30) and Dave Brooker (34) made the only meaningful stand - 67 for the fifth wicket - with only Dusi Raviendran (15) also reaching double figures as Halstead set Nowton 129 for victory.

Phil Godden (24) and Keegan Bulger (22) made a solid start for the hosts, though the latter was bowled by Justin Rose (1-14). John Clinch (4-25) and Callum Hansey (1-42) bowled with discipline to limit the hosts' scoring opportunities.

Godden was one of three batsmen to be caught by Charles Mallett, the first of Clinch's wickets before Sam Cordell (0) hit Hansey straight to Mallett at mid-off. Dan Stobbart (13) threw caution to the wind before being bowled by Clinch.

At 104-4, the hosts still looked overwhelming favourites, but three wickets fell for the addition of a single run as Jamie Walker (29) and Will Stobbart (2) were both dismissed by Clinch and when Mark Harris (1-14) bowled Christian Gregory (0) with an excellent delivery, the cat was well and truly amongst the pigeons.

Unfortunately for Rose's side, Olly Day (22*) took the game away from the visitors and saw Nowton to a three-wicket win,

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 2w 5b 4lb 
for 8 wickets
Adam Morris run out  (M Johnson) 30 92 4 32.61
Chris Amos b A Ward 1 11 9.09
Charles Mallett b J Walker 0 8 0 3
Justin Rose ct P Godden b J Walker 14 21 3 66.67
John Clinch ct O Day b J Walker 7 14 1 50.0
Dave Brooker ct A Ward b P Shepperson 34 48 5 70.83
Mark Harris ct P Godden b D Stobbart 7 14 1 50.0
Dusiyandan Raviendran ct S Cordell b O Day 15 18 1 83.33
Callum Hansey Not Out  8 13 61.54
Danny Lynn Not Out  0 2 0
Hayden Plumb  

Nowton CC 1st XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Andrew Ward11.07919.000.82
Jamie Walker11.0233311.003.00
Pete Shepperson7.0132132.004.57
Dan Stobbart7.0031131.004.43
Olly Day4.0114114.003.50

Nowton CC 1st XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 3w 12b 1lb 
for 7 wickets
131 (33.4 overs)
Philip Godden ct C Mallett b J Clinch 24 54 3 44.44
Keelan Bulger b J Rose 22 26 3 84.62
Jamie Walker b J Clinch 29 59 4 49.15
Sam Cordell ct C Mallett b C Hansey 0 3 0
Dan Stobbart b J Clinch 13 22 2 59.09
Will Stobbart ct C Mallett b J Clinch 2 8 25.00
Pete Shepperson Not Out  2 13 15.38
Christian Gregory b M Harris 0 3 0
Olly Day Not Out  22 15 3 1 146.67
Mark Johnson  
Andrew Ward  

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Justin Rose8.0214114.001.75
Hayden Plumb3.002300.007.67
Callum Hansey11.0342142.003.82
John Clinch9.012546.252.78
Mark Harris2.4014114.005.25