Earls Colne CC 1st XI v Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI on Sat 05 Jun 2021 at 13:00
Halstead Cricket Club Won by 1 wicket

Match report A superb unbeaten 100 from David Rawlinson (109*) saw the 3rd XI to an improbable win at local rivals Earls Colne on Saturday.

The visitors had been reduced to 8-4 and 33-7 in their pursuit of 152, but Rawlinson crashed 11 fours and 4 sixes as he marshalled the tail to a one-wicket win.

Earls Colne batted first and racked up 151-6 from their 40 overs, Colin Holdgate's unbeaten 47 the pick of the batsmen, with skipper Daryl Sleeman (28), Dave Moon (21*) and Patrick Kerry (18) the others to reach double figures. Morgan Whymark (3-23), Matt Tyson (2-22) and Andrew Jones (1-18) took the wickets for Halstead. Though wicketless, James Tyson bowled well in tandem with his twin brother, Matt.

An early Harry Porcher wicket (1-15) sparked a collapse for Halstead as no batsman other than Rawlinson reached double figure, with Dave Moon (6-11) the chief destroyer.

Rawlinson finally found support from Andrew Jones (8) - adding 80 for eighth wicket - but when Barrie Morris (7) fell, Halstead still needed 23 for victory.

Halstead's number three brought up his century with 8 still needed, though he hit the first ball of the final over for 6 to clinch a brilliant victory.

The game also marked an appearance in 50 consecutive season for Alan Elsbury, having made his HCC debut back in 1972. Congrats Alan!

Earls Colne CC 1st XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
7nb 11w 3b  
for 6 wickets
151 (40.0 overs)
Daryl Sleeman lbw  A Jones 28 55 5 50.91
David Griffith ct  Unsure b M Whymark 1 12 8.33
Colin Holdgate Not Out  47 104 6 45.19
Patrick Kerry b  M Tyson 18 34 2 1 52.94
Jack Holdgate b  M Tyson 8 10 1 80.0
Sam Beale b  M Whymark 5 6 1 83.33
Ben Mason b  M Whymark 2 7 28.57
Dave Moon Not Out  21 19 3 110.53
Harry Porcher  
Trevor Sleeman  
Alexander Chamberlain  

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Morgan Whymark10.022337.672.30
Andrew Jones9.0218118.002.00
Barrie Morris4.012300.005.75
Matthew Tyson6.0122211.003.67
James Tyson6.003100.005.17
Alan Elsbury5.003100.006.20

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2nb 12w 2b 2lb 
for 9 wickets
Gary Dicker ct  Unsure b H Porcher 8 2
Michael Smith ct  Unsure b D Moon 0
David Rawlinson Not Out  109 11 4
James Tyson b  D Moon 0
Alan Elsbury lbw  D Moon 0
Morgan Whymark b  D Moon 4
Nathan Smith ct  Unsure b D Moon 0
Matthew Tyson st  UnsureD Moon 0
Andrew Jones b  S Beale 8 1
Barrie Morris ct  Unsure b S Beale 7 1
Brian Dunster Not Out  1

Earls Colne CC 1st XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Harry Porcher6.0115115.002.50
Dave Moon11.091161.831.00
Ben Mason3.002600.008.67
Sam Beale11.0070235.006.36
Jack Holdgate2.001000.005.00
Daryl Sleeman6.122600.004.22