Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI v Wivenhoe Town CC 2nd XI on Sat 17 Apr 2021 at 12:30
Halstead Cricket Club Lost by 7 runs

Match report An unbeaten century from James Handscombe was enough to set up a nail-biting 7-run win for Wivenhoe II over their Halstead counterparts at Star Stile.

Handscombe hit 15 fours and a six in his 118*, putting on 120 for the first wicket with Ross Evers (52). The introduction of Callum Hansey (1-27) broke the stand, but two further 50-run partnerships – 52 for the second wicket with Michael Canavon (22) and 54 for the fifth wicket with skipper Paul Farrow (34) – took Wivenhoe to a mammoth April score of 253-5 from their 40 overs.

Chris Roper (2-39), John Clinch (1-67) and Luke Robinson (1-55) took the wickets, but the total always looked a hard ask.

Matt Cooper (34) and Adam Morris (66) put on 58 for the opening wicket, but Cooper was the first of four victims for Henry Sawyer (4-71). Mark Johnson (7) was caught behind by Farrow off Andrew Green (1-57) to leave Halstead at 73-2.

Skipper Justin Rose (93) and Morris put on 94 for the third wicket, both batsmen reaching their first 50s of the season before Morris miscued Sawyer to Liam Holyman at mid-off.

Rose enjoyed stands of 36 with Charles Mallett (9) and 25 with John Clinch (10) but despite his best efforts both he and his team fell 7 runs short of milestones. Luke Robinson (10*) and Callum Hansey (1*) were left needing 18 off the final over but could only muster 10.

Rose felt his side will have taken a lot out of the game. The 2nd XI has the chance to build on their performance when hosting Witham IIs this weekend.

Wivenhoe Town CC 2nd XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
3nb 6w 1lb 
for 5 wickets
253 (40.0 overs)
James Handscombe Not Out  118 15 1
Ross Evers b  C Hansey 52 7
Michael Canavon lbw  J Clinch 22 3 1
Liam Holyman ct  A Morris b C Roper 14 3
Unsure lbw  C Roper 1
Paul Farrow ct  J Clinch b L Robinson 34 3 1
Freddie Stiffell Not Out  2
Andrew Green  
Henry Sawyer  
Archie Grimsey  

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Luke Robinson8.0055155.006.87
Greg Oxlade4.003500.008.75
Morgan Whymark5.002900.005.80
John Clinch13.0067167.005.15
Callum Hansey5.0027127.005.40
Chris Roper5.0039219.507.80

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
4nb 6w 1b 5lb 
for 6 wickets
Matt Cooper b  H Sawyer 34 5
Adam Morris ct  L Holyman b H Sawyer 66 6 1
Mark Johnson ct  P Farrow b A Green 7 1
Justin Rose st  P FarrowL Holyman 93 10 1
Charles Mallett ct  L Holyman b H Sawyer 9 1
John Clinch lbw  H Sawyer 10 1 1
Luke Robinson Not Out  10
Callum Hansey Not Out  1
Greg Oxlade  
Morgan Whymark  
Chris Roper  

Wivenhoe Town CC 2nd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Henry Sawyer12.0071417.755.92
Archie Grimsey5.002900.005.80
Andrew Green10.0057157.005.70
Ross Evers8.004600.005.75
Liam Holyman5.0037137.007.40

  • Umpire :
    Dave Robinson
  • Scorer :
    Steve Edwards