Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI v Wivenhoe Town CC 1st XI on Sat 22 May 2021 at 12:00
Halstead Cricket Club Won by 4 wickets

Match report Halstead finally returned to action after three weeks off with a battling win over Wivenhoe at a damp Star Stile on Saturday.

Ed Clark won the toss and elected to field, Chris Rayner's early run out of Matt Durrell (9) left his brother Tom (42) at the crease, who alongside Rob MacDonald (31) rebuilt well. Steady progress was made as the visitors moved toward 100 before MacDonald was bowled by Josh King (2-24).

This wicket sparked a minor collapse as Wivenhoe fell from 90-1 to 111-4 as Tom Durrell was trapped LBW by Ed Clark (1-25) and visiting skipper Nick Hillman (1) bowled by Josh King. A 19-run stand between Jordan Nicholls (12) and Michael Canavon (24) ensured, but again a flurry of wickets was lost in quick succession.

Nicholls became the second run-out victim - this time courtesy of Josh King - before Canavon was bowled by Liam Jones (2-24). Liam Holyman (2) fell to Josh Wells (1-32), Ross Evers was run out by Rayner (1) and Jones bowled William Kerr (0) as five wickets fell for 21 runs. Joseph Nicholls (12*) and Henry Sawyer (6*) shepherded through the end of the 45 overs, setting Halstead 166 for victory.

It was a victory that seemed a long way away when four early wickets fell, leaving Clark's side at 34-4. Chris Rayner (4) was caught at cover off Joseph Nicholls (1-23) whilst Charlie Douglas-Hughes (3) was stumped by Hillman off Tom Durrell (2-32).

The mission to stop Josh Wells' (6) run-scoring was a success as the prolific left-hander hit the ball straight to the fielder and ran but was left well short of his ground. Craig Spooner (4) then hit Durrell tamely to Holyman at cover.

Harry Pritchard (52) and Matt Cooper (34) were left in the doldrums, but the pair batted sensibly on a sticky wicket, putting on 62 for the fifth wicket. Cooper hit four 4s in his 43-ball innings, though departed when he hit a return catch to Ross Evers (2-45).

Clark (27*) joined Pritchard in the middle and the pair took Halstead toward their victory target, Pritchard passing a very well-made half-century in the process, before being bowled by Evers.

Joe Morris (26*) was the new man in and took to his task quickly, hitting two 4s and a maximum as Halstead made it three wins from three completed games.

Wivenhoe Town CC 1st XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
4nb 17w 4b 2lb 
for 9 wickets
165 (45.0 overs)
Matt Durrell run out  (C Rayner) 7 14 1 50.0
Robert Macdonald b  J King 31 80 1 38.75
Tom Durrell lbw  E Clark 42 69 5 60.87
Jordan Nicholls run out  (J King) 12 24 50.0
Nick Hillman b  J King 1 3 33.33
Michael Canavon b  L Jones 24 31 2 77.42
Joseph Nicholls Not Out  12 28 42.86
Liam Holyman lbw  J Wells 2 3 66.67
Ross Evers run out  (C Rayner) 1 3 33.33
William Kerr b  L Jones 0 3 0
Henry Sawyer Not Out  6 16 37.50

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Joe Morris6.011900.003.17
Ed Clark9.0025125.002.78
Josh Wells9.0032132.003.56
Josh King9.0224212.002.67
Chris Rayner3.002000.006.67
Charlie Douglas-Hughes4.001500.003.75
Liam Jones5.0024212.004.80

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 9w 1lb 
for 6 wickets
Chris Rayner ct  J Nicholls b J Nicholls 4 12 33.33
Harry Pritchard b  R Evers 52 98 2 53.06
Charlie Douglas-Hughes st  N HillmanT Durrell 3 11 27.27
Josh Wells run out  (H Sawyer) 6 10 1 60.0
Craig Spooner ct  L Holyman b T Durrell 4 10 40.0
Matt Cooper ct  R Evers b R Evers 34 43 4 79.07
Ed Clark Not Out  27 35 1 77.14
Joe Morris Not Out  26 24 2 1 108.33
Liam Jones  
Josh King  
Greg Oxlade  

Wivenhoe Town CC 1st XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tom Durrell9.0032216.003.56
Joseph Nicholls9.0123123.002.56
Henry Sawyer6.002500.004.17
Matt Durrell5.002500.005.00
Ross Evers8.3045222.505.29
Liam Holyman3.001600.005.33