Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI v Coggeshall Town CC 2nd XI on Sat 17 Jul 2021 at 13:00
Halstead Cricket Club Lost by 4 wickets

Match report Halstead snatched defeat from the jaws of victory in a disappointing 4 wicket loss to their Coggeshall counterparts at Star Stile.

A second unbeaten 100 in three second eleven games for Mark Johnson (103*) and a half-century from skipper Justin Rose (60) set up Halstead for 224-5 from their 45 overs. Ed King (2-35) was the pick of the Coggeshall bowlers, with wickets also for Oliver Such (1-27), Callum Lewis (1-30) and George Blackwell (1-39).

Sam Blackwell (40) and Craig Lesiak (61) got the visitors off to a fine start, but Morgan Whymark (1-46) bowled Blackwell to end the 68-run stand. Lesiak was dropped at slip early on and also survived a close run-out chance, but his patience was rewarded as he brought up his half-century in a match-defining partnership with Andrew Goding (49*).

Chris Roper (3-37) had earlier dismissed Harrison Staines (4) and Ed King (17) before finally, Lesiak departed, David Rawlinson taking a smart catch at short mid-off to give Roper his third scalp in his final over.

Goding and Callum Lewis (23) took the visitors toward victory, but a slight wobble ensued when Lewis was adjudged lbw to Justin Rose (1-37) and George Blackwell fell victim to a stunning one-handed grab from Danny Lynn at point off Callum Hansey (1-38). Jake Manning (4*) joined skipper Goding at the crease and the visitors won it with eight balls to spare.

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
7w 4lb 
for 5 wickets
Mark Johnson Not Out  103 9 1
Justin Rose b C Lewis 60 6 1
Will Moss ct Unsure b G Blackwell 23 3
David Rawlinson b E King 9 1
Andrew Clark b E King 6
Danny Lynn b O Such 11 2 1
Matt Mercer Not Out  1
Callum Hansey  
Sam Johnson  
Morgan Whymark  
Chris Roper  

Coggeshall Town CC 2nd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Oliver Such8.0027127.003.38
George Blackwell7.0039139.005.57
Rory Miller7.004000.005.71
Craig Lesiak12.014900.004.08
Edward King7.0035217.505.00
Callum Lewis4.0030130.007.50

Coggeshall Town CC 2nd XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 13w 7b 5lb 
for 6 wickets
225 (43.4 overs)
Sam Blackwell b M Whymark 40 7 1
Craig Lesiak ct D Rawlinson b C Roper 61 5
Harrison Staines ct M Johnson b C Roper 4
Edward King b C Roper 17 2
Andrew Goding Not Out  49 5
Callum Lewis lbw J Rose 23 3
George Blackwell ct D Lynn b C Hansey 1
Jake Manning Not Out  4
Rory Miller  
Oliver Such  
Carl Marangou  

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Morgan Whymark12.0146146.003.83
Callum Hansey6.4038138.005.70
Chris Roper12.0037312.333.08
Will Moss8.005500.006.87
Justin Rose5.0037137.007.40