East Bergholt CC 1st XI v Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI on Sat 23 Apr 2022 at 12:00
Halstead Cricket Club Won by 7 wickets

Match report Halstead’s broke their duck in Division One at the second time of asking, with a 7-wicket win at East Bergholt on Saturday.

The side featured two debutants, overseas signing Max Chu and former Coggeshall seamer, George Blackwell.

Halstead won the toss with Josh Wells - the stand-in skipper with Ed Clark unavailable - electing to field first.

George Foster (82) put on 48 for the first wicket with John Hambrook (18), before a pair of lbws from Wells (2-27) reduced East Bergholt to 59-2.

Foster and Kian Schwartz (82) frustrated the Halstead attack, building a formidable 149-run partnership for the third wicket, passing the 200-run mark in the 34th over.

The tide turned with the re-introduction of Blackwell to the attack, dismissing Schwartz and Foster in consecutive deliveries, with gloveman Max Chu taking both catches.

Though a hattrick was not in the offing, Blackwell soon had more wickets, bowling Alex Price (1) and having Callum Woolston (2) caught behind by Chu, either side of a run out from Wells.

The former Coggeshall man would complete a debut five-wicket haul by bowling Harry Nightingale, leaving Ryan Vickery (1-39) and an Adam Dellar run out to clean up the tail, Bergholt falling from 208-2 to 234 all out.

Halstead lost two wickets in quick succession in reply as Chris Rayner (1) and Vickery (0) departed, but Chu (28) and Wells took the scores to 50.

Chu followed his teammates back to the pavilion, edging Henry Hunter (3-63) behind for his third wicket.

That would be the final wicket Halstead would lose as Wells (111*) and Adam Dellar (81*) put on an unbeaten 188 for the fourth wicket, the former reaching his first century of the season, the latter securing a maiden half-century for the club since joining from Sudbury.

East Bergholt CC 1st XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
5nb 11w 11lb 
for 10 wickets
234 (50.0 overs)
George Foster ct  M Chu b G Blackwell 82 125 10 65.60
John Hambrook lbw  J Wells 18 41 2 43.90
Daniel Loveless lbw  J Wells 3 14 21.43
Kian Schwartz ct  M Chu b G Blackwell 82 73 7 4 112.33
Alex Price b  G Blackwell 1 4 25.00
Alistair Wood run out  (J Wells) 5 15 33.33
Callum Woolston ct  M Chu b G Blackwell 2 6 33.33
Nathan Philpot Not Out  9 13 69.23
Harry Nightingale b  G Blackwell 2 9 22.22
Henry Hunter run out  (A Dellar) 3 4 75.00
Rob Woolston b  R Vickery 0 1 0

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Joe Morris10.013800.003.80
George Blackwell10.013957.803.90
Josh Wells9.0127213.503.00
Chris Rayner8.003900.004.88
Ryan Vickery9.0039139.004.33
Liam Jones4.004100.0010.25

Halstead Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
11w 4b 2lb 
for 3 wickets
Chris Rayner ct  G Foster b H Hunter 1 9 11.11
Max Chu ct  D Loveless b H Hunter 28 23 6 121.74 3
Ryan Vickery ct  D Loveless b H Hunter 0 4 0
Josh Wells Not Out  111 103 14 1 107.77
Adam Dellar Not Out  81 86 8 3 94.19
Harry Pritchard  
Liam Jones  
Matt Cooper  
Joe Morris  
George Blackwell  
Luke Robinson  

East Bergholt CC 1st XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Kian Schwartz8.033300.004.13
Henry Hunter8.3063321.007.41
Harry Nightingale7.004200.006.00
Alistair Wood2.001900.009.50
Callum Woolston10.005600.005.60
Nathan Philpot2.001900.009.50