2nd xI win 3rd game on the trot
M arshfield’s 2nd team climbed up to third in the league table with a comprehensive victory over a plucky Great Bedwyn outfit. Dominant throughout in every department Marshfield Captain Wayne Pascall led his side to their third win in a row.
The day didn’t get off to the best possible start though as the “advance” party of Andy Elliott and Gary Hodder found themselves as the only arrivals of the away team as the time approached 1.15pm but thoughts and planning of how to set a field with 2 players (one of whom was injured) were quickly allayed as the team bus spluttered into the car park after surviving a break down and loss of directional sense combo.
WP promptly completed his first task of the match, won the toss and decided to bat. Rich Guy complete with his umpteenth different opening partner of the season in Johnny Heyell strode to the wicket with the skippers wise words of “take it steady and build us a platform” ringing in their ears.
The opening pair began proceedings in confident manner and took full advantage of the odd bad ball the otherwise very accurate opening attack sent down to them. JH helped himself to several boundaries on the short side boundary (including a square cut 6). With the score on 35 Rich Guy fell victim to trigger fingered Andy Elliott but by then he had completed his opening task perfectly.
Callum Burnstone came in at the “bogey” number 3 position and during a bright and breezy cameo he smashed three fours in one over before falling for 13. The skipper and JH moved the score onto 74 before the later got his feet in a “right ol’ tangle” and found himself stumped for a very solid 40. This brought keeper/batsman Will McKenzie to the crease to join Wayne and the two of them soon set about “feasting” on the home sides change bowling. They smashed 18 boundaries between them in a stand of 130 before both falling in the 60’s during the final overs.
Marshfield’s final score of 208 for 5 looked very competitive on a strip that was producing its fair share of uneven bounces and that was reinforced when a Great Bedwyn player was overheard to say “we have no chance of getting that” as the sides walked off to enjoy what turned out to be a very nice tea.
Harry Smith and Matt Cox got the bowling under way in the Great Bedwyn innings and any thoughts of a flying start from the home side were quickly snuffed out as Harry bowled their number one for 2 and Matt did the same to their number 3. The total crept to 54 at way behind the run rate before Callum Burnstone produced a Gatting/Warne moment when pitching his first delivery of the day on leg stump before knocking over off, cue mass celebrations from the visiting squad.
Wickets continued to fall at regular intervals with Callum continuing to wreak havoc with his leg spin and Rory Smith equally effective from the other end, the “spin twins” shared 7 victims between them. A gutsy 42 from Perry kept the game alive past 30 over’s for Great Bedwyn but once he holed out to Matt Cox at long off the cause was lost. Charlie Chivers claimed the final wicket and victory was achieved by 52 runs.
Champagne moments of the day being Vice Captain Matt Cox being cruelly “gunned down” by the Great Bedwyn sniper whilst chasing a boundary bound off drive!! and of course “that ball” by Callum Burnstone.
|Type :||League: West of England Premier Cricket League Wiltshire Division 2nd XI - 2013||Date :||Saturday 8th June 2013|
|Toss:||Marshfield CC - 2nd XI won the toss and elected to bat||Start Time:||13:30|
|Ground:||Great Bedwyn CC||Rules Type:||Standard|
Highlights :MCC: Wayne Pascall 67; Will MacKenzie 61; Rory Smith 6-1-21-4; Calum Burnstone 8-0-47-3
|Great Bedwyn CC - 2nd XI||Marshfield CC - 2nd XI|
|Score||156 for 10 (36.4 overs)||208 for 5 (45 overs) 'b' 't'|
|1||Richard Guy||lbw||b Jamie Robinson||8||0||0||37|
|2||Johnny Heyel||st Phil Cheese||b Ashley Perry||40||6||1||65|
|3||Calum Burnstone||b Lewis Robinson||13||3||0||22|
|4||Wayne Pascall*||ct Raife Baverstock||b Ivor Rowell||67||9||1||83|
|5||William MacKenzie†||ct Lewis Robinson||b Ivor Rowell||61||4||4||61|
|6||Andy Elliott||not out||0||0||0||2|
|7||Harry Smith||not out||0||0||0||0|
|8||Charlie Chivers||did not bat|
|9||Simon Bishop||did not bat|
|10||Rory Smith||did not bat|
|11||Matt Cox||did not bat|
|Extras lb (6), w (13)||19|
* = Captain, + = Wicket Keeper
Fall of Wickets35-1 Richard Guy (Johnny Heyel-20*); 64-2 Calum Burnstone (Johnny Heyel-32*); 78-3 Johnny Heyel (Wayne Pascall-6*); 208-4 William MacKenzie (Wayne Pascall-67*); 208-5 Wayne Pascall (Andy Elliott-0*);
* = not out batsman
|Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets||6||0|
|1||Richard Lauder||b Harry Smith||2||0||0||20|
|2||Phil Cheese†||b Calum Burnstone||15||1||0||54|
|3||Ben Bowman||b Matt Cox||2||0||0||10|
|4||Joe Blundy||b Calum Burnstone||21||5||0||28|
|5||Ashley Perry||ct Matt Cox||b Rory Smith||42||3||2||46|
|6||Lewis Robinson||b Calum Burnstone||13||3||0||8|
|7||Jamie Robinson||ct Simon Bishop||b Rory Smith||4||0||0||13|
|8||Ivor Rowell*||lbw||b Rory Smith||0||0||0||5|
|9||Akhil Malhotra||not out||25||4||0||31|
|10||Raife Baverstock||b Rory Smith||0||0||0||1|
|11||Dennis Mare||ct Wayne Pascall||b Charlie Chivers||6||0||0||7|
|Extras b (5), lb (2), w (17), nb (2)||26|
* = Captain, + = Wicket Keeper
Fall of Wickets16-1 Richard Lauder (Phil Cheese-4*); 20-2 Ben Bowman (Phil Cheese-5*); 54-3 Phil Cheese (Joe Blundy-21*); 55-4 Joe Blundy (Ashley Perry-1*); 88-5 Lewis Robinson (Ashley Perry-15*); 104-6 Jamie Robinson (Ashley Perry-25*); 104-7 Ivor Rowell (Ashley Perry-25*); 133-8 Ashley Perry (Akhil Malhotra-10*); 134-9 Raife Baverstock (Akhil Malhotra-11*); 156-10 Dennis Mare (Akhil Malhotra-25*);
* = not out batsman
|Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets||7||0|