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Fantastic Weekend for 1st XI

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Having successfully navigated my way through another inevitable post-VK victory hangover, reflecting on the weekend’s action is an altogether more appealing prospect than last weekend. The sun is shining, I have a freshly brewed coffee to hand and I am savouring the satisfaction that can only come from back to back victories in the weekend’s league and cup double header. The only cloud in my otherwise clear blue sky, is the fact I am currently sharing my office with non other than Callum Burnstone. However, even having to suffer Callum’s social awkwardness and monotonic tone is made bearable by the fact I can shamelessly exploit him to do piles of admin work, for less than minimum wage.

Why is this relevant to a cricket report I hear you ask. Well the answer is simple; this kind of exploitation of Marshfield's young cricketers is not only a feature of my work life, but also my cricket captaincy as well, as demonstrated to great effect during Saturday’s away trip to Devizes.

An away trip to DCC means one thing; facing 10 overs with the new ball from the wily, cow-milking, tormentor of WEPL batsmen, Tom Grant; comfortably the best new ball bowler in the league. Now a more inspiring captain may have led from the front, opening the batting and protecting his troops from the inevitable onslaught of leg cutters, yorkers and seamers. Not me though...

Like the more shrewd generals in history, I threw the boys over the top and stayed safely tucked away in the trenches!! Once the fourth of my young charges had been dismissed/killed, I strode valiantly into the field of battle, kicked away the remaining 3 deliveries of the spell and proceeded to hack my way to fifty. I don’t regret it; I won’t apologise for it; and I will do it again. Ably supported by a remarkably restrained 30 odd from Jeremy Bond, we scrambled to 203. Game in the balance…

Based on last week, there was inevitable nervousness. Could we better last weeks haul of 17 no balls and 34 wides… Hopefully not. Although Jeremy was only able to bowl 3 overs as he continues his rehabilitation from ego-induced yips, the rest of our attack decided to turn up…! Wickets shared around, but the undoubted star of the show was Mike Cox’s son. Bowling with superb control and accuracy, Mike Cox’s son removed the dangerous Wookey, Grant and Parsons, in a devastating spell. The planned wicket of Parsons in particular, a slightly below waste high full toss slapped to midwicket (we don’t do TMO in WEPL chaps, so put the camera down) was crucial.

Mike Cox, if you’re reading this, thanks for supporting, you’re an inspiration to us all. Mike Cox’s son, if you’re reading this, stop living in your father’s shadow, stop telling everyone you’re doing a masters, and stop trying to convince girls who are only interested in your sexual prowess into having deep and meaningful relationships with you; it’s pathetic.

Honourable mentions as well to Lachie, Callum and Gorm, who also bowled excellent spells, restricting Devizes to 131 all out, leaving Jukes, Deej and Pasc as specialist fielders for the day. In truth, it was a performance that was more gritty than flamboyant, but still a good win against an excellent Devizes bowling attack. On to Sunday…….

american psycho christian baleAs I was chauffeured to the game by Mike Cox’s son, we reminisced of VK victories past, ignominious defeats and mused (accidental Brent) that the early season cobwebs of the Bassett game had been well and truly blown out by yesterday's performance. 3 hours later we were 123 all out, with only The Todd showing any form of application with the bat, grinding out what turned out to be a crucial 34*. Credit to Kingsholm, they bowled some excellent spells and were it not for a couple of dropped chances, the score could have been even more humbling.

At 32 years of age and having played roughly 20 years of mens cricket, there’s not a lot that can happen in a cricket match that leaves me overly concerned. However, the reaction of Dave Jenkins after we get skittled in a VK game chills me to my very core. If the score wasn’t bad enough, The Todd thought it would be wise to run the lunatic out when we were already 5 down and he was at peak intensity… For those that haven’t experienced Dave in this situation, an aura emanates from him not too dissimilar to that of Christian Bale’s character, Patrick Bateman, in American Psycho (search for "American Psycho (2000) Christian Bale Kill Count" on YouTube and pay particular attention to kill number 7; he really is that merciless)…

While Dave stewed on his own murderous thoughts, the rest of the troops consumed a splendid tea, before being rallied for the herculean effort at hand. During our first, and possibly last, pre-innings team huddle, the lads were implored to try and deliver a bowling performance that offered some form of credibility to an otherwise dismal display thus far. In these situations, getting the fans on side early is essential…

The Marshfield Tea Ladies love Tom Clist and Tom Clist loves them. From their Coronation Chicken baps, to their jam laden scones, he will do anything for them. With that in mind, the poor man’s Rag ’n' Bone man was thrown the ball in the opening over. What followed was an 8 over spell of left arm wizardry that gutted the opposition top order and left the parasitic Callum Burnstone to feast on the remains of their tail end. As the great showman went about his business, each wicket was greeted with squeals of ecstasy from the travelling faithful. Cries of, “Oh well done Tom! Yesssss Tom! We love your bushy beard Tom!”, echoed around the ground.

rag n bone man clistExcellent spells from the supporting cast of Lamb, Gorm and Callum meant a swift end to proceeding in the 34th over and a scarcely believable 54 run victory for the MCC. Celebratory beers were consumed accordingly, before raucous scenes in Tom Lamb’s bathroom brought a swift end to the evening and possibly put some work the way of A Elliot Heating & Plumbing Ltd...

So, to the man of the weekend award, of which there were a few pretenders to the throne (recently vacated by Jack Paish, as he had a TFC for Bassett this weekend; commiserations Paishy). Naturally, to be in contention on a double header weekend, you must contribute in both games (Clist, Todd and Mike Cox’s son out), not bowl off spin (Gorm out), be a decent bloke (Callum out) and not have won the award too many times previously (me out). With that in mind, there was really only one suitable candidate and I think I speak for everyone when I say, Mike Cox’s performance this weekend was exceptional throughout. 20+ pints, vocal support and even joined in some of the abuse of Mike Cox’s son as well.

Mike, we salute you and pray you remain available for future rounds.

This weekend brings Swindon to Marshfield’s biggest beer garden for the inaugural Pascall Derby. Who will win out in the clash between Wayne and Will, father and son, coach and player, yoghurt-lifter and tax-dodger… We’ll find out Saturday; grab yourselves a pint and enjoy the animosity… Until next week.

 

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James Williams

 

Fixture Details

Type : League: West of England Premier Cricket League - WEPL Wiltshire 2018 Date : Saturday 12th May 2018
Toss: Marshfield CC - 1st XI won the toss and elected to bat Start Time: 12:30
Ground: Devizes Sports Club Rules Type: Standard

Highlights :

Devizes: Ollie Parsons 9-0-46-4; Thomas Grant 10-2-18-2; Marshfield: James Williams 61 (76); Matt Cox 10-2-30-3; Calum Burnstone 8-1-24-3;

Result Summary

Result:    Marshfield CC - 1st XI - Won by 72 runs

 Devizes CC - 1st XIMarshfield CC - 1st XI
Score 131 all out (41 overs) 203 for 9 (50 overs) 'b' 't'
Game Points 0 10
Penalty Points 0 0
Batting Points 1 4
Bowling Points 4 5
Total Points 5 19

Marshfield CC - 1st XI

Batting

 NameHow OutBowlerRuns4s6sBalls
1 William Pascall   b  Harry Easton 15 1 0 31
2 Patrick Grieshaber lbw b  Thomas Grant 11 1 0 17
3 Calum Burnstone lbw b  Thomas Grant 18 2 0 32
4 Ben Gardner lbw b  Oliver Parsons 2 0 0 21
5 Jeremy Bond   b  Oliver Parsons 35 5 0 72
6 James Williams* ct Tom Andrew b  Oliver Parsons 61 7 1 76
7 Dave Jenkins ct Joe Wookey b  Oliver Parsons 9 0 0 15
8 Lachlan Tyler run out (Harry Easton)   13 0 1 15
9 Sam Jukes   b  Patrick Bromley 6 0 0 12
10 Cameron Walker not out   10 0 0 9
11 Matt Cox not out   0 0 0 0
Extras       b (2), lb (1), w (15), pr (5) 23  
Total 203  
Wickets 9  
Overs 50  

* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper

Fall of Wickets

27-1 Patrick Grieshaber (William Pascall-15*); 27-2 William Pascall (Calum Burnstone-0*); 48-3 Ben Gardner (Calum Burnstone-17*); 70-4 Calum Burnstone (Jeremy Bond-10*); 153-5 Jeremy Bond (James Williams-55*); 165-6 James Williams (Dave Jenkins-3*); 174-7 Dave Jenkins (Lachlan Tyler-1*); 190-8 Sam Jukes (Lachlan Tyler-11*); 198-9 Lachlan Tyler (Cameron Walker-5*); 

* = not out batsman

Bowling

BowlerOversMaidensRunsWicketsWidesNo Balls
Harry Easton 7 0 29 1 1 0
Thomas Grant 10 2 18 2 4 0
Oliver Parsons 9 0 46 4 5 0
Courtney Earl 10 0 48 0 0 0
Sumith Surendran 10 1 33 0 1 0
Patrick Bromley 4 0 21 1 2 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 8 1
Total 50 3 203 9 13 0

Devizes CC - 1st XI

Batting

 NameHow OutBowlerRuns4s6sBalls
1 David Bromley lbw b  Cameron Walker 35 1 0 70
2 Joe Wookey lbw b  Matt Cox 16 2 0 30
3 Oliver Parsons ct Cameron Walker b  Matt Cox 0 0 0 3
4 Thomas Grant*   b  Matt Cox 20 0 1 36
5 Matthew Tilley   b  Calum Burnstone 15 1 0 50
6 Steven Parker ct Sam Jukes b  Cameron Walker 0 0 0 2
7 Tom Andrew ct James Williams b  Lachlan Tyler 13 0 0 34
8 Sumith Surendran not out   6 1 0 5
9 Patrick Bromley   b  Lachlan Tyler 1 0 0 8
10 Courtney Earl st Patrick Grieshaber b  Calum Burnstone 1 0 0 8
11 Harry Easton lbw b  Calum Burnstone 0 0 0 1
Extras       lb (4), w (19), nb (1) 24  
Total 131  
Wickets all out  
Overs 41  

* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper

Fall of Wickets

34-1 Joe Wookey (David Bromley-6*); 37-2 Oliver Parsons (David Bromley-8*); 83-3 Thomas Grant (David Bromley-28*); 94-4 David Bromley (Matthew Tilley-1*); 94-5 Steven Parker (Matthew Tilley-1*); 121-6 Matthew Tilley (Tom Andrew-12*); 123-7 Tom Andrew (Sumith Surendran-1*); 129-8 Patrick Bromley (Sumith Surendran-6*); 131-9 Courtney Earl (Sumith Surendran-6*); 131-10 Harry Easton (Sumith Surendran-6*); 

* = not out batsman

Bowling

BowlerOversMaidensRunsWicketsWidesNo Balls
Jeremy Bond 3 0 23 0 7 0
Lachlan Tyler 10 3 21 2 3 0
Matt Cox 10 2 30 3 4 1
Cameron Walker 10 1 29 2 2 0
Calum Burnstone 8 1 24 3 0 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 4 0
Total 41 7 131 10 16 1

Match Officials

Umpires Ron Dawson, Tony Reed
Scorers Jonathan Burnstone

 

 

ixture Details

Type : Cup: National Village Cup - Gloucestershire - Group 18 2018 - Quarter Final Date : Sunday 13th May 2018
Toss: Marshfield CC - 1st XI won the toss and elected to bat Start Time: 13:00
Ground: Henry Oppenheim Memorial Ground Rules Type: Standard

Result Summary

Result:    Marshfield CC - 1st XI - Won by 54 runs

  Kingsholm CC - 1st XIMarshfield CC - 1st XI
Score 69 all out (33.4 overs) 123 all out (37.0 overs) 'b' 't'

Marshfield CC - 1st XI

Batting

 NameHow OutBowlerRuns4s6sBalls
1 William Pascall   b  Sam Wheeler 0 0 0 4
2 Calum Burnstone ct Ross Tominey b  James Burrows 22 3 0 34
3 Ben Gardner ct Ross Tominey b  Alex Gough 7 1 0 20
4 Jeremy Bond lbw b  Alex Gough 10 2 0 26
5 Todd Richardson not out   34 3 0 57
6 James Williams* lbw b  Sam Gough 5 1 0 13
7 Dave Jenkins run out (James Burrows)   13 2 0 30
8 Cameron Walker ct James Boon b  Matt Cayless 7 0 0 27
9 Tom Clist ct James Burrows b  Russell Beacham 6 1 0 5
10 Matt Cox lbw b  Matt Cayless 1 0 0 3
11 Thomas Lamb lbw b  Matt Cayless 0 0 0 2
Extras       b (1), lb (7), w (10) 18  
Total 123  
Wickets all out  
Overs 37.0  

* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper

Fall of Wickets

1-1 William Pascall (Calum Burnstone-0*); 27-2 Ben Gardner (Calum Burnstone-14*); 44-3 Calum Burnstone (Jeremy Bond-8*); 46-4 Jeremy Bond (Todd Richardson-0*); 53-5 James Williams (Todd Richardson-0*); 82-6 Dave Jenkins (Todd Richardson-8*); 111-7 Cameron Walker (Todd Richardson-29*); 120-8 Tom Clist (Todd Richardson-32*); 123-9 Matt Cox (Todd Richardson-34*); 123-10 Thomas Lamb (Todd Richardson-34*); 

* = not out batsman

Bowling

BowlerOversMaidensRunsWicketsWidesNo Balls
Sam Wheeler 8.0 1 30 1 2 0
Alex Gough 8.0 1 27 2 5 0
James Burrows 8.0 2 20 1 2 0
Sam Gough 8.0 1 19 1 1 0
Matt Cayless 3.0 0 8 3 0 0
Russell Beacham 2.0 0 11 1 0 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 8 1
Total 37 5 123 10 10 0

Kingsholm CC - 1st XI

Batting

 NameHow OutBowlerRuns4s6sBalls
1 Ross Tominey ct James Williams b  Thomas Lamb 7 0 0 16
2 James Boon ct William Pascall b  Tom Clist 6 1 0 6
3 John Veits lbw b  Tom Clist 2 0 0 12
4 Jack Whiting ct Calum Burnstone b  Tom Clist 4 0 0 21
5 Ben Harris ct Matt Cox b  Tom Clist 2 0 0 5
6 Matt Cayless* ct Ben Gardner b  Calum Burnstone 20 2 0 60
7 Sam Wheeler ct Tom Clist b  Calum Burnstone 11 1 0 30
8 Russell Beacham not out   5 0 0 18
9 James Burrows ct Jeremy Bond b  Cameron Walker 7 1 0 23
10 Sam Gough ct Calum Burnstone b  Matt Cox 0 0 0 8
11 Alex Gough lbw b  William Pascall 2 0 0 3
Extras       lb (1), w (2) 3  
Total 69  
Wickets all out  
Overs 33.4  

* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper

Fall of Wickets

9-1 James Boon (Ross Tominey-3*); 13-2 John Veits (Ross Tominey-5*); 20-3 Jack Whiting (Ross Tominey-7*); 20-4 Ross Tominey (Ben Harris-0*); 26-5 Ben Harris (Matt Cayless-4*); 53-6 Sam Wheeler (Matt Cayless-18*); 56-7 Matt Cayless (Russell Beacham-1*); 65-8 James Burrows (Russell Beacham-3*); 66-9 Sam Gough (Russell Beacham-4*); 69-10 Alex Gough (Russell Beacham-5*); 

* = not out batsman

Bowling

BowlerOversMaidensRunsWicketsWidesNo Balls
Tom Clist 8.0 1 12 4 1 0
Thomas Lamb 8.0 1 20 1 0 0
Calum Burnstone 8.0 2 12 2 0 0
Cameron Walker 8.0 1 20 1 1 0
Matt Cox 1.0 0 2 1 0 0
William Pascall 0.4 0 2 1 0 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 1 0
Total 33.4 5 69 10 2 0

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