A Bowler A Bowler My Kingdom for A Bowler..........

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A much-changed Marshfield Twos took the field for their first home game of the season against a strong Trowbridge 11. This correspondent would like to say this was due to the axe falling on underperforming players after last weeks reverse against Devizes but it was more due to various injuries (Choppers personal private injury a prime example, as an aside Chopper the clinic is Tuesday 10 am Royal United Hospital). And people not available??? What they have all winter to go shopping/holiday /weddings get a grip and man up.

Welcoming back the Watson brothers for their first league game of the season along with 3rd team fringe squad players Elliot and Hodder obviously here just to make the numbers up. Marshfield was relying upon the regulars to see them through.

The first shock was Colin won the toss and Marshfield went into field. Last weeks bowling attack of Chivers, Iles, Lamb, Christie, White et al was replaced with Chivers, Hendy, Hodder, Elliott and Tanner. The sight of this had Russell Lodge practically running into the opposition changing room, transfer form in hand begging to be allowed to bat.

As it turned out he was not needed as the Trowbridge openers did pretty well on their own. Being particularly harsh on anything resembling a reasonable delivery they raced to 30 from 4 overs. Obviously, both having prior engagements early in the evening. Hendy opening from the top end serving up a buffet that put the superb tea from Piercy to shame.

To be fair the other end was not exactly tight either. Amazing Hendy made the breakthrough surprising the opener with one that almost if you squinted and it was dark, resembled a decent delivery clipping top of middle and off.

That was the last success Marshfield would have for another 16 overs when Graham Tanner took the second wicket with the score on 121. Colin again ringing the changes, found the unlikely combination of Tanner and Hodder and together they set about limiting the opposition to around 6 and over, the latter taking his 173 wicket for the club. Finishing with respectable, under the circumstances of 9 overs 53 for 1.

bowlerTrowbridge carried on dispatching the ball to all parts punctuated occasionally by the odd wicket, Charlie Chivers taking two catches, although the second looked like he was auditioning for the circus juggling the ball for what seemed an eternity before finally holding on.

Staring down the barrel of a huge 300 plus total enter Marshfield’s answer to Shane Warne, Glen Perry, who literally turned the game on its head. Finishing with career-best figures of 6 for 21 off of 4.3 overs containing a hat-trick which included two stumpings by Colin and the final coup de gras clean bowling the left-handed number 11 through the gate. Marshfield rejoiced Glen ran around celebrating like Iran Tahir.

Quite rightly Glen led the team off the field to rapturous applause. Glancing back to the square to see the last man still at the crease holding his failed forward defensive pose back knee on the ground looking down the pitch in disbelief. 5 minutes later he was still there before being led away by his teammates.

A hearty tea was taken complete with a new variety of sausage “Tanner sausages”. These are the same as normal sausages but arrive 10 minutes after tea had started.

Fully refreshed Marshfield went out to bat Glen and Dan opening. Both starting circumspectly putting on 52 for the first wicket. It was a foundation that had taken 18 overs that only put Marshfield 67 runs behind at the same stage. Glen was joined at the crease by Russell Lodge and immediately the run rate improved. Russ looking far more comfortable this week with even edges now going for 4. At drinks, Marshfield were 77 for 1 still 67 behind but with two wickets in hand. Would they make those count?

MCC 1sts Trowbridge 58 of 115Time to put the hammer down. Glen departed for 38 in the 26th over. Russ joined now by Todd again set about the bowling. Todd with some glorious drives was unlucky to be caught at backward square leg one-handed off the middle of the bat when both him and Lodge were going well. The run rate was dropping down but still a lot to do. Hendy to the crease at a stand of 28 in 3 overs. Watson sacrificed second ball run out but had put on 26 in 3 overs with Lodge now teeing off.

Disaster Lodge Bowled but top score again with 81. It is my opinion that we might as well give Lodge the batting trophy now save everyone else worrying about it.

Now it was all about points 12 runs to 200 and maximum batting points. Colin and Elliott still going down swinging. Elliott goes and Tanner comes in but too little to late Marshfield dally 15 runs short with 7 wickets down.

Marshfield rue their bad start with the ball a couple of poor pieces of fielding and allowing a few fours. This made the difference.

There are some plus points the batting again looks strong enough to cope in this division and Trowbridge were worried when Lodge was at the crease. But we need to bowl and field a lot better.

One note when checking the scorebook this correspondants wicket was left off the analysis and it might be his last, bloody wife.

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  Kevin Hendy


Fixture Details

Type : League: Wiltshire County Cricket League - Division 4 2018 Date : Saturday 12th May 2018
Toss: Marshfield CC - 2nd XI won the toss and elected to field Start Time: 13:00
Ground: Broadleys Rules Type: Standard

Highlights :

  1. R. Evans 63 P. Vanniyar 41 Glenn Perry 4.3-1-21-6 including hat-trick Russell Lodge 81

Result Summary

Result:    Trowbridge CC - 2nd XI - Won by 15 runs

  Marshfield CC - 2nd XITrowbridge CC - 2nd XI
Score 233 for 7 (45 overs) 't' 248 all out (43.3 overs) 'b'

Trowbridge CC - 2nd XI


 NameHow OutBowlerRuns4s6sBalls
1 Ryan Salter   b  Kevin Hendy 22 0 0 0
2 Rhys Evans ct Charlie Chivers b  Graham Tanner 63 0 0 0
3 Adam Bolton ct Charlie Chivers b  Graham Tanner 37 0 0 0
4 Matthew Dicker ct Russell Lodge b  Gary Hodder 8 0 0 0
5 Alistair Goddard* not out   33 0 0 0
6 Prabhu Vanniyar   b  Glenn Perry 41 0 0 0
7 Chris Dicker st Colin Sinkins b  Glenn Perry 2 0 0 0
8 Sahil Basandrai ct Daniel Watson b  Glenn Perry 18 0 0 0
9 Hayden Lloyd st Colin Sinkins b  Glenn Perry 6 0 0 0
10 Luke Mitchell st Colin Sinkins b  Glenn Perry 0 0 0 0
11 Alex Tanner   b  Glenn Perry 0 0 0 0
Extras       b (5), lb (4), w (7), nb (2) 18  
Total 248  
Wickets all out  
Overs 43.3  

* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper

Fall of Wickets

30-1 Ryan Salter (Rhys Evans-7*); 121-2 Rhys Evans (Adam Bolton-28*); 138-3 Matthew Dicker (Adam Bolton-37*); 138-4 Adam Bolton (Alistair Goddard-0*); 208-5 Prabhu Vanniyar (Alistair Goddard-23*); 212-6 Chris Dicker (Alistair Goddard-25*); 239-7 Sahil Basandrai (Alistair Goddard-32*); 248-8 Hayden Lloyd (Alistair Goddard-33*); 248-9 Luke Mitchell (Alistair Goddard-33*); 248-10 Alex Tanner (Alistair Goddard-33*); 

* = not out batsman


BowlerOversMaidensRunsWicketsWidesNo Balls
Charlie Chivers 8 1 25 0 0 0
Kevin Hendy 4 0 38 1 0 0
Matt Watson 4 0 30 0 0 0
Graham Tanner 7 1 31 2 0 0
Gary Hodder 9 0 53 1 0 0
Andy Elliott 7 0 41 0 0 0
Glenn Perry 4.3 1 21 6 0 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 9 0
Total 43.3 3 248 10 0 0

Marshfield CC - 2nd XI


 NameHow OutBowlerRuns4s6sBalls
1 Daniel Watson ct Luke Mitchell b  Sahil Basandrai 28 3 0 0
2 Glenn Perry lbw b  Chris Dicker 38 7 0 0
3 Russell Lodge   b  Sahil Basandrai 81 11 2 0
4 Todd Richardson ct Alex Tanner b  Hayden Lloyd 17 3 0 0
5 Kevin Hendy ct Rhys Evans b  Hayden Lloyd 17 2 1 0
6 Matt Watson run out (Unsure)   0 0 0 0
7 Colin Sinkins*† not out   14 2 0 0
8 Andy Elliott   b  Alex Tanner 18 1 1 0
9 Graham Tanner not out   7 1 0 0
10 Gary Hodder did not bat          
11 Charlie Chivers did not bat          
Extras       b (1), lb (4), w (5), nb (3) 13  
Total 233  
Wickets 7  
Overs 45  

* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper

Fall of Wickets

54-1 Daniel Watson (Glenn Perry-22*); 100-2 Glenn Perry (Russell Lodge-27*); 128-3 Todd Richardson (Russell Lodge-37*); 156-4 Kevin Hendy (Russell Lodge-48*); 182-5 Matt Watson (Russell Lodge-74*); 190-6 Russell Lodge (Colin Sinkins-1*); 224-7 Andy Elliott (Colin Sinkins-13*); 

* = not out batsman


BowlerOversMaidensRunsWicketsWidesNo Balls
Prabhu Vanniyar 9 1 46 0 0 0
Alex Tanner 8 1 38 1 0 0
Sahil Basandrai 9 1 28 2 0 0
Chris Dicker 9 0 41 1 0 0
Luke Mitchell 5 0 39 0 0 0
Hayden Lloyd 5 1 36 2 0 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 5 1
Total 45 4 233 7 0 0

Match Officials

Umpires Mike Threadgill
Scorers Julie Hendy

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