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Wilting 3rds Walloped at Allington

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Marshfield 3rd’s vs Allington, Chippenham, 29th June 2019

Allington won by 113 runs

On the hottest day of the year, Marshfield 3rd’s succumbed to another defeat in this disappointing season. With an ostensibly stronger side than the previous week, and against an Allington side who had been rolled over the week before for just 52 against Christian Malford, hopes were high going into the match. Alas, Jim lost the toss and  Marshfield were sentenced to endure one the longest and most unpleasant fielding sessions that this correspondent can recall.

allington 29 06 19 3The true heat of the day was disguised by the strong wind, blowing like a hair dryer under a blazing sun. Later reports suggest the day topped out at 32 degrees, but that is the shade temperature, and for the first innings there was not a hint of cloud cover. Dixon and Duckett opened the bowling, but despite some decent tidy bowling from the former and some extravagant movement from the latter, a wicket could not be found. Duckett was replaced after four overs and shortly after left the field, feeling unwell. Will Christie, Chriss Ruddell and Graham Tanner were all tried to no avail as the Allington openers forged on, punishing bad balls and defending stoutly.

allington 29 06 19 2When the partnership was finally broken the score was past 150, and the damage was done. Jim managed to take two late wickets, with Graham and Dicko also getting into the act, but with Williams bringing up his maiden century shortly before the end of the innings and some late hitting from Cleverly (a six and a four from his two balls) Allington closed on 252.

At least three drinks breaks were taken, and the ball became lost on a number of occasions. As a result, the innings took well over three hours to complete. More than one of the Marshfield players reported feeling unwell at points during the afternoon.

With Richard Guy injured early on, your correspondent was asked to open with Andy Jenkins. At first, things went well, and the score reached 33 before a rash shot was played by the novice opener. No sooner had I reached the showers, but I was joined by Jenkins who had contrived to be bowled off several parts of his anatomy. Tony Trotman fell victim to an outstanding catch in the deep, and Sam Duckett hit two fours before succumbing. Will Christie (16) and Jim Creed (9) chipped in, but the batting honours went to Graham Tanner, wielding the long handle to good effect with his unbeaten 37 featuring six boundaries. He lost partners regularly, with the injured Prof Guy the last man out for a duck, and Marshfield closed on 139 all out.

Annoyingly, after fielding for more than three hours in the blazing sun, cloud cover now came over for the Marshfield innings, with a noticeable drop in temperature. Clearly, an inability to take early wickets is proving a problem for the 3rds, something that needs to improve if relegation is to be avoided.

MoM was G-Tan for his bludgeoning, and well done to all who stuck at it in the heat.

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 "Tumble" Tim Wooman

 

 

The excellent photos in this report were lifted from the Allington website - thanks - where there are plenty of other photos of them piling on the runs and an alternative match report.  Click Here to see them.  A special mention to Allington who were excellent hosts, hopefully, we'll stay up to visit again next year!

Fixture Details

Type : League: Wiltshire County Cricket League - Division 7 2019 Date : Saturday 29th June 2019
Toss: Allington CC - 1st XI won the toss and elected to bat Start Time: 13:00
Ground: Chippenham RFC Rules Type: Standard

Highlights :

A Williams 104

Result Summary

Result:    Allington CC - 1st XI - Won by 113 runs

  Allington CC - 1st XIMarshfield CC - 3rd XI
Score 252-4 (45 overs) 'b' 't' 139 all out (44.2 overs)
Game Points 22 6

Allington CC - 1st XI

Batting

 NameHow OutBowlerRuns4s6sBalls
1 A Williams*   b  Will Christie 104 0 0 0
2 L Shepperd st Tim Woodman b  Jim Creed 67 0 0 0
3 T Smithers ct Graham Tanner b  Mark Dixon 1 0 0 0
4 J Smith   b  Jim Creed 38 0 0 0
5 W Summer not out   0 0 0 0
6 J Cleverly not out   10 0 0 0
7 Unsure did not bat          
8 W Ashley did not bat          
9 G Shead did not bat          
10 Unsure did not bat          
11 Unsure did not bat          
Extras       32  
Total 252  
Wickets 4  
Overs 45  

* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper

Bowling

BowlerOversMaidensRunsWicketsWidesNo Balls
Mark Dixon 9 3 34 1 0 0
Sam Duckett 4 0 29 0 0 0
Will Christie 6 0 40 1 0 0
Chris Ruddell 8 0 44 0 0 0
Graham Tanner 9 0 46 0 0 0
Jim Creed 9 0 56 2 0 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 0 0
Total 45 3 249 4 0 0

Marshfield CC - 3rd XI

Batting

 NameHow OutBowlerRuns4s6sBalls
1 Andy Jenkins   b  W Ashley 15 2 0 0
2 Tim Woodman   b  J Cleverly 13 2 0 0
3 Tony Trotman ct Unsure b  Unsure 3 0 0 0
4 Sam Duckett   b  Unsure 8 2 0 0
5 Will Christie ct Unsure b  Unsure 16 3 0 0
6 Jim Creed* run out (Unsure)   9 0 0 0
7 Graham Tanner not out   37 6 0 0
8 Mark Dixon   b  G Shead 1 0 0 0
9 Andrew Pierce   b  L Shepperd 5 1 0 0
10 Chris Ruddell   b  L Shepperd 1 0 0 0
11 Richard Guy ct Unsure b  L Shepperd 0 0 0 0
Extras       b (5), lb (2), w (17), nb (9) 33  
Total 139  
Wickets all out  
Overs 44.2  

* = Captain, † = Wicket Keeper

Fall of Wickets

33-1 Tim Woodman (Andy Jenkins-15*); 33-2 Andy Jenkins (Tony Trotman-0*); 44-3 Sam Duckett (Tony Trotman-0*); 53-4 Tony Trotman (Will Christie-4*); 73-5 Will Christie (Jim Creed-4*); 97-6 Jim Creed (Graham Tanner-10*); 102-7 Mark Dixon (Graham Tanner-12*); 135-8 Andrew Pierce (Graham Tanner-34*); 139-9 Chris Ruddell (Graham Tanner-37*); 139-10 Richard Guy (Graham Tanner-37*); 

* = not out batsman

Bowling

BowlerOversMaidensRunsWicketsWidesNo Balls
W Ashley 8 2 22 1 0 0
J Cleverly 8 2 15 1 0 0
Unsure 5 0 3 3 0 0
W Summer 4 0 23 0 0 0
G Shead 6 1 20 1 0 0
Unsure 1 0 11 0 0 0
Unsure 3 1 13 0 0 0
J Smith 4 1 18 0 0 0
L Shepperd 2.4 0 3 3 0 0
Fielding Extras/Non-bowler wickets 7 1
Total 41.4 7 135 10 0 0

 

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