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Saturday 1st XI - Match centre

Willoughby CC - 1st XI
Thornborough CC - 1st XI
Sat 14 Jul 13:30 - South Northants Cricket League - Bankier Sloan Premier Division Start time 13:30

1sts sneak home in dramatic last wicket win over Thornborough

" He plays for our team " cheers keeper

Skipper Ben Hollis wins the toss and choices to bowl first. Young Archie McMillan was given the new ball and what a first over it was. Thornborough's batsmen starting the game like a 20 over game swinging the bat at every ball and scoring two boundaries and getting 11 runs off 5 balls, Archie then has the perfect response and then clean bowls Davis middle stump. Archie finishing on 1-49. Another Under 15 Dan Farrow also opened but struggled with his run up with figures of 0-17. Richard Foxon replaced Dan bowling perfect away swing causing the batsmen all sorts of problems. Ash Rayner replaced Archie at the other end and was also hooping the ball massively, and it was with those two that wickets began to fall in quick succession one by one with Hollis taking two fine catches. Foxon with the most reward finishing 5-52 off 11 and Rayner finishing on 4-31 off 7. Thornborough started well, but soon all made mistakes being bowled out in 26 overs for 152.

In reply Martin Nicholls and Hassan Nawaz opened the batting. Nicolls doing what he does best and soaking up balls and keeping his wicket. Nawaz was finding it difficult reading the balls and popped one straight up and was caught for 4. Alex Proundman looked strong and was picking the gaps for good singles, but he was finished off by a slower delivery to leave the hosts at 23 for 2 at tea.

Rayner as always steadies the ship and scoring off the bad balls, and especially Nichols finally perished edging behind. Foxon and Rayner was scoring nicely and keeping the score board ticking, until the latter was caught by a fielder who has probably never caught a cricket ball in his life finishing on (36).

Andrews came and went scoring 3. Stuart Hall with a massively important 16. Willoughby needed 24 off 7 overs with 3 wickets. Captain Hollis gets his first duck of the season which couldn't of come at a worse time. Farrow was unlucky and was bowled by a low bounce which meant it all rested on Dave Alcock and McMillan as the last two batsmen. Alcock commanded the strike to score a couple of boundaries and coupled with some great running between the wickets the pair brought the scores level. McMillan then hit the winning runs over cover for a quick single to win the game.

Admittedly it wasn't our best performance , but we stuck at it got the job done and got the win.

Well done lads, six games to play, onto the next one !

Scorecard

Thornborough CC - 1st XI won the toss and decided to bowl.

Thornborough CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
C Davies
b. A McMillan
10
 
Chris Horsler
ct. S Hall, b. R Foxon
39
 
Tom North
ct. I Andrews, b. R Foxon
27
 
H Wilkinson
ct. B Hollis, b. A Rayner
7
 
Lee Hatton
ct. D Alcock, b. R Foxon
18
 
Joe Osborn
ct. B Hollis, b. A Rayner
22
 
Ben North
Not Out
12
 
E Davies
ct. S Hall, b. A Rayner
0
 
Ryan Lightfoot
b. A Rayner
2
 
S Shah
b. R Foxon
0
 
T Cary
ct. H Nawaz, b. R Foxon
4
 
Extras
8w, 3b
11
Total
for 10 wickets 26 overs
152

Willoughby CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Archie McMillan
6
0
49
1
8.2
Dan Farrow
2
0
17
0
8.5
Richard Foxon
11
1
52
5
4.7
Ashley Rayner
7
2
31
4
4.4

Willoughby CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Martin Nichols
ct. Unsure, b. T North
8
1
 
Hassan Nawaz
ct. Unsure, b. T North
4
1
 
Alex Proudman
ct. Unsure, b. T North
9
 
Ashley Rayner
ct. Unsure, b. E Davies
36
6
 
Richard Foxon
ct. Unsure, b. B North
20
4
 
Ian Andrews
lb. B North
3
 
Stuart Hall
ct. Unsure, b. C Davies
16
3
 
David Alcock
Not Out
24
3
 
Ben Hollis
b. C Davies
0
 
Dan Farrow
b. B North
1
 
Archie McMillan
Not Out
2
 
Extras
12w, 14b, 1lb, 3nb
30
Total
for 9 wickets 39.1 overs
153

Thornborough CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Ben North
12
1
37
3
3.1
Tom North
12
1
34
3
2.8
H Wilkinson
8
0
33
0
4.1
E Davies
4
2
14
1
3.5
C Davies
5.1
0
20
2
4.0

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League round up

Other Bankier Sloan Premier Division results

Silverstone CC - 1st XI
W
L
Bodicote CC - 1st XI
Syresham CC - 1st XI
180
182/6
MK Air CC - 1st XI
Charlton CC, Northants - 1st XI
148/3
144
Byfield CC - 1st XI
Wroxton CC - 1st XI
205
154
Marston St Lawrence CC - 1st XI

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League table

# Team Pts
1. Marston St Lawrence CC - 1st XI 286
2. MK Air CC - 1st XI 241
3. Silverstone CC - 1st XI 236
4. Byfield CC - 1st XI 230
5. Syresham CC - 1st XI 227
6. Charlton CC, Northants - 1st XI 201
7. Willoughby CC - 1st XI 173

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