Farnham Royal v Harefield Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI on Sat 15 May 2010 at 11.30am
Match was Drawn

Match report For those of you lucky enough not to live in the catchment area of the gazette, the very thoughtful press officer has decided to publish chapter two of his memoirs.

"After their baptism of fire in the Home Counties League, Harefield were looking to build on their early season momentum against Farnham Royal. Harefield captain Akshay Reddy won the toss and elected to field, with Mluleki Nkala and Doug King opening the bowling. Nkala was not his usual economical self, leaving 20 year old King to once again steal the show, with his second six wicket haul in as many weeks. At 172-2 Farnham looked dominant, with Miller and Davis both reaching half centuries. However, anyone who has watched Harefield recently will know not to write them off, and after a sharp stumping by Jamie Knife to remove Davis off the bowling of Dale Morris, Farnham collapsed. A spell of tight bowling from King (6-60) and off spinner Morris (2-78 from his 22 overs) managed to restrict Farnham to 216-8 from their 60 overs. Harefield lost Nkala quickly, but fellow opener James Hammerton settled in to anchor the Harefield innings. His efforts proved in vain and as the top four fell cheaply, it fell to Olly Richards and Barry Webb to steady the ship. Both batsman reached the forties, then got out, and suddenly Harefield were 175-9, setting up another tense finish. Knife and Scott Morris needed to block out and they stayed together for 6 nail biting overs, until the umpires eventually called time and a well battled draw."

Farnham Royal Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 8 wickets
216 (0.0 overs)
W Miller Caught  50
D Simpson Caught  9
P Davis Stumped  58
J Khan Caught  47
J Zaman Caught  2
T Drake Not Out  11
S Shaw Caught  1
R Sanford Bowled  8
H Shah Caught  10
G Singh Not Out  6
N Baig  

Harefield Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Mluleki Nkala8.023300.004.13
Doug King18.0260610.003.33
Dale Morris22.0278239.003.55
Ollie Richards6.021300.002.17
Scott Morris6.002300.003.83

Harefield Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 9 wickets

(0.0 overs)
James Hammerton Lbw  27 1
Mluleki Nkala Caught  2
Peter Lynch Lbw  24
Akshay Reddy Lbw  6
Ollie Richards Caught  44
Barry Webb Lbw  46 1
Luc Baldwin Bowled  4
Dale Morris Bowled  1 2
Doug King Caught  6 1
Jamie Knife Not Out  6 1 1
Scott Morris Not Out  7

Farnham Royal Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
T Drake14.3343314.332.97
N Baig17.0064232.003.76
H Shah8.321929.502.24
G Singh10.0232216.003.20
J Zaman4.001800.004.50

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