Harefield Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI v Chesham on Sat 28 Aug 2010 at 12.30pm
Harefield Cricket Club Won by 7 wickets

Match report Veteran Kiwis steer us to crucial victory.

The 2s entertained second placed Chesham in a top of the table clash, requiring a win to all but guarantee promotion and take us within touching distance of closing the season as champions. The skipper lost the toss (again!), and was asked to field first on a wet one. Dan Evans & Greg Ridgeway took the new ball and started well restricting Chesham to 18-2 after 10 overs. The Chesham batsmen, despite the no. 4 trying to run himself out every other ball, decided to dig in to try and get to some sort of total they could defend. They steadily built their innings, scoring around 3 an over until around the 35 over mark. An agressive 40 from the no. 7 gave the Chesham innings some impetous in the latter stages and looked certain to gain them maximum batting points, requiring just 4 from the last 7 balls with 4 wickets remaining. They managed just 3 and lost all 4 wickets in the process, ending their innings on 199 all out with Linesy & Dan taking 3 wickets each.

With 200 to get, the chase started aggressively with Scotty & Macca looking to be positive and take the attack to the bowlers. Scotty was first to go after a swift 37 which brought Doggy to the crease with Macca. Then the sledging started - not from the Chesham fielders but the Kiwi contingent that had gathered outside the pavilion!! After what can only be described as a scratchy start by 'The Dog' (and after a barrage of abuse from Fraser & Olly Wilson) the strokes came out of the locker. Within the space of 10 overs Doggy (with a few singles from Macca) took the game away from Chesham with some superb stokeplay, finally departing on 64 with 50 required for victory. Lappers came and went quickly which left the skipper to join Macca in sealing the victory with 4 overs to spare. Macca finished the innings on 68 not out, taking his average for the season to exactly 100 (not that Macca cares about averages!!).

All that's left now is to get 6 points next week against bottom side Princes Risborough and we'll be champions.

Chesham Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
199 (0.0 overs)

Harefield Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Dan Evans11.0235311.673.18
Greg Ridgeway8.0224124.003.00
Martin Webb10.0128128.002.80
Chris Lee5.0022122.004.40
Nick Lines13.0151317.003.92
George Shiel5.002600.005.20

Harefield Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 3 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Richard McLeod Not Out  68
Simon Scott Caught  37 3
Chris Lee Caught  64
Paul Collett Caught  0
Barry Webb Not Out  17
George Shiel   1
Martin Webb  
Joe Mitchell  
Dan Evans   1
Nick Lines   2
Greg Ridgeway  

Chesham Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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  • Umpire :
    Michael Wood
  • Scorer :
    Vic Devers