Datchet 4XI v Harefield Cricket Club Saturday 4th XI on Sat 24 Jul 2010 at 1.30pm
Harefield Cricket Club Won by 8 wickets

Match report The 4th team travelled to 2nd place Datchet/Windsor and having parked in the pay and display made Datchet pay with their display in the shadows of Winsor Castle.

The wicket shook like a jelly, Datchet won the toss and elected to bat.13 overs later they were 88 for 0 with our young attack adding the hundreds and thousands (of runs) to their jelly.Our young guns must pitch the ball up and bowl straight when we are struggling.

So the plan to ease our veteran spinner back into the big time after a week in bed watching the open/sorry being ill came earlier than planned, yes we do have plans in the 4th team.Anyway the original 'O' reeled of 20 overs taking an honours board quantity of 7 for 78, great stuff! At the other end who in our side could spear darts up the hill into the wind, mais oui! Cazza! The silver fox bowled 14 overs for 47 it was like going back in time!So the 4th team version of Stadler and Waldorf took us to the close Datchet 244 all out in the last over. Not bad as at one point 300 plus looked like the target.

Captain Collett and Matt Ogden opened, we lost Matt early and Mike/Dave joined the fray.After a few overs Mike decided to take a quick single,please understand this being the opposite to Usain Bolt quick and pulled up lame.If Mike was a horse the curtains would have be called for, luckily he is not and with Matt as a runner he proceeded to smash the ball to all corners of this royal field before the jelly did for him and he departed for 62 having put on over 150 with the skipper.

Where we had the O and Cazza for control they did not and the skipper kept sending the ball to the rope aided by some poor fielding and 1 or 2 of their side (w/keeper) who had thrown their toys as they were looking down the barrel.

The skipper guided another 4 to the cover boundary to bring up his ton and join the O on the honours board, more expense! Russell was at the other end and joined the party batting beautifully for 32 no and Collett finishing 128 no with 5 overs to spare, start the car!

So as an old lady in a head scarf with a couple of small dogs walked across the jelly we left the pay and display knowing we are level on points with Datchet and 11 points behind F Common with a game in hand.

Well done everyone and a big thank you to Linda for scoring.It's going to be a fight to the line and we travel to Chiswick and Latymer on Saturday.

Datchet 4XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
243 (0.0 overs)

Harefield Cricket Club Saturday 4th XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Russell Metcalfe3.002200.007.33
Howard Lippiatt5.002300.004.60
Jordan McLeod5.002700.005.40
Simon Ogden20.0178711.143.90
Ryan Finch3.001700.005.67
Josh Brazier1.00600.006.00
Paul Caswell15.0047223.503.13

Harefield Cricket Club Saturday 4th XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 2 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Craig Collett Not Out  128 1
Matthew Ogden Caught  3
Mike Christelow Caught  62
Russell Metcalfe Not Out  32
Howard Lippiatt  
Miles Pidgeon   2
Paul Caswell  
Simon Ogden  
Jordan McLeod   1
Josh Brazier  
Ryan Finch  

Datchet 4XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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