Burnham 4XI v Harefield Cricket Club Saturday 4th XI on Sat 28 Aug 2010 at 12.30pm
Harefield Cricket Club Won by 8 wickets

Match report One step up 15 steps to heaven
The 4th team need one point to be promoted and a win (or 15 points) to guarantee being champions as Marlow visit the Dairy next Saturday.

Yesterday we travelled to Burnham who made us work hard for our win.The skipper won the toss and inserted the oppo.Sam and Howard opened up and bowled with good accuracy and pace on a soft surface.Runs came slowly but the breakthrough proved hard to find untill a Howard bouncer was hooked high to Sam at fine leg who took a classy catch.Jordan took over from Sam and bowled a fine spell taking 2 for 10 including a diving caught and bowled.Finchy came into the attack and to start with took some hammer in a fine display of batting by numbers, but Finchy has learnt to spear the ball in when the batsmen look to hit him into the housing estate, which was every other ball and finished with figures of 4 for 58.

This was our best fielding display of the season,Matt took two super catches standing up to the stumps and nothing got past Craig Duncan who is awesome in the field.The senior spinner also pitched in with a wicket and the young guns effected a run out, so from 83 for 4 to 124 all out.

As usual the teas were not ready so the skipper and Crystals ventured out to face 12 overs.

Things were going well with Crystals punishing the poor ball untill he pushed a delivery to mid on and called 'Yes', Usain Bolt with a hot poker up his derriere would have been out and Mike/Dave trudged to the pavilion probably regretting what he told the skipper only 6 balls earlier, 'if i get out today i will be disappointed'.

Enter Hiran who looked good untill their young quick removed his off peg, 37 for 2 and tea.

After an excellent tea the skipper and Matt Ogden returned to do battle.Burnham threw everything at us and life was not easy but the HCC boys gutsed it out and put on 91 to guide us home with 37 overs to spare, skipper making 52 and Matt 35.Matt batted with great maturity and was not fazed by the situation at all, well done!

So a good win and well done to all the colts you were all terrific.

Datchet got 20 points and Farnham Common did not play, so we are level top with Datchet who have no more games and 11 in front of FC.We need to hold our nerve and get the job done against Marlow on Saturday. We can't wait - bring it on !

Burnham 4XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
124 (0.0 overs)

Harefield Cricket Club Saturday 4th XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sam Beacham5.021000.002.00
Howard Lippiatt5.0018118.003.60
Jordan McLeod5.001025.002.00
Ryan Finch10.0151412.755.10
Simon Ogden6.0217117.002.83

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

(0.0 overs)
Craig Collett Not Out  52 1
Mike Christelow Run out  9
Hiren Patel Bowled  10
Matthew Ogden Not Out  35 2
Ryan Finch  
Simon Ogden  
Jordan McLeod   1
Sam Beacham   1
Howard Lippiatt  
Deep Sara  
Craig Duncan  

Burnham 4XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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