Harefield Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI v Shipton-under-Wychwood on Sat 26 May 2012 at 11.30am
Harefield Cricket Club Lost by 2 wickets

Match report In what proved to be a thrilling final over, Harefield just lost out to newly promoted Shipton-Under-Wychwood at home on Saturday. On comfortably the nicest day of the season so far, Harefield won the toss and elected to bat. Openers Simon Macey (57) and Richard McLeod (46) got Harefield off to a promising start and when they were 114-1 at lunch Harefield were nicely poised to accelerate and post a daunting total for the away team. In the middle overs going was tough and Harefield found runs hard to come by as Shipton began to wrest control from them. The only real contribution from the middle order came via Akshay Reddy who made an elegant 38 batting at four. After their 60 overs Harefield had set 216-7. An early breakthrough in a tight opening spell from Doug King had Shipton on the back foot, but a magnificent 70 from Shipton’s captain Simon Hole put them firmly back on track, until he was caught and bowled. As the game came down to the final overs, Shipton were cruising, and only required 23 from the final three overs with plenty of wickets in hand. However King returned and removed Senior first ball of the final over, then Johnny Gurney was run out next ball to set up a very tight finish. Number 10 Newhook then came in and coolly hit two fours to win the game. The result leaves Harefield in sixth, sitting mid-table.

Harefield Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
5w 6b 5lb 
for 7 wickets

(60.0 overs)
Simon Macey ct Wood bowled Gurney 57 134 121 8 47.11 3
Richard McLeod lbw bowled Miller 46 76 71 8 64.79
Matthew Lench lbw bowled Gurney 16 50 63 25.40
Akshay Reddy b Miller 38 64 49 2 1 77.55
Ollie Richards ct Wood bowled Gurney 15 13 15 3 1 100
Mluleki Nkala ct Hole bowled Gurney 14 27 23 60.87 1 1
Luc Baldwin b Miller 6 5 5 1 120.0 1
Dan Evans Not Out  5 15 13 38.46
Dale Morris Not Out  2 4 1 200
Russell Petley  
Doug King   1

Shipton-under-Wychwood Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
J Gurney20.0276419.003.80
R Newbrook7.022700.003.86
S Miller22.0462320.672.82
G Newbrook11.003900.003.55

Shipton-under-Wychwood Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1w 1b 13lb 
for 8 wickets
216 (49.5 overs)
R Barrett ct Baldwin bowled Evans 41
G Newbrook ct Macey bowled King 8
S Hole ct and bowled King 70
S Bates ct Nkala bowled Morris 16
T Senior b King 28
C Oliver ct Macey bowled King 25
G Seacole ct Macey bowled Morris 2
C Wood Not Out  2
J Gurney run out Nkala 0
R Newhook Not Out  9
S Miller  

Harefield Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Doug King16.5347411.752.79
Dan Evans11.0142142.003.82
Mluleki Nkala8.014300.005.37
Dale Morris14.0070235.005.00

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Paul Dean