Shipton-under-Wychwood v Harefield Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI on Sat 28 Jul 2012 at 11.30am
Harefield Cricket Club Won by 5 wickets

Match report After what must be one of the longest journeys in the history of the club, Harefield walked out victors against Shipton in what eventually proved to be a comfortable win. An early breakthrough from Dan Evans sowed discord through the Shipton top order. Evans was ably backed up by Doug King (3-28) and Dale Morris, who, between the 3 of them, removed the first 5 wickets for just 63 runs. Craig Wood (45) and George Seacole (33) began to rebuild the Shipton innings, but the damage was done and when Evans (5-29) returned to remove Seacole, a second collapse followed due to a superb spell of seam bowling. The Shipton tail had no answer to the movement Evans was getting, and he duly took a caught and bowled to end the innings and bring up his first 5 wicket haul in the Home Counties league. Harefield’s chase was not looking easy, and the scoring was very slow with the 3rd wicket falling with only 50 on the board. Opener Richard McLeod and Captain Olly Richards made very slow a 31 and 25 respectively to rebuild the innings and set a launch pad for overseas pro Mluleki Nkala. Nkala struck 3 sixes and 4 fours on his way to an unbeaten 44 from 34 balls to see Harefield win by five wickets with plenty of time to spare. This sees Harefield vault over Falkland and Gerrards Cross into 5th, a key win in what could prove to be a very tight finish this season.

Shipton-under-Wychwood Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
4w 4b 9lb 
for 10 wickets
150 (41.4 overs)
Charles Brain b  Evans 9
S Bates ct  Knife bowled King 8
S Hole b  King 23
J Barrett ct  Knife bowled King 7
C Wood ct  Knife bowled Evans 45
R Barrett ct  G Shiel bowled Morris 2
G Seacole lbw  bowled Evans 33
G Newhook lbw  bowled Nkala 0
Chris Brain Not Out  4
J Gurney lbw  bowled Evans 0
S Miller ct  and bowled Evans 2

Harefield Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Doug King11.032839.332.55
Dan Evans12.412955.802.29
Mluleki Nkala12.0247147.003.92
Dale Morris6.0133133.005.50

Harefield Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
6nb 4w 3b 5lb 
for 5 wickets

(43.3 overs)
Richard McLeod b  Newhook 31 92 76 5 40.79
Jack Shiel ct  Bates bowled Brain 4 24 24 1 16.67
Dale Morris run out  (Miller) 8 15 16 1 50.0
Akshay Reddy ct  Wood bowled Gurney 8 7 7 2 114.29
Ollie Richards lbw  bowled Newhook 25 59 72 4 34.72
Mluleki Nkala Not Out  44 46 34 4 3 129.41
George Shiel Not Out  15 32 37 2 40.54 1
Luc Baldwin  
Doug King  
Dan Evans   1
Jamie Knife   3

Shipton-under-Wychwood Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
J Gurney13.3151151.003.78
Charles Brain6.0119119.003.17
S Miller15.034100.002.73
G Newhook9.0034217.003.78

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Paul Dean