Falkland v Harefield Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI on Sat 04 Aug 2012 at 11.30am
Harefield Cricket Club Lost by 6 wickets

Match report
After a solid run of form, Harefield fell back to Earth away at Falkland on Saturday. Falkland won the toss and asked Harefield to bat in overcast conditions. Openers Simon Macey and Barry Webb got Harefield off to a decent start, but only Jack Shiel (32) made a solid contribution with the bat, being the only player to make it past 20. At 100-7, Harefield looked very vulnerable, but useful runs from the lower order batsman got Harefield to a relatively competitive 147. Opening bowlers Bruce Martin and Neil Gunter did nearly all of the damage, picking up 4 and 5 wickets respectively, with Martin bowling unchanged from one end for 25 overs. In response, Falkland got off to a similar start to Harefield, with openers Ben Chapman and Sam Piper struggling against the new ball. Piper was bowled by Tom Crick (3-34) with the score on 30, bringing James Morris to the crease. Morris proved to be the difference between the two sides and scored a magnificent 69 to take the game away from Harefield and put Falkland 23 points clear of them in what is proving to be a particularly tight league. Other results went Harefield’s way which sees them sitting in 6th, a long way from promotion, but still near the relegation zone, currently occupied by Shipton-Under-Wychwood and Farnham Royal. Next weeks encounter with Gerrards Cross could prove to be instrumental in securing either sides place in the league next season.

Harefield Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
5w 2b 7lb 
for 10 wickets

(49.4 overs)
Simon Macey ct Foster bowled Martin 17 43 43 2 39.53
Barry Webb b Gunter 13 39 29 1 44.83
Jack Shiel b Trewby 32 84 75 4 42.67
Russell Petley b Gunter 0 5 7 0
Ollie Richards ct Morris bowled Gunter 9 17 12 1 75.00
Mluleki Nkala ct Morris bowled Martin 4 15 14 1 28.57
George Shiel b Martin 12 51 46 2 26.09
Doug King b Gunter 14 40 32 2 43.75
Tom Crick ct Heath bowled Martin 15 20 19 1 78.95
Dale Morris lbw bowled Gunter 14 19 13 2 107.69
Tom Day Not Out  3 8 8 37.50

Falkland Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
B Martin25.0864416.002.56
N Gunter11.413657.203.09
R Gilmour4.00800.002.00
G Trewby9.0130130.003.33

Falkland Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
6nb 6b 8lb 
for 4 wickets
148 (42.3 overs)
B Chapman b Morris 25
S Piper b Crick 7
J Morris b Crick 69
D Williams b Crick 8
T Heath Not Out  7
B Martin Not Out  12
G Trewby  
N Gunter  
M Foster  
R Gilmour  
J Chandler  

Harefield Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Doug King10.314100.003.90
Tom Crick11.0334311.333.09
Mluleki Nkala10.002900.002.90
Dale Morris11.0230130.002.73

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Paul Dean