Chingford Cricket Club Sat 5th v Loughton on Sat 10 Jul 2010 at 1:00
Chingford Cricket Club Lost by 2 wickets

Match report On a ridiculously hot day, the 5th’s were relieved that Bill had won the toss and had no hesitation in asking Loughton to field first, hoping that it would cool down a little later in the day. Chingford batted well all afternoon with the significant partnership coming from Sam Tall and Ali Hussein (on debut for the 5th’s) putting on 74 for the 4th wicket. With everyone contributing, the 5th’s managed to put on a formidable 231, their highest total of the season, so far.
The 5th’s were optimistic that they would be able to at least defend the total and should be able to come away with their 3rd victory of the season. However, Chingford suffered an early blow as the ever dependable Chris Watson could only manage 3 overs (for 2 runs) before an existing leg injury meant that he could not bowl any more. With one bowler down, the pressure was on the other bowlers to produce the goods. Although, the 2 young pace bowlers, Jack Piper and Ali Hussein, found movement and looked dangerous, they could not replicate the tightness of Chris Watson and runs began to flow. A couple of quick wickets from the 2 young bowlers (one apiece), curtsey of 2 very good catches behind the stumps from the ever young Bill Burke, gave some encouragement but only lead to another solid partnership.
The introduction of the spin twins, Andy Baker (4 – 54) and Steve Tall, saw a middle order collapse and the 5th’s could smell victory…if only they could get rid of that pesky kid (the opener was still there and looking very solid). Chingford made the decision to try to bowl to the new batsman and allow the opener to take the singles, however, due to some fast running and good placement, he managed to keep the strike, as singles became 2’s. Eventually, a wicket came and Loughton were 8 down still needing 20 to win and the opener still after his maiden century. With 2 overs remaining, the scores were level, the opener on 99 and not facing, the field came in to stop the single or force a false shot. Much to the annoyance of the opener, the number 10 drove the ball through covers for 4 to win the match and leave him stranded on 99 (an innings that deserved the 3 figures). While the Loughton opener rechecked the scorebook in the hope of a miscount (sadly it was correct), Chingford were left wondering were it all went wrong!

Chingford Cricket Club Sat 5th Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 9 wickets
Steve Brewer Lbw  7
Michael Blake Caught  9 1
Andy Baker Stumped  17
Ali Hussain (2009) Bowled  45
Sam Tall Bowled  30
Amjad Mahmood Caught  16
Jonathan Bird Caught  21
Steve Tall Caught  18
Bill Burke Not Out  10 2
Jack Piper Bowled  4 1
Christopher Watson Not Out  10

Loughton Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Loughton Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 8 wickets
235 (0.0 overs)

Chingford Cricket Club Sat 5th Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Christopher Watson3.01200.000.67
Jack Piper6.0035135.005.83
Ali Hussain (2009)8.0057157.007.13
Andy Baker13.0054413.504.15
Steve Tall9.2058229.006.21