Gidea Park & Romford v Chingford Cricket Club Sat 3rd on Sat 07 May 2005 at 1330
Chingford Cricket Club Won 8 wickets

Match report On a greenish track, in unsettled conditions, Chingford elected to field first. Richard Offord injected some much needed pace into our attack (welcome back Rich!) who after a period of nearly 10 months without bowling a ball in anger, bowled his first ball on a perfect line and length - a sign of the spell to come. Richard, was on occasion unplayable and he deserved more than the one wicket he picked up during his 9 overs.
Harty also bowled well, getting some movement in the air and off the pitch and only really took any tap in his last over, when he was hit 4 times to the leg-side boundary by a batsman who survived a valid appeal for LBW during Harty's previous over!
However, on a track that suited seam rather than spin, it was Thorne & Haig who turned convention on its head and wrapped up the innings. Cookie in particular, bowled with flair, as his figures of 6-32 from 12 overs confirm. Congratulations on his first "Michelle" - the way he's been bowling this year, it shouldn't be his last!
The bowlers were backed up by some good fielding (Fletch in particular deserves a mention) and a good team spirit.

Our form continued with the bat. Needing 170 to win, we reached our target with the loss of only 2 wickets. Fletcher continued his form from last week with an unbeaten 74, ably aided by Bagpuss, who was just shy of a half-century at the close. Special mention must be made of that glorious back foot off-drive - the shot of the season so far!

This was the third team's first win of the season and it was achieved in some style.

Chingford Cricket Club Sat 3rd Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 2 wickets
Myles Joyce Bowled  25
Marc Fletcher Not Out  74
David Joslin Bowled  0 1
John Woodland Not Out  48
Graem Peters   1
Stephen Thorne   1
Graem Peters  
Michael Haigh  
Paul Hart  
Stephen Thorne  
Richard Offord  

Gidea Park & Romford Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Gidea Park & Romford Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
169 (0.0 overs)

Chingford Cricket Club Sat 3rd Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Richard Offord9.0333133.003.67
Paul Hart10.0346146.004.60
Stephen Thorne14.0253226.503.79
Michael Haigh12.213265.332.59