Chingford Cricket Club Sun B v Southgate on Sun 08 May 2005 at 1400
Match was Abandoned

Match report With the 1st XI playing in the National, they needed a strong side. But on that note, the B XI were also amazingly strong, bring Shakeel Kadri out of the abyss for his first outdoor game of cricket for Chingford for over 10 years and also the return of Myles Joyce following a short stint in Ireland. Nasser Rashid was playing his first outdoor game of cricket this season, leaving a relevantly unchanged side, apart from the absence of the B XI leading wicket taker, Richard MacGregor due to family commitments. Graham 'The Bullet' Carpenter will not be available for the next three weeks due to family commitments (too!), he will be surely be missed, but he will return, watch this space.

Following agreement with the Southgate captain, we agreed to play a timed game, two new balls for each innings, one supplied by each other for each innings. After losing the toss for the first time this season, the Southgate captain decided to field first, allowing Chingford B XI to bat first for the first time this season. The same opening partnership that opened against Chigwell a fortnight was Graem 'Scorebox' Peters and Peter 'The Run Machine' Joslin. Unfortunately the opening stand was not as good as the previous match, Graem Peters out for 10, comprehensively bowled by a low full toss that hit the base of the off stump with the score on 35. Enter Myles Joyce, who played some lovely defensive stroke was bowled by the same opening bowler that got Graem Peters. David Joslin came in at four, very nervous following his golden duck the previous day. His first ball rose steeply and hit him on his gloves, instantly feeling the pain. The next over, following a single to Peter Joslin, David Joslin was on strike and his first ball against the other opening bowler of left arm over, was harshly given out by Umpire Fullbrook caught behind after hearing a noise. Michael Fernandopulle came it at 5, him and Peter Joslin put on 134 for the fourth wicket, before Umpire Fullbrook adjudged Michael Fernandopulle LBW for 42. At this stage, Peter Joslin was in the eighties and was looking good for a century. Shakeel Kadri in at 6, hit a huge 6 straight over the bowler's head, and went to try it again his next ball and was bowled for 16. Peter Joslin made a well made century following it being re-counted three times by Graem Peters and adjudicated by Graham Carpenter, before being bowled by their first XI Aussie (who could not play in the first XI fixture, as no overseas players were allowed to play!) quickie (who had previously bowled a few overs of leg break) attempting his slower leg break ball that came out a bit wrong as it hit the stumps on the ball's second bounce. Michael Haigh, Nasser Rashid and John Palmer made useful contribution to accelerate the score over 250 off 44.4 overs, which were bowled in nearly 3 hours. John 'The Athlete' Palmer played a few hard hitting shots to allow him to finish with 17 not out.

Following a traditional lovely Chingford tea prepared by Pam and Gill Runciman (Thank you!), we resumed at 17:10, with Southgate needing 257 to win. One of the Southgate opening batsman was a Middlesex 2nd XI player, and he instantly got into the bowling, hitting Nasser Rashid for a few fours and one six in his first two overs making the score 54 for no lose after 4 overs, the 256 we made looked like it could have been got before 18:30, However, he was removed by Nasser Rashid in his fourth over, to a ball slightly short of a length just wide of his off stump, which he attempted to cut away but was caught excellently at gully by Shakeel 'Jonty Rhodes' Kadri for 45 in the seventh over of their innings. After his dismissal, the run rate decreased slightly with the other opening bat opening up a little, which he kept finding David Joslin, who misfielded every ball that came to him, which was mainly off of John 'The Athlete' Palmer's bowling (he was not too pleased about that!). Their captain came in at three and was run out for 3 following some clever fielding from David Joslin (which was amazing, considering his fielding during the game), with Graham Carpenter whipping off the bails just in the nick of time. The opening bat reached fifty. However, just as we were about to start the last 20 overs and bring on our secret weapon, Michael 'Cookie' Haigh, the heavens opened up which abandoned the game following attempted heroics from myself to save the wicket from getting wet but to no avail. Southgate were 114 for 2 after 21 overs, if the heavens did not open up, it would have been a good game nearing the end as they still had the Aussie to come in.

With his well made century and some very nifty fielding which involved in him getting his whites dirty, Peter Joslin was named "The Sunday Sport Man Of The Match", which he received the Sunday Sport for the 8th of May, "Well batted, Peter!” Without Graham ‘The Bullet' Carpenter for three weeks, the Sunday B XI may not be the same until his return, "Have a nice time in America, Graham, and see you soon.”

Chingford Cricket Club Sun B Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 8 wickets
Graem Peters Bowled  10
Peter Joslin Bowled  106
Myles Joyce Bowled  0
David Joslin Caught  0
Mike Fernandopulle Lbw  42
Shakeel Kadri Bowled  16 1
Michael Haigh Bowled  11
Nasser Rashid Caught  12
Jonathan Palmer Not Out  17
Stephen Thorne  
Graham Carpenter  

Southgate Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Southgate Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 2 wickets
114 (0.0 overs)

Chingford Cricket Club Sun B Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Nasser Rashid7.0139139.005.57
Jonathan Palmer10.014500.004.50
Graham Carpenter4.002000.005.00

  • Umpire :
    Ian Fullbrook
  • Scorer :