Chingford Cricket Club Weekday XI v Old Victorians on Wed 31 Aug 2005 at 1400
Chingford Cricket Club Won 7 wickets

Match report When writing the match reports for the website, the scorebook is always close at hand. For this annual fixture, we use a special scorebook and I am able to look through who did what in this fixture in previous seasons. A certain pattern tends to develop. The pattern starts with Mike Blake recruiting a side which on paper would comfortably beat their opponents. Four 1st teamers are in the side to do the batting and turn their arms over later on against the black socks. I have kept wicket in this fixture for the last 3 years. In 2003, I was No 6 and watched Nos 4 and 5 bat to the end. In 2004, I was No 7 and watched Nos 5 and 6 bat to the end. In 2005, I was No 6 and watched Nos 1 and 5 bat to the end. The only break from the pattern this year came when the oppo decided to bat first. How dare they. On a hot sunny day, Chingford bowled for 3 hours 15 minutes and got 45 minutes and 20 overs back. Or atleast would have if the match had gone the distance. In the late August gloom, O'Sullivan and Harris conspired to deny each other a personal target. This was not O'Sullivan's first 100 of the season and it was not Harris's first 50. So there. Harris, denied the opportunity of his 50, rather than pat back the last ball of the over and leave O'Sullivan the chance of reaching 3 figures, smashed the ball to the boundary. I don't think they have spoken to each other since. Harris may well have come to regard a 50 against Old Vics as his traditional right as he managed one in this fixture in 2004. Ben MacGregor may feel that he is better off not playing this fixture as he has managed scores of 17, 21 and 22. Beth on the other hand seems to have established a tradition where she plays this fixture and bowls. She will however not want to retain a tradition where she remains wicketless. The highlight of the day's cricket has to be Tony Barker taking a tumbling catch off his own bowling to dismiss Shaun McMurray. In future, Shaun should try and pick his fielders a little better.
Graem Peters

Old Victorians Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
210 (0.0 overs)

Chingford Cricket Club Weekday XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Graham Carpenter14.0432216.002.29
Chris Baldock6.003200.005.33
Beth MacGregor4.002200.005.50
Ryan Harris8.013900.004.88
Alfie Taylor9.0044222.004.89
Shaun McMurray5.301829.003.27
Ben MacGregor1.00321.503.00

Chingford Cricket Club Weekday XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 3 wickets
Matt O'Sullivan Not Out  98 1
David Joslin Bowled  9 2
Ben MacGregor Caught  22 1
Shaun McMurray Caught  33
Ryan Harris Not Out  49
Graem Peters  
Alfie Taylor  
Chris Baldock  
Beth MacGregor  
Michael Blake  
Graham Carpenter  

Old Victorians Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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  • Umpire :
    Ian Foolbrook
  • Scorer :