Chelmsford v Chingford Cricket Club Sat 3rd on Sat 24 Jun 2006 at 1.30
Chingford Cricket Club Lost 8 wickets

Match report We were missing two key batters, Shawyer (in 2nds) and Chipchase for this top of the table clash. Steve Thorne had taken over the captaincy from Paul Canham and we were asked to bat first on a belter of a wicket surrounded by a fast outfield. A careful platform was built and on a number of occasions when we looked like getting into a commanding position, we lost key wickets. When Joyce fell, Canham and Peters, both new to the crease, had to balance care with flair. These two looked to have got Chingford back on track, able to set a tough 280 plus score when Canham was out. In the last 5 overs when we needed to accelerate the scoring we lost our away and ended up about 30 short of what we should have got.
A fine opening spell from Offord should have been rewarded early on with a wicket but Joyce at mid on shelled the catch. The escaping bat when on to get a ton. Chelmsford, knowing what they had to make and how much time they needed to do it in, paced there innings well, scoring ahead of the asking rate. Although we picked up the other opener cheaply, the loss of the immaculate Offord line together with some shoddy ground fielding meant that we were never able to exert any pressure. There was always the feeling that if we could get through the early batting, bowling Chelmsford out, even on a track as flat as this, was not beyond us. The second wicket stand ensured that this never happened. Next time we must win the toss. Ironically all the other matches finished as draws so that we strengthened our hold on second place. However, it is hard to imagine any other side in the division slowing Chelmsford down to enable us to catch them. Perhaps the weather, which hurt us in May will help us in September.

Chelmsford's Match Report
The 3rd team also consolidated their position at the top by comfortably beating their closest league rivals, Chingford. Chelmsford veteran Martin Daniels masterminded a keen run chase, helping the home side overcome a challenging total of 240 for the loss of only two wickets. His marvellous 126 not out, was supported by Barry Clayden’s 57 and Simon Balmford’s unbeaten 42 who ended the match with a big six straight down the ground. Earlier, Craig Thompson and Neal Abhyankar had taken three wickets apiece as Chingford compiled 240-8.

Chingford Cricket Club Sat 3rd Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 8 wickets
Myles Joyce Stumped  68
Roy Williams Caught  16
Nadir Noori Caught  28
Truptesh Patel Lbw  37
Paul Canham Bowled  34
Dan Carver Caught  4
Graem Peters Lbw  32
Chris Baldock Caught  10
Harry Piper Not Out  0
Stephen Thorne Not Out  0 1
Richard Offord  

Chelmsford Bowling

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Chelmsford Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 2 wickets
244 (0.0 overs)

Chingford Cricket Club Sat 3rd Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Richard Offord9.013400.003.78
Chris Baldock6.0033133.005.50
Nadir Noori3.002400.008.00
Stephen Thorne10.3156156.005.33
Truptesh Patel2.002400.0012.00
Dan Carver6.004900.008.17
Paul Canham1.001000.0010.00
Harry Piper1.00500.005.00

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