Sunbury v Chingford Cricket Club Sat 3rd on Sat 15 Apr 2006 at
Match was Drawn

Match report 7 fixtures were arranged for Easter weekend, but this fixture was the only one to be played. Both the 2nd and 3rd XI's were due to play at Sudbury on the same day; the 2nds match was called off but the 3rds played, with two 2nd team selected players dropping down. In the absence of skipper Dan Carver, Vice Captain Paul Canham took charge. Jonathan North was making his 3rd team debut.
Electing to field first, Chingford did a good containing job on a pitch that although damp, did not offer anything to the bowlers. An early wicket was the result of this pressure. With Blake and Thorne now bowling in tandem, a double breakthrough was achieved; Thorne held a good low catch off his own bowling and Peters stumped the remaining opener off a Blake leg-side ball. At 39-3 a good Aussie joined a young 15 year old who looked like getting out at any time. However, these two stayed together with the youngster starting to hit with some power. When in his 30s, one of these shots was not held by Baldock. However, he made no mistake soon after, catching the Aussie, who played a loose shot to a Blake long hop. This was followed by a bowling change with Barker replacing Blake. Up to that point, Barker had been having a quiet game at slip. Pressed into action he induced two batters to hand over their wickets (bowled and stumped) rather than bat on to the declaration. In between these two wickets, Barker pulled off a diving catch at slip to give Thorne his second wicket. The 15 year old reached his 50 (the only one today to do so) before eventually holing out. The declaration came after 45 overs.
The firmist of starts from the batters was not achieved when Woodland missed a straight one. Noori came and went also, leaving Chingford 20-2. Soon after, Peters superbly fluent innings was halted when he got cramp and had to retire hurt. When Hart was out, Chingford were in trouble at 28-3 which became 49-4 when Behling was out. North and Baldock then put on a good partnership of 31 before North was out. Canham, who had dropped himself down the order, then put on 42 with Baldock in quick time, bringing the prospect of victory if Chingford could score at a run a ball. Baldock's dismissal damaged that hope, then Thorne and the now walking Peters perished in the late charge. Blake joined Canham to put the shutters up, but Canham was still intent on winning. His departure brought in No 11 Barker with 11 balls left to play. Cleverley shielding Blake from the strike, he survived 9 of those deliveries to give Chingford a well earned draw.
Canham's innings was noteworthy for his 2 sixes and 2 fours on a day when it was hard to reach the boundary, the airiel route proving to be the easiest. The skipper awarded Chris Baldock as Man of the Match for his all-round performance although Tony Barker had run him close.
Graem Peters

Chingford Cricket Club Sat 3rd Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 9 wickets
Graem Peters Run out  12 2
John Woodland Bowled  2
Nadir Noori Caught  5
Steve Hart Bowled  5
Jonathan North Caught  31
David Behling Caught  8
Chris Baldock Bowled  23 2
Paul Canham Stumped  34
Stephen Thorne Caught  3 2
Michael Blake Not Out  1
Anthony Macdonald-Barker Not Out  0 1

Sunbury Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Sunbury Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 8 wickets
165 (0.0 overs)

Chingford Cricket Club Sat 3rd Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Nadir Noori8.0025125.003.12
Chris Baldock6.0014114.002.33
Michael Blake11.0244222.004.00
Stephen Thorne14.0246223.003.29
Anthony Macdonald-Barker6.0035217.505.83