Harrow 3rd v Chingford Cricket Club Sun B on Sun 06 Aug 2006 at 1.00
Chingford Cricket Club Won 6 wickets

Match report Losing the toss we took the field first against struggling Harrow 3rds. Nasser Rashid bowled a variety of deliveries, some of which were to the liking of the Harrow batters. One that wasn't, bowled in his first over, removed middle stump to get Chingford off to a good start. His inability to reproduce this effort meant he was replaced by the spin of Stephen Thorne. Thorney, who nearly appeared in the opposition scorebook as D. Queen, had made a miraculous recovery when a couple of overs earlier whilst chasing a ball to the boundary he was felled by a snipers bullet in a manner that Jurgen Klinsman would have been proud. Martin Steel kept his line and length well and bowled straight through claiming an lbw. Michael Blake tried his luck in two spells, one from each end but with the slog on, could not avoid his share of punishment. Majid Azam had an indifferent start, but a trusty full toss gained him a key wicket when Tom Hayden held the first of two good catches in the deep. Anthony Peek bowled his 6 overs at the end of the innings and with clever flight and sharp spin, deserved better figures. On a very good batting surface and fast outfield, Chingford were pleased to be chasing under 250.
One of their better players who had scored 50, opened the bowling with some lively fast-medium bowling that was a bit too good for Hayden, given the chance to open. Peter Joslin skied a loose drive and shortly after Graem Peters was given lbw third ball. When Steel walked to the wicket to join Truptesh Patel, Chingford's reply looked very shakey. Patel had a hard time in the field getting close to catching 3 hard chances. His batting was more successful and he looked like a batter who had scored a 100 the day before. (Which he had) These two rescued the innings and with no need to play risky shots or go for tight singles they remained in control for most of the innings. Steel had just started to accelerate when he hit the ball straight to a fielder. Rashid, who had spent a long time watching with his pads on, came to the wicket and scored quicker than a run a ball to dispell any thoughts of Chingford losing. At one stage it looked as though Rashid's batting might deny Patel his 100 but with four runs needed to win, Patel drove through extra cover for 4 to reach his personal landmark.
This win confirms our 2nd place in the table and now makes it impossible for us to be relegated.
Graem Peters

Harrow 3rd Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 7 wickets
233 (0.0 overs)

Chingford Cricket Club Sun B Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Martin Steel10.0134134.003.40
Nasser Rashid4.0027127.006.75
Stephen Thorne10.0242142.004.20
Michael Blake10.0162231.006.20
Majid Azam5.0028128.005.60
Anthony Peek6.003900.006.50

Chingford Cricket Club Sun B Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 4 wickets
Peter Joslin Caught  14
Tom Hayden Bowled  5 2
Truptesh Patel Not Out  100
Graem Peters Lbw  0
Martin Steel Caught  47
Nasser Rashid Not Out  30
David Behling  
Michael Blake  
Anthony Peek  
Stephen Thorne  
Majid Azam  

Harrow 3rd Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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