Chingford Cricket Club Indoor Sat C v Woodford Wells on Sat 03 Mar 2007 at 10.50
Chingford Cricket Club Lost 1 wicket

Match report The Cs came to our penultimate match knowing that victory in both games would not save us from relegation to division 3. Our opponents, Woodford Wells on the other hand knew that one more win could be enough to secure them promotion. After being beaten with 5 players last match, the Cs were faced with the possibility of again only having 5 players. Since the result of the match was merely academic, it was decided to concede the league match and take the field with 6 players capable of giving Wells a decent friendly game rather than field 5 players (or 5 and a young colt) and get another thrashing. A team player, Paul Shawyer was happy to help the Cs out and play against players from his former club. Paul informed us that 4 of their side were summer 1st XI players and a fifth was the 2nd team skipper.
Asked to bat first, Peters and Shawyer got Chingford off to a good start, scoring at a healthy rate. Peters got an lbw decision go against him but Shawyer made sure of his 25. Rashid, after looking comfortable hit a drive back at the bowler. At the half way stage, Chingford had passed 50 and had lost only 2 wickets. Hayden joined Peek and the pair did all of the batting in the last half of the innings but were unable to keep the scoring rate going against quality bowling. Hayden ran well between the wickets and Peek found the back wall twice with some good driving. Harborne and Shawyer were made to sit out the innings.
Rashid opened the bowling and again bowled well even if he did manage to bowl more no balls than he has done of late. He regularly beat the bat and found the edge on one occasion with the ball hitting the wall at 1st slip. He was successful with one of his worse deliveries, a leg side wide which Peters was able to take to stump the batter. With Shawyer taking a tricky catch off the ceiling, Chingford were successful in picking up wickets at regular intervals. This was the only way we could exert pressure as Wells scored freely. Harborne, now into his stride, clean bowled one of their key batters, which was the 5th wicket to fall in the 10th over. However, Wells had already drawn level with Chingford's score and the opener who had scored 25 was able to see them to victory.
It is not easy to get much satisfaction from getting well beaten each time. The inclusion of Paul Shawyer enabled us to be more competitive as a team, and I think we all enjoyed the game more as a result. Olduns like Peters and Harborne were able to demonstrate that they still have something to offer. However, the match was probably more valuable for Hayden and Peek who continue to improve against high quality opposition.

Chingford Cricket Club Indoor Sat C Batting
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for 2 wickets
Graem Peters   1
Paul Shawyer   1
Nasser Rashid  
Anthony Peek  
Tom Hayden  
Carey Harborne  

Woodford Wells Bowling

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Woodford Wells Batting
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for 5 wickets
91 (0.0 overs)

Chingford Cricket Club Indoor Sat C Bowling

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