Chingford Cricket Club Indoor Sat B v Wanstead A on Sat 21 Oct 2006 at 11.00
Chingford Cricket Club Lost 33 runs

Match report The B team, now recovered from their defeat by the A team, took on the League Champions, Wanstead A on Saturday. Graem Peters and Richard MacGregor were dropped to make way for Billy Rhone (down from the As) and Alfie Taylor (up from the Cs). Fielding first, Stephen Thorne rotated the bowling duties among five different players for the first five overs. First up was Sanjay Sharma, who varied his pace to confuse the batters. However, it was the second over, bowled by Peter Shawyer, which produced the first wicket; Thorne had moved a player across to the off-side for a 3-1 field and induced an edge to the keeper that Rhone held well. When the other opener was run out by a direct throw from Thorne, Wanstead were 19-2 and looking shaky. The third wicket pair built the recovery which at the half way point had placed them on 55-2. Both went on to reach their 25s. The returning Sharma and Shawyer got the pressure back onto the latter batters. After 9 overs, Wanstead were 89-2 but this position deteriorated as 2 wickets fell without addition to the total. The problem was that this brought back both retirees to bat out the last two overs. To our credit, they were not allowed to run wild and restricting them to 114 was very respectable.
When Alfie Taylor shaped up to face the third ball of the innings, he did so as the No4 batter. This was not the most ideal of starts and somewhat unfortunate. Rhone had been bowled first ball and Sharma had hit the secong ball into the ceiling only to see it drop conveniently into the bowler's hands. Anyone who has played at Peter May knows that getting catches off the ceiling is very lucky as often the ball does not fall where the fielders expect. Not only did Wanstead get Sharma out this way but also Truptesh Patel. This was much later on in the innings; Trippy had returned after making 25 and that over had already smashed a straight six. In seeking to repeat the shot, his lofted drive just caught the side wall and the fielder was positioned ideally to catch the ball off the boundary netting. Earlier, a fine partnership between Patel and Taylor had taken us passed the 50 mark. They both scored at a good pace and we reached our 50 quicker than they had. Both retired at virtually the same time to leave Shawyer and Thorne both fresh at the crease with the score on 54-2. Thorne struggled to keep the scoreboard ticking and was run out with the score on 68. Unfortunately Shawyer was stumped on the same score which meant that Taylor and Patel could resume their partnership. The asking rate was not a problem as with 4 overs left, only 46 runs were required, little more than 11 runs an over. The 9th over saw 14 taken from it, but the over also included the wicket of Patel. Victory was still within Taylor's reach so long as he stayed at the crease. However, the next over, he was lured down the wicket and stumped. From being in a good position to beat the Champions 7 balls earlier, we had not only lost, but failed to score enough runs to earn a single bonus point.

Chingford Cricket Club Indoor Sat B Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 6 wickets
Billy Rhone Bowled  0 1
Truptesh Patel Caught  31
Sanjay Sharma Caught  0
Alfie Taylor Stumped  31
Peter Shawyer Stumped  11
Stephen Thorne Run out  3

Wanstead A Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Wanstead A Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 4 wickets
115 (0.0 overs)

Chingford Cricket Club Indoor Sat B Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sanjay Sharma3.002200.007.33
Peter Shawyer3.0023123.007.67
Truptesh Patel1.00800.008.00
Alfie Taylor3.004100.0013.67
Stephen Thorne2.002100.0010.50

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