Chingford Cricket Club Indoor U15 A v Roding Valley on Fri 30 Nov 2007 at 8:00pm
Chingford Cricket Club Won Won by 6 wickets

Match report Chingford Under 15’s Colts maintained their unbeaten start to the winter season with a comfortable six-wicket win over Roding Valley, to stay in the hunt for the Essex Metropolitan indoor league title.
Batting first on a lively wicket, Roding quickly settled into their stride, scoring freely early on as they eased untroubled to 35 runs without loss, before Beth MacGregor made the all-important breakthrough, thanks to a superb catch by Rizwan Rehman off of a low drive. Some excellent running between the wickets helped Roding’s progress and, at the half-way point of the innings, Chingford faced the prospect of having to chase a daunting total to win this match .
A couple of run-out half-chances were missed by Chingford until Beth took a magnificent caught and bowled opportunity which seemed to unsettle Roding and they lost their early momentum. Nihal Noori then bowled two very tight overs before Aiden Woodcock was brought back on. Aiden used his `all arms and legs, windmill-like’ action to generate frightening pace, knocking one of the key Roding batsman to the floor from one delivery which soared menacingly to head height. Accompanied by Alex Gordon, who bowled with his usual smooth and economical rhythm, Chingford were able to halt the flow of runs to marginally give them the upper hand. Nevertheless, after their full complement of 12 overs, Roding set Chingford a challenging total of 98 runs to win.
Chingford’s regular opening batsmen, James Hallworth and Beth, quickly imposed themselves on the opposition, making very positive inroads into the Roding total. James continued his recent excellent indoor form, smashing every `loose’ ball to the boundary, as he also did to some potentially` wicket-taking’ balls, while Beth steadily anchored the innings from the other end. After a jet-propelled start which saw 50 runs rattle up after just four overs, James retired on 28 not out, followed by Beth on 26 not out.
Knowing that Chingford were well in advance of the required run rate, Aiden applied himself cautiously, not giving anything away in his measured 16 not out. He was very capably supported by the steady Rizwan who went on to finish with four not out at the close.
A flurry of `no balls’ from Roding’s wayward and lacklustre pace attack made the winning runs’ target all the more easier for the Chingford batsman, as they eased to an unhurried and comprehensive win in the end, off of just 8.3 overs.
Chingford now face a `crunch’ fixture against Wanstead on the 4th January, when they will need to hit the ground running from the off if they are to post the victory which would see them strengthen their grip on what is turning into an exciting championship race.

Frank Gordon
Team Manager

Roding Valley Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 2 wickets
97 (0.0 overs)

Chingford Cricket Club Indoor U15 A Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Alex Gordon3.002300.007.67
Aiden Woodcock3.001500.005.00
Beth MacGregor3.0029214.509.67
Nihal Noori3.002500.008.33

Chingford Cricket Club Indoor U15 A Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 0 wickets
James Hallworth Retired Not Out  28
Beth MacGregor Retired Not Out  26
Aiden Woodcock Not Out  16
Rezwan Rehman Not Out  4
Alex Gordon  
Nihal Noori  

Roding Valley Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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