Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Under 11's v Goresbrook on Wed 11 Aug 2010 at 17:00
Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Won by 17 runs

Match report Havering League – 20 over ‘Terriers’

Goresbrook 307-7, net score 266
Gidea Park & Romford 313-6, net score 283
Gidea Park & Romford won by 17 runs

In a rare mid-week outing GP&R welcomed Goresbrook to Gallows Corner for a re-arranged Havering League game. For the first time in about 2 months GP&R did not lose the toss but this was not down to a change in our luck, simply the fact that with a couple of their players running late we chose to give Goresbrook the option of batting first so that they wouldn’t be short in the field.

Goresbrook took up the offer and their innings got off to a slow start with virtually no runs scored off of the bat by their first pair against Park’s opening attack of Charlie Haddon and Patrick both of whom took a wicket. However, despite the 2 early wickets Goresbrook’s score remained in positive territory thanks to the number of extras given away in the form of wides and byes, something that became a major feature of Goresbrook’s innings. Goresbrook’s 2nd pair also struggled to get the ball away, partly due to a couple of accurate overs from Aidan but with Colm losing his radar (and in the process becoming the 1st victim of the player’s decision that anyone bowling a particularly poor 1st over would not be allowed to bowl their 2nd) the extras continued to pile up. Pair 3 managed to score just 3 runs off of the bat while losing 3 wickets; the first to a fantastic run out from a direct hit by Aidan from mid-on, followed by clean bowled vicimes for George S. and James. Goresbrook’s 4th and best pair looked to play their shots but were held back by some good bowling from Tommy and Elliot (who bowled their best bat Harry) so the Goresbrook score was only ticking over from the extras that we continued to give away. The final pair rallied a little but with Charlie Haddon picking up a wicket from the last ball of the innings, Goresbrook finished on a score of 301-7 for a net score of 266.

Incredibly two-thirds of the 101 scored by Goresbrook came from extras given away by Park:
- 34 from wides
- 8 from no-balls (all from full tosses over waist high)
- 23 from byes (not George T’s best ‘day in the office’ but it’s hard to keep when your bowlers are spraying it all over the place!)
- 8 from leg byes

At half-time the Manager simply asked the batsmen to play sensibly, to “keep out the straight ones and punish the bad ones” and for half an hour we did just that. First up our pair of Charlies, Haddon (11 not out) and Herold (9 not out) batted beautifully, solid in defence and quick to punish any rubbish, while also running sensibly. The 2nd pair of skipper Tommy and George T. kept things going with Tommy in particular hitting the bad balls very cleanly to finish 20 not out with George T. solid in support on 2 not out. At this point the Park score was already nearing the required +66 and the Manager was looking forward to 10 not out batsman and a big win – cue the suicide squad!

Pairs 3 (James and George S.) and 4 (Aidan and Elliot) decided to try to set up a thriller losing 5 wickets between them as some poor running (James and George S. still trying to rely on telepathy rather than calling) and shot selection set in and despite James finishing on 6 not-out both teams had a chance to win as Park's last pair came to the crease. Patrick and Colm (5 not out) batted sensibly early on with Patrick hitting the ball cleanly before playing on in bizzare fashion and when we reached the last over Park were in front but Goresbrook knew that a couple of wickets could snatch the game for them. Fortunately Patrick played the last over well, hitting 2 fours to seal the win.

So another close league game, probably much closer than it should have been but at least we came out on top this time, breaking our habit of losing the close ones!

Congrats this week are due to our not out batsmen (Charlie Haddon & Herold, Tommy, George T. James and Colm) and to our wicket takers (Patrick, Charlie Haddon, James, George S., and Elliot) and to Aidan for his great run out. Man of the match was Tommy for his captaincy and for top scoring with a hard hit 20 not out.

Next up is a friendly at home vs. Walthamstow on Sunday 15th – team selection and match details to be confirmed at Friday’s training session.

Goresbrook Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 7 wickets
301 (0.0 overs)

Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Under 11's Bowling

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Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Under 11's Batting
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for 6 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Charlie Haddon  
Charles Herold  
Tommy Lyons  
George Tewkesbury  
James Brett  
George Seager  
Aidan Proctor  
Elliot Ross  
Patrick Dalton  
Colm McNulty  
Selected member not found  

Goresbrook Bowling

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