UPMINSTER v Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI on Sat 17 Jun 2006 at 1.30pm
Match was Drawn

Match report On a hot summer’s day at Upminster Park, GPRCC won the toss and asked Upminster to bat first. From the very start, Upminster batted aggressively with W. Murphy and Bussey setting the pace early on. GPRCC however persevered and thanks to the determination of Winmill (3-72) who dismissed both W. Murphy (48) and Bussey (34) GPRCC briefly looked like they may be able to rein in the home side. All hopes were of restricting the free scoring Upminster were however dashed when Rob Tuffee came to the wicket. After being dropped without having scored a run Tuffee went on to score his maiden league century ending up unbeaten 116. Tuffee was provided with very little support from the rest of the Upminster line-up with the next five Upminster batsman all failing to make double figures with Toogood (3-65) proving effective during his second spell against the tail enders. At just under 250 for 9 it looked like GPRCC may have been able to restrict Upminster to chaseable target, however, an Upminster last wicket stand of 50 took the Upminster total to 300 and put the game well beyond the reach of the GPRCC. There were very few positives to take from the fielding performance of GPRCC with the number of catches dropped approaching double figures and extras (52) proving to be the second top scorer of the Upminster innings.

Having been set a large total, the GPRCC response got off to a shaky start with Kullar being trapped LBW early on in the innings. Toogood came to the wicket to help steady the ship but was frustrated by some tight bowling and fell just short of the 20 mark too the bowling of Ison. The fall of GPRCC second wicket bought Kliber to the crease to join Trayler, who had been batting steadily from the beginning of the innings. Soon after the Kliber came to the wicket Upminster decided to slow the pace of the bowling down in an attempt to ‘buy’ some wickets and force a result. However, the change in tactic from Upminster had far from the desired effect and all present were witness to a impressive display of batting by both Trayler (91) and Kliber (54) who quickly increased the tempo of the innings to bring GPRCC to within easy striking distance of the 200 runs required for the maximum batting points. Following the dismissals of Trayler (91) and Kliber (54), the pairing of Tarr and Lock brought the innings to a close passing the 200 run milestone with ease.

A more realistic declaration may have seen an exciting end to the game. As it was Upminster got 9 points and GP&R got 8 to stay one point ahead of their local rivals.

Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 4 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Balvinder Kullar Lbw  10
Jerry Trayler Lbw  91
Jason Toogood Caught  19 2
Jack Kliber Caught  54 2
Matthew Tarr Not Out  23
James Lock Not Out  20
Ian Gordon   1
Richard Wall  
Ian Gordon  
Paul Winmill  
Barry Olivier  


Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
J. Mack17.0369234.504.06
D. Plumridge6.011400.002.33
K. Roome10.017200.007.20
N. Ison4.0113113.003.25
W. Murphy3.002900.009.67
M. Scohfield7.0224124.003.43

Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
300 (0.0 overs)
W. Murphy Caught  48
R. Murphy Caught  4
P.Bussey Caught  34
N. Emes Caught  16
R. Tuffee Not Out  116
N. Ison Caught  7
D. Tyler Bowled  1
D. Plumridge Caught  0
M. Scohfield Bowled  9
J. Mack Bowled  0
K. Roome Not Out  13

Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Barry Olivier3.002000.006.67
Paul Winmill18.0372324.004.00
Jason Toogood8.0065321.678.13
Ian Gordon15.0193246.506.20
Richard Wall7.0033133.004.71

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