Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Saturday 4th XI v HAINAULT & CLAYHALL on Sat 20 May 2006 at 1.30pm
Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Won 4 wickets

Match report On a miserable and damp afternoon it was a great credit to both teams that they played out 104 overs with a result in favour of Park by 4 wickets off the fifth ball of the final over. Promoted Hainault took first strike having been put in by Park skipper Anil Patel but any juice in the damp pitch was negated by 15 year old opener Farookh Naqvi and his more experience partner Mark O'Kelly, who scored off anything loose to build a first wicket partnership of 117. Towards the end of this stand they became slowed down by Mark Lloyd's medium pace and a great running catch at mid off by Durham made the break through and sent Naqvi on his way for a well played 57. Soor was run out shortly afterwards by a direct hit from John Roberts (good piece of fielding this to be followed later in the inings by a stunning catch off a full blooded shot) and then O'Kelly became Lloyd's second victim for what was to be the top score of 67. Anil introduced his crafty slows into the attack and the run rate slowed as in tandem with Mark and then Asim Khan, who bowled well without luck, there was a steady fall of wickets, but 200 was always in reach and as soon as that target was met the innings was declared. Mark finished with 3 for 44 and Anil 2 for 53.

The declaration was well timed and challenging as there was still something in the pitch for any bowler who could consistently get the ball in the right area, and left Park an hour and fifty minutes and 20 overs. The two openers Jazz chaggar and Mark Lloyd played well against a sprightly attack, scoring at a decent pace by taking advantage of what was loose. Both had let offs (in fact both teams catching let them down all game) but the stand of 117 really made the second half of the innings so much easier. Mark was first to go for an excellent 49 to cap a fine match for himself, and he was quickly followed by Robert Jones. On the point of the last hour Jazz was caught for a fine 60 and 117 for 1 had become 124 for 3 then 144 for 4. Ted Scott exerted pressure with his experienced off spin and the pavilion was getting progressivle edgy as the run rate slowed! However, John Windebank kept things ticking over and, watched by the 3rd XI who were back early from their match, and with two overs left, he hit two fours off opening bowler Malik (who had bowled very well up to this point) and in the final over a huge six off Scott to seal a hard fought victory. John finished with an excellent in the circumstances 28 not out.

Point for the afficionados: Odd to reflect that the 4th XI could play from 1.30pm on a pitch that had been uncovered and get through 104 overs, but the 1st XIs on the main square, which had been covered, were prevented by the umpires from starting until 2pm. Funny old game cricket!

Next week it is South Woodford 4ths at South Woodford.

Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Saturday 4th XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 6 wickets

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Anil Patel Not Out  4
Durvinder Bhogal Caught  17
Jas Chaggar Caught  60
Marc Lloyd Caught  49
David Pasola Caught  16
Adam Mckie Caught  13
Robert Jones Bowled  1
John Windebank Not Out  29
John Windebank  
Simon Trowse  
Aazam Khan  
Selected member not found  


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Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 7 wickets
203 (0.0 overs)

Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Saturday 4th XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Aazam Khan11.5338138.003.21
Jonathan Roberts5.003000.006.00
Durvinder Bhogal6.002800.004.67
Marc Lloyd13.0244314.673.38
Anil Patel14.0053226.503.79