Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI v Saffron Walden on Sat 10 May 2003 at 11.30
Match was Drawn

Match report Gidea got off to a steady start with Leigh Davey making his league debut. Leigh was dismissed by Tim Smith, who belying his age managed to bowl the whole innings,for 13 stumped.Barry was next to go unfortunately caught at mid wicket for 35.Mel Hussain and inform Andy Churchill added 56 for the next wicket before Hussain fell also to Smith for 11. Andy continued his fine rich vein of form passing 50 but with minimal contributions from others partnerships were formed and a reasonable target started to look possible.Russ Collard 11 bowled by Smith and Ben Montgomery elevated to 7 and produced some lusty blows before falling to Smith in the deep . Andy ending on a magnificent 92 not out allowing Park to set a reasonable score.
Ben Montgomery and Leigh Davey opened up and it was Davey who struck removing Sparrow for 4 LBW. This was followed by the brilliant catch by Barry Hyam to dismiss JOe Holland off Leigh for 12. Andy Churchill then removed ex Worcester batsman Elliot Wilson for 10. Ecclestone and Gladwin forged a partnership of 47 before the introduction of Mel Hussain bought the break through so badly needed. The pressure applied by park started to frustrate the opposition. Steve plumb was then bowled by Hussain before he claimed the vital wicket of Ecclestone very well caught in the deep by Richard Whatling for 57. A frustarting innings form Grinonneau of 53 saw Walden to a draw when the door was there for a chance of victory. A hard contested game saw a draw.
It was a good hard fought game to start a league title defence and acknowledging the standards we have to set ourselves

Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 6 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Barry Hyam Caught  35 2
Leigh Davey Stumped  13
Andy Churchill Not Out  92
Mel Hussain Caught  11
Ananda Krishnan Run out  4
Russell Collard Caught  11
Ben Montgomery Caught  21
James Redwood Not Out  3
Richard Whatling   1
Richard Whatling  
James Evans  

Saffron Walden Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tim Smith33.0684516.802.55
James Sparrow8.032900.003.63
Giles Ecclestone6.011000.001.67
Darius Slabbert7.022200.003.14
Steve Plumb12.004500.003.75

Saffron Walden Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
182 (0.0 overs)
Ryan Sparrow Lbw  4
Joe Holland Caught  12
Elliot Wilson Lbw  10
Darius Slabbert Caught  9
Giles Ecclestone Caught  57
Neil Gladwin Bowled  18
Steve Plumb Bowled  5
Adrian Grinonneau Not Out  53
Stuart Parmenter Lbw  4
tim Smith Bowled  2
James Sparrow Not Out  1

Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ben Montgomery12.0331131.002.58
Leigh Davey16.0345411.252.81
Andy Churchill18.0347147.002.61
Mel Hussain18.0552317.332.89

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    John Collins