Bishops Stortford v Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Under 16's on Sun 10 Jun 2007 at 2pm
Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Lost by 174 runs

Match report Whilst the scorecard might look like a scene from the end of a Bruce Lee film, in truth the difference between the sides was not quite what it may seem. The absence of Anurag Sharma, losing the toss and fielding first on a sweltering afternoon, playing a team of 6 footers most of whom were a year older, dropping the batsman who went on to score half their runs when he was on 0 and 34, conceding 70 runs from just 5 overs of the 40 and bowling around an extra 5 overs because of the wides and no-balls, would about tell the story. The facts are that our bowling was poor, in some cases awful. Dropping the centurion did not help, but it wasn't a classy hundred, just someone who was able to feast on some awful short pitched wayward deliveries. Line and Length are the two crucial requirements on a pitch like that, in the hot weather, and against a strong team, nothing gets a batsmen out quicker than frustration at not scoring runs. On the plus side there were excellent spells from Lloyd, before he injured himself, Adam McKie bowled with great discipline, and Joe Thompson was excellent and has set himself up for the season as a great asset to the attack. David Brett plugged away with heart bit was taken to bits in his last over as the BS centurion was seeing the ball like a football by then. The fielding has been better, and whilst the lads tried and showed some great effort, there were one or two sloppy misfields and moments of injudicious thinking that backfired on them. Of the batting, well it was always going to be a trial given the momentous total and the fatigue that would have set in after the actual 45 overs worth of fielding. The early loss of both openers after 8 overs brought Connor and Andy together, and whilst the latter went to a ball that kept low for just 5 runs, they'd taken the score on to 50, but just too slowly. Connor batted really well for 29 hard earned runs, and only Adam McKie offered any other stern resistance with a solid 15 which, added to his good bowling, made him the pick of the side. This was a tough defeat, but will hopefully be ,although a cliche, a character building one from which they should take away some serious lessons. Catches win matches, make runs hard to score and the wickets will come.

Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Under 16's Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Tom Stephen Caught  4 2
David Brett Lbw  0
Adam Mckie Caught  15
Connor Halsey Lbw  29 1
Andrew Jones Bowled  5
Lloyd Renvoize Lbw  6
Jack Miles Caught  2
Simon Trowse Lbw  2 1
Joe Thompson U16 Lbw  3 1
Nathan Bowen Not Out  4 1
Colin Campbell  

Bishops Stortford Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Bishops Stortford Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
280 (0.0 overs)

Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Under 16's Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tom Stephen1.001600.0016.00
David Brett8.0060230.007.50
Adam Mckie8.0146223.005.75
Connor Halsey1.001300.0013.00
Andrew Jones3.0020120.006.67
Lloyd Renvoize4.0021210.505.25
Simon Trowse5.003400.006.80
Joe Thompson U168.0040313.335.00
Nathan Bowen2.002100.0010.50

  • Umpire :
    Dave Skinner
  • Scorer :
    Colin Jones