West Essex v Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI on Sat 12 Jun 2004 at 1.30pm
Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Won 4 wickets

Match report Winning the toss was essential after having looked at the wicket and that bit we got right. Early on we were a bit wayward and adding to the fact that the boundaries were very short West Essex got off to a reasonably (if at times ugly) start and an opening stand of 57 in even time was a concern. However, as often happens the fall of the first wicket brings 2 and 3 etc and that is exactly what happened. 57-0 became 102-7 and despite a late flurry West Essex were eventually all out for 136. Paul Winmill proved that bowling straight on a wicket which at his end kept a bit low returned figures of 5-63 off 20.4 overs (4 LBW's) and Andy Jenner 4-40 off 16 overs.
Our reply started badly with both Andy D'cruz and Keith out without troubling the scorers. With Jimmy, Matt, Bal and Jason also all out cheaply you could say that 53-6 represented a tad of a crisis. Time for older heads and straight bats!!! Ian Gordon then played a brilliant cameo for 54 not out and with yours truly having a net up the other end, no more wickets were lost during a match winning 7th wicket stand of 83 and victory was duly achieved with 20 overs to spare.
Every other week we will play away from home on wickets which will in no way resemble our own shirt-front. We have the bowlers to exploit these conditions but we must be able to adapt when we go out to bat. Wickets that keep low and occaisionally pop are common place and you have to commit to playing one way (mainly front foot) and sacrifice the luxury of being able to play million dollar shots all around the wicket. Bear that in mind - Harlow next week!!

Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 6 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Andrew D'cruz Caught  0
Keith Wright Caught  0
James Patient Caught  11 1 1
Matt Burch Bowled  4
Balvinder Kullar Bowled  6
Jason Toogood Caught  6 1
Jerry Trayler Not Out  26
Ian Gordon Not Out  54
Paul Winmill  
Andy Jenner  
Dave Cobill  

West Essex Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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West Essex Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
136 (0.0 overs)

Gidea Park & Romford Cricket Club Saturday 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Paul Winmill20.4163512.603.05
Jason Toogood3.001600.005.33
Andy Jenner16.0440410.002.50
Ian Gordon1.00414.004.00