Edenbridge Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI v Cuckfield on Sat 04 Jun 2011 at 2.00
Edenbridge Cricket Club Lost by 5 wickets

Match report Well it was a home game for the 1st XI...played at Cowden's ground due to the hospital fete...
The ground being small and uneven, winning the toss meant that we chose bat, get some runs (and much needed points) on the board, after a couple of disappointments over the last couple of weeks.
Putters and Woodman strolled out to the crease and looked reasonably comfortable until Putters (10) was dismissed by a pearler of a delivery, pitching middle-leg and clipping off-stump.
After this early setback, Goodhew joined Jon in the middle and we all watched the runs flow hoping the previous collapses would not creep in. When Jon (40) was bowled around his legs and Matt Cox took his place, but at 92-2 we were in a very solid position, but we had no idea what was to come...
Some aggressive batting and beautiful strokeplay from the pair moved us to 260-2 dec, with Seb (120no) and Matt (83no) letting us get maximum batting points for the day.
We felt confident at tea, but we soon discovered how hard it is to keep the runs down in the field on the small Cowden ground. Cuckfield came out firing and all the bowlers contributed with the odd wicket. Matt Cox (1-43) Putters (1-49) Graham Cox (1-35) and Dan Ott (1-74) took the wickets and we were looking comfortable at 63-3, before a couple of good performances from Cuckfield meant that they reached the target at 262-5.
It was a bad game to lose as a bottom of the table clash closed the gap between us and Cuckfield, but after the last couple of weeks we have to say that it was a step in the right direction.
Great performances it has to be said by Matt and Seb!

Edenbridge Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 2 wickets

(0.0 overs)
David Putman jnr b  Luke Cummings 10
Jon Woodman b  Jack Bowman 40 1
Sebastian Goodhew Not Out  120
Matt Cox Not Out  83
Jonathan Watts   1
Dan Ott  
Graham Cox   1
Kevin Murphy  
Henry Kings  
Joshua Mason   1
Richard Williams   1

Cuckfield Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Luke Cummings7.0329129.004.14
Will Rossiter4.002800.007.00
A Hardy4.003100.007.75
Matt Wilkes5.011100.002.20
Jack Bowman11.0066166.006.00
Matt Slinger8.004600.005.75
Joe Ludlow4.003000.007.50
G Smith1.001400.0014.00

Cuckfield Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 5 wickets
262 (0.0 overs)
Iain Pringle ct  B Matt Cox 19
Joe Cambridge ct  B David Putman Jr 20
Joe Ludlow ct  B Dan Ott 8
Will Rossiter ct  B Graham Cox 35
Jack Bowman run out  Graham Cox 100
Marcus Campopiano Not Out  48
G Smith Not Out  0
Matt Slinger  
Matt Wilkes  
A Hardy  
Luke Cummings  

Edenbridge Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Matt Cox9.0043143.004.78
David Putman jnr6.0049149.008.17
Dan Ott11.0074174.006.73
Henry Kings2.001700.008.50
Graham Cox4.4035135.007.50
Sebastian Goodhew3.002200.007.33