Edenbridge Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI v Lingfield 3 on Sat 14 May 2011 at 2pm
Edenbridge Cricket Club Won by 3 wickets

Match report Edenbridge's best performance of the season so far saw a good win against one of the teams relegated from Division 2 last year.

Matania won the toss (1/1) and chose to field, relying on the bowlers to do the job much as was the case last year.

Lingfield's innings got off to a steady start with the first wicket falling to Putters in the 8th over - the first of what would prove to be 3 catches taken by Phil. With only the Lingfield no 3 putting up any real resistance, Lingfield were dismissed for 178; the last two wickets falling in the very last over.

Toby returned 1 for 54 from his 10, Putters chipped in usefully again with 1 for 17 from 7 as did George Bushell (0 for 19 from 6), Iain Lawson (1 for 23 from 5) and Ben Porter (2 for 40 from 11) but the bowling star was undoubtedly young George Lee who claimed an excellent 5 for 21 from 7.5 overs. It is especially pleasing to be able to report that all 5 victims were bowled which gives the reader a good understanding of how well George maintained a line and length.

George also chipped in with a catch, as did Putters - the only chance missed all day was a very tough one by Matania at backward point and generally, the fielding was of a standard approaching last year's highs.

So to the batting where Matania failed again managing to inside edge his third ball onto his stumps but Putters showed a hitherto unrecognised patience in compiling 31 from 45 balls in 64 minutes. Our guest for the day Alex Irani made 25 and James Gardiner a very useful 23 but it was Iain Lawson and George lee, both with their first knocks for the club who both made unbeaten 28s to see us home for our third 30 point maximum of the season.

No prizes for guessing today's man of the match with 5 wickets, a catch an an unbeaten 28!!

Lingfield 3 Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
178 (0.0 overs)
Paul Gosling ct  Phil Matania B Dave Putman 14
Peter Buch ct  Dave Putman B Iain Lawson 13
Peter Hartland b  George Lee 63
Steve Cunningham b  George Lee 13
Mike Ricketts ct  Phil Matania B Toby Fuller 8
James Butcher ct  George Lee B Ben Porter 9
Ross Pudney ct  Phil Matania B Ben Porter 21
Colin Harrison b  George Lee 8
Fraser Hunt b  George Lee 0
Les Morton b  George Lee 1
Stephen Fallowell Not Out  1

Edenbridge Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Toby Fuller10.0254154.005.40
David Putman jnr7.0117117.002.43
George Bushell6.021900.003.17
Iain Lawson5.0023123.004.60
Ben Porter11.0240220.003.64
George Lee7.522154.202.68

Edenbridge Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 7 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Phil Matania b  Colin Harrison 0 3
David Putman jnr ct  Colin Harrison B Stephen Fallowell 31 1
George Bushell lbw  Fraser Hunt 3
Alex Irani b  Stephen Fallowell 25
Kevin Murphy b  Peter Hartland 13
James Gardiner b  Stephen Fallowell 23
Ben Porter lbw  Peter Hartland 0
Iain Lawson Not Out  28
George Lee Not Out  28 1
Kieran Peters  
Toby Fuller  

Lingfield 3 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Fraser Hunt8.0121121.002.63
Colin Harrison13.5261161.004.41
Stephen Fallowell11.0054318.004.91
Peter Hartland0.5125212.5030.00