Speldhurst v Edenbridge Cricket Club Under 14 on Sun 15 Jul 2007 at 10.00
Edenbridge Cricket Club Won by 84 runs

Match report One match closer!
After a thunderstorm and deluge at 6.20am we were rather lucky to get this match played.
The pitch was pretty damp, understandably, and yet another green top.
The batsmen acquitted themselves far better this time; Ben Phillips proving that, on a poor pitch it is possible to score quite quickly enough.
Ben played very watchfully and was retired for a well constructed 50. Adam Vickery, in a rich vein of form, scored 23 and Luke Boakes a dashing 44, full of vim and vigour.
On a wicket where I thought 125 would be a good score, 148 always looked too much for Speldhurst. Our bowlers had an off day but still bowled enough straight ones to bowl our opponents out for 64. Ben rounded off a man of match performance with 4 wickets for 14 runs from his 3 overs.
Our secret weapon was the dropped catch (four!) leading to embarrasing run out.
Andy, the Speldhurst coach and umpire told off the captain for sledging their batsmen. I, of course allow a little of this, my only rules being that it must not be directed at the batsman (it needs to be discussion about him, not at him)and it must be funny and preferably original ("more misses than Henry VIII" is no longer original). Of course, if an umpire takes exception it needs to cease forthwith, no question.
Andy also complained to me about our crowd at square leg questioning his decision on Boaksey's lbw. I told him it was a disgrace (on all counts). Sadly Glynnis Boakes will need to visit the headmaster's office and faces a lengthy ban. Seriously, I think Andy must have had a bad nights sleep, you are the fairest and most knowledgeable cricket crowd this side of Penshurst and Lingfield.
To end on a positive note, one of the very pleasant Speldhurst dad's said that we always look a proper cricket team. Long may it continue.

Edenbridge Cricket Club Under 14 Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 6 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Ben Phillips Retired Not Out  50
Luke Boakes Lbw  44
Adam Vickery Caught  23
Alexander Freeman Bowled  0
George Bushell Bowled  1 1
Kieran Bence Caught  6 1
Kieran Peters Not Out  2 1
Aaron Jervis Not Out  1 1
Jake Dodgson  
Nick Debrett  
Toby Gillett Run out  0 1

Speldhurst Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Speldhurst Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
64 (0.0 overs)

Edenbridge Cricket Club Under 14 Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ben Phillips3.001443.504.67
Luke Boakes2.00700.003.50
Alexander Freeman3.00616.002.00
George Bushell1.00515.005.00
Kieran Bence3.00723.502.33
Aaron Jervis2.00500.002.50
Jake Dodgson1.00100.001.00
Nick Debrett2.00100.000.50
Toby Gillett2.001200.006.00