Crawley Down v Edenbridge Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI on Sat 19 Jul 2014 at 1.30
Edenbridge Cricket Club Lost by 9 wickets

Match report Captain Woodman off on his hollibags again !!! Honestly - no commitment some people. Anyway, he left TC to look after the side again. With seven 1st team regulars, with due respect and gratitude to the others, we batted down to number four so that called for some innovative manipulation of the batting order: H was duly promoted to open with the stand in skipper on the basis he might slash & carve his way to a quick 20 on the handkerchief sized ground. Sadly there will be no future promotions for said stand in opener: he succumbed to his first ball ! Thereafter we proceeded at a stately pace mustering a grand total of 76 in 41 overs. At least we beat the season's low of 38 :) . G Man & Toby were to the fore with the bat, making best part of half our total between them. But the highlight of the innings was a towering six over long on from Mike Jewsbury which brought cheers from the crowd but, sadly, nothing more than derision from some of the opposition - very bad form !

First ball of Crawley Down's chase was interesting, with their opener sending the ball steepling high above the waiting slip cordon ............ and landing safely three yards to the right of a non-plussed gully. Despite Hilly's double tea pot & his best efforts & those of the support cast, including stand in skipper dropping a dolly (not .....), the result was never really in doubt with CD running out easy winners in less than half the allotted overs with us gaining just a lowly two points. We didn't even get the opportunity to subject CD to the wiles of Ben Phillips's "filthy leg spin" - maybe next week. Despite that, I must extend thanks to those that turned out, particularly Kieran stepping up from the 2s, Councillor Williams making a return to the fold after some three years (the Willy lunge still in evidence) & especially to Mike J without who's six the day would have been even more lacking.

Edenbridge Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1w 5b  
for 10 wickets

(40.5 overs)
Tim Cox b  S Ward 8 2
Howard Johnson ct  b D Ward 0
Andy Hill ct  b S Ward 3
Ben Phillips ct  b D Ward 4 1
Graham Cox b  K Hawkins 20 4
Mark Slack ct  b L Lindsey 5
Gareth Fuller ct  b L Lindsey 2
Michael Jewsbury ct  b j Hewitt 15 1 1
Richard Williams ct  b J Hewitt 1
Toby Fuller Not Out  12 2
Kieran Peters ct  b J Hewitt 0 1

Crawley Down Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Steve Ward11.0622211.002.00
Dave Ward4.011326.503.25
Warren Barker4.02200.000.50
Kevin Hawkins10.05616.000.60
Liam Lindsey8.041527.501.88
Jim Hewitt4.011334.333.25

Crawley Down Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 1 wickets
79 (16.5 overs)
W Barker Not Out  25
W Irwin ct  Peters b Hill 11
D Ward Not Out  42

Edenbridge Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Andy Hill8.0323123.002.88
Toby Fuller6.011900.003.17
Gareth Fuller2.002400.0012.00
Graham Cox0.501200.0014.40