Balcombe v Edenbridge Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI on Sat 08 Aug 2015 at 13:00
Match was Drawn

Match report On a very hot day and with a pitch that looked like it would do a bit we won the toss and despite being without our usual opening bowling pair of Hilly & Luke we put Balcombe into bat. Matt Cox opened up and it was not long until he got the first wicket in his 2nd over. However on a small ground which ran away in every corner Balcombe were finding boundaries regularly and we needed to change things up. After first drinks the bowling change was made, bringing both H's into the game. Howard making an impact straight away taking 2 quick wickets and Henry chipping in with 2 himself. Howard went onto get to more wickets in an excellent 14 over spell, which in the heat and without regular cricket was a superb effort. With both Henry and Howard getting tired it was time for another change for one final push. Mike Dorwick came on and took to fantastic wickets in his first over and Matt was unlucky not to get the final wicket on his 2nd spell, before we had to settle for Balcombe reaching 239-9 off 47 overs.
Matt Cox and Ben Philips set about the task of reaching the target and despite going along nicely and seeing off their opening bowlers Ben succumbed to the classic change of bowling and hit the 4th ball of the new bowlers first over straight to point. Matt and Ben again went along nicely at 5 an over until Ben was trapped LBW. Another circa 50 partnership between Matt and Josh got us to 140 before Matt was caught putting an end to a great innings of 86 and despite Josh, Dom and latterly Mike Dorwicks efforts we fell behind the required run rate and in the end settled for a draw, reaching 203-4 off of 43 overs.
So a consecutive hard fought draw sees us sitting in 4th a handful of points from 3rd. A very solid team performance with a changed side. A great effort from all.

Balcombe Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
6nb 7w 9b 7lb 
for 9 wickets
239 (47.0 overs)
D.Earl Caught  2
A.Stillwell Caught  81
C.Dowdall Caught  18
A.Ruzika Caught  5
J.Manning Caught  6
S.Blackman Caught  20
G.Butting Bowled  9
G.Elliott Caught  37
H.Griffin Caught  16
C.Eastwood Not Out  11
H.Mitchell Not Out  10

Edenbridge Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Matt Cox10.0228128.002.80
Toby Fuller11.005000.004.55
Howard Johnson14.0248412.003.43
Henry Kings10.0053226.505.30
Mike Dowrick2.001829.009.00

Edenbridge Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 4w 4b 2lb 
for 4 wickets

(43.0 overs)
Matt Cox Caught  86 16 2
Ben Phillips Caught  14 3
Luke Boakes Lbw  16 2
Josh Boakes Caught  26 1
Dominic Jordan Not Out  36 5 3
Mike Dowrick Not Out  14 2 1
Rory Martin   1
Henry Kings   1
Howard Johnson  
Michael Jewsbury  
Toby Fuller  

Balcombe Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy