Horsted Keynes v Edenbridge Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI on Sat 02 Aug 2008 at 1.30
Edenbridge Cricket Club Won by 9 wickets

Match report It was a miserable morning and didn't look like shifting, conditions were therefore not exactly perfect. I won toss and decided to bowl, this turned out to be a key decision as the weather brightened up as the afternoon went on and the pitch started to calm down.

All in all it was a vast improvement on last week, with catches actually sticking. One stand out catch being a fantastic diving effort at square leg from Mr Boakes off my bowling which was caught on film and will be sent to Tim Cox as an example of how to hold onto the ball. As it turned out it was only Gatt and myself that needed to bowl, taking 5 wickets each in a most enjoyable race to 5, which Gatt just won. A very good effort in the field by all rewarded by limiting the home side to 114.

Whilst seeming like a below par total this was still going to be a tricky target to reach as the pitch was interesting to say the least. How wrong you can be, despite loosing Joycy in the first over, we made this look easy. Putters and Scott batted beautifully and reached the target in no time. It was a fantastic display of positive batting, something that has been lacking in recent games and a real breath of fresh air.

Shot of the day was from Putters, a brute of a shot clearing two houses and landing in the drive of the third.

Moment / Moments of the day saw Joycy, Zahid and myself spending the whole innings looking for lost balls. Never before have a had to look in so many gardens and not watched a single shot.

With regards to the tea, an average one that was over-priced and I will score it a 5.

All it leaves me to say is, Dan, haha, we don't need you as vice, I seem to do this captaincy thing pretty well on my own. When you win this convincingly, then come back and ask for my job. Otherwise back to the river bank Mr Tarka!!!!

Horsted Keynes Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
114 (0.0 overs)
J Emmerson Caught  1
J Powell Caught  40
J Fuller Bowled  14
T Robinson Bowled  0
R Fuller Bowled  1
E Glenn Caught  4
P Waters Bowled  4
M Emmerson Caught  0
M Kingshot Caught  23
M Lasis Bowled  11
B Charman Not Out  10

Edenbridge Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Gareth Fuller18.0556511.203.11
Howard Johnson17.1354510.803.15

Edenbridge Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 1 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Alan Joyce Caught  0 1
David Putman jnr Not Out  63 2
Scott Beaumont Not Out  50
Graham Cox  
Jon Woodman  
Zahid Khan  
Luke Boakes   1
Jonathan Watts  
Howard Johnson  
Gareth Fuller  
Lewis Warburton  

Horsted Keynes Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
James Fuller3.0111111.003.67
Ray Fuller4.012300.005.75
Tom Robinson3.003800.0012.67
Matt Kingshot2.001600.008.00
M Emmerson2.001500.007.50
J Emmerson1.201300.009.75