Cudham Wyse v Edenbridge Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI on Sat 26 Apr 2008 at 2.00
Edenbridge Cricket Club Won Edenbridge by 4 wickets

Match report The opening game of the season this year was played on a slow, and damp pitch with no pace, no bounce and no easy wickets. But on the bright side it was the first day of sunshine in 8 months, which caused the new captain H Johnson to cream up for his new era!
The captain started well by actally winning the toss, and bowling first. Hilly bowled consistently swinging the ball into the right-handers with the heir of Sidebottom! Mr Hill picked up 4/14 in his 11 overs with our new captain denying him his 5 for, but Gat Fuller picked up 2 late on! Cudham Wyse ended on 121-6 after some interesting fielding by a certain 2nd XI saturday vice-captain who dropped 4...YES Danny Ott's bowling (not that I'm bitter at all)!

Anyway....onto the chase! 122 needed with an hour and then 20 hours to get it! Easy for this mix of experience and youth you'd have thought! Pitch drying up...short boundaries...and the partnership of Woodman and Joyce...HOW COULD IT BE ANYTHING BUT A CRUISE TO VICTORY! This was true while Jon Woodman was at the crease, but he was eventually caught on a cruel score of 47! Good contributions came from ex-skipper G Cox (24) and Joycie (15), but in the end it came down to the very last over of the game! After dramatic run outs, almost sixes from Seb Goodhew, and ACTUAL sixes from Joycie...Andy Hill came in for 1 ball and hit it to the boundary for 4!
With just 4 balls left to be bowled it was a tight start to the season, but a winning start for the new skipper!

TEA: a decent start to the season, but not much more than that! Tea, biscuits, and a bit of battenburg (which the lads made sure to finish off during the run chase)! But still, a little disappointing 5.5/10

Cudham Wyse Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 6 wickets
121 (0.0 overs)
D Heselden Bowled  2
A Wood Lbw  4
R Brooks Caught  11
J Wood Bowled  12
O Miles Bowled  0
D Thomas Caught  53
S Rabbini Not Out  30
J Thomas Not Out  1
E Levy  
J Brockett  
E Rayfield  

Edenbridge Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Gareth Fuller14.0530215.002.14
Andy Hill11.071443.501.27
Howard Johnson8.003200.004.00
Dan Ott10.014200.004.20

Edenbridge Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 6 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Jon Woodman Caught  47 1
Alan Joyce Bowled  15
Scott Beaumont Caught  6 1
Graham Cox Lbw  24
Sebastian Goodhew Not Out  10
Tim Fuller Bowled  0
Ross Baugh Run out  6
Andy Hill Not Out  4
Dan Ott  
Howard Johnson  
Gareth Fuller  

Cudham Wyse Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
J Brockett9.0124212.002.67
S Rabbini7.022200.003.14
E Rayfield6.002000.003.33
B Levy6.202600.004.11
D Thomas6.0115115.002.50
J Thomas4.001226.003.00