Dormansland II v Edenbridge Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI on Sat 21 Jun 2008 at 2.00
Edenbridge Cricket Club Lost by 68 runs

Match report Well it was a miserable overcast cloudy day, and we were all getting cold early on in the field!
The opposition were perhaps a little suspect on whether we were playing Dormansland 1st or 2nd XI, but the juniors of edenbridge were ready to put up a good fight in the field, on the rather small and quick Dormansland outfield.
Dave Putman Jr won the toss for us and we put the in to bat, hoping to restrict them to a chasable score.
Our openers bowled well, with special mention for Zahid whose figures at 1/15 where wonderfully economical and piled the pressure onto the opening pair.
Highlights were then hard to come by in the field, with Niraj Perera's 2 catches (one of which he managed to take while already lieing down!!!)
We then struggled to take wickets, as Dormansland accelerated to 183-7 at the end of the innings, with the rest of the wickets being taken by Dan Ott 2/25, Bobby Langton 1/23, Peter Jeffrey 1/35, and Levi Caruana 1/18.

So we needed 184 to win off 40 overs...which means 4.6 an over! It seemed so doable when you look at the form of Putters with the bat, and the size of the shorter boudaries...ANYTHING WAS POSSIBLE!!!

However, a huge blow was in the very first over...when Putters hit one straight up and was caught by a diving Caught & Bowled. Unfortunately the top and middle order struggled, and only Luke Boakes (26*), Bob Langton (11) and Dan Ott (51) got into double figures!

We ended up on 119 for 9 (with Peter Jeffreys unable to bat with an injured hand), and we lost by 69 runs!

Despite the loss (and both teams now being out of the cup) we can be very proud of the juniors, who fought in the field, and frustrated them with the bat. Plenty of encouragement for the club, and it will be a very talented team in a few years time.

Back to the league then boys! BRING THEM ON!

Dormansland II Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 7 wickets
183 (0.0 overs)
Paul Summerton Caught  19
Nick Hellier Bowled  34
Warwick Barnes Caught  2
Adrian Vella Run out  58
Max Jones Bowled  39
George Brooke Bowled  11
Michael Loney Caught  3
Dale Whitford Not Out  0
Andrew Digby  
Brandon Barnes  
Timothy Wise  

Edenbridge Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Luke Boakes5.002900.005.80
Zahid Khan8.0115115.001.88
Levi Caruana5.0018118.003.60
Peter Jeffrey8.0035135.004.38
David Putman jnr4.002900.007.25
Bob Langton6.0023123.003.83
Dan Ott4.0025212.506.25

Edenbridge Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 9 wickets

(0.0 overs)
David Putman jnr Caught  0 1
Dan Ott Bowled  51
Stephen Smith Bowled  3
Niraj Perera Lbw  4 2
Ross Baugh Caught  0
Zahid Khan Bowled  3 1
Kieran Peters Lbw  0
Levi Caruana Caught  8
Luke Boakes Not Out  26
Bob Langton Caught  11
Peter Jeffrey  

Dormansland II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
George Brooke5.0211111.002.20
Dale Whitford5.0033133.006.60
Warwick Barnes6.002538.334.17
Andrew Digby8.0127213.503.38
Timothy Wise4.411125.502.36
Michael Loney2.01800.004.00