Newton Poppleford Cricket Club


Broadclyst v Newton Poppleford Cricket Club NPCC on Sun 04 May 2008 at
Newton Poppleford Cricket Club Lost By 7 Wickets

Match report A belated start for NPCC saw them travel to Broadclyst for their first game of the season and judging by this performance, the rain of the previous two Sundays had caused a bit of rust to set in.
It started badly when Newton were inserted under overcast conditions and openers Last and Coombs struggled with the pace and swerve achieved by the Clyst bowlers. As the runs barely matched the overs bowled, Coombs was the first to miss-judge the swing, LBW for 6, scored off one shot. With Clay undone by another vicious in-swinger, Stott smartly c&b and Last edging behind, Newton`s top four had yielded a paltry 18 runs.
Alex Raistrick and Cardwell dug in and got the score moving for a while before Alex was eventually bowled for a top-scoring 27. Cardwell went the same way for 17 and it was left to Mathew Raistrick to salvage something respectable to bowl at. A few agricultural swings yielded four boundaries before his and the last 3 wickets went down, leaving Newton on 99 all out.
After a fabulous tea – rated at 9 out of ten by our resident tea experts Marsh and Cardwell – Newton took to the field determined to make a fist of it and when a couple of skied shots didn`t drop kindly the game slowly drifted away from them. With the sun now shining Newton`s bowlers couldn`t quite get the ball to do as much and Broadclyst`s batsmen took full advantage.
A below par fielding performance was only enlightened by Cardwell`s catch-of-the-season contender, taking it one-handed whilst falling backwards on the deep mid-wicket boundary.
Broadclyst duly wrapped up a seven wicket win leaving Newton, glad to get their first game out of the way, safe in the knowledge that they surely can`t be as bad again, or can we?

Newton Poppleford Cricket Club NPCC Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Jim Last Caught  7
Richard Coombs Lbw  6 1
Kenny Clay Bowled  2
Jerry Stott Caught  3
Alex Raistrick Bowled  27 5 1
Alan Cardwell Bowled  17 1 1
Matthew Raistrick Bowled  18 4
B S Run out  0
Ed Thomas Caught  0
Roger Needs Bowled  0
Andrew Marsh Not Out  1

Broadclyst Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Broadclyst Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 3 wickets
100 (0.0 overs)

Newton Poppleford Cricket Club NPCC Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Matthew Raistrick5.0114114.002.80
Andrew Marsh4.02700.001.75
Ed Thomas6.522400.003.51
Alex Raistrick4.0016116.004.00
Roger Needs2.001300.006.50
B S3.0022122.007.33