Newton Poppleford Cricket Club


Tipton St John v Newton Poppleford Cricket Club NPCC on Sun 08 May 2011 at 14:00
Newton Poppleford Cricket Club Lost By 71 Runs

Match report Match report from the Tipton view.....

Overnight rain made batting problematic against Newton Poppleford on Sunday, but skipper David Birch trusted a strong batting line-up on paper to set the visitors a challenging total. All went well until Kevin Jones was caught at slip off Matt Raistrick during an excellent spell of 2-10. Then Phil Tolley’s dismissal for 38, caught behind off David Sykes, started a collapse which saw 3 more wickets fall without a run being added and drew some quizzical glances in the captain’s direction as his decision to bat first looked increasingly dubious.

At 47-5 Tipton were in deep trouble but were rescued by Steve Shaw and Adam Gibbins, who added 38 before Shaw was bowled by one that kept low. Gibbins continued to bat with great maturity and built partnerships with Dawson and Birch of 22 and 33 respectively. As Tipton’s total reached respectability, Gibbins attacked more confidently, his clean hitting taking him to 46 not out and the total to 162-9.

The visitors began quickly with Richard Coombes dispatching anything short, but Shaw and Birch gradually imposed themselves and gained control. The innings began to implode as Birch took 3 wickets in two overs, with Shaw following up with one to reduce Newton to 29-4. Skipper Kenny Clay tried to hit his side out of trouble but fell to a second catch by Shaw off Dave O’Higgins. Birch finished with 3-22, O’Higgins with 3-16 and Dave Dawson had a good day behind the wicket with three smart catches to reduce the visitors to 91 all out and maintain Tipton’s winning start to the season.

David Birch

Tipton St John Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
162 (0.0 overs)

Newton Poppleford Cricket Club NPCC Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Matthew Raistrick8.031025.001.25
Matthew Hill5.003000.006.00
David Sykes8.0324212.003.00
Ross Chatwood8.0223123.002.88
B S5.0031131.006.20
James House4.0022122.005.50
Richard Coombs2.0010110.005.00

Newton Poppleford Cricket Club NPCC Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Richard Coombs Caught  15
James House Caught  8 2 1
Matthew Hill Caught  5
David Sykes Caught  0
Kenny Clay Caught  8 1 1
Alan Cardwell Not Out  37
Thomas Clay Caught  0
Ross Chatwood Run out  9
Matthew Raistrick Caught  1
Dave Smith Run out  0
B S Bowled  0 1

Tipton St John Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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