Newton Poppleford Cricket Club


Newton Poppleford Cricket Club NPCC v University Erratics on Sun 17 Apr 2011 at 14:15
Newton Poppleford Cricket Club Won By 5 wickets

Match report The glorious spring sunshine heralded the start of the new season and after the previous weeks loss to a good Yarcombe side it was the Erratics who were next up down at the recreation ground.
These two sides are always evenly matched and when Captain Kenny Clay won the toss and put the visitors in, and with the wicket offering something to both bowler and batsman, another close encounter was on the cards.
Erratics started cautiously but were soon one down when Alex Raistrick took a smart catch off the bowling of Zak Thomas and it was the same bowler who struck again, finding the edge for Kenny Clay to pouch behind the stumps. George House bowled well from the other end for no reward and when these two finished their spell, Erratics started to accelerate with Ferro in particular looking very comfortable.
The visitors had moved on to a respectable 71 for 3 at the half way stage after Matt Raistrick had removed Kirby for 26, but it was Alex Raistrick who ripped through the middle order taking three wickets in two overs with Tom Clay`s catch at gully standing out.
Ferro had proved impervious and with partners running out he had to hit out. Clay turned to the part time bowling of Cardwell and Coombs and it was the latter who profited with three quick wickets, with Zak Thomas making a tremendous catch in the covers. Kenny Clay produced two smart stumpings and the Erratics finished on 137 all out with the disciplined Ferro carrying his bat for 78 not out.
Newton opened with Coombs and Alex Raistrick and it these two soon found the bowling to their liking with Coombs in particular punishing anything loose. With Alex content to support, Coombs continued scoring heavily but after passing his half century in only the tenth over, he was judged lbw for 51.
James House joined Alex Raistrick and these two seemed to take the game away from the visitors until the spin of Thompson threatened to cause an upset. He bowled House for 11, had Tom Clay caught without scoring and then bowled Kenny Clay for 1 to cause some anxiety for the hosts.
But with plenty of overs to spare, Alsford joined the commanding Alex Raistrick and these two ensured the victory, with the latter finishing 57 not out and a five wicket win for the hosts.

University Erratics Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
137 (0.0 overs)

Newton Poppleford Cricket Club NPCC Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Isaac Thomas6.031628.002.67
George House6.021300.002.17
Ed Thomas4.002100.005.25
Matthew Raistrick7.0027127.003.86
Alex Raistrick6.03832.671.33
Alan Cardwell4.002300.005.75
Richard Coombs3.011936.336.33
James House1.30616.004.00

Newton Poppleford Cricket Club NPCC Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 5 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Richard Coombs Lbw  51 1
Alex Raistrick Not Out  57 1
James House Bowled  11
Thomas Clay Caught  0 1
Kenny Clay Bowled  1 1 2
Tim Alsford Bowled  13
Alan Cardwell Not Out  0
Isaac Thomas   1
George House  
Matthew Raistrick  
Ed Thomas  

University Erratics Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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