Newton Poppleford Cricket Club


Newton Poppleford Cricket Club NPCC v Tipton St John on Sun 06 May 2012 at 14:15
Newton Poppleford Cricket Club Won By 3 wickets

Match report Newton Poppleford welcomed their local neighbours to the Recreation Ground with all concerned delighted to be playing some cricket following the recent poor weather. Kenny Clay won the toss and asked the visitors to bat using a pitch that offered some uneven bounce to the bowlers. The opening pair of Matthew Raistrick and Ed Thomas kept things fairly tight both picking up wickets,though the extras column started to grow rather alarmingly. A double bowling change saw Isaac Thomas and Andrew (Mac) Marsh enter the fray and although Thomas bowled well he ended wicket less. Marsh bowled his usual "wibble wobble" and managed to pick up a wicket , Raistrick just managing to bend enough to take a low catch at mid on. A mix up between batsmen enabled Matt Hill to quickly throw the ball to keeper Clay who ran out Robinson. The next bowling change saw Ben Stone and James House into the action . Ben's first delivery tempted the normally prolific Phil Tolley to drive and Tom Clay took a smart catch . Stone and House then took control with Stone finishing with figures of 4 for 11 from his 8 overs and House finishing with 2 for 22. Tipton's total of 87 including 26 extras probably made the home side favourites but these affairs are always tight and Newton needed someone to take control. Following a delicious tea Newton 's reply started .Richard Coombs was quickly back in the pavilion mumbling something about the fact that he was at least still top of the bowling averages . Tim Alsford stuck to his task hanging around whilst the match winning innings was played by Thomas Clay. Although Paul Williamson and Channon kept Tipton in the game sending the first 10 overs down for only 26 runs including 4 maidens from Channon , Clay began to cut loose he was eventually out to a smart stumping from Dickie Dawson off Pickering's bowling, his score of 61 included 10 fours and 2 sixes. Matt Hill, Kenny Clay and Isaac Thomas all fell cheaply following the introduction of O'Higgins and Paul Williamson accounted for Raistrick as he tried to win the match with one of his trademark agricultural swipes. It was left to James House and Ed Thomas to see the side home with nearly half the overs spare. Thank you to Tipton for providing the umpires and for playing the game in the right spirit which is always the case .We look forward to visiting them later in the season .

Tipton St John Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 18w 7b  
for 10 wickets
87 (39.1 overs)

Newton Poppleford Cricket Club NPCC Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ed Thomas6.02919.001.50
Matthew Raistrick6.0212112.002.00
Isaac Thomas6.011400.002.33
Andrew Marsh6.0112112.002.00
B S8.011142.751.38
James House7.1222211.003.07

Newton Poppleford Cricket Club NPCC Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
4w 2b  
for 7 wickets

(22.5 overs)
Richard Coombs Bowled  0 2 0 1
Tim Alsford Caught  2 38 5.26
Thomas Clay Stumped  61 54 10 1 112.96 1
Matthew Hill Caught  0 4 0 1
Kenny Clay Lbw  0 6 0 1
Isaac Thomas Caught  4 10 40.0
James House Not Out  4 11 1 36.36
Matthew Raistrick Bowled  10 5 1 1 200 1
Ed Thomas Not Out  1 2 50.0
B S  
Andrew Marsh  

Tipton St John Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Photos and video of Newton Poppleford Cricket Club NPCC v Tipton St John on Sun 06 May 2012 at 14:15

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Matt Hill looking set..

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Tipton's Strike Bowler

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Tom sets for another drive..

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TC in full flow..

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TC on his way to his personal high score..

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But it all ended too soon..

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James House looked in good form too..

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Matt launches one out of the ground..

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and times it to perfection..

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with Matt and James well set the home crowd look relaxed..

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Matt prepares to launch another one out of the ground..

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But sadly miss times this one and hears the dreaded 'click' as the bails are sent flying..

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but at least hes not too down about the outcome..

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Ed Thomas is given the chance to secure another victory for the home side..

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and takes it..