Newton Poppleford Cricket Club


Newton Poppleford Cricket Club NPCC v Bakers on Sun 13 May 2018 at 14.00
Newton Poppleford Cricket Club Won by 113 runs


The Bakers visited the Riverside Oval this Sunday, with Newton Poppleford excited to finally be playing a home game in the sun. Kenny Clay made the most of the strong line-up and NPCC would bat first on what appeared to be a very hard track. Openers Isaac Thomas and Antony Cox made their way to the crease and found the pitch to be playing a bit slower than expected. Isaac was almost walking back with his tail between his legs after the second ball of the day, but was lucky to be dropped, (it would not be his, or the teams last bit of luck). The pair started slowly, and with the score at 21 after the first 5, Antony chased a wide one and was caught behind for 8. In came Chris Anning, who last year hit a big hundred against the same opposition. However, he could not find his form and was bowled for 6. Things were not going quite as planned for the home side when number 4 bat Thomas Clay came to the crease. He and surviving opener Isaac Thomas really took the attack to the opposition. Isaac passed 50, with Tom trying his hardest to catch up. Tom would reach a 50 of his own in just 19 balls. The duo looked in imperious form, consistently finding and often clearing the boundary. NPCC went from 48 in the first 10 overs to 155 at the 20 over mark. Anyone who has seen Tom Clay hit a cricket ball knows that he always gives it 110%, and when he middles it, it travels at a dangerous speed. His batting partner now has evidence of this power. Only managing to turn slightly before a booming straight drive connected with his shoulder, Isaac sports a rather nice bruise as a reminder of the day. After drinks, there was no sign of letting up from the batsmen. Despite giving the fielders multiple chances, Isaac reached his 6th club hundred and retired, allowing Kenny Clay to come to the crease. Not long after, Tom Clay also saw himself to a well-earned (but not chanceless) century. It took him just the 52balls and is his second for the club. This would be the first time Newton Pop had two centurions in one innings. He too would retire after making the milestone. Although the onslaught from Isaac and Tom was over, NPCC had not finished. Kenny Clay hit a lovely 38, seemingly timing everything to perfection from ball one. Matthew Raistrick also had time to hit a quick 39, including some characteristic big sixes. Louis Adey also joined in the fun and became the latest of and elite group of players who have hit a six into the tennis courts. Newton Pop finished on a ridiculous 326 from their 40 overs (their second highest score of all time).

Thanks to our new system, another fantastic tea was provided and enjoyed by both sides. Newton Pop took to the field knowing that the game was pretty much over already. This was seemingly confirmed by the taking of a wicket in the first over, courtesy of a LBW from Andrew Marsh. The second wicket partnership from The Bakers almost caused a bit of panic for the home team. Until the 14th over, they were ahead of where N.Pop had been. Our opening bowlers could not find the consistency to remove the two in form batsmen. Phil Hunter finished with 0 for 35 off 6 overs and Andrew Marsh finished with 1 for 29 off 6. It was the next bowling partnership that provided Newton Pop with some joy. Chris Davis made the breakthrough in his 3rd over thanks to a good catch from Isaac Thomas. The combination was repeated in Davis’ next over, but this time Isaac only just held on. Davis would finish with 2 for 30 off 6 overs. At the other end, Louis Adey found some fantastic rhythm in his best spell of the year. He was reward in his 6th an final over, giving him figures of 1 for 27. The next bowler was Antony Cox, who made a breakthrough in his first over. Cox would celebrate two more times thanks to another good catch from Isaac and a lovely bowled. He finished with 3 for 41 off 7 overs. Even though they were not going to chase their target, the Bakers enjoyed the run chase and were ecstatic when one player reached his maiden 50. There was just enough time for Leigh Adey to bag himself a couple of wickets and finish with figures of 2 for 34. The Bakers end up 113 runs short of the target on a day when cricket was definitely the winner.
Another great result for Newton Pop played in good spirits. N.Pop have now their first 5 games on the bounce and looked forward to a T20 against Sidbury this Thursday. Many thanks as usual to Sonya for scoring.

Newton Poppleford Cricket Club NPCC Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 4 wickets

(40.0 overs)
Isaac Thomas Retired Not Out  100 73 9 5 136.99 3
Antony Cox Caught  8 14 1 57.14
Chris Anning Bowled  6 18 1 33.33
Thomas Clay Retired Not Out  101 52 13 5 194.23 1
Kenny Clay Bowled  38 35 7 1 108.57
Matthew Raistrick Not Out  39 23 4 2 169.57
Leigh Adey Caught  7 8 1 87.50
Louis Adey Not Out  18 8 1 2 225.00
Chris Davis  
Phil Hunter  
Andrew Marsh  

Bakers Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Bakers Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
213 (40.0 overs)

Newton Poppleford Cricket Club NPCC Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Andrew Marsh6.0129129.004.83
Phil Hunter6.003500.005.83
Chris Davis6.0130215.005.00
Louis Adey6.0027127.004.50
Antony Cox7.0041313.675.86
Leigh Adey7.0034217.004.86