Newton Poppleford Cricket Club


Newton Poppleford Cricket Club NPCC v Tipton St John on Sun 28 Apr 2019 at 14.00
Newton Poppleford Cricket Club Won By 20 runs

Match report A local derby to remember
The 2019 cricketing season got underway against local rivals Tipton St John in what is always a highly anticipated fixture. The captains strolled to the middle for the toss which was won by K. Clay of Newton Poppleford. Although the pitch was damp due to the recent weather, Clay opted to bat, having faith in his usually high performing top order.
However, C. O’Higgins, grandson of Tipton legend D. O’Higgins, took advantage of a tricky pitch by bowling with incredible accuracy, meaning the batting side couldn’t get a hold of the game, his spell of 6 overs went for just 6 runs and reaped 5 top-order wickets. Newton Poppleford were in a precarious position and knew the tail would need to wag. Leigh Adey countered with a number of boundaries however his departure amongst others left the side 74-9 with 16 overs left of the innings. L. Raistrick greeted C. Davis at the crease knowing a partnership was needed. Tipton’s bowlers were performing well however watchful batting from the no. 10 and 11, as well as a smattering of boundaries, managed to push the total up to 132 by the time C. Davis was caught by the star man C. O’Higgins, a partnership of 58. C. Davis finished as the top scorer with 32, with L. Raistrick adding 26*.
The same pair would open the bowling aiming to take some early wickets to put Newton Poppleford in charge. L. Raistrick picked up 2 while C. Davis was left wicketless. L. Adey had taken another and debutant M. Tett had also, however, Tipton had started strongly and at drinks, N. Pop still needed 6 more wickets with just 50 runs to play with. L. Adey Jnr then produced an incredible spell of bowling, hitting dangerous areas consistently. The youngster picked up another 4 wickets to reward him with his first 5fer for the club, with father Leigh taking the other 2 scalps to guide NPCC to a tightly-fought 20 run win. The 16th consecutive derby victory meant NPCC captain Kenny Clay retained the cup and Tipton were left wondering why they couldn’t take advantage of such a promising position.
Many thanks to those who provided teas, as well as to Sonia and the Tipton scorer and to Potburys Funeral Services who sponsored the match ball for the game.
Note: See photos in the photo gallery section.

Newton Poppleford Cricket Club NPCC Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2w 6b  
for 10 wickets

(32.0 overs)
Antony Cox Bowled  14 28 2 50.0 1
Paul Newbery Caught  0 6 0
Louis Adey Bowled  14 8 3 175.00
Richard Coombs Bowled  4 12 33.33
Kenny Clay Caught  9 20 1 45.00
Matthew Raistrick Bowled  0 2 0
Leigh Adey Caught  20 30 3 1 66.67
Scott Newbery Bowled  4 19 21.05
Matthew Tett Bowled  1 4 25.00
Chris Davis Caught  32 28 2 1 114.29
Luke Raistrick Not Out  26 27 4 96.30

Tipton St John Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Tipton St John Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 13w 5b  
for 10 wickets
112 (32.0 overs)

Newton Poppleford Cricket Club NPCC Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Luke Raistrick8.0022211.002.75
Chris Davis4.003000.007.50
Matthew Tett4.0116116.004.00
Antony Cox5.011700.003.40
Louis Adey7.531953.802.43
Leigh Adey3.01321.501.00

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Photos and video of Newton Poppleford Cricket Club NPCC v Tipton St John on Sun 28 Apr 2019 at 14.00

Tipton Match ball

The captains exchange the match ball sponsored by Potbury Funeral Services

Captains Cup Tipton

Captain Kenny Clay retains the cup again.