Newton Poppleford Cricket Club


Newton Poppleford Cricket Club NPCC v Broadclyst on Sun 03 May 2009 at 14.00
Newton Poppleford Cricket Club Won By 8 Wickets

Match report Newton Poppleford`s first home match of the season saw Captain Clay lose another toss and be asked to field at a bright, but deceptively chilly recreation ground.
With so many bowlers to choose from Clay opted for the economy of Thomas and M Raistrick at the start and Broadclyst`s batsmen were content to follow the script, crawling along at a run an over for the first 12 overs.
But with just the one wicket down, courtesy of Thomas, and knowing the visitors had to make a move on, it was time to unleash the young guns in the guise of Chaplin and Alex Raistrick. These two made the batsmen play a bit more but with just Chaplin taking another wicket, it was the tight fielding that kept the score at 44 for 2 after 20 overs, keeping the lid on Broadclyst`s desires.
Clay decided wickets were needed and turned to the nagging efficiency of Marsh and the decidedly unpredictability of Coombs to see what could materialise.
Marsh, in his first game of the season, sent down the occasional easy leg-side boundary-ball but soon reaped dividends, and it is no surprise that his figures of 3 for 23 were all cleaned bowled with each being unplayable deliveries. Coombs, not to be outdone, also sent down the odd wide one troubling first slip more than anyone, but forced the batsmen in to playing shots they regretted later. Two smart catches by Alex Raistrick gave Coombs figures of 3 for 21 and when Thomas came back on he wrapped up the innings with figures of 2 for 2 and Broadclyst were all out for 109.
After a sumptuous tea in “Monty`s caravan” courtesy of chez Raistrick, Clay sent out Tom Chaplin and Alex Raistrick to open the batting. Unfortunately thoughts of a ten-wicket win went out the window when Chaplin (0) soon returned followed swiftly by Alex Raistrick (8) and it was left to the stable heads of Morison and Stott to settle in and bide their time.
These two picked off the bad balls, always mindful of keeping the total within easy reach and the only concern was who was going to reach their half century first. In the end neither did with Morison finishing slightly ahead on 47 not out and Stott 42 not out to give Newton Poppleford a well deserved eight wicket victory.

Broadclyst Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
109 (0.0 overs)
Button Bowled  2
Stewart Bowled  42
Davy Bowled  22
Rush Caught  5
Hooper Bowled  9
Webb Caught  1
Freeman Bowled  0
Knight Bowled  0
P Walker snr Lbw  2
P Walker jnr Not Out  0

Newton Poppleford Cricket Club NPCC Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ed Thomas6.34221.000.31
Matthew Raistrick6.02800.001.33
Alex Raistrick6.002300.003.83
Tom Chaplin6.0116116.002.67
Richard Coombs6.012137.003.50
Andrew Marsh6.012337.673.83
Alan Cardwell1.00100.001.00

Newton Poppleford Cricket Club NPCC Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 2 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Tom Chaplin b  P Walker snr 0
Alex Raistrick b  E Davy 8 1 2
James Morison Not Out  47 6 1
Jerry Stott Not Out  42 7
Kenny Clay  
Richard Coombs  
Alan Cardwell  
David Goldthorpe  
Ed Thomas  
Matthew Raistrick  
Andrew Marsh  

Broadclyst Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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