Bledlow Village Cricket Club


Westbury CC v Bledlow Village Cricket Club Sunday 1st on Sun 28 May 2017 at 13.00
Bledlow Village Cricket Club Won By 5 Wickets

Match report A strong Bledlow XI travelled to the outer reaches of Buckinghamshire, to the village of Westbury. A slightly lopsided ground with excellent clubhouse facilities greeted the team. As was becoming Tom Moore’s trait for 2017, he lost the toss and we were asked to bowl in the ever increasing heat and humidity. The early stages of the Westbury innings were dominated by two sets of Bledlow brothers; Matt and Dave Pearce, who opened the bowling with great control, and Will and Olly Woodward who provided a suitable level of batting advice to the struggling openers. The brotherly combination worked a treat, with both openers playing demising to horrible shots at either end. Their middle order showed a little more care and started to build some foundations for a decent looking score, however the key question Olly kept raising to their players was ‘what was a good score’ on a flat pitch with a small and fast outfield? With excellent fielding and standout bowling from Mark King (2), Tom Moore (3), the final total of 174 posted didn’t feel like it was par.
After a Michelin star worthy tea, the Bledlow openers Matt Bolton and Olly Woodward walked out into a barrage of one-way conversation and slightly less aggressive opening bowling. After Olly had survived a drop at slip, he decided enough was enough and sent the next two balls sailing over the leg side boundary for 6. Matt thought he’d stoke the fire again however by gifting a catch to mid-wicket. Olly continued to enjoy putting his new friends to the sword however and completed a fine 50 in 37 balls. His dismissal, along with early exits from Charlie Downes, Will Woodward and Marcus Goodchild meant it was left to Tom Moore and James Basu to dampen the flames of the Westbury recovery . And my what a fine job they did. Requiring only around 4-5 runs an over to secure victory, they completed a near faultless chase. Tommy smiling like a Cheshire cat as he walked off with superb unbeaten half century, a true captain’s innings. Basu, having recovered from a bout of mid-innings heat stroke, enjoyed his moment of cup drama and regaled a full rendition of his innings as soon as his pads were off. The cup run and ambitious thoughts of Lords continue!

Westbury CC Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
5w 6lb 
for 10 wickets
174 (37.3 overs)
O.Tice ct  C.Downes Bowled M.Pearce 7
T.Gurngy b  D.Pearce 7
G.Judd b  M.King 34
W.Gurngy ct  & Bowled T.Moore 36
T.Boardman ct  O.Woodward Bowled M.King 3
S.Harper b  D.Pearce 33
T.Wilson ct  & Bowled T.Moore 21
T.Young b  D.Pearce 13
C.Harper run out  W.Woodward 8
R.Tredwell Not Out  1
C.Tredwell ct  T.Moore Bowled M.Bolton 0

Bledlow Village Cricket Club Sunday 1st Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Matt Pearce8.0036136.004.50
Dave Pearce7.0230310.004.29
Mark King8.0032216.004.00
Matt Bolton6.3038138.005.85
Tommy Moore8.0033216.504.13

Bledlow Village Cricket Club Sunday 1st Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 18w  
for 5 wickets

(36.5 overs)
Matt Bolton ct  C.Harper 7 25 21 33.33
Olly Woodward ct  G.Judd 55 44 41 7 2 134.15 1
Charlie Downes Run out  8 24 17 1 47.06 1
Will Woodward ct  R.Tredwell 8 20 18 44.44
Tommy Moore Not Out  55 72 66 6 1 83.33 3
Marcus Goodchild b  R.Tredwell 9 16 13 69.23
James Basu Not Out  14 41 27 2 51.85
Andy Reclik  
Matt Pearce  
Dave Pearce  
Mark King  

Westbury CC Bowling

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