Bledlow Village Cricket Club


Bledlow Village Cricket Club Saturday 1st v Horley CC - 1st XI on Sat 23 Jul 2016 at 1.00pm
Bledlow Village Cricket Club Lost By 182 runs

Match report Captain Tom lost the toss and Horley elected to bat first on what looked like a typically flat Bledlow pitch.

Bledlow were unable to take the early wickets which have been key to their early season success and so Horley were quickly on top, despite not scoring too quickly. They reached a steady 69 before Matt Bolton made the breakthrough, bowling the visiting opener through the gate. When the score was 131-4, thanks to two more wickets from Bolton and one from Bartlett, Bledlow looked as if they were back in the game, however two quick scoring partnerships of 88 and 68 accelerated the Horley innings, making the most of some wayward bowling and below par fielding to post a large score of 288-8. Matt Pearce was able to take 3 wickets during the last over of the innings to end with respectable figures of 4-61.

Bledlow lost early wickets with both Moore and Bartlett perishing for single figures in an attempt to keep up with the required rate. A solid partnership of 58 between Bolton and O Woodward slowed the Horley momentum but once Olly was out with the score on 87 a Bledlow victory seemed very unlikely. The remaining 7 wickets fell for just 19 runs, all to spin, as the Bledlow batsmen failed to cope with the pressure put on them by the visitors.

A humiliating 182 run defeat was deserved punishment for a poor all round performance. It may just prove to be the wake up call the team needed going in to the promotion run in.

Next Bledlow travel to Cublington looking to bounce back and strengthen their position at the top of the table.

Horley CC - 1st XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 12w 11b 9lb 
for 8 wickets
288 (53.0 overs)
Webb b  M Bolton 14
Taylor b  M Bolton 64
Abbotts ct  C Downes Bowled H Bartlett 9
Eaton ct  O Woodward Bowled M Bolton 15
Clark ct  C Downes Bowled M Pearce 71
King ct  J Hawkes Bowled M Pearce 51
Palmer b  M Pearce 30
Yates Not Out  1
Hart b  M Pearce 0

Bledlow Village Cricket Club Saturday 1st Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Matt Pearce14.0461415.254.36
James Hawkes11.017100.006.45
Matt Bolton15.0175325.005.00
Harry Bartlett7.0022122.003.14
Tommy Moore6.003900.006.50

Bledlow Village Cricket Club Saturday 1st Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
3w 4b 4lb 
for 10 wickets

(35.2 overs)
Olly Woodward ct  Webb 43 62 51 10 84.31 1
Tommy Moore ct  Webb 4 23 18 22.22
Harry Bartlett ct  Webb 5 6 9 1 55.56
Matt Bolton b  Eaton 28 42 45 3 1 62.22
Charlie Downes lbw  Eaton 9 27 21 1 42.86 2
George Harman b  Eaton 0 1 1 0
James Hawkes b  Eaton 4 12 10 1 40.0 1
Dan Walker ct  Hart 0 9 10 0
Matt Pearce Not Out  0 26 23 0
Harry Wagerfield st  Eaton 0 5 5 0
Roger Downes b  Hart 2 22 13 15.38

Horley CC - 1st XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A Webb14.0258319.334.14
D Eaton15.053156.202.07
J Hart6.22924.501.42

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