Catsfield CC v Newenden Cricket Club Sunday 1st XI on Sun 12 Aug 2018 at 2:00pm
Newenden Cricket Club Won

Match report Date : 12/08/2018

Venue : NCG

Result : Newenden won by 97 runs (Newenden 182 All Out, Sloan 58, Jim Piper 34, Catsfield 85 All Out, Smith 5-39)

Man of the Match : Garry Smith

Played : 14 Won : 10 Drawn : 2 Lost : 2

After a washout and a no-show it was great to get cricket back at the NCG. The weather had threatened to stop us in our tracks, but in the end we were able to get a full days play in.

Having won the toss and electing to bat, Newenden started well enough before Morris fell for 14, playing all round a swinging delivery. Jasper Piper then came to the crease, his stay was short lived, leaving us wobbling at 29-2. Collingwood looked solid, as he and Sloan began to regroup, before he played on for a good looking 6. We were suddenly in trouble and posting a decent target seemed a long way off. Jim Piper came in with the score at 43-3, and added some calm to the proceedings.

With Sloan anchoring the innings at the other end, Piper began to play some shots and they had taken us through to 83 before Piper popped back a caught and bowled chance, which she took very well. Will Simpson smashed a few boundaries, adding useful runs, as did Atherton, taking us through 154-6. Our lower order all chipped in, including a crowd-pleasing cameo from Holland, which saw us through to 182 All Out at the interval.

After a splendid collaborative tea, which included some exceptional sandwiches from Bradney, Boland and Simpson, and a beautiful victoria sandwich from Mrs Sloan, we took to the field.

Bradney settled into a beautiful rhythm, bowling his best spell of the season so far, causing their openers all kinds of trouble. Smith was nibbling away at the other end, and picked up his customary wicket in his first over, with a stumping from Sloan. Their number three rode his luck for a while, and enjoyed playing his shots, but Smith got his man, following a great catch from Boland (we won't mention the drop earlier). Smith continued to take wickets at regular intervals, and ended up with figures of 5-39 from his eight overs, including three wicket maidens. Bradney picked up a well deserved wicket from the other end, and then Boland and Jasper Piper joined the party picking up two and one wicket, respectively, with the help of some sharp fielding from Collingwood and Atherton. Catsfield were All Out for 85.

It was a fun game, where we all chipped in, and once again the strength of our squad was shown.

Next up we have Tonbridge away, which I feel will be a slightly tougher challenge.

Newenden Cricket Club Sunday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets

(36.3 overs)
Philip Morris Bowled  14
Charlie Sloan Caught  58 1 1
Jasper Piper Caught  4
Reuben Collingwood Bowled  6 2
Jim Piper Caught  34
William Simpson Bowled  21
Digby Atherton Caught  16 2
Toby Holland Run out  5
Garry Smith Bowled  3
Patch Boland Bowled  4 1
Harry Bradney  

Catsfield CC Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Catsfield CC Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
85 (23.2 overs)

Newenden Cricket Club Sunday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Harry Bradney7.0130130.004.29
Garry Smith8.033957.804.88
Jasper Piper3.02414.001.33
Patch Boland3.21422.001.20
Reuben Collingwood2.00600.003.00