MILDENHALL CRICKET CLUB 1st XI - Sat v Abberton(Sponsored by D.Lees/K.Boardman) on Sat 24 Jul 2010 at 1.00 p.m.
MILDENHALL CRICKET CLUB Won Mildenhall won by 181 runs

Match report With Captain Karl Holmes away on a Charity Cycle Ride, Vice Captain Jimmy Watson took over as Skipper in Mildenhall 1st X1’s Two Counties Division One match with Abberton. On yet another glorious summers day Mildenhall batted first. They opened with in form batsmen Chris Baugh and Ziaf Kulasi. Baugh started with a four through midwicket, however his innings proved short when in the second over Kelly got a ball to lift that deceived him and he leg glance it straight into the gloves of Wicketkeeper. Andy Squire came in at three, having anchored himself back in the 1st team with some useful knocks. Kulasi and Squire raced the score up to 50 off eight overs. Abberton ‘s fielders set the standard for the afternoon going from woeful to brilliant and back again. Abberton finally got their second wicket when Squire (34) was well caught by Pike of Gilray. Jimmy Watson began confidently with a four and with Kulasi they kept up the scoring tempo. In the 17th over Kulasi blasted boundaries either side of the wicket to bring up the Mildenhall 100 and reached his own half century with the second. Kulasi then dispatched a celebratory third consecutive boundary. With the score on 116 Abberton picked up their third wicket when Kulasi (60) misjudged a lofted drive and was caught by Gallant off Abrey. His innings had set the pace that the rest of the team adopted. Ben Shepperson joined Watson and they drove boundaries and scampered runs and saw Mildenhall past 150 in the 26th over. However one too many-attempted run saw Watson (34) run out with a direct hit from the outfield. Sadly for Abberton this brought in Lankester another “in form “batsman .He and Shepperson added another 21 before Shepperson tried a sweep shot and was bowled by White for 22. Abbertons celebration seemed slightly over the top and did nothing but spur on the run chase. In came James Holmes who had been picked only to bat as he carried a shoulder injury. Abberton missed a simple chance to dismiss Lankester when he was dropped off a top edge. The away side had nothing to laugh about from then on as Lankester and Holmes compiled a 150 run partnership. The ball was hammered to all parts of the ground. Holmes shrugging off his shoulder problems he hit some huge sixes. He reached 50 in the 46th over and Lankester claimed his 25th career century two overs later. Having made 100 he then fell to the better side of Abbertons fielding when Robb who had to dive sideways to take make the catch at extra cover. Mildenhall closed their innings on a daunting 346 for7 with Holmes not out on 71.

Abberton were soon in trouble when they batted. Tymal Mills extra pace had both batsmen looking nervous and in his second over he hit Pikes stumps to send him back to the pavilion for 1. Mildenhall claimed their second wicket as Lwana struck and Lankester hung on to a screamer at second slip and Savill was out for 6. Mills was unlucky not to get a second wicket when Lankester put down a slip catch offered by Gilray. Lwana got his second wicket when Holmes held another well taken catch and Gilray was gone for 3. Abberton were left on 18 for 3. Robb came in at five and immediately showed some application. He farmed the bowling, leaving Gallant the other opener to play an innings around him. They had a useful partnership as Mildenhall switched to spin through Lankester and Shepperson. The Abberton pair added 74 before Mildenhall turned to Martin Taylor, he replaced Lankester and struck immediately getting Gallant caught behind by Eddie Finnis for 18. At the other end Shepperson soon removed Kelly (4) when Lwana hung on to a low driven ball. So with 25 overs completed Abberton were left poised on 100 for 5.Mildenhall took their sixth wicket when Taylor trapped Rudlin lbw for 0.For Abberton Robb continued to play shots and Mildenhall missed an opportunity when Squire missed a slip catch off Lwana. The game was effectively over when Taylor bowled Robb for a gallant 98.Taylor delighted his team as he dismissed White for 0, caught by Finnis and then removed Abrey for 0 when Holmes hung on to his second catch. Taylor’s spell had been short and effective 8 overs taking 5 for 13. It was left to Lankester to wrap up the game when he trapped Edwards lbw for 1. Abberton were all out for 162.

Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 7 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Chris Baugh ct T.Pike bwld M.Kelly 4
Ziaf Kulasi ct J.Gallant bwld M.Abrey 60
Andrew Squire ct T.Pike bwld M.Gilray 34
James Watson Run out  34
Ben Shepperson b D.White 22 2
Stephen Lankester ct K.Robb bwld M.Gilray 100
James Holmes Not Out  71 1
Martin Taylor ct M.Kelly bwld K.Robb 5
Lennox Lwana Not Out  0 1
Edward Finnis   2
Tymal Mills  

Abberton(Sponsored by D.Lees/K.Boardman) Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Abberton(Sponsored by D.Lees/K.Boardman) Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
162 (0.0 overs)
J.Gallant ct E.Finnis bwld M.Taylor 18
T.Pike b T.Mills 1
G.Savill ct S.Lankester bwld L.Lwana 6
M.Gilray ct J.Holmes bwld L.Lwana 3
K.Robb b M.Taylor 98
M.Kelly ct L.Lwana bwld B.Shepperson 4
B.Rudlin lbw M.Taylor 0
D.Booker Not Out  20
D.White ct E.Finnis bwld M.Taylor 0
M.Abrey ct J.Holmes bwld M.Taylor 0
A.Edwards lbw S.Lankester 1


Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Lennox Lwana9.0246223.005.11
Tymal Mills5.0023123.004.60
Ben Shepperson10.0154154.005.40
Stephen Lankester7.4119119.002.48
Martin Taylor8.021352.601.62

  • Umpire :
    See Lsit
  • Scorer :
    Mick Emmett