MILDENHALL CRICKET CLUB 1st XI - Sat v Haverhill on Sat 03 May 2014 at 1.00p.m.
MILDENHALL CRICKET CLUB Won Mildenhall 1st X1 won By 21 runs

Match report Saturday saw Mildenhall 1st X1 entertain Haverhill in a Division One match of the Two Counties league. Mildenhall batted first, however it was Haverhill who had an early success. In the 5th over Frannie Bester having just been dropped at cover attempted to blast over the top of mid-off but was well caught one handed by Liam Botten off Joe Woodley for 9. Ben Shepperson joined Adam Trett and the pair patiently took the home side passed 50. With the score on 84 Trett was dismissed for a well made 33 when a ball from Neil Brunning rose sharply from the bat and Kyle Blanchard moved quickly forward, dived and caught the ball. 3 runs later and Kobus Scholtz (2) was on his way back to the pavilion when he was given out lbw to Ben Wilkins. Ryan Clark (2) soon followed when he offered another catch to Blanchard and Wilkins had his 2nd wicket. Karl Holmes and Shepperson then added 45 and appeared to be launching the Mildenhall innings. Haverhill struck back as Shepperson (63) cut a ball straight to point and was caught by Woodley off Wilkins and then Holmes (21) edged a ball from N Brunning to Gupta at slip with no addition to the score. This left Mildenhall teetering on 140 for 6. Steve Lankester and Tom Allen regained the initiative for the home side as the pitch conditions eased on the arrival of some sunshine. The pair added 90 in 15 overs that also saw Lankester get to 50. Lankester finally fell caught by Botten off Dan Poole for 51. Mildenhall continued their late charge as James Holmes added 21 in 11 balls. With 8 balls to go Allen was caught by D Poole off D.Pass having made 38. Haverhill got a 9th wicket when Duncan Fraser holed out on the last ball of the innings, by which time Mildenhall had amassed 256. For Haverhill Wilkins was the pick of their bowlers with 3 for 42.
In reply Haverhill lost opening bat Adam Dellar when he was trapped lbw to James Holmes for 4. Luke Youngs and Blanchard moved Haverhill quickly to 40 before a superb extra cover catch by Scholtz saw Blanchard (22) dismissed by Holmes. Amit Gupta came in next and gave good support to Youngs as the pair added 45. It took another piece of exceptional fielding to break the partnership, it came in a direct throw by Fraser from the boundary hitting the stumps at the bowlers end and running Gupta out for 21. With the pitch becoming even more benign Mildenhall fell back on the defensive and protected the boundaries. A Phillips and Youngs accumulated 61, however the required run rate was starting to climb. Scholtz bowled Phillips for 28. Mildenhall persisted with their defensive plan as the slow bowlers Scholtz ,Lankester and then Shepperson set the field back and were content for Haverhill to take single, Youngs for his part seemed happy for his partners to bat round him and leave them to attempt the lofted shots. Botten (13) Poole (18) and Pass (12) all fell to Shepperson in an effort to chase down the runs. Shortly before the close of the innings Youngs reached his century but his efforts were not enough as his side closed 21 runs short for the loss of 7 wickets. Shepperson finished man of the match with 3 for 44. Mildenhall collected 18 points.

Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
5w 6b 4lb 
for 9 wickets

(50.0 overs)
Adam Trett ct K Blanchard b N Brunning 33 92 51 6 64.71
Frans J Bester ct L Botten b J Woodley 9 38 13 2 69.23
Ben Shepperson ct J Woodley b B Wilkins 63 98 91 6 1 69.23 1
Kobus Scholtz lbw B Wilkins 2 7 7 28.57 1
Ryan Clark ct K Blanchard b B Wilkins 2 7 9 22.22
Karl Holmes ct A Gupta b N Brunning 21 31 24 2 87.50 1 1
Stephen Lankester ct L Botten b D Poole 51 53 45 5 113.33
Tom Allen ct D Poole b D Pass 38 57 47 3 80.85
James Holmes Not Out  21 13 11 3 190.91
Duncan Fraser ct A Dellar b D Poole 1 7 2 50.0 1
Jamie Allen Not Out  0

Haverhill Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Joe Woodley5.0126126.005.20
Dan Poole10.0145222.504.50
Amit Gupta4.002400.006.00
Ben Wilkins12.0142314.003.50
Nigel Brunning13.0258229.004.46
Anthony Phillips3.002200.007.33
D Pass3.0029129.009.67

Haverhill Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
8w 1b 5lb 
for 7 wickets
235 (50.0 overs)
Adam Dellar lbw J Holmes 4 2 5 1 80.0
Kyle Blanchard ct K Scholtz b J Holmes 22 33 24 4 91.67
Luke Youngs Not Out  101 168 139 7 72.66
Amit Gupta run out  (D Fraser) 21 42 27 3 77.78
Anthony Phillips b K Scholtz 28 40 46 4 60.87
Liam Botten ct B Shepperson b B Shepperson 13 26 30 43.33
Dan Poole ct K Holmes b B Shepperson 18 12 15 1 1 120.0
D Pass st K Holmes b B Shepperson 12 13 12 1 100
Nigel Brunning Not Out  2 1 2 100
Joe Woodley  
Ben Wilkins  


Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
James Holmes6.0033216.505.50
Duncan Fraser4.002000.005.00
Kobus Scholtz16.0072172.004.50
Tom Allen7.002500.003.57
Stephen Lankester7.003500.005.00
Ben Shepperson10.0044314.674.40

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