MILDENHALL CRICKET CLUB 1st XI - Sat v Swardeston on Sat 24 Jun 2017 at 11.00a.m
MILDENHALL CRICKET CLUB Lost Mildenhall lost by 151 runs

Match report 26 Jun 2017 : A festival of dissapointing results
Mildenhall hosted one of the best club sides in the country at home on Saturday (Norfolk side Swardeston CC). Mildenhall captain Peter Worthington won the toss and invited Swardeston to bat first.
Mildenhall got off to a fantastic start as Lambert was out first ball caught by Jack Loveday at fine leg off the bowling of Tino Best. Things got even better when third ball of the match when Gray was bowled for 4. Reynolds become Tino's third victim of the day when he was caught by Adam Trett. Former County cricketer Joe Gatting was removed for 2 by Kyle Morrison and Swardeston looked in some trouble at 4-30. This soon became 5-52 as Denmark was caught behind by Luke Youngs off the bowling of Tom Allen. The two Taylor's formed a useful alliance for the Norfolk team and were able to steer Swardeston into a more positive direction. C. Taylor produced a fantastic display of batting from the number 4 position. Taylor was LBW to M. Hussain for 92 off 88 balls with 15 sumptuous fours. Taylor was dismissed with the score at 139. The Taylor's putting on 87 runs in their partnership. The classically initialed J. Taylor was the next Swardeston batsman to be dismissed when he was bowled by Tino for (45). Late order resistance from Swardeston took the game away from Mildenhall, Ruffell with 38, Elliott with 28 and skipper Thomas with 23 not out. Swardeston finished with a very strong 261 all out from 56.5 overs. Tino Best was magnificent for the home side bowling 10 overs 4 wickets for 24 runs. There were wickets also for Morrison, Tom Allen and Matt Allen. Hussain was both economical and threatening taking 3 wickets for 59 runs from his 13.5 overs but it was Best that will be remember with the ball on this day as he signed off in some considerable style.
After that positive ending sentence lets talk about the Mildenhall 1XI batting response...on second thoughts perhaps we had better skip over this past of the report? How bad could it be? Well it was pretty bad sports fans as Mildenhall collapsed to 110 for 9 from 31.1 overs. I'm reading through the scorecard trying to find something to report that's positive...I'm searching, I'm really looking very closely, I've got a microscope out and I can't see anything that I really want to touch upon. Only five Mildenhall batsmen reached double figures (Reed 11, Youngs 15, Matt Allen 14 (runs not his age), Morrison 18 and Tino 16). The Swardeston bowling was far too good for Mildenhall. There were wickets for Oxley, Taylor (2), Ruffell (3) and Gatting (3). A disappointing day for the 1XI but here is hoping that I have plenty of good news to report from this point forward.

Swardeston Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
8nb 6w 2b 6lb 
for 10 wickets
261 (56.5 overs)
Peter Lambert ct  J Loveday b T Best 0 1 0
Jason Reynolds ct  A Trett b T Best 4 24 12 1 33.33
Stephen Gray b  T Best 4 2 2 1 200
Callum Taylor lbw  M Hussain 92 112 88 15 104.55
Joe Gatting ct  L Youngs b K Morrison 2 21 14 14.29
Lewis Denmark ct  L Youngs b T Allen 3 24 14 21.43
Jordan Taylor b  T Best 45 92 87 5 51.72
Freddie Ruffell ct  J Reed b M Hussain 38 81 58 5 65.52
Jeremy Elliott b  M Allen 28 50 43 3 1 65.12
Mark Thomas Not Out  23 22 28 3 1 82.14
Thomas Oxley b  M Hussain 0 4 2 0


Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tino Best10.022446.002.40
Kyle Morrison13.0164164.004.92
Tom Allen5.0025125.005.00
Peter Worthington4.001600.004.00
Murtaza Hussain13.5159319.674.27
Joe Reed2.003300.0016.50
Ben Shepperson5.001700.003.40
Matt Allen4.0015115.003.75

Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
4nb 3lb 
for 9 wickets

(31.1 overs)
Joe Reed b  C Taylor 11 38 30 2 36.67 1
Peter Worthington ct  S Gray b T Oxley 9 11 11 2 81.82
Luke Youngs ct  S Gray b C Taylor 15 43 32 2 46.88 2
Matt Allen b  J Gatting 14 41 33 2 42.42
Ben Shepperson b  F Ruffell 6 18 10 1 60.0
Jack Loveday b  F Ruffell 4 9 5 1 80.0 1
Tom Allen ct  J Elliott b J Gatting 9 39 30 1 30.0
Kyle Morrison lbw  F Ruffell 18 16 13 3 138.46
Tino Best ct  T Oxley b J Gatting 16 27 23 2 69.57
Murtaza Hussain Not Out  1 7 4 25.00
Adam Trett   1

Swardeston Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Thomas Oxley7.0116116.002.29
Callum Taylor8.0226213.003.25
Freddie Ruffell9.0042314.004.67
Joe Gatting7.112337.673.21

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