MILDENHALL CRICKET CLUB 1st XI - Sat v Saffron Walden CC on Sat 06 Jul 2019 at 11.00a.m.
MILDENHALL CRICKET CLUB Won Mildenhall won by 4 wickets

Match report Matt comes of age!
SWCC won the toss and opted to bat. They got off to a good start scoring 90 in the first 17 overs without loss or any discernible discomfort except when Matt Allen came on in the 8th over and seemed from the scorebox to be making the ball almost unplayable. His first over was a maiden and in his second had Regis Chakabva, who was our main protagonist in the first game of the season, dropped in the deep which then went for a 4. Shades of déjà vu! Never mind Matt. Your time was to come. Any thoughts of a big total were soon dismissed however as the spin twins entered the fray and wickets fell regularly whilst runs were hard to get, until rain intervened when the visitors were 147 for 6 after 31 overs. Three and a half hours later play resumed, and the umpires decided that SWCC should have another 8 overs making 39 in all and we would get 34 overs to get the runs. We got the 10th wicket (4 to Murtaza and 6 to Ankit) in the final over so no extra overs to play with.
Unfortunately, Joe was still suffering from his neck injury and only managed 1 run before being caught. Enter Josh Frame who right from the start bossed the opponents bowling in a way not seen by a Mildenhall no. 3 for some time. Probably not since Steve Taylor in 2016! This got Tristan going as well and between them they set about the bowling for the next 17 overs. Just as they were approaching a century partnership Tristan was adjudged stumped on 45 and shortly after Josh decided to reverse swing and was clean bowled by Ryan Deamer. Before the applause had died down Ankit was bowled by Deamer and all of a sudden, a crisis was looming with 3 wickets in the space of 5 overs. Capt. Rashy threatened for a few overs with Ben before he fell to Jake Foley. With 11 overs left we needed 57 to win and Ben and Matt set about their task. When Ben was out in the 29th over we only needed 25 to win off 5 overs. In came Jonny who scored a single off his 3rd ball. Matt then went 6,2,1,4,4,0,2,4,1 to wrap up the match in superb fashion. The records will show that he scored 45 runs off 22 balls with 4 fours and 3 sixes, with a strike rate 204.5 a performance which surely surpasses his maiden half century a few weeks ago. Well done ‘Baker’.

Saffron Walden CC Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2nb 2w 2b 4lb 
for 10 wickets
175 (38.2 overs)
Regis Chakabva ct  A Cruickshank b A Sharma 58 66 10 87.88
Jake Foley ct  E Finnis b A Sharma 54 66 7 1 81.82
Nikhil Gorantla ct  A Sharma b A Sharma 1 8 12.50
Jack Sneath ct  A Sharma b M Hussain 29 52 1 55.77
Finn Karsten lbw  A Sharma 0 1 0
Mihir Chandraker ct  E Finnis b M Hussain 1 4 25.00
Benjamin Harris ct  M Allen b A Sharma 15 8 2 1 187.50
Joe Barrs lbw  M Hussain 2 6 33.33
Ryan Deamer b  A Sharma 4 7 57.14
Jack Ormsby b  M Hussain 0 4 0
Alex Hancock Not Out  1 9 11.11


Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tom Rash8.004000.005.00
Tristan Blackledge3.002000.006.67
Matt Allen5.011700.003.40
Alex Cruickshank3.001900.006.33
Ankit Sharma11.024166.833.73
Murtaza Hussain8.203248.003.84

Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
4nb 4b 3lb 
for 6 wickets
Joe Reed ct  J Foley b J Barrs 1 11 9.09
Tristan Blackledge st  R Chakabva b R Deamer 45 44 2 1 102.27
Josh Frame b  R Deamer 47 58 5 81.03
Tom Rash ct  B Harris b J Foley 9 15 1 60.0
Ankit Sharma b  R Deamer 0 2 0 2
Ben Shepperson ct  B Harris b J Foley 17 33 51.52
Matt Allen Not Out  45 22 4 3 204.55 1
Jon Allen Not Out  1 3 33.33
Edward Finnis   2
Alex Cruickshank   1
Murtaza Hussain  

Saffron Walden CC Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jake Foley11.0071235.506.45
Joe Barrs7.0133133.004.71
Alex Hancock5.002700.005.40
Ryan Deamer8.0038312.674.75

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    John Child
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Josh Frame

Josh frame handed his cap before the match against Saffron Walden