MILDENHALL CRICKET CLUB 1st XI - Sat v Witham on Sat 07 Jun 2014 at 1.00p.m.
MILDENHALL CRICKET CLUB Won Mildenhall by 7 wickets

Match report Mildenhalls hopes of a return to winning ways were held up by the morning thunderstorms and play against Witham got underway 30 minutes late in a match reduced to 45 overs per side. Humid weather and moisture in the ground favoured the bowlers and so Mildenhall were quite happy to bowl first. James Holmes racing in from the River lark end relishing the conditions and he was able to get sideways movement off the pitch. He struck early when he bowled James Suett for 9 and next over he hit the stumps again sending Leroy Facey back without scoring. At the other end Duncan Fraser was being punished for anything wide but struck back when he had Duncan Jenkinson (6) caught at mid-wicket by Ben Shepperson. Fraser was immediately in the game again when Jake Wakelin mistimed a hook off James Holmes and Fraser took the catch at fine leg leaving the visitors on 37 for 4. Richard Green and Cody Macdonald took the score to 50 only for Holmes to strike again when he bowled McDonald for 4. Holmes then continued his fine afternoon when Green (9) drove hard to extra cover where Kobus Scholtz held onto a splendid diving catch. This gave Holmes his fifth wicket. He was still not done however and in the last of his 15 overs he hit the stumps for the 4th time when he bowled Greg Taylor for 22. Witham’s problems were then compounded when Paul Bellehewe was run out by Scholtz without scoring. Witham were now 78 for 8. Some resistance finally game as Jack Sambrook and D Ward raised the 100. Sambrook eventually fell bowled by Scholtz for a well made 35, and Scholtz wrapped things up 6 runs later when he had Matt McKendry caught in the deep by Fraser for 1 and Witham were all out for 130. James Holmes finished with an impressive 6 for 13 off 15 overs.
Mildenhall gave Witham an early point when poor calling saw both Adam Trett (2) and Ben Shepperson (4) both run out and the home side on 11 for 2. The inform Scholtz joined Bester and the pair steadied the ship taking advantage of some tardy fielding with a couple of catches going begging. Bester and Scholtz added 81 before Bester (35) holed out to McDonald off G Taylor. Ryan Clark joined Scholtz and with Scholtz now completely dominant the pair saw Mildenhall home to a 7 wicket win. Clark was unbeaten on 10 and Scholtz was not out 77.Mildenhall had gained a much needed 20 points.

Witham Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 7w 2lb 
for 10 wickets
130 (44.1 overs)
Duncan Jenkinson ct  B Shepperson b D Fraser 6 47 37 16.22
James Suett b  J Holmes 9 29 19 1 47.37
Leroy Facey b  J Holmes 0 3 4 0
Jake Wakelin ct  D Fraser b J Holmes 22 15 13 4 169.23
Richard Green ct  K Scholtz b J Holmes 9 52 31 2 29.03
Cody McDonald b  J Holmes 4 21 21 19.05
Greg Taylor b  J Holmes 22 42 36 4 61.11
Jack Sambrook b  K Scholtz 35 59 57 3 1 61.40
Paul Bellehewe   2 1 0
Dan Ward Not Out  12 47 42 1 28.57
Matthew McKendry ct  D Fraser b K Scholtz 1 4 5 20.0


Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
James Holmes15.0101362.170.87
Duncan Fraser6.0133133.005.50
Tom Allen5.002500.005.00
Kobus Scholtz7.111829.002.51
Jamie Allen5.001200.002.40
Ben Shepperson5.001400.002.80
Jack Bowman1.001300.0013.00

Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
4w 1lb 
for 3 wickets

(33.2 overs)
Adam Trett run out  (C McDonald) 2 14 12 16.67
Frans J Bester ct  C McDonald b G Taylor 35 79 72 5 48.61
Ben Shepperson run out  (C McDonald) 4 5 4 1 100 1
Kobus Scholtz Not Out  77 82 92 5 4 83.70 1
Ryan Clark Not Out  10 22 20 1 50.0
James Holmes  
Karl Holmes  
Jamie Allen  
Tom Allen  
Jack Bowman  
Duncan Fraser   2

Witham Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Paul Bellehewe5.002100.004.20
Jake Wakelin15.033300.002.20
Jack Sambrook7.013300.004.71
Greg Taylor3.0029129.009.67
Leroy Facey2.00400.002.00
Matthew McKendry1.201200.009.00