MILDENHALL CRICKET CLUB 1st XI - Sat v Elmstead G on Sat 18 Jul 2015 at 1.00p.m Match Sponsor L.G.Aves & Son Ltd
MILDENHALL CRICKET CLUB Won Mildenhall won by 5 wickets

Match report Mildenhall Cricket Club reports for Saturday 18th July 2015.
On a bright sunny Saturday afternoon at Wamil Way Mildenhall 1st X1 entertained Elmstead Grasshoppers. The visitors won the toss and elected to bat. Bizarrely Elmstead lost their first wicket when Aiden O’Brien was given out obstructing the field after he had run into bowler Jon Steel who was attempting to take a catch in the centre of the wicket. Jon Butcher and Kashif Nizami then added 56 before in the 21st over Ashley Clark produced a corker to bowl Nizami for 28.His partner Butcher (31) followed soon after, two balls later he drove Jack Bowman to the long off boundary and was caught by Steve Taylor. Dan White and Mark Perrin saw up the hundred in the 30th over. White, the team’s leading run scorer had reached 16 when he too attempted a long lofted drive only to be caught in the deep by Tom Allen off the bowling of Steve Lankester. Any thoughts that Elmstead would now roll over were dispersed as Perrin and Athukorala completed half centuries. The pair added 80 before Perrin (51) was caught by Ben Shepperson off Tom Allen. Josh Elliot joined Athukorala and the pair saw Elmstead pass 200. The last two overs saw Mildenhall grab two bowling points. Athukorala was well caught at extra cover by Joe Reed off Jon Steel. Tom Allen bowled Elliott and then Graham Cook was run out on the last ball of the innings leaving Elmstead on 216 for 8. Tom Allen finished with the best bowling figures of 2 for 43.
Mildenhall welcomed back coach Steve Taylor after a lengthy hamstring injury. He opened the innings with Reed. However his return to the crease was short and he was out lbw to Athukorala for 8. Shepperson and Reed then added 82 before Shepperson (46) gave an easy catch to Cook off Nizami. This left Mildenhall on 99 for 2.Tom Allen went in at number four having been in good form with the bat recently. Together with Reed the pair added 64 before Reed was run out for a well-made 81. Lankester hit a boundary but soon after trying another big shot off O’Brien, gave Webster a catch and was out for 4. Andy Squire scored 21 as he and Allen moved Mildenhall close to victory. Squire was out however with just 3 runs needed and it was left to Matt Allen (1) to join his brother and complete the victory. Tom Allen remained unbeaten on 48. Mildenhall have a big game next week when they travel to their “bogey” team Coggeshall on Saturday having already lost at home to them.

Elmstead G Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
6nb 7w 2lb 
for 8 wickets
216 (50.0 overs)
Jon Butcher ct  S Taylor b J Bowman 31 93 59 5 52.54
Aidan O'Brien   22 13 2 0
Kashis Nizami b  A Clark 28 69 57 3 49.12
Dan White ct  T Allen b S Lankester 16 28 22 1 72.73
Mark Perrin ct  B Shepperson b T Allen 51 77 91 6 56.04
A Athukorala ct  J Reed b J Steel 53 63 51 3 2 103.92
Josh Elliott b  T Allen 11 15 10 1 110.0
G Cook run out  () 2 5 2 100
T Webster Not Out  0 2 1 0
Ian Evans  
Michael Burle  


Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jonathon Steel10.0242142.004.20
Tom Allen9.0043221.504.78
Stephen Lankester10.0236136.003.60
Ashley Clark6.0040140.006.67
Jack Bowman6.0026126.004.33
Joe Reed9.012700.003.00

Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 1w 4b 2lb 
for 5 wickets

(45.4 overs)
Joe Reed run out  (J Elliott) 81 131 118 7 68.64 1
Steve Taylor lbw  A Athukorala 8 15 8 1 100 1
Ben Shepperson ct  G Cook b K Nizami 46 56 41 8 112.20 1
Tom Allen Not Out  48 98 83 4 57.83 1
Stephen Lankester ct  T Webster b A O'Brien 4 6 3 1 133.33
Andrew Squire ct  J Butcher b A O'Brien 21 23 18 2 116.67
Matt Allen Not Out  1 9 3 33.33
Jonathon Steel  
Ashley Clark  
Karl Holmes  
Jack Bowman  

Elmstead G Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A Athukorala6.0028128.004.67
Michael Burle6.404100.006.15
Ian Evans10.003000.003.00
Dan White7.005600.008.00
Kashis Nizami10.0030130.003.00
Josh Elliott2.00800.004.00
Aidan O'Brien4.001829.004.50

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    John Child