Burwell v MILDENHALL CRICKET CLUB 1st XI - Sat on Sat 08 Aug 2020 at 11:00

Match report The Mildenhall Assassin strikes.
I remember the day that Jim Laker took 19 wickets at Old Trafford in 1956. I was glued to the TV when Botham won the famous 1981 test at Headingly. The West Indian bowling attack of the eighties and nineties were unforgettable. I also remember when Roger Bannister ran the first sub-four minute mile in 1953. Well today was another of those days.
Picture the scene; it's the 39th over and with an under par score posted Mildenhall are struggling to remove the last few wickets. Tim Catley who came in at no 3 is playing beautifully stroking the bowlers all round the ground' seriously threatening to take the game away from us. With plenty of overs left who should the captain turn to. Who else, the Mildenhall assassin of course! James Turner the no.10 batsman is on strike. Up comes JB with his antelopian skip and jump ( I think the final little leap in the air is the bit that confuses the batsman) and delivers. Turner pads the ball away. The entire team shouts in unison from all points on the field, 'owzat!'. Not out says the umpire. Second ball: a swing and a miss. Third ball a gentle stroke to mid-off or thereabouts. Fourth ball a strange prod from Turner and he is clean bowled. In comes Jay Ghelani a good bowler but not known for his batting ability. Surely he wont last long providing we can keep Catley off strike. But no JB has loftier ambitions and calls to the captain "Give him a single skip!". The skip's not too happy about this but moves the field back a bit. Up skips JB and sure enough Ghelani edges the ball towards gully and the batsmen take a single. The scene is now set.
JB is prancing about like a gazelle on heat and Tim Catley is creating more tension by having the sightscreen moved. Then he is disturbed by a wasp. Finally JB skips up for his 6th ball and Catley makes the strangest stroke he has made all day and edges it to Jack Potticary. Brilliant! And what's more you can see it all happen in video here.
As regards the rest of the match not much to report really. Mildenhall won the toss and decided to bat. Batsmen came and went, some quicker than others, with only a handful of runs except Ollie who batted well for his 54 off 84 balls. Bad luck for Dom who was clean bowled by the first ball of the match. Don't worry about it Dom. Just think when you have grandchildren you can regale them with stories about how you played for Mildenhall with the Mildenhall Assassin! They will be enthralled I promise you.
Similarly none of the opposition batsmen excelled particularly except the aforementioned Tim Catley so in the end a comfortable victory for MCC. All our bowlers performed reasonably well sharing the wickets more or less equally. So, a comfortable victory but what drama!

Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 15w 3b 3lb 
for 10 wickets

(47.4 overs)
Dominic Palmer b J Turner 0 1 0
Jake Foley st J BowersJ Turner 22 18 2 1 122.22
Tristan Blackledge ct S Rippington b T Newman 17 38 2 44.74 1
Jack Potticary ct S Rippington b N Huckle 16 25 1 1 64.00 3
Tom Allen ct J Bowers b J Ghelani 18 40 45.00
Ollie Lovejoy ct J Bowers b T Newman 54 84 5 64.29
Tom Rash ct J Seabrook b S Rippington 10 13 1 76.92
Matt Allen ct J Bowers b N Huckle 18 33 1 54.55 1
Jack Loveday ct J Seabrook b T Newman 7 13 1 53.85 1
Jack Bowman b L Du-Plooy 7 14 50.0
Alex Cruickshank Not Out  7 8 1 87.50

Burwell Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
James Turner5.0127213.505.40
Sam Rippington10.0050150.005.00
Nicholas Huckle9.0130215.003.33
Tom Newman10.0041313.674.10
Jay Ghelani10.0034134.003.40
Luke Du-Plooy3.4011111.003.00

Burwell Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
2nb 19w 3b 1lb 
for 10 wickets
158 (40.0 overs)
Joseph Tetley ct M Allen b T Rash 16 26 3 61.54
Tom Griffiths ct J Potticary b A Cruickshank 12 32 1 37.50
Tim Catley ct J Potticary b J Bowman 52 83 3 2 62.65
Luke Du-Plooy b J Loveday 0 7 0
Josh Bowers ct J Loveday b J Foley 13 26 1 1 50.0
Jamie Seabrook ct J Potticary b T Blackledge 1 7 14.29
Sam Rippington ct T Blackledge b T Blackledge 19 21 4 90.48
Nicholas Huckle b J Foley 10 18 1 55.56
Tom Newman b T Rash 8 13 1 61.54
James Turner b J Bowman 1 7 14.29
Jay Ghelani Not Out  1 1 100


Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tom Rash6.0022211.003.67
Alex Cruickshank7.0311111.001.57
Jack Loveday5.0031131.006.20
Tristan Blackledge7.0122211.003.14
Jake Foley10.0047223.504.70
Jack Bowman5.0021210.504.20

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    John Child