MILDENHALL CRICKET CLUB 1st XI - Sat v Sawston and Babraham CC 1st XI on Sat 21 Aug 2021 at 11:00

Match report Another cliff hanger!

Well! Who would have thought that up? After last week’s game when our last two batsmen resisted all attempts to remove them and against all the odds, scored the runs to secure victory, this week the same thing happened except that we were the victims and not the victors.

The situation was created by the good old British summer of course. Having lost the toss for the first time this summer, Mildenhall were asked to bat. After 28 overs Nic and Matt were going fairly comfortably with 107 runs on the board for the loss of Potts, Darren and Rashy when the umpires decided enough was enough and stopped the game. The time was nearly lunchtime anyway so it seemed to be the right decision. Some three and a half hours later we returned and Mildenhall’s innings was declared finished after 28 overs at 107 for 3 and Sawston were tasked with scoring 171 in 28 overs to win. They weren’t very happy about this but such are the vagaries of the DLS system so that was that.

Sawston set about their task and showed us why they are top of the table at present. Wickets were taken regularly but runs were coming faster. Their 9th wicket fell in the 23rd over with Sawston still needing 26 to win. It looked like a Mildenhall win but Alexander Stafford had other ideas and scored the majority of the runs needed, it must be said, with ease. He ended with a flourish hitting Tris for 4 into the covers.

The better all round side won but at least we put up an improved performance than at Sawston on a bright sunny day earlier in the season.

Baker again put in the best bowling performance with 2 for 22 off 6 and so far this season is Mildenhall’s most economic bowler with figures of 17 wickets for 248 runs off 79 overs with an economy rate of 3.14.

Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
4nb 4w 6lb 
for 3 wickets
Jack Potticary lbw J Vandepeer 34 29 6 1 117.24 2
Darren Ironside b T Moses 13 43 1 30.23
Tom Rash ct D Heath b B Clilverd 12 18 2 66.67
Nic Smit Not Out  21 51 2 41.18
Matt Allen Not Out  13 29 1 44.83
Jon Allen  
Tristan Blackledge  
Tom Allen   1
Ollie Lovejoy  
Jack Loveday   2
Alex Cruickshank  

Sawston and Babraham CC 1st XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Mark Smith5.011500.003.00
James Vandepeer5.0037137.007.40
Ben Clilverd8.0124124.003.00
Tim Moses7.0021121.003.00
George Darlow2.01300.001.50
C J Guest1.00100.001.00

Sawston and Babraham CC 1st XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
10w 9lb 
for 9 wickets
173 (26.5 overs)
Aaron Thomason b M Allen 13 10 2 130.0
James Vandepeer run out  (N Smit) 22 27 3 81.48
W Hussain ct J Loveday b T Blackledge 4 7 1 57.14
C J Guest ct J Potticary b D Ironside 35 40 2 87.50
Ethan Guest ct J Loveday b N Smit 27 14 3 1 192.86
Ben Clilverd ct J Potticary b M Allen 4 4 1 100
Tim Moses run out  (M Allen) 12 11 1 109.09
Alexander Stafford Not Out  25 21 2 119.05
George Darlow lbw D Ironside 6 8 75.00
Dan Heath ct T Allen b N Smit 1 5 20.0
Mark Smith Not Out  5 14 35.71


Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tom Rash4.003400.008.50
Tristan Blackledge3.5023123.006.00
Matt Allen6.0022211.003.67
Alex Cruickshank2.001400.007.00
Jack Loveday3.002100.007.00
Nic Smit4.0027213.506.75
Darren Ironside4.0023211.505.75

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