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Graces v Theydon Bois at Theydon Bois  Sun 04-Jun-2017 at 1pm
Won 60 runs
 

Match report away to Theydon Bois 4th June 2017

 

A return for Graces to Theydon Bois’ charming ground was in jeopardy midweek as the home team were struggling to get 11. Thankfully some colts were roped in resulting in a team with three 14 year old and two 15 year old players with some more wizened characters!

The toss lost we were asked to bat on a greenish strip. Niroshan and Stuart opened- a communication breakdown in the 4th over saw Stuart run out, soon followed by his opening partner bowled for 6 leaving us 18 for 2 after 5 overs. Dom and Mendis took up our attack with the latter looking like he was going to get a bigly score until he was inexplicably bowled for a quick 14.

Dom once more batted responsibly for 20 – after this wickets fell regularly with no one getting established and at 93 for 8 we looked in trouble – this was a repeat of last season. The bowling was mixed but the ball wasn’t coming on with a lot of mistimed strokes resulting in wickets.

Matthew and Asad were our saviours, compiling a very entertaining 55 run partnership with Matthew scoring a personal best for the club with a fine 29 before being run out. We really enjoyed his innings which had 4 handsome fours and a 3! He deservedly was awarded man of the match – perhaps he’ll be promoted up the order next week!

Asad as ever made his partner work with a lot of very quick singles before he was bowled for 24. Our total was a much healthier 154 all out which seemed unlikely earlier.

After a fine tea Graces took to the field and produced a disciplined bowling display as the home team were restricted in their scoring shots – the top score was 23 and they were eventually all out for 94 in the 30th over - Stuart taking a fine catch in the deep to see off their aggressive number opener was a highlight. Some fine bowling figures resulted – the pick being Mendis 4 wickets for 17 ,he was on 2 hat tricks – sadly no third wicket followed!

Theydon Bois are a very welcoming team and the game was played in a great spirit. We are looking forward to returning next season

This match also marked the debut of Simon as umpire (poached during the 20/20 day!) We look forward to seeing more of him and perhaps an appearance or two!

 

Next week south London with a visit to Merton CC


 
Graces CC innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Stuart Anthony run out  11  0  0  0  0  
  Niroshan De Silva b Makin  6  0  0  0  0  
  Dominic Scott lbw b Tariq  20  0  0  0  0  
  S Mendis b Park  14  0  0  0  0  
  Newton Wijethilaka b Tariq  6  0  0  0  0  
  Manish Modi b Winch  5  0  0  0  0  
  Scott Moran c Helen b Winch  7  0  0  0  0  
  Jonathan Hardisty lbw b Tunks  2  0  0  0  0  
  Matthew Shore run out  29  0  0  0  0  
  Asad Ali b Park S  24  0  0  0  0  
  Yousef Jamil not out  1  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 11, lb 1, w 16, nb 2) 30    
 TOTAL (38.4 Overs) 154    
 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Makin 8 2 20 1  
 Park S 7.4 0 34 2  
 Tariq 7 2 19 2  
 Winch 4 0 17 2  
 Makin 4 1 23 0  
 Tunks 5 1 18 1  
 T Winch 2 0 12 0  
 
 
Theydon Bois innings Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s
  Tariq c Anthony b Ali  13  0  0  0  0  
  Hellen b Mendis  23  0  0  0  0  
  Vinney b Ali  0  0  0  0  0  
  Tunks b Wijethilaka  0  0  0  0  0  
  Park b Mendis  13  0  0  0  0  
  Day not out  18  0  0  0  0  
  Ross Makin b Mendis  5  0  0  0  0  
  Winch b Mendis  0  0  0  0  0  
  Rob Makin c Ali b Jamil  0  0  0  0  0  
  Small c Ali b Jamil  0  0  0  0  0  
  A Makin not out  0  0  0  0  0  
 Extras (b 7, lb 2, w 4, nb 2) 15    
 TOTAL (29.3 Overs) 94    
 
 
Bowling O M R W  
 Newton Wijethilaka 5 2 14 2  
 Asad Ali 5 1 14 2  
 S Mendis 8 3 17 4  
 Manish Modi 7 0 22 0  
 Matthew Shore 1 0 5 0  
 Yousef Jamil 3.3 0 13 2  
 
 

 

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