Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC v Bushy Mens 4ths on Sat 17 Jul 2010 at 14.00
Penn Street Cricket Club Lost by14 runs

Match report Man of the Match: M. Reavey

On the first day of the beer fest 2010 the 10 men of Penn Street assembled to contest against an unknown opposition in the form of Bushey 4th XI on what appeared to all to be a good batting wicket – oh how wrong we were!

Skipper Matt Bannister won the toss and inserted the opposition, hoping to take a few quick wickets with the new ball. Goody and Simon Hennell opened the bowling and got off to a tight start, with Goody in particular being very unlucky with a number of edges wide of the slips and gully fielders which raced away for four on yet another rapid outfield. Bushey’s batsmen then began to find their feet and runs started to come more easily. However the turning point in the innings came as the Bushey opener, batting against Simon, top edged a sweep into his forehead. With a large blood patch forming just to the side of the wicket he had to retire hurt and eventually left for hospital to get the wound stitched.

This piece of bad fortune for Bushey helped galvanize the Penn Street effort, and shortly after Goody took the wicket of the other opening batsman with a well bowled Yorker. Tyler replaced Simon at the pub end and, like Goody, bowled well without much luck; again a number of edges flying past or over the slips. Frustration began to show in the field, with Matt Reavey hurling the ball way over both stumps and the man behind for four overthrows. However perseverance paid off, and Tyler removed the opposition number three when he was caught at mid off by Banny. Mark Lander was introduced at the wood end, and although he bowled well a few loose deliveries allowed the new batsmen to settle. Seeking wickets, Simon was brought back on and certainly didn’t disappoint, taking a wicket in his first over back! Banny brought himself on at the wood end and picked up another wicket with a plum LBW. Suddenly a collapse was on the cards, and Simon took his second wicket with an incredibly casual stumping by James Sempill behind the stumps. This was followed by another wicket, and the opposition were rushing all over the place to get their pads on! Banny picked up another wicket in his third over, and everything was going Penn Streets way. Mark Lander came back on and wrapped the innings up with 2 wickets in 2 balls, Tyler ending the innings by taking a superb catch in the gully. 129 all out, a fine effort with the ball by PSCC.

Seeking another win, James Sempill and Matt Reavey opened up the innings for Penn Street. Challenged by a swinging ball early on, both openers were watchful and progress was initially slow. James was perhaps unluckily given out LBW early on, and things took a turn for the worse. Batsmen began to give their wickets away with poor shots, particularly against the opposition spinner, as Penn Street collapsed in a manner Pakistan would have been proud of – only Matt Reavey holding up one end as he played a perfect anchor role. Penn Street found themselves six down with still another 60 runs needed when Tyler joined Matt at the crease. With a very attacking field set for both batsmen, Tyler weathered the initial pressure to pull away two vital fours. Trying to repeat the same shot a couple of overs later he was dropped by backward square leg, prompting a talking to from Matt – “What did I just tell you? They just moved a man round there, I told you to keep it down. You’ve got to be one step ahead of them, it’s like playing chess!!!”. Tyler promptly tightened up, but fell a few overs later when he failed to get on top of a drive. With still 25 needed, Simon joined Matt at the crease as he brought up a very well played 50. With pressure building something had to give, and unfortunately for Penn Street it was Matt who nicked a good ball behind as he fell for a very solid 58. Goody went to the crease with 15 runs still required – could this be one of the greatest wins in Penn Street history???

Sadly it wasn’t to be, as Goody edged behind to finish the innings off as Penn Street fell 14 runs short of victory on a memorable day of cricket.

Bushy Mens 4ths Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
129 (0.0 overs)
M. Rothwell Retired Not Out  22
G. Heath b  P. Goodchild 18
S. Easthanth ct  M. Bannister b T. Armiger 29
Ilyas ct  & B S. Hennell 30
Nawaz lbw  M. Bannister 1
Mehroz st  J. Sempill b S. Hennell 0
A. Yousaf Not Out  4
N. Easthanth ct  J. Sempill b S. Hennell 0
Bedford ct  S. Briggs b M. Bannister *GOLDEN* 0
Kuhanandan ct  M. Bannister b M. Lander 5
Vanderfeet ct  T. Armiger b M. Lander *GOLDEN* 0

Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Paul Goodchild8.0139139.004.88
Simon Hennell8.0230310.003.75
Tyler Armiger4.0020120.005.00
Mark Lander2.4030215.0011.25
Matt Bannister3.01522.501.67

Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 9 wickets
Matt Reavey ct  N. Easthanth 58
James Sempill lbw  N. Easthanth 4 1 1
Steve Smith b  Kuhanandan 9
Mark Gloyens ct  Kuhanandan 0
Simon Briggs ct  Kuhanandan 0 1
Matt Bannister ct  Kuhanandan 1 2
Mark Lander ct  Nawaz 1
Tyler Armiger ct  N. Easthanth 9 1
Simon Hennell Not Out  8 1
Paul Goodchild ct  N. Easthanth 0
A.N. Other  

Bushy Mens 4ths Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
N. Easthanth7.512145.252.68
A. Yusaf2.001600.008.00

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    cally sutherland