Cranbourne v Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC on Sat 30 Apr 2011 at 13.30
Penn Street Cricket Club Lost by 62 runs

Match report In Royal Wedding weekend, to Windsor and to Cranbourne’s beautiful ground by the Thames in the shadow of Windsor Castle – unfortunately a very hungover Penn Street side turned up following the festivities of the day before.

Cranbourne batted first, and a difficult task for captain Chris Fletcher was not made any easier when Jack Mendy had to be taken off after three overs. Paul Goodchild was bowling well from the other end, but without much luck. However, it was a day for debutantes. Neil Rankin, Simon Briggs’ brother-in-law, fresh from his initiation into the black arts of spoof the night before, achieved the first breakthrough. He was followed by George Simon, who, aided by a brilliant catch at gully from Richard Spooner (which made up for a much easier drop off the unfortunate Goody) bowled eight overs for 60 runs – but much more significantly, took 5 wickets on his Penn Street debut. However, the lack of bowling options told in the end, and some aggressive batting from M Robinson sped Cranbourne to 239-9.

In response to the large score, Fletch promoted Jack Mendy to No 3 in the batting lineup. However, it was Matt Bannister and Mark Gloyens who led the run-chase. Matt continued on his wonderful start to the season with a stylish 62, whilst Mark looked completely unruffled as he cut, punched and pulled to a convincing 50. Simon Briggs pitched in with a rapid 21 but the run rate was increasing and the remainder of the batting lineup folded rather feebly. 178-9 was our highest score of the season so far, but it was not enough.

Both Matt Bannister or Mark Gloyens could have been man of the match for their batting, but for getting his name on the Bat of Brilliance in his first-ever PSCC game, the Man of the Match accolade goes to George Simon.

Cranbourne Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
239 (0.0 overs)
T.Thorpe ct  M.Gloyens Bowled N.Rankin 14
B.Moore ct  J.Mendy Bowled S.Briggs 57
R.Alliston lbw  G.Simon 15
D.Crick ct  R.Spooner Bowled G.Simon 0
M.Robinson ct  M.Bannister Bowled C.Fletcher 75
N.Charms ct  M.Bannister Bowled G.Simon 8
S.Rodwell ct  M.Bannister Bowled G.Simon 16
M.Kierton b  C.Fletcher 3
B.Barfield b  G.Simon 3
D.Quiney Not Out  1
S.Castle Not Out  12

Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Paul Goodchild8.023300.004.13
Jack Mendy3.00900.003.00
Chris Fletcher8.0129214.503.63
George Simon8.0060512.007.50
Matt Bannister4.003100.007.75
Simon Briggs2.0017117.008.50

Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 9 wickets
Chris Fletcher ct  Robinson Bowled D.Crick 2
Matt Bannister b  M.Curtain 62 3
Jack Mendy b  D.Quincy 10 1
Mark Gloyens b  R.Allerston 50 1
Simon Briggs b  R.Allerston 21
A.N. Other lbw  T.Thorpe 2
Rob Sutherland b  R.Allerston 6
Richard Spooner b  R.Allerston 4 1
George Simon b  Robinson 6
Paul Goodchild Not Out  4
A.N. Other  

Cranbourne Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy