Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC v Octopuss on Sun 28 Aug 2011 at 13.00
Penn Street Cricket Club Won by 32 runs

Match report Its James Bond season on Sky and how relevant for Penn Street to welcome Octopuss (y) for a 40 over contest on a moist wicket. Will it be runs galore…….or even Pussy Galore……..time would only tell.

Skipper for the day Nick Loftus decided to bat and Penn Street got off to a Thunderbolt start with Chris Fletcher playing a couple of powerful booming drives. Juppy held the fort steady and hit the loose ball for 4 and was dropped on 7 playing a filthy leg glance. Was it sighs of relief from the PSCC batters waiting to come or a sigh of bye bye batting cup?? It was to prove a costly drop. Soon after, Fletch miscalculated a pull shot and was caught for 32 and this prompted Octopuss to start digging in and bowling a very tight line. Mr G was in at number 3 and could easily have been mistaken for Bob Fryer as from a distance a curly mop was developing on his head. Mr G who has been in great form this year managed to get a thick outside edge to gully and dismissed for 3. The real James Bond strolled in at number 4 and played two beautiful pull shots (he is good at the pull J) before getting a leading edge for 10. The pitch was proving difficult to read as was the Octopuss bowlers who carried on plugging away. This dedication got results and Penn Street lost wickets at regular intervals to put even more pressure on Juppy to hold his end up (no problem there)and get us to at least 150 which was agreed to be a good score before play started. Juppy kept going and played the strike well with a super pumped up Dolph Lundgren lookalike Tom Curtis, who kept running short on the singles and twos. WAKE UP TOM!! Juppy opened up (finally!) with 4 overs and remaining and managed to get the PSCC score up to a very pleasing 175 – He was the man with the Golden Gun and ended up on 89 not out.

Paul Goodchild was licking his lips at the prospect of bowling on this damp wicket and Jaws obliged with a fantastic spell of bowling to take 4 wickets. Paul Goodchild needs a special mention for this dedication and commitment to PSCC. A lifer he walks miles through the woods to ensure he can play and then in some instances gets the night bus home. Take a bow Goody – you are a legend. Great captaincy from Nick Loftus enabled Penn Street to make a patient in road when Nick bowled Octopuss Mike for 19 and Matt Bannister got skipper Stu for 41. A great catch by young Jack Slade really made this a great Penn Street Performance. Two wins for the weekend and the a great finish in the bar was a great end to a weekend of winning cricket for the mighty Street – Live and Let Die!!

Man of the match - P.Jupp

Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 7 wickets
Pete Jupp Not Out  89
Chris Fletcher ct Smith Bowled Nicholas 32 1
Mark Gloyens ct Reid Bowled Kindle 3 1
David Lander ct Amul Bowled Kindle 10
Tony Smart b Nicholas 8
Matt Bannister b Nicholas 5 1
Nick Loftus b Nicholas 5
Tom Curtis Run out  7
Jack Slade Not Out  0 1
Tyler Armiger   1
Paul Goodchild  

Octopuss Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Octopuss Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
143 (0.0 overs)
Will ct M.Bannister Bowled P.Goodchild 24
Matt b P.Goodchild 0
Joe b P.Goodchild 8
Amul ct J.Slade Bowled P.Goodchild 0
Mike b N.Loftus 19
Stu ct C.Fletcher Bowled M.Bannister 41
Sam ct M.Gloyens Bowled C.Fletcher 0
Si b M.Bannister 10
Stu ct T.Armiger Bowled C.Fletcher 12
Yau Not Out  6
Callum Not Out  1

Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Paul Goodchild8.041844.502.25
Tyler Armiger6.012600.004.33
Nick Loftus8.0421121.002.63
Jack Slade4.003100.007.75
Matt Bannister8.0033216.504.13
Chris Fletcher6.011728.502.83