Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC v Bushey on Sat 25 Jun 2011 at 14.00
Penn Street Cricket Club Won by 9 Wickets

Match report Early morning rain (and a missing roller key) had meant that it wasn’t until 1pm before we were able to get a roller on the pitch in preparation for our CCC match against Bushey. However the sun was out and the pitch was drying fast – looked like a good toss to win. Chris Herriott duly obliged and didn’t hesitate to put Bushey in to bat.

With the ball moving off the pitch, some craft and guile rather than outright pace was called for, so Chris opened the bowling with Paul Goodchild. It didn’t take long before both the openers were back in the pavilion, both bowled. Chris was bowling well, not showing any signs of rustiness, whilst Goody was pinging the ball in with aggression. Wickets continued to fall, and, when Bushey saw the opener come off and Jack Mendy came on at full tilt, their spirits sank further.

All the bowlers were getting great support in the field. Tom Curtis and Jack Slade were giving a fielding masterclass, chasing down everything within range. Peter Jupp held a sharp dropping chance at first slip, Tom Curtis a misplaced drive at mid-off, Steve Smith fought off a birthday hangover to hang onto a skier at mid-on, and Jack Slade showed astonishing maturity to call for and take a difficult running catch at extra-cover.

A change of attack brought Jack Slade into the attack, and he had soon trapped the Bushey captain at slip. Then on came Pete Lofty and his ball of string – no wicket s but batsmen captivated like playful kittens. And finally, just as Bushey looked like they might put together a last wicket partnership, Chris Herriott came back on and delivered the coup de grace – Bushey all out for 85.

One of the differences about Penn Street this season is the confidence with which they have attacked totals such as this. Pete Jupp and Matt Bannister set off quickly – not as fast as against Twyford but rapidly nonetheless. Both are vying for the batting cup this season, but today it was Pete’s luck which held (or, in other words, the ball which wasn’t, on more than one occasion) and he remained undefeated on 42. Meanwhile Matt lofted a drive with no more than a handful of runs required and fell for 41. Penn Street comfortably won by 9 wickets with 25 overs to spare.

Man of the Match – for taking apart the top of Bushey’s batting order, Chris Herriott

Bushey Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
85 (0.0 overs)
N. Purser b  C. Herriott 5
S. Eastaugh b  P. Goodchild 5
S. Khan ct  P. Jupp b C. Herriott 13
A. Taj b  C. Herriot 4
Sharif ct  T. Curtis b P. Goodchild 4
J. Dowling ct  M. Bannister b J. Mendy 20
G. Butt ct  S. Smith b P. Goodchild 1
J. Miller ct  P. Jupp b J. Slade 0
U. Ahmed ct  J. Slade b J. Mendy 9
C. Black Not Out  13
C. Dunsby b  C. Herriott 5

Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Paul Goodchild8.032337.672.88
Chris Herriott7.412446.003.13
Jack Mendy8.021628.002.00
Jack Slade4.0011111.002.75
Peter Lofty4.00800.002.00

Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 1 wickets
Pete Jupp Not Out  42 2
Matt Bannister ct  G. Butt b Sharif 41 1
Steve Smith Not Out  1 1
Rob Sutherland  
Tony Smart  
Tom Curtis   1
Peter Lofty  
Jack Mendy  
Chris Herriott  
Jack Slade   1
Paul Goodchild  

Bushey Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
S. Khan4.012000.005.00
S. Eastaugh4.002300.005.75
C. Black2.001500.007.50
C. Dunsby1.10800.006.86