Widmer End St Margarets CC v Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC on Sun 26 Apr 2015 at 13:00
Penn Street Cricket Club Won by 88 runs

Match report Following two tough early season fixtures against Briton Ferry and Taplow the Penn Street bandwagon rolled into Widmer End. Rain the night before had potentially endangered the game but upon arrival covers were in place to protect the wicket, and following a quick inspection the track looked in decent nick for this early in the season. Apologies were made by the home team for a longish outfield but this can be forgiven as the opposition were having maintenance issues with their mowers. Don’t worry, we know the feeling…..

Following a quick trip to the square to toss, Penn Street chose to bat first with man of the moment Chris Russell who enjoyed his first 50 for the club the week previous and local boy Jack Mendy. Jack didn’t waste any time in getting amongst the boundaries to get PSCC on their way. However Jack fell prematurely, only able to conjure 16. Chris stuck around a little longer to make 25. Not a bad start considering the Widmer End attack were not offering much width on a wicket which was keeping low at times. Mr G entered the fray adding some edgy runs and Steve Exton followed with 22 runs before being caught on the boundary.

All of a sudden Penn Street looked in a bit of trouble until the Fresh Prince himself Will Smith came in to add some stability. He and his namesake Steve bought control and managed to add runs and it was clear Will was in the pursuit of happiness making a unbeaten 40 runs. Great knock Will.

Penn Street finished with 144 having batted through the overs. Nick manged to add 14 runs to the total with help from pups Adam and George. What with the long outfield this seemed a respectable score to defend…

Following a tasty tea in the Widmer End village hall, Penn Street took a cold windswept field. One particular VC who shall remain nameless, found it that cold that he wore a wooly hat to keep him warm. Oli Andrews opened his 2015 account with a fine opening spell, collecting a wicket for efforts, whilst Nick asked questions from the other end taking two wickets with assistance from Steve Exton behind the stumps.

Jack came on 1st change bowling some grippy spin to keep Widmer End guessing and all of a sudden PSCC were in a controlling position. Jack took 3 wickets and with George Michell pitching in with some good pace, wickets were falling and victory looked a distinct possibility. Chris Russell chipped in with a wicket and then Nick came back on to collect another couple of wickets to seal the win, bowling out Widmer for 66.

Penn Street celebrated their first win of the season with drinks back at their temporary home The White Lion, whilst Widmer End finish their new pavilion.

Man of the match: Will Smith for his unbeaten 40.

Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
4w 2b 1lb 
for 10 wickets
Jack Mendy ct R Shah b G. Pearson Sr 16 29 21 2 76.19 2
Chris Russell b I. Talmer 25 45 39 3 64.10
Mark Gloyens b I. Talmer 7 31 23 1 30.43
Stephen Exton ct R. Shah b J. Wyatt 22 27 23 3 95.65 3
Will Smith lbw b J. Talmer 40 75 51 4 78.43
Sam Martin ct J. Hatt b J. Wyatt 2 9 11 18.18
Steve Smith ct & b J. Wyatt 4 31 24 16.67
Oli Andrews b C. Beeby 1 13 12 8.33 1
Nick Loftus Not Out  14 23 23 1 60.87
Adam Tattan b C. Beeby 4 11 9 44.44
George Michell ct & b G. Pearson Sr 2 6 3 66.67

Widmer End St Margarets CC Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
C. Beeby8.0030215.003.75
G. Pearson Sr7.0027213.503.86
R. Shah4.001200.003.00
I. Talmer4.001728.504.25
L. Johnson8.012300.002.88
J. Wyatt6.001735.672.83
J. Talmer3.0012112.004.00

Widmer End St Margarets CC Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 6w  
for 10 wickets
66 (29.4 overs)
B. Hobbs ct S. Exton b N. Loftus 8 11 10 2 80.0
G. Pearson Jr b O. Andrews 9 29 25 1 36.00
Q. van de Merwe ct S. Exton b N. Loftus 2 21 16 12.50
R. Shah b J. Mendy 17 23 18 1 1 94.44
J. Hatt ct J. Mendy b A. Tattan 14 56 52 1 26.92
J. Wyatt ct J. Mendy b C. Russell 0 10 11 0
C. Beeby ct S. Exton b J. Mendy 1 4 5 20.0
G. Pearson Sr b J. Mendy 0 7 6 0
I. Talmer ct O. Andrews b N. Loftus 4 17 20 20.0
J. Talmer Not Out  4 9 8 1 50.0
L. Johnson b N. Loftus 0 5 4 0

Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Oli Andrews5.03717.001.40
Nick Loftus6.421644.002.40
George Michell4.021300.003.25
Jack Mendy8.021334.331.62
Chris Russell4.02717.001.75
Adam Tattan2.0010110.005.00