Hambleden v Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC on Sun 17 May 2015 at 14:00
Penn Street Cricket Club Won by 4 runs

Match report A sunny sunday morning saw Facebook literally ablaze with gossip and rumour about Hambleden's potential inability to raise a side and despite phonecalls to just about everyone in south Buckinghamshire Penn Street's scenic jaunt to what is one of the most picturesque grounds on the circuit saw them ready to face off with just eight of Hambleden's finest. Rob Sutherland thus took on the role of Captain Oates and saw the game adapted to 9 vs 10 and toss won, Penn Street went out to bat. The early wickets of Parag and Tyler both playing the wrong line and Bob Randall, after a couple of positve shots, suggested that we were yet to grasp the vagaries of the wicket. However the stalwart Andty Coobes and Dave Laander rolled bakc the years to steady the ship allowing birthday boy Mark Gloyens to come in and smash the ball all over the park inclduing one enormous six. Steady contributions down the orer from Sam Martin and Nick Loftus in particular saw us close on what we thought was a competitive 129 all out.
Early wickets were needed but Hambleden's captain looking solid and ringer Rob Sutherland hooking a beamer fro Goody off his nose for four we were getting a bit edgy. Luckily the reknowned "Hambleden bounce" (or lack of) came into play and we were able to remove two top order batsmen in quick succession. Hambleden continued to build solid partnerships but determined fielding from Jamie Hazledien and Sam Martin in particular aligned with disciplined bowling kept us firmly in the game. A few lusty blows from the number 8 suggested all was to be in vain unitl Parag took a crucial wicket exposing the tail as Hambeleden crept steadily towards the target. It boiled down to 12 balls left, six runs to win and 1 wicket remaining when the number eleven missed a straight one and Penn Street won a hard fought victory showing the benefits of backing each other and never giving in, attributes i am sure will hold us in good stead for rhe rest of he season.

Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 3w 3b  
for 9 wickets
Parag Wartak b Mattingley 0
Bob Randall ct b Arnold 9 2 1
Tyler Armiger b Mattingley 5 1
David Lander b Arnold 14
Andy Coombes ct Sutherland b Wood 18 2
Mark Gloyens ct b Arnold 35 6 1
Sam Martin ct b Sanders 7 1
Nick Loftus b Arnold 27 4
Jamie Hazeldine Not Out  5 1
Paul Goodchild b Mattingley 1
A.N. Other  

Hambleden Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Hambleden Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 8 wickets
125 (38.4 overs)
P. Rosier Not Out  52
R. Sutherland b P. Goodchild 6
M. Martin b P. Goodchild 0
M. Smith ct J. Hazeldine b P. Wartak 1
N. Wood ct R. Randall b N. Loftus 13
N. Arnold b P. Goodchild 23
S. Mattingley b P. Wartak 11
C. Sanders b P. Goodchild 0
P. Richards b P. Goodchild 0

Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Paul Goodchild12.432454.801.89
Nick Loftus9.0523123.002.56
Parag Wartak10.0240220.004.00
Tyler Armiger5.021300.002.60
Jamie Hazeldine2.001200.006.00