Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC v Church Boys CC on Sat 30 May 2015 at 14:00
Penn Street Cricket Club Won by 35 runs

Match report One always has a sense of trepidation when one arranges a match at short notice, ever since Gerrards Cross IV's turned up a few seasons ago (playing strength weak, supposedly) with a busload of eager 14 year olds who all seemed to play for Bucks (Or they didn't, they should have). Church Boys had come from Wembley, and had been held up in the traffic surrounding some lesser sporting event in their vicinity, but were keen and very friendly opposition.

Steve Exton won the toss and had no hesitation putting us in to bat on what looked like a DL-belter of a pitch.

Rob Sutherland fell early, but Steve Smith was in the same stalwart mood that saw him bat for 22 overs the previous week. Coupled with a very welcome return for Briggsy, they started solidly if slowly. David Adams came in when Steve finally fell, and started to push the runs along, including 2 mighty sixes. He was joined by our Graham Dunn, one of our two guests from Hazlemere, who started to push around the ball very elegantly. David eventually fell for another 50, and a final cameo from Thiya Yashoman took our total up to 180 - good, but vulnerable on a good wicket.

When Church Boys started to bat, though, it was immediately apparent that they were not ones to hang around. Nousin, who had taken 6 wickets and bowled excellently, looked dangerous, but couldn't keep the pace and movement of David Adams out. A couple of tough chances dropped, and Church Boys were going well. However Steve Smith held onto a skyer from Thursin, and a ball that clipped the top of the stumps from Adam Tatton gave us a bit of an opening. Lucky was going for everything - his 36 had come off 17 balls, when he swung to leg and Peterjon Williams took a superb running catch in the deep.

Then in an inspired bowling change from Steve Exton, he brought on Peterjon to bowl (having previously bowled only 1 over for 14 runs for us) and it didn't look too good as a no-ball was hooked for six. But then he found his rhythm, and clean-bowled the dangerous Jeyanthan. And then he bowled Jana as well. Steve Exton scented blood, and brought back Goody. Between the pair of them, they rattled through the final wickets, and another fine victory for Penn Street that didn't look too likely at one stage.

Man of the match - Peterjon Williams for 4 wickets and a match-changing catch

Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
3nb 24w 9lb 
for 10 wickets
Steve Smith ct & b Seelam 20 54 50 2 40.0 1
Rob Sutherland ct Seelam b Nousin 3 12 11 27.27
Simon Briggs ct Seelam b Jennah 16 68 49 32.65
David Adams ct Jeyanthan b Lucky 54 71 52 5 2 103.85 1
Stephen Exton ct Seelam b Nousin 3 7 4 75.00 1
Peterjon Williams lbw b Nousin 2 10 12 16.67 1
Graham Dunn ct Kenny b Nousin 32 43 34 3 94.12
Adam Tattan ct Kenny b Nousin 2 8 11 18.18
Thiya Yashoman b Seelam 12 13 13 2 92.31
Richard Spooner ct Tharasin b Nousin 0 2 2 0 1
Paul Goodchild Not Out  0 4

Church Boys CC Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Church Boys CC Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
4nb 8w 3b  
for 10 wickets
145 (26.3 overs)
Nousin b D. Adams 7 19 24 1 29.17
Thursin ct S. Smith b D. Adams 19 40 25 2 76.00
Jeyanthan b P. Williams 44 58 49 8 89.80
John b A. Tattan 1 12 6 16.67
Lucky ct P. Williams b A. Tattan 36 20 17 4 2 211.76
Sangee ct S. Exton b P. Goodchild 5 18 8 62.50
Jana b P. Williams 0 8 5 0
Kenny Not Out  9 24 12 1 75.00
Sujanthan b P. Williams 0 3 1 0
Jathu ct R. Spooner b P. Williams 0 4 4 0
Seelam ct D. Adams b P. Goodchild 9 12 11 1 81.82

Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Paul Goodchild9.3053226.505.58
David Adams8.0121210.502.63
Adam Tattan4.0037218.509.25
Peterjon Williams5.013147.756.20