Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC v Lille CC on Sun 05 Jul 2015 at 10.30
Penn Street Cricket Club Won by 41 Runs

Match report We were delighted to be able to invite our friends from Lille Cricket to Penn Street to reciprocate the wonderful warmth and kindness with which we were welcomed last year when we visited them as part of 100 Not Out.

It was unusual to hear the strains of La Marseillaise ring out over Penn Street early on Sunday morning as both teams assembled for an early-morning photo-call. Lille won the toss, and put Penn St in to bat on what looked like a perfect wicket for batting.

Matt Reavey and Chris Russell made a positive start, with the hundred partnership coming up in 16 overs. Matt looked in fine form, but was unlucky to get out to a superb diving parry and catch by Harshad, a touch of brilliance adjudged Champagne Moment. Chris Russell was hitting his stride though, and raced to 91 off 66 balls with 3 sixes. When he and Steve Exton departed, Tyler Armiger and Jack Mendy took up the charge, Tyler scoring 37 off 25 balls with 3 sixes and Jack a magnificent 92 off a mere 41 balls with 5 sixes.

It looked as if Penn St's total of 302 off 35 overs should be enough, but they hadn't reckoned for Lille's response. First of all Harshad led the response before being run out by an unlikely direct hit from Rob Sutherland. Then Aditya and Mohan (complete with go-pro) took up the baton. Aditya looked as if he might take the match away from Penn Street all by himself, as he accelerated to 89 with 5 sixes before falling lbw to a quick one from Jack Mendy and the slow finger of doom. Mohan, however kept going, and with Flavian batting fluently at the other side Lille were still in with a chance, but as wickets continued to fall, the pressure of Penn Street's total eventually proved too much - but not before Lille achieved their highest ever score as a team.

560 runs in a day, 20 sixes, a feast of entertainment for the many spectators. A splendid way to celebrate President's Day, Penn Street Cricket Club and the Entente Cordiale.

Man of the Match : Ian Jones, for making this special day possible

Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1w 19b 1lb 
for 5 wickets
Matt Reavey ct Harshad b Florian 43 60 57 6 75.44
Chris Russell ct Harshad b Flavian 92 91 66 13 3 139.39
Stephen Exton ct Robin b Aditya 13 24 18 1 72.22 2
Tyler Armiger b Zaid 37 50 25 2 3 148.00
Jack Mendy ct Aditya b Harshad 92 41 36 12 5 255.56
Rob Sutherland Not Out  4 6 1 1 400 1
Simon Briggs Not Out  0 4 5 0
Nick Loftus   2
Callum Sempill  
Parag Wartak  
Paul Goodchild  

Lille CC Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Lille CC Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
3nb 9w 8b 2lb 
for 8 wickets
261 (35.0 overs)
Alfan ct S. Exton b P. Goodchild 4 3 6 1 66.67
Harshad run out (R. Sutherland) 32 34 33 6 96.97
Aditya lbw b J. Mendy 89 79 44 11 5 202.27
Florian ct & b N. Loftus 6 8 9 1 66.67
Mohan b J. Mendy 40 55 42 6 2 95.24
Robin b C. Russell 2 19 12 16.67
Flavian Not Out  44 41 34 5 2 129.41
Maxime ct S. Exton b J. Mendy 0 4 4 0
Zaid ct & b N. Loftus 17 24 21 3 80.95
T. Benton Not Out  5 9 9 1 55.56

Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Paul Goodchild4.0038138.009.50
Parag Wartak7.004300.006.14
Nick Loftus7.0044222.006.29
Callum Sempill4.005200.0013.00
Jack Mendy7.0135311.675.00
Chris Russell6.0140140.006.67