Holmer Green (BF) v Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC on Sun 25 May 2008 at 13:30
Penn Street Cricket Club Lost

Match report In a game that miraculously survived the rain, Penn Street lost the annual beer fest game against Holmer Green for the first time since 2003.
Batting first in a shortened 30 over match, we ammassed 148 all out in 29 overs in an innings where no-one really got beyond the well-set stage.
Chairman Dave Lander looked good for his 26 as joint top scorer, despite facing some verocious chin music that would've unsettled a player with less experience of the Caribbean!! Damo Ribaudo also did well down the order with Karl Stephens, scoring 26 and 17 respectively to shepherd us to a respectable total that looked in doubt with 7 overs left. Mention also should go to Reece Raven for a useful 23 and Fletch for a corking "Ponting-esque" six that couldn't quite penetrate the sports club glass despite hitting on the full.
In reply, things started ok, depite a poor drop by the skipper. We were beginning to develop a stranglehold on the Holmer innings when from 14 for 1 after 7 overs, they raced to 45 in a matter of 3 overs. However the lads rallied well and we chipped away at the top and middle order until the match reached its balancing point at 109 for 5. On the way, Grant took a stonker at gully after the skipper redeemed himself (only slightly) through his field placing (and some luck!). Fletch bowled superbly opening up and Goody gave us the chance of victory with 2 vital wickets.
In the end though, it wasn't to be. Holmer dug in and knocked off the runs to win by 4 wickets.
Disappointing to blemish our fine record at Holmer who were worthy winners.

Thanks to everyone who again organised another superb event in the club after the game. A quality blues band, several zambucas and and unlikely karaoke star combined to create another classic beer fest night!!

Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets
Matt Reavey Caught  12
Pete Jupp Caught  2 1
David Lander Caught  26
Chris Fletcher Caught  20
Rhys Raven Caught  23
Rob Sutherland Caught  0
Jamie Hazeldine Caught  1
Damien Ribaudo Caught  26
Karl Stephens Caught  17
Grant Henry Bowled  2 1
Paul Goodchild Not Out  1

Holmer Green (BF) Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Holmer Green (BF) Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 6 wickets
149 (0.0 overs)
Little b Fletcher 21
Jermain b Fletcher 15
Fanner ct Henry b Ribaudo 22
Wallace b Goodchild 21
Harris ct Jupp b Henry 40
D. King b Goodchild 4
Holden Not Out  16
B. King Not Out  2

Penn Street Cricket Club PSCC Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Chris Fletcher7.0021210.503.00
Rhys Raven5.003500.007.00
Damien Ribaudo5.003500.007.00
Paul Goodchild5.0031215.506.20
Grant Henry2.1013113.006.00
Karl Stephens1.00600.006.00