Bournville Cricket Club


Bournville Cricket Club 2nd XI v Ambleside on Sat 21 May 2011 at 1.30pm
Bournville Cricket Club Won By 28 runs

Match report Sometimes cricket is great! This game had a horrific batting collapse, some backs against the wall batting, a couple of unbelievable catches and a great win, against the odds for Bournville!

The day started terribly for us with their opening bowlers ripping our top order apart. Mustafa, Cherry, Spragg, Llewellyn and Ball all failing to trouble the scorers. This left us somewhat perilously placed at 15 for 6. Thankfully some diligent, patient cricket from Colvin and Edgehill, combined with some excellent running saw us regain some momentum. They put on 69 for the 7th wicket, with Edgehill in particular playing very well for 45. Once Colvin and Edgehill were out, some sensible batting and good running from Stevens guided Bournville to a respectable 140, and a score well beyond expectations after the first 10 overs.

This score clearly deflated Ambleside who got off to the worst possible start when their opening bat swatted the first ball, a rank long hop from Jonny, only to see it expertly snaffled by SdP! However after that, some ill-disciplined Bournville bowling saw Ambleside progress to 56 for 2 before Ball and de Polo applied some good pressure bowling to restrict Ambleside to a further 50 runs of 28 overs as wickets started to fall steadily. A good partnership that threatened to give Ambleside a chance was ended when Jangir found an edge and Spragg took an outstanding low one-handed catch at slip. The final wicket fell at a 112, when the number 11 skied a catch to SdP at mid off, and a win, which at one stage looked incredibly unlikely was secured and another 24 points were gained!

Bournville Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Feraz Mustafa ct Raven 0
Joe Cherry Run out  0
Neil Spragg b Healey 0 1
James Llewellyn b Healey 0
Martin Colvin lbw Read 32
Rob Ball b Raven 0
Robert Perry ct Healey 5 1
Mark Edgehill b Healey 45
Jangir Khan Ahmadzai b Read 2 1
Jonny Stephens Not Out  17 1
Steve de Polo b Healey 8 2

Ambleside Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Ambleside Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
112 (0.0 overs)
Whiston ct Stephens 0
Barr lbw Cherry 3
Quyym b Ball 35
Tompkinson st de Polo 9
Read ct de Polo 4
Reason b Ball 0
Alton ct Ball 4
Gilling ct Khan 13
Patel run out Stephens 3
Healey Not Out  16
Raven ct Stephenss 9

Bournville Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jonny Stephens4.311829.004.00
Jangir Khan Ahmadzai7.0219119.002.71
Joe Cherry2.0017117.008.50
Steve de Polo15.0433216.502.20
Rob Ball13.022438.001.85