Bournville Cricket Club


Bournville Cricket Club 3rd XI v Bronze 3 on Sat 04 May 2013 at 13:30
Bournville Cricket Club Won by 14 runs

Match report New Ground, New Players, New Captain and 24 Points.

Bournville 3rd XI started the season at home with a heart dropping win by 12 runs in an evenly matched contest.

After losing the toss and being put into bat, new captain Antoni Hickinbottom promoted young WK Dave Fleming to open the batting with the ever trusted Dev. With a pitch with very indifferent bounce the team started slowly and things went from bad to worse as both openers fell along with Matty Kemp in quick sucession. Then came a bit of an onslaught as Raj started to dominate the bowling attack with his flamboyant shots and agressive play, supported very well by debutant Mo Aslam. Antoher couple of quick wickets put bournville under the cosh until Man of the Match Pete Green batted with flair and precision in the only way Greeny knows how with a superb 52 runs.

The end of the innings was highlghted by Sanjays "im going to score more runs than Caldicott this season" quick fire innings of 23 pushing up the score to 174 all out, just 1 shy of the target 175 set by Antoni in the pre-match team talk.

Bournville were immediatly were on the back foot at Bronze took the attack, before Raj took a half chance catch of his own bowling to remove the Bronze captain Stocking for 22. With an immediate change for both the opening bowlers Pete Green stepped up and took 2 quick wickets with identical deliveries to peg back bronze. Debutant Guv took Greeny's 3rd and final wicket with a sharp diving catch at short point putting bronze on the back foot.

Bronze pushed forward with only really 1 batsman contributing to the runs, ending up on 62 NO. Dev and Sanjay then shared a wicket a piece until opening bowler was brought back on to penatrate a stubbon partnership, by removing the number 9 with a full pitched yorker on his final delivery.

New captain Antoni then decided to bring himself on with Bronze now requiring less than 15 with 10 overs to go in a do or die move. After being smashed down the ground, the ball was whipped back in to the bowling end, and Antoni then turned and through down the stumps at the opposite end as bronze were running a 3. Dave Flemming was left shocked at how accurate the throw was and commented after the game "the captain like a man possesed". Antoni then finished off the innings as the number 11 was bowled with bronze still requiring 13 runs to win and 24 points in the bag for Bournville 3rds.

Total Spectator attendance was 2 but soon faded down to 0 as the noise pollution from the aircraft above was too much to handle.

Bournville Cricket Club 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
10nb 10w 10b  
for 10 wickets

(44.3 overs)
Dev Bhambra Caught  13 1 2
David Fleming Bowled  5 1
Matthew Kemp Caught  0
Rajvinder Korotania Caught  29 3 1 1
Mohammed Aslam Bowled  2
Antoni Hickinbottom Caught  11 1 1 1
Peter Green Bowled  52 7 1
Gurvinder Marway Caught  4 1
A.N. Other Bowled  5 1
Sanjay Mehmi Bowled  23 3 1
Dan Caldicott Not Out  0 2 0

Bronze 3 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Bronze 3 Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
160 (38.2 overs)
Stocking ct ct & Bwl - Raj 22
Smith ct ct Dev bwl Green 15
Karthik ct ct Dev bwl Green 2
Russell Not Out  62
Inton ct ct Guv bwl Green 0
Paven lbw bwl Sanjay 23
Hawes b Dev 0
Khan ct ct Antoni bwl Sanjay 5
Sethu b Raj 10
Sardar run out Antoni 0
Mark b Antoni 1

Bournville Cricket Club 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Dan Caldicott6.003300.005.50
Rajvinder Korotania10.0029214.502.90
Sanjay Mehmi10.0039219.503.90
Peter Green8.0031310.333.87
Dev Bhambra3.0017117.005.67
Antoni Hickinbottom1.20313.002.25