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Saturday 25th May 2002 | TVL Division 3A

Gerrards Cross 2nd XI

143 all out


Wooburn Narkovians 1st XI

144 - 1

Wooburn Narkovians win by 9 wickets
Points: Wooburn Narkovians 20, Gerrards Cross 4
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Steve Blandford fires 1st XI to victory

Left-arm spinner Steve Blandford made an impressive Thames Valley League debut for the 1st XI on Saturday, with his seven-wicket haul the key to Wooburn\s nine-wicket victory over Gerrards Cross 2nds.

Choosing to bat first, Gerrards Cross soon found that the damp pitch, with its tennis-ball bounce, was going to make life difficult. However, they survived some early alarms to progress steadily to 82-1.

With overs ticking by, the home side looked to accelerate, and it was at this point that Blandford turned the game Wooburn’s way. His first wicket was fortuitous, as Collins smashed a full toss to deep square leg where Richard Barker took a fine catch.

But thereafter, extracting a reasonable amount of turn and an unreasonable amount of bounce, he ran through the Gerrards Cross batting to finish with 7-45 – Eykyn’s dogged 53 being the only real resistance. At the other end, Ian Cuthbert and Phil Day (2-21) maintained the pressure as the home side subsided to 143 all out.

The pitch was still tricky when Wooburn began their reply. But the Gerrards Cross bowlers didn’t make the best use of the conditions, allowing Ian Cuthbert and Dave Rogers to get the visitors off to the solid start they needed. Their century stand was finally broken when Cuthbert was adjudged caught behind off Warren, the pick of the bowlers, for 52.

James White added a quick-fire 30 as he and Rogers, who finished unbeaten on 46, steered Wooburn to a comfortable victory.


Gerrards Cross 2nd XI

Batter Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s SR
G. Eykyn c I. Cuthbert b S. Blandford 53
C.N. Cemlyn-Jones c J. White b R. Barker 16
I. Collins c R. Barker b S. Blandford 17
E. Waugh b S. Blandford 6
S. Grover c P. Day b S. Blandford 2
B. Dean c P. Day b S. Blandford 5
A. Marlow c R. Barker b S. Blandford 1
A.A. Peace c D. Pidgeon b P. Day 9
G.A. Ralphs b P. Day 5
R. Warren c R. Rogers b S. Blandford 2
M. Knudson not out 9
Extras 3nb 0w 10b 2lb 15
Total (51.2 overs) 143-10
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
J.F. White 9.0 2 23 0 2.6
R.N. Barker 13.0 2 30 1 2.3
S. Blandford 16.2 4 45 7 2.7
I.J. Cuthbert 8.0 4 13 0 1.6
P.A. Day 5.0 0 21 2 4.2
Fall of Wicket Batsman Out
35-1 C. Cemlyn-Jones
82-2 I. Collins
96-3 E. Waugh
100-4 S. Grover
109-5 B. Dean
115-6 A. Marlow
121-7 G. Eykyn
127-8 A. Peace
132-9 G. Ralphs
143-10 R. Warren

Wooburn Narkovians 1st XI

Batter Runs Mins Balls 4s 6s SR
D.J. Rogers not out 46 6
I.J. Cuthbert c G. Eykyn b R. Warren 52 8
J.F. White not out 30 5
D.B. Pidgeon 0
A.J. Cuthbert 0
R.N. Barker 0
P.A. Day 0
S. Blandford 0
R.J. Rogers 0
P.B. Clarke 0
B. Sutherland 0
Extras 5nb 1w 2b 5lb 13
Total (42.2 overs) 144-1
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Econ
R. Warren 14.0 4 34 1 2.4
A. Peace 11.0 3 32 0 2.9
E. Waugh 10.0 3 38 0 3.8
A. Marlow 4.2 2 16 0 3.5
C. Cemlyn-Jones 3.0 0 18 0 6.0
Fall of Wicket Batsman Out
101-1 I.J. Cuthbert

Start Time: 13:30
Toss: Gerrards Cross won the toss and decided to bat.
Venue: Dukes Lane, Gerrards Cross
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