140 all out
141 - 5
A mixed team of youth and experience played their last game of the season at Gt Missenden Pelicans on Sunday and ran out winners by 6 wickets. The foundation of their win was Angus Lees spell of spin bowling during which he took 5–32 in 10 overs.
Gt Missenden won the toss and elected to bat on a dry wicket that gave the bowlers assistance as Richie Barker’s mean opening spell proved. His opening partner, Henry Dean, kept the Missenden batsmen guessing and eventually took a crisply hit caught and bowled chance to give Wooburn their first wicket. Richie Barker finished his spell with 1-4 off 5 overs before giving way to the flight and guile of Lees. Lees immediately got into the action dismissing Bates and Cunnani with consecutive balls but failing to convert his hat trick opportunity. Dave Small replaced Henry Dean for 3 overs of testing deliveries before succumbing to the effects of a heavy Saturday evening.
Whilst wickets fell around him Griggs kept up his defiant response dispatching loose deliveries to the boundary aided all the more by a quick outfield. The introduction of James Dolan saw Wooburn employ an all spin attack which accounted for the wickets of Rehman Snr and also the stalwart Griggs who eventually went for 47. Ben Barker and debutant Jack Taylor then replaced Woodburn’s spinning duo and wrapped up the Gt Missenden innings for 140.
In reply Wooburn got off to a solid start with wicket keeper and opening batsmen Kevin Dolan employing the late cut with maximum effect in his boundary full innings of 30. Dolan fell with the score on 62 as Cooper started to get his driving going and Jordan then joined him at the wicket. Jordan fell for 18 and was then followed by Cooper for 53 as the young Missenden attack stemmed the flow of runs and left Wooburn on 110 – 3. A youthful contest then followed with Rehman Jnr and Tyrrel showing great promise and control bowling to the watchful George Taylor and incoming Angus Lees. Lees immediately attacked the bowling before succumbing to quick fire umpire Dean’s stumping decision with his bat still in mid air!
This saw Ben Barker join Taylor at the crease who was then duly replaced by his cousin following a crisply hit lofted drive which found Franks who took a good catch in front of the sightscreen. Jack Taylor and Ben Barker then slowly knocked off the remaining 10 runs with Barker guiding the winning runs through gully to bring Wooburn to victory with 8 overs to spare.
A good end to the season for Wooburn with Angus Lees registering his first 5 wicket haul for the club which is surely going to put pressure on the performances of his older brother come next season.
|P. Griggs||st K. Dolan||b A. Lees||47||11|
|Bechervalse||c & b H. Dean||0|
|N. Nichols||lbw R. Barker||1|
|Bates||b A. Lees||4||1|
|Cunnani||b A. Lees||0|
|A. Rehman||c P. Cooper||b J. Dolan||15||2||1|
|Franks||c R. Barker||b J. Dolan||18||4|
|Kankate||b A. Lees||0|
|Tyrrel||b A. Lees||7||1|
|Waltham||b G. Taylor||11||1|
|Extras||0nb 5w 6b 3lb||14|
|Fall of Wicket||Batsman Out|
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|P. Cooper||c ∅||b A. Rehman||53||8|
|K. Dolan||lbw Kankate||30||5|
|D.P. Jordan||c ∅||b A. Rehman||18||4|
|G. Taylor||c Franks||b Tyrrel||9||1|
|A. Lees||st ∅||b A. Rehman||11||2|
|B. Barker||not out||6||1|
|G. Taylor||not out||5||1|
|Extras||1nb 5w 2b 2lb||10|