Sat 23 June - 2nd XI v Outwood II

June 28, 2021 on 10:24 pm | In 2nds Match Reports | 1 Comment

Outwood 260
Shoreham 117

This was Shoreham’s first visit to Outwood’s ground: like our own, very atractive and well hidden. Outwood were last year’s division winners, though for some reason not promoted. Batting first, they began to set about our bowling as if they thought it was our fault. Outwood recently scored 315 without loss in a league game and things were looking ominus. Only the weather seemed likely to come to our aid as the thunder and lightning rumbled and flashed overhead.

Montie, a man of 20/20 vision, captain for the day and obviously well insured, gamely kept Shoreham in the field as the static crackled in the air and the match became more and more impressionistic for the spectacle wearers amongst us. To his credit, Montie’s four wickets along with some sharp fielding – including two well taken slip catches by Pat and a lot of enthusiatic aquaplaning by Ollie Pearce (who had come along to operate the satnav for his Dad) – slowed the scoring rate and in the end we were pleased to dismiss Outwood for 260 and pick up the bowling points.

Rain finally interrupted Outwood’s innings when Montie agreed that we could go in until the bails stopped floating off.

When it was Shoreham’s turn to bat John Beard and Dave Fletcher said that they had to leave early and so were sent in to open. In the event they both left with plenty of time to spare. At 26 - 4 and with a wet outfield making scoring difficult it became clear that we should limit our ambition to trying to collect a batting point or two. Wyn accumulated a patient 21 and Ollie Pearce rattled up an aggressive 27.

Say what you will about his hydrophilia and his insensitivity to the optically challenged, there is no doubting that Montie was our man of the match: following his bowling performance with the inning’s top score of 31. Montie was last out, falling just three short of the 120 necessary for our first batting point.

- Wyn

Sat 23 June - 1st XI v Flimwell I

June 28, 2021 on 10:23 pm | In 1sts Match Reports | 1 Comment

A depleted Shoreham side found it hard to compete against a strong Flimwell team who elected to bat first on a good track. Reeves (41) and fellow opener k. Noon (31) had an opening partnership of 82. The introduction of the wily Ray Trick 2 for 39 slowed the run rate for a wile ,The middle order of M.Noon (33),Atkins (35) and Downs (26) added impetus to the innings despite the efforts of Bob Stacey 1 for 39 and 16 year old Tom Palmer 3 for 59. A late flurry by Will Farnfield 20 n.o. helped to push the visitors score to 229 for 7. In reply Shoreham after loosing an early wicket saw a second wicket partnership of 81 between Montieth (39) and Wright (46) helped the home side keep up with the run rate. The introduction of Pickles 3 for 33 and Farnfield 3 for 26 saw wickets fall steadily Styles with (32) and Palmer with (20no) pushed Shoreham to an extra batting point by reaching 164 for 9,with Flimwell deserved winners by 65 runs.

- Sam

Sun 17 June - Waggoners

June 17, 2021 on 11:39 pm | In Friendly Match Reports | 1 Comment

Shoreham won the toss and inserted Waggoners to bat on the top strip at Shoreham… Waggoners lost early wickets thanks to the consistent and parsimonious bowling of Simms and Rivett J and Shoreham held onto most of the important catches. Bowling honours were shared between the brothers Rivett, Simms, Setterfield, Wynn-Jones, Hofmann and Hayslett, aged 14, who took two key wickets in the last overs of Waggoners’ innings on debut. In the end, Waggoners were restricted to 195 runs for 9 off approx. 43 overs.

Shoreham’s innings got off to a shaky start: Steve Newitt was bowled by a jaffer early on and Brad Simms suffered the same fate. With 30 runs on the board, Zack came in to bat and hit 15 off his first 4 deliveries. This was no fluke though and he continued to decimate Waggoners’ attack. With Hofmann blocking up one end and scoring at a more demure rate, Zack continued to rack up the runs, scoring 58 off fewer balls including five sixes(!) With 20 overs to go, Shoreham needed 100 runs; with 17 overs left, Shoreham needed 77. Then Zack got out to a straight one from a spinner and Hofmann followed next ball, plumb LBW for 51. Shoreham proceeded to collapse in traditional style with wicket following wicket. Nos. 10 + 11 (Rivett G and Hayslett) had a combined age of 28 but they batted with wisdom beyond their years to frustrate Waggoners opening bowlers. An honourable and enjoyable draw was a great result for Shoreham, who ended on 151 for 9.

- Alex

Sat 16 June - 2nd XI v Hadlow II

June 17, 2021 on 11:31 am | In 2nds Match Reports | 2 Comments

Ray Trick turned back the years on Saturday with a great catch on the boundary, 36 runs and 3 for 31 off 9. Paul Styles well crafted 57 set Shoreham up to what should have been our first win, but Hadlow bowled well in the middle overs and tied our batsmen down. Sam Trick 20 and Chris Bucks 14 gave us some hope, Tom Palmer’s towering 6 in the last over gave the oppo the wobbles but we fell short on 181 for 7 chasing Hadlow’s 191. All in all maybe not a win, but a very pleasing result.

Well done all


- Photos by T Palmer and J Asplin

Sun 10 June - Buckhurst

June 11, 2021 on 4:16 pm | In Friendly Match Reports | No Comments

Buckhurst 188-6
Shoreham 161-9

After winning the toss first time captain S. Trick decided his team would love nothing more than sweating it out in baking conditions for 40 overs in the field. Buckhurst got off to a steady start putting on a first wicket stand of 100 by J. Drown (70) and P. Lydon (38). However they were restricted with tight bowling by the improving B. Simms and the experienced D. Fletcher who went for 37 and 20 respectively from their 8 overs. It wasn’t until the introduction of R. Trick (7ovrs-21runs-1wkt) and G. Rivett (9ovrs-57runs-2wkts) that the wickets started to fall. The powerful hitting of K. Sayer (46) looked set to lead the visitors to a mammoth total until the enthusiastic D. Setterfield tore through the top order picking up 3 wickets for only 15 runs from his 6.1 overs. At the fall of Buckhurst’s 6th wicket the opposition took the decision to declare on 188-6 with 15 minutes batting time to spare.

Shoreham looked set to have a disappointing day with the bat losing the first 3 wickets for just 29 runs due to some good opening bowling from Lepard (3 for 28) and Berry (2 for 36) for Buckhurst. It wasn’t until M. Wells (37) joined opener R. Trick (43) at the crease that the run chase began, the experienced pair found runs easy to come by regularly hitting boundaries and occasionally turning threes into ones. The dismissals of R. Trick with a sharp caught and bowled by Jones (1 for 12) and M. Wells bowled trying to push the score along essentially saw Shoreham’s chances of winning slip away. It was left to a negative innings by S. Trick (10*) to claim a draw with Shoreham reaching 161-9 from 36 overs. Special thanks go to Mr. Extras who helped Shoreham to this total with a handy 49.

- Sam

- Photos by Sam

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