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Sat 14 July - 1st XI v Crockham Hill

Posted on 15th July in 1sts Match Reports, 2007

Another home game for the Shoreham 1sts on a muggy Saturday afternoon. This was our first return fixture of the season, having played Crockham Hill in May and narrowly losing by 13 runs. As then, we won the toss and inserted the opposition…

James Trick (2-32-9) and Ed Walker (1-35-9) got our bowling off to a steady start despite Jamie Bromfield rocking up to the ground fashionably late. P Westcott, the Crockham Hill no.3, punished Shoreham’s first and second change bowlers, reaching 105 before succumbing to the wily bowling of Nick Walker Snr (who I thought was only in the team to help me with the teas!) My Dad ended up with respectable figures of 2-32-6. Bob Stacey (2-35-7) picked up a couple of wickets, though, unfortunately, Sandy Clark, Ray Trick and Jamie all had bad days with the ball. C Hogan (28) and J Wade (29) were the only other notable scorers for Crockham Hill, but P Westcott’s ton meant the visitors ended on 243 for 9 – the most we’ve gone for this season I think. It is worth noting that Shoreham fielded surprisingly well despite the high total. Special mention should go to Will Gulliver who, on his debut for the club, saved many runs around the outfield; Sandy Clark, who made a superb diving catch and assisted a great run out; and Andy Montieth, whose finger got badly hurt when taking a high catch on the boundary just before tea.

Nick Walker Jnr (30) and James Trick (35) got our batting off to a well-paced start. However, much like our bowling, it went sadly downhill from there. After our openers’ demise at the hands of Tink Taylor (3-39-9), a 20-20 mode Will Gulliver hit a speedy 12 before suffering a similar fate. Andy Montieth (who had dropped himself down the order after his injury) kept the momentum going with his 19, and Nick Walker Snr hit 17, but neither could hold the Shoreham innings together. C Hogan (4-31-5) finished off our middle order, although a virtuoso stand by last-man Ray Trick (no19) added a bit of kick to the long Shoreham tail. We were bowled over for 164 – leaving Crockham Hill deserved winners by 79 runs.

Oh, and I almost forgot to mention that a poorly Martin Wells ran out yet another Shoreham batsman without him having faced a ball – for the second week in a row! Unfortunately it happened to be Bob’s turn this week…

- Ed

- Photos by Ed

2 Responses

  1. Hatchethands says:
    July 16th, 2007 at 1:39 pm

    A wonderful putt Ray. Notice the head and feet perfectly still and just the arms moving.

  2. Ed says:
    July 18th, 2007 at 4:46 pm

    No messin’ with the Shoreham tail!