6th January 2016
Clanfield Cricket Club - Summer Report (6)
- Author: Dave Cox
- Published: 16th August 2016
Clanfield Cricket Club Summer Reports
Clanfield gained a convincing win against BAE at Farlington on Wednesday 3rd August. With our usual captain Matt Bradley missing his first game in 3 years due to illness, vice captain Alex Andrews lost the toss and was asked to bowl first. However, the Clanfield bowlers found the windy conditions to their liking and rattled through the BAE batsmen. Best figures were for Ben Cox taking 4 for 3 from his 4 overs. Other wicket takers were Will Andrews (2-11), Bob Wheeler (2-9) and Mark Turnbull (2-9) as BAE were skittled for 45. Clanfield soon knocked off the runs in the seventh over without losing a wicket. Toby Wehrle made 23 not out and Alex Andrews 22 not out.
On Sunday 7th August, Clanfield gained another comprehensive win at South Lane Meadow against St James Casuals. With Matt missing again, Alex lost the toss and Clanfield were asked to bowl. However, St James found scoring difficult and it took a big hitting innings of 62 from Gary West to get the visitors up to 145-7 before he was out to a stunning catch by Oscar Windebank in the last over. Best bowlers for Clanfield were Ben Cox with 2-9 and Russ Stuart with 2-23.
When the home side batted, they scored more freely to win by 9 wickets in the 28th over. Chris Wheeler with 48 not out and Haider Khan with 50 from 46 balls did most of the damage.
The return of the usual captain against Lou Smith Casuals on Wednesday 10th, didn't bring any improvement at the toss as Matt lost again and was asked to bat. Clanfield lost wickets regularly in scoring 119-8 with three main contributions from Alex Andrews 34 not out, Will Andrews 26 and Matt Bradley 27 retired. In a strange looking scorecard, the Casuals were dismissed for 93 in the 19th over with Tom totally dominating the scoring with 70. Best bowlers were Ben Cox (again!) with 4-4, Toby Wehrle with 2-6 and Mark Turnbull (suffering most from Toms big hitting) with 2-47. Ben's figures for the last week for Clanfield are an astonishing 15 overs, 10 for 16.
Three good wins in a week with several strong individual performances.
Sunday 21st August - Hawkley away.
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