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BURBAGE & EASTON ROYALS 3RDS v BUSCOT PARK CRICKET CLUB 1st ELEVEN on Sat 12 May 2018 at 13.00
BUSCOT PARK CRICKET CLUB Won by 2 runs

Match report Well, the 2018 season finally got under way under cloudy skies (and a not too insignificant tree!) at Burbage. Introductions were made as we welcomed 2 of our newcomers, Mark Thatcher and Ben Batchelor, for their Buscot debuts.

The coin was tossed, and luckily for me (as I wasn't really sure what was best to do) I called incorrectly! On a pitch that looked very green (if a little faded), and with a woven and tufted texture, we were invited to have a bat.

Hamish and Charlie opened up, but with Charlie cracking a short ball to cover, we were soon one down with only 4 on the board. At 15 we lost Hamish too, getting a caught at mid wicket (unluckily missing the tree by a whisker!). Enter Louis! Never one to die wondering, he hit a 2 and a single (both very hard) before finally finding the neighbouring field! Needless to say, he proceeded to make it look like a very different game to the one being played by the other 21 players on his way to 96 in an innings containing 7 sixes and 6 fours. Unfortunately, around him wickets fell at all too regular intervals, as we subsided from 82 for 2 to 139 for 8, before a few late blows from Thatch finally got us to 156. Just a shame we wasted 10.5 overs! :-( Early doors I guess, but something we will have to improve on.

After a lovely tea, it was our go with the ball. At 9 for 2 after 7 overs, things started well. After 20 overs, that had become 71 for 2, and skippy was starting to think that perhaps this could be a struggle! Enter Will, who proceeded to remove both set batsman in a spell of 3 for 36 in his 9. 71 for 2 became 109 for 8, and then 129 for 9, by the 38th over. Game over then? Hmmmmmm!!!! Milne and Stewart, Burbage's 10 and 11 had other thoughts as they inched their way ever closer to the target! At the start of the last over, 4 runs were required by Burbage, and still just the one wicket by us! Luckily we had the miserly Thatch to bowl it.

Ball 1 - No run! :-)
Ball 2 - No run! :-))
Ball 3 - One run, and no 11 off strike! :-(
Ball 4 - Frustration finally pays off as Milne has a big swish in the hope of the winning boundary, only to find his stumps rearranged and victory ours! :-))))

Well stuck at guys and well done! But let's not take anything away from Burbage either. A great finish, even if my nerves were shot!

FOR THE RECORD!

The start of the 38th season for 1st XI in league cricket.
The record so far in 37 seasons is played 555, won 233, lost 300, tied 1, abandoned 21 (actual games, not including forfeits).
This is the 1sts first season in Division 6.
1st team league debuts for Ben Batchelor and Mark Thatcher.
Highest score of the season so far, 96 by Louis Bouwers.
Best bowling figures of the season so far, 7.4-2-10-3 by Mark Thatcher.
Highest partnership of the season so far, 67 for the 3rd wicket by Julian Brown & Louis Bouwers (the 1st XI league record for 3rd wicket away is 159 by Tom Dutton and Louis Bouwers against Beckington in 2015).
Winning by 2 runs is the 1st's lowest winning margin in an away game (the previous lowest in an away game was winning by 4 runs at Lambourn in 2011 (Buscot Park 106ao off 43.1 overs, Lambourn 102ao off 37.5 overs)). It equals the lowest in all league games - equalling winning by 2 runs at home to Potterne in 1990 (Buscot Park 173ao off 43.2 overs, Potterne 171-8 off 45 overs)

The 1st XI divisional batting highest scores are now ;-
Div 1 Ronny Fernandes, 121 at home to Avebury in 2007
Div 2 Ronny Fernandes, 194 at home to Cooper Avon Tyres in 2006
Div 3 Gary Thompson, 102 away at Devizes 2 in 2009
Div 3N Bob Deane, 139no at home to Avon Sports in 1982
Div 4 Louis Bouwers, 179no away at White Horse in 2016
Div 5 Hamish Millar, 109no at home to Bradford-on-Avon in 2013
Div 6 Louis Bouwers, 96 away at Burbage & ER 3 in 2018

The 1st XI divisional best bowling records are now ;-
Div 1 Simon Minett, 6-28 at home to Lechlade in 1993
Div 2 Neil Couling, 8-29 away at Lacock in 1995
Div 3 Richard Gardiner, 6-52 at home to Devizes 2 in 2009
Div 3N Dave Booth, 6-12 at home to Roundway Hospital in 1981
Div 4 Mike Heasman, 7-24 away at Blunsdon in 2015
Div 5 Mike Heasman, 5-19 at home to Warminster 4 in 2013
Div 6 Mark Thatcher, 3-10 away at Burbage & ER 3 in 2018

The 1st XI divisional record batting partnerships are now ;-
Div 1 Neil Phillips / John Morton, 134 at home to Winsley in 1999
Div 2 Neil Phillips / Bob Deane, 150un away at Swindon Civil Service in 1989
Div 3 Unfortunately unknown as scorebooks for 2009,2011,2012 missing
Div 3N Des Williams / John Booth, 138 at home to Burbage & ER in 1981
Div 4 Tom Dutton / Louis Bouwers, 159 away at Beckington in 2015
Div 5 Hamish Millar / Rob Able, 216 at home to Bradford-on-Avon 2 in 2013
Div 6 Julian Brown / Louis Bouwers, 67 away at Burbage & ER 3 in 2018

BUSCOT PARK CRICKET CLUB 1st ELEVEN Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
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TOTAL :
1nb 2w 8b 1lb 
for 10 wickets
12
156

(34.1 overs)
    
HAMISH MILLAR ct  J Berridge b M Stewart 10 2
Charlie Morgan ct  A Berridge b L Davis 0 3
Julian Brown b  J Berridge 13 1
LOUIS BOUWERS ct  L La Touche b N Cranston 96 6 7
aaron court ct  L La Touche b N Cranston 4 1
William Thompson b  N Cranston 0
Andy Capper ct  T Strong b G Milne 5 1
Nicholas Edgington Run out  3
Ben Batchelor ct  L La Touche b G Milne 0
Mark Thatcher ct  A Tunmore b G Milne 12 2
MICHAEL HEASMAN Not Out  1

BURBAGE & EASTON ROYALS 3RDS Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
M Stewart6.0043143.007.17
L Davies5.0218118.003.60
T Strong5.001200.002.40
J Berridge6.0024124.004.00
N Cranston7.002137.003.00
G Milne5.102137.004.06

BURBAGE & EASTON ROYALS 3RDS Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
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TOTAL :
2nb 6w 5b 1lb 
for 10 wickets
14
154 (44.4 overs)
     
C Armistead lbw  W Thompson 29
J Berridge ct  C Morgan b M Thatcher 9
L La Touche b  M Thatcher 0
A Berridge ct  C Morgan b W Thompson 34
T Strong ct  C Morgan b W Thompson 6
D Lohrentz b  J Brown 4
A Tunmore ct  A Capper b M Heasman 9
N Cranston ct  A Court b B Batchelor 22
L Davies b  J Brown 3
G Milne b  M Thatcher 18
M Stewart Not Out  6

BUSCOT PARK CRICKET CLUB 1st ELEVEN Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Mark Thatcher7.421033.331.30
aaron court5.021000.002.00
Ben Batchelor9.0042142.004.67
William Thompson9.0036312.004.00
Julian Brown8.0030215.003.75
MICHAEL HEASMAN6.0022122.003.67