Scorecard

BUSCOT PARK CRICKET CLUB 1st ELEVEN v SHERSTON MAGNA on Sat 23 Jun 2018 at 13.00
BUSCOT PARK CRICKET CLUB Won by 16 runs

Match report Saturday dawned (sometime before 5 AM I'm led to believe!) fair and clear. Perfect weather for our top of the table clash with Sherston Magna. A call at 10 brought the bad news that Dan couldn't get out of bed due to illness and wouldn't be able to play, but Gavin Yon agreed to kindly step up to take his place.

The ground was set fair, and the crowd awaited the toss, which not surprisingly I lost again! My opposite number decided that they would like to field first, so Hamish and Charlie were given the nod to pad up. The clock stuck 1(ish), the umpire called play, and away we went. We had reached 24 as we entered the 7th over, when Pegg removed Charlie for 9. Enter skippy! 10 runs later, exit skippy! So much for that idea! Ronny's turn, and needless to say, the run rate increased as the score moved past the 100 mark. Unfortunately, we were to lose Ronny (38) at 102, followed by Hamish (28) at 105 as the wheels came off! 102 for 2 became 106 for 6 as we became becalmed, before Gavin (19) initially got us moving again, and then on his departure at 133 for 8 Thatch and Ben set off on a club record unbroken 9th wicket stand of 73 in just 9.1 overs with a good mix of quick running between the wickets, plus the boundaries. Initially I was just hoping to get past 150, then maybe 175 once we'd passed that. I just never expected to end up with over 200 to defend from the position we had been in.

Tea was taken in a much happier mood than could have been expected after 36 overs! But, Sherston had been scoring runs for fun all season, so only time would tell if it would be enough.

The new ball was taken by Thatch and myself, and we had to wait until the 6th over for a breakthrough with the score at 18. 18 for 1 became 18 for 2 though before the over was completed, and we were in the game. Fitch-Peyton and new bat Reed then started to re-build and moved the score along to 55 before they had a wobble, going from 55 for 2 to 57 for 5 (Ben taking 2, Will the other) and the game looking to be ours for the taking. Skipper Kutchera and the young Purser had other ideas, as they built a stand of what turned out to be 103 for the 6th wicket, before the re-introduction of Thatch finally removed them both in the 33rd and 35th overs. Phew! With Thatch and Ben both bowling out, the attack was taken up by Will and Gavin, with Gavin picking up the next wicket (caught and bowled) making the score 173 for 8. Will then bowled Roberts for 1 to make it 183 for 9, before having Stevens caught at square leg from a well hit pull by Ben to finally ensure victory. Double phew!

A very enjoyable days cricket, particularly given the spirit in which the game was generally played. The result could have gone either way (many times), even up until the last wicket was finally taken!

Stats from the game ;-

Gavin Yon's score of 19 is his highest in league cricket for the 1st's beating his previous highest score of 8.
Mark Thatcher's score of 26no is his highest in league cricket for the 1st's beating his previous highest score of 12.
Ben Batchelor's score of 27no is his highest in league cricket for the 1st's beating his previous highest score of 6.
Ben Batchelor's score of 27no equals the 1st XI league record for the highest score by a number 10 batsman at home (equal with 27no by Ikram Khan at home to Wootton Bassett 3 in 2013). The overall highest score by a number 10 batsman is 31no by Julian Brown away at Spye Park in 1997.
The partnership by Mark Thatcher and Ben Batchelor of 73 unbroken is a new 1st XI league record for a 9th wicket partnership beating the previous highest home record of 48 unbroken by Simon Minett and Julian Brown against Potterne in 1995 and the previous overall 9th wicket partnership of 62 by Phil Clarke and Julian Brown away at Spye Park in 1997.

Gavin Yon took his 1st wicket for the 1sts so 1-21 is his best 1st team league bowling figures beating his previous best of 0-5.

The last time the 1st XI won 6 consecutive games (not including forfeits and cancelled games) was in 2015.

BUSCOT PARK CRICKET CLUB 1st ELEVEN Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
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TOTAL :
2nb 12w 24b 8lb 
for 8 wickets
46
206

(45.0 overs)
    
HAMISH MILLAR ct  E Reed b J Kutchera 28 5
Charlie Morgan b  A Pegg 9 2
Julian Brown b  A Walsh 7 1
Ronny Fernandes ct  A Walsh b H Stevens 38 5 2 1
Rob Morbey lbw  H Stevens 6 1
Nicholas Edgington ct  H Stevens b J Kutchera 0
William Thompson ct  A Walsh b J Kutchera 0
Gavin Yon b  H Stevens 19 4 1
Mark Thatcher Not Out  26 2 1
Ben Batchelor Not Out  27 4 1
MICHAEL HEASMAN  

SHERSTON MAGNA Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A Pegg9.0230130.003.33
A Tremellen3.001300.004.33
E Reed9.012100.002.33
A Walsh8.0257157.007.13
H Stevens9.022739.003.00
J Kutchera7.002638.673.71

SHERSTON MAGNA Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
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TOTAL :
7nb 2w 15b 5lb 
for 10 wickets
29
190 (40.4 overs)
     
D Fitch-Peyton lbw  B Batchelor 30
A Walsh lbw  J Brown 4
J Harmer b  J Brown 0
E Reed b  B Batchelor 11
J Kutchera b  M Thatcher 40
A Pegg ct  R Fernandes b W Thompson 1
L Purser b  M Thatcher 57
A Tremellen ct  & b G Yon 8
W Roberts b  W Thompson 1
H Stevens ct  B Batchelor b W Thompson 8
W Taylor Not Out  1

BUSCOT PARK CRICKET CLUB 1st ELEVEN Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Mark Thatcher9.0221210.502.33
Julian Brown7.011728.502.43
William Thompson8.4139313.004.50
Ben Batchelor9.0051225.505.67
MICHAEL HEASMAN3.002100.007.00
Gavin Yon4.0021121.005.25