BUSCOT PARK CRICKET CLUB 2nd ELEVEN v DEVIZES 3rds on Sat 24 Jun 2017 at 13.00

Match report The 2nds first home game of the season and only their second game saw new faces and an old one return , with 3 players making their debuts and Will Townsend returning from retirement.
Buscot won the toss and decided to bowl , Matthew Lawrence made the breakthrough with older brother Tom taking the catch. Charlie Symonds on his bowling debut was bowling with pace at the other end without much luck and after 11 overs Devizes were 51 for 1 , the skipper asked Will if he could bowl a couple of overs and with his first ball he had the opener out caught by Shaun. 9 overs later he had bowling figures of 9-4-8-2 (which included a 4 and a wide ! ).At the other end 13 year old leg spinner Max Blackburn took 2 wickets in his first over of league cricket. After 20 overs Devizes were 65 for 5 but the next pair put on 67 thanks to several dropped catches including 2 of 2 balls for unlucky bowler Tom, they eventually finished on 183 for 7.
Chasing 40 more than we should have been we lost Alex early before Paul and Matthew put on 17 , Paul caught and bowled via bowlers boot , fingers , arm then hands ! Matthew was joined by dad Shaun and some good 4's and quick running from Matthew although we not sure Shaun appreciated it. Gavin on debut joined Matthew and scored 9 before Matthew was out.
Tom and Andy were keeping up with the run rate before Tom went for 25 , with 10 overs left we needed 60 but it was just a few too many.
A good friendly game which had we taken our catches we could of won but all the new players showed promise, hopefully they will play more this season whilst Will looked like he had never been away despite his 66 years !!

Stats from the game ;-

2nd team league debuts for Max Blackburn, Gavin Yon and Adam Symonds.
Will Townsend just missed out equalling the 2nd XI all-time league record for most economical 9 over bowling spell. This is held by John Slack who had figures of 9-6-7-2 at home to Bathford in 2016.
Matthew Lawrence's score of 18 is his highest in league cricket for the 2's beating his previous highest score of 3no.
Tom Lawrence's score of 25 is his highest in league cricket for the 2's beating his previous highest score of 21no.
2nd's all time league record against Devizes is now Played 16, Won 9, Lost 6, Abandoned 1.
Milestones approaching;-
Paul Farmer needs 2 more away runs to reach 1000 away league runs for the 2's.
Andy Morbey needs 3 more catches to reach 150 known catches for the 2's (not inc 1996 season).

DEVIZES 3rds Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
3nb 22w 4b 3lb 
for 7 wickets
183 (45.0 overs)


Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Matthew Lawrence8.0142142.005.25
Charlie Symonds9.0239219.504.33
Will Townsend9.04824.000.89
Max Blackburn9.0031215.503.44
Gavin Yon6.002400.004.00
Tom Lawrence4.003200.008.00

Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
7nb 17w 9b 1lb 
for 10 wickets

(44.2 overs)
Paul Farmer Caught  17 3
Alex Watt Bowled  2
Matthew Lawrence Caught  18 1
Shaun Lawrence Caught  16 2 1
Gavin Yon Caught  9 1
Tom Lawrence Bowled  25 5 1
Andy Morbey Bowled  33 4 2 1
Max Blackburn Caught  5
Charlie Symonds Bowled  0
Will Townsend Caught  4
Adam Symonds Not Out  1

DEVIZES 3rds Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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