BUSCOT PARK CRICKET CLUB 1st ELEVEN v BLUNSDON on Sat 28 Jul 2018 at 13.00
Match was Abandoned

Match report I guess we were due a dodgy saturday after such a long spell of very hot ones, and today was the day! With the pitch having been covered (and the outfield so thirsty for a long awaited drink), play wasn't in doubt unless we had more rain.

Skippy managed to win yet another toss (two weeks on the bounce!), and had no hesitation in asking a weakened Blunsdon to have a bat on a day likely to be affected by weather interruptions.

The game commenced on time, but very quickly we were off for a short downpour. On the resumption (losing 19 minutes) Blunsdon were soon 3 down with just 8 on the board. This brought together skipper Dodson and Yadhu who proceeded to move the score along (very frustratingly) to 83 in the 22nd over before we finally parted them with Tristan King having Yadhu caught behind after blasting 57. With one end open, wickets started to fall again fairly regularly. Mike removed Dodson for 36, and then the only other real resistance came from Jayanth with an unbeaten 16. 136 was more than I had been hoping for at one stage, but given that scores way in excess of 200 have been par for the course this year, it shouldn't prove too demanding a chase providing the weather was kind.

After another of Wins lovely teas we set off in our chase.

Dan and Hamish got the innings ticking along nicely, but with the score at 55 and 10 overs bowled, the rain started to come down heavily and we had to go off. This was followed by a long frustrating wait where the rain never really stopped. Finally, with the over count reduced to 29 remaining the rain stopped. The covers were removed and the players took to the field. The bowler was at his mark, and then down came the rain again! Grrrrr! While the remaining time elapsed and the final 4 overs we could lose disappeared it kept coming down, before at the cut off time of 18.06 the game was finally abandoned.

Frustratingly, there had been many blue patches of sky around while we were off, but never over us. And within quarter of an hour or so of abandonment, the ground was bathed in sunshine! All we had needed was a minimum of another 21 runs, and the game would have been won. Doh!!!!!

So, it's on to Hinton, and a table top clash! Let's make up for it then! :-)

Stats from the game ;-

Hamish Millar passed 300 1st XI league runs in the game to join Ronny Fernandes and Dan Batchelor who have also scored more than 300 runs this season. The last time 3 batsmen scored 300+ runs for the 1st's was in 2015 (Liam Court 374, Hamish Millar 350, Louis Bouwers 312).

Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
3nb 3w 5b  
for 10 wickets
136 (36.5 overs)
S Steele-Davis ct  R Morbey b M Thatcher 4
C Holdsworth b  A Court 2
D Meghani b  M Thatcher 0
S Dodson ct  M Thatcher b M Heasman 36
Yadhu ct  R Morbey b T King 57
J Mundy ct  A Court b M Heasman 4
Sumit st  R Morbey b M Heasman 0
J Steele-Davis ct  T King b B Batchelor 1
J Goulla Not Out  16
P Jangra b  B Batchelor 4
A Chauhan b  M Heasman 1


Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Mark Thatcher7.0221210.503.00
Aaron Court6.03919.001.50
Charlie Symonds3.001200.004.00
William Thompson3.002800.009.33
Tristan King4.0023123.005.75
Michael Heasman8.512145.252.38
Ben Batchelor5.001628.003.20

Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
6w 1lb 
for 0 wickets

(10.0 overs)
Hamish Millar Not Out  9 1
Daniel Batchelor Not Out  39 7
Ben Batchelor  
Aaron Court   1
Tristan King   1
William Thompson  
Mark Thatcher   1
Charlie Symonds  
Rob Morbey   2 1
Michael Heasman  
Julian Brown  


Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
J Goulla5.002900.005.80
A Chauhan3.002000.006.67
C Holdsworth2.00500.002.50