Poulton 3rds v BUSCOT PARK CRICKET CLUB 2nd ELEVEN on Sat 03 Sep 2022 at 13.00

Match report Ethan Malik's figures of 3-44 are his best 2nd team league bowling figures beating his previous best of 2-17.

Paul Farmer's 2nd run in this game was his 3000th league run for the 2nds. Paul has now scored 3046 2nd XI league runs in 160 innings, highest score 108no, 1 century and 13 fifties, average 21.91.
Paul's 3046 runs is 3rd in the all-time league run leader list for the 2nds behind Andy Morbey's 7672 and Des Williams 3191 (both of these may change if we find 1995-1999 scorebooks)
Paul's 353 runs for the 2nds in 2022 is now 19th in the Top 25 league runs scored in a season for the 2nds. Paul during this game has now passed 332 runs by Andy Morbey in 2019, 332 by Dennis Anderson in 1991, 334 by Ally Barron in 1995, 335 by Ray O'Neill in 2002, 343 by Pete Stone in 2000, 350 by Andy Morbey in 2004 and 352 by Andy Morbey in 2005.

Hamish Millar's score of 65 is his 4th score of 50+ for the 2nd XI in league cricket (1 century and 3rd fifty, 1 at home and 3rd away).
Hamish's score of 65 is the highest away score for the 2nds in a September league game. The previous highest away league score in September for the 2nds was 44 by Cyril Knox at Heytesbury in 1993.
Hamish's 65 runs also equals the most league runs for the 2nds in September, level with Mike Cartwright's 65 runs scored in 1990.

Highest batting partnership of the season so far, 151 by Hamish Millar and Paul Farmer for the 1st wicket
This partnership of 151 is the 6th highest ever league partnership for the 2nd XI and the 3rd highest ever away league partnership for the 2nds. The highest 2nd XI partnership is 180un by Andy Morbey and Louis Bouwers for the 2nd wicket at home to All Cannings in 2009.
It is also the 3rd highest ever opening league partnership for the 2nds. The highest opening partnership for the 2nds is 162 by Geoff Edgington and Ray O'Neill away at Swindon 3 in 1986.
Hamish and Paul have now passed 500 league runs as opening batting partners for the 2nds, now on 571 runs. Only now behind Des Williams / Andy Morbey with 2346 runs, Geoff Edgington / Ray O'Neill with 803 runs and Geoff Edgington / Mike Cartwright with 585 runs. Not including 1995-1999 so numbers could change.
The divisional highest partnerships are now ;-

WCCL A John Blackwell / Dave Honeywill, 139 away to Wootton Bassett in 1994
WCCL 4 Andy Morbey / Tony Watts, 146 home to North Bradley in 2008
WCCL 5 Andy Morbey / Louis Bouwers, 180un home to All Cannings in 2009
WCCL 6 Geoff Edgington / Ray O'Neill, 162 away to Swindon 3 in 1986
WCCL 6b Pete Stone / Ray O'Neill, 139 home to Box 2 in 2000
WCCL 6.1 Paul Farmer / Paul Hatcher, 53 away to Blunsdon in 2020
WCCL 7 Andy Morbey / Paul Farmer, 132un away to Burbage & ER 4 in 2015
WCCL 7E Paul Farmer / Dan Edwards, 88 away to Wootton Bassett 3 in 2021
WCCL 8 Andy Morbey / Alex Watt, 131 away to Chippenham 5 in 2019
WCCL 9 Charlie Morgan / Andy Morbey, 134un away to Biddestone 4 in 2018
CDCA 2 Hamish Millar / Paul Farmer, 151 away to Poulton 3 in 2022

Louis Harrison's score of 16 is his highest in league cricket for the 2nds beating his previous highest score of 4no.
Reuben Slack's score of 15 is his highest in league cricket for the 2nds beating his previous highest score of 7.
Reuben hit his first 6 in league cricket.

Losing by 1 run has only happened on one previous occasion for the 2nds which was at home to Cooper Avon Tyres 2 in 2002 (Cooper Avon Tyres 204-7 off 45 overs, Buscot Park 203-6 off 45 overs). The previous smallest losing margin in an away game was losing by 2 runs away at Westinghouse 2 in 2005 (Westinghouse 162ao off 40 overs, Buscot Park 160ao off 44 overs)

Unfortunately (not including abandoned, forfeited and cancelled games), this was the 2nds 9th consecutive league defeat which is now the 2nds longest run of consecutive league defeats beating the 2nds 8 defeats in a row in 1987 and 2011.
11 defeats in a season (not including forfeited games) equals the 2nds most defeats in a season which also happened in 1990, 2011 and 2021.

2nd's all time league record against Poulton 3 is now Played 1, Won 0, Lost 1.

Milestones approaching ;-
John Slack needs 21 more runs to become only the 2nd player to reach the 250 runs / 250 wickets league double for the 2's.

Poulton 3rds Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
14nb 27w 9b 4lb 
for 8 wickets
215 (40.0 overs)
E Powell b  Malik 15
F Bayliss ct  E Stillion b Malik 35
J Clifford lbw  Malik 19
B Clifford b  R Slack 9
M Chamberlain ct  H Stillion b E Stillion 27
P Dunn b  H Stillion 20
C O'Higgins b  Burchett 7
J Wills ct  E Stillion b Burchett 17
M Leadbeater Not Out  6
D Dunn Not Out  6
S Mort  


Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Euan Stillion8.0130130.003.75
Louis Harrison8.014800.006.00
Ethan Malik8.0044314.675.50
Reuben Slack6.0029129.004.83
Heath Stillion4.0118118.004.50
Stuart Burchett5.0029214.505.80
Paul Farmer1.00400.004.00

Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2nb 27w 15b 3lb 
for 8 wickets

(40.0 overs)
Hamish Millar b  Wills 65 11
Paul Farmer Run out  48 6
Phil Clarke b  Wills 3
Louis Harrison b  Wills 16 2
Euan Stillion ct  Bayliss b Wills 15 2 2
Heath Stillion ct  Clifford b Wills 2 1
Reuben Slack Run out  15 1 1
Ethan Malik Not Out  3
Stuart Burchett Run out  0
Jon Slack  
Rob Morbey  

Poulton 3rds Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
S Mort5.001900.003.80
J Clifford4.02900.002.25
J Wills8.024458.805.50
C O'Higgins4.002000.005.00
F Bayliss8.003500.004.38
P Dunn8.004000.005.00
D Dunn3.002900.009.67