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1st XI - Match centre

Shifnal
Wellington
Tom Friend 47, Tom Collins 19
Batting
Joe Clarke 100, Matthew Tilt 44*
Anthony O'Connor 2/18, Gagandeep Singh 2/20
Bowling
Michael Frost 2/37, Richard Oliver 2/46
Sat 27 Apr 12:00 - League

Joe Leads Way in Stunning Start

The 1st XI made a brilliant start to the new Birmingham League campaign with a resounding 146-run win at arch-rivals Shifnal.

The home side were outplayed from start to finish as Wellington notched up a maximum 20 points with the minimum of fuss.

Sent in to bat, Wellington suffered an early blow when Steve Lamb fell second ball, but pro Neil Edwards and Joe Clarke settled the nerves with a second wicket stand of over 100, flaying the home attack to all parts.

Neil fell for a well made 35 but it was young Clarke who was catching the eye. The talented 16-year-old outscored his more experienced partner and raced on to his first Birmingham League century – a superb innings with shots all round the wicket.

Joe’s class shone through, being equally at home scoring through the covers and mid-wicket. His reward was a call-up to play for Worcestershire 2nd XI against Glamorgan this week.

Joe fell for exactly 100, and with useful contributions from Matt Tilt (44 not out), skipper Wendell Wagner (24) and Nick Mitchell (21), the visitors amassed a hugely impressive 265 from their 50 overs despite several rain delays.

Because of the rain Shifnal’s target was reduced to 216 in 32 overs but they were never in the hunt after Anthony O’Connor bagged county captain Richard Oliver for a duck in his opening over.

Shifnal slipped to a dismal 119 all out, missing a solitary batting point by just one run.

The wickets were shared with O’Connor, Wagner, Gagandeep Singh and Adam Byram all picking up a brace a piece.

This Saturday Wellington are at home to Bromsgrove, who were also first day winners.

Match report by Peter Byram.

Scorecard

Shifnal won the toss and decided to bowl.

Wellington batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Adam Byram
lb. T Collins
0
7
0
0
0.0
Matthew Tilt
Not Out
44
54
6
0
81.5
Steve Lamb
b. T Friend
4
2
1
0
200.0
Wendell Wagner
lb. M Frost
24
49
2
0
49.0
Anthony O'Connor
Run Out
7
5
0
1
140.0
Gagandeep Singh
ct. T Friend, b. T Collins
2
5
0
0
40.0
Joe Clarke
ct. T Friend, b. R Oliver
100
119
15
0
84.0
Neil Edwards
ct. S Gregory, b. M Frost
35
37
6
0
94.6
Robbie Clarke
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Nick Mitchell
ct. J Mountford, b. R Oliver
21
23
1
0
91.3
Sam Lloyd
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Matt Stinson
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Extras
25w, 2lb, 1nb
28
Total
for 8 wickets 50 overs
265

Shifnal bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Tom Friend
8
0
57
2
7.1
10w
Johnathan Mountford
5
2
30
0
6.0
Alex Riley
8
1
42
0
5.3
1nb, 2w
Michael Frost
10
1
37
2
3.7
1w
Tom Collins
10
1
51
1
5.1
2w
Richard Oliver
9
0
46
2
5.1
10w

Shifnal batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Richard Oliver
ct. M Tilt, b. A O'Connor
0
3
0
0
0.0
Tom Collins
b. G Singh
19
23
1
0
82.6
Tom Friend
lb. A Byram
47
54
4
1
87.0
George Collins
ct. M Tilt, b. N Mitchell
14
18
0
0
77.8
Simon Gregory
ct. N Edwards, b. A Byram
18
19
1
1
94.7
Tom Home
Run Out
1
6
0
0
16.7
Will Clarke
b. W Wagner
0
8
0
0
0.0
Edward Home
ct. J Clarke, b. G Singh
1
14
0
0
7.1
Johnathan Mountford
b. W Wagner
1
13
0
0
7.7
Alex Riley
Not Out
2
8
0
0
25.0
Michael Frost
lb. A O'Connor
4
6
1
0
66.7
Extras
1w, 6b, 5lb
12
Total
for 10 wickets 28.4 overs
119

Wellington bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Anthony O'Connor
4.4
1
18
2
3.9
Gagandeep Singh
7
2
20
2
2.9
Adam Byram
7
1
20
2
2.9
Wendell Wagner
5
1
29
2
5.8
1w
Nick Mitchell
4
0
21
1
5.3
Neil Edwards
1
1
0
0
0.0

Team selection

Wellington
Shifnal
  • 1. Richard Oliver
  • 2. Tom Collins
  • 3. Tom Friend
  • 4. George Collins
  • 5. Simon Gregory
  • 6. Tom Home
  • 7. Will Clarke
  • 8. Edward Home
  • 9. Johnathan Mountford
  • 10. Alex Riley
  • 11. Michael Frost

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