Club app icon

Pitchero Club

The best way to keep up to date with Wellington Cricket Club

View

3rd XI - Match centre

Wellington
Corvedale
Alex Taylor 85, Steve Pitchford 40*
Batting
Edward Riley 54, Paul Mantle 52
Edward Riley 3/51, Muhammad Asif Rao 2/19
Bowling
Ben Pilkington 4/48, Jordan Hyde 2/56
Sat 20 Apr 13:30 - League

Taylor's Swift Knock Sees Wellington Home

Wellington’s third string got their season off to a flying start courtesy of an exhilarating run chase against Corvedale.

Captain Steve Pitchford won the toss and elected to make first use of the bowler-friendly conditions of mid-April. However, Wellington’s attack was erratic in the early overs, allowing the visitors to progress to 89 in good time before the first wicket finally fell. Some early-season rustiness, both with the ball and in the field, contributed to a general failure to exert any pressure on the Corvedale batsmen, and by drinks it was clear that a large total was in the offing.

Nevertheless, Wellington rallied well in the final 15 overs of the innings courtesy of some tight bowling by Jordan Hyde and Ben Pilkington. Their discipline helped to restrict the visitors to a challenging yet attainable total of 239-8. Moreover, with due pressure applied, there was still time for Pilks to claim an unlikely hat trick off the final three balls of the innings: two clean bowled and one sharp stumping by his younger brother.

Richard Benting began the chase in typically circumspect fashion, bludgeoning four 4s and a 6 in the early exchanges. It was a glimpse of the form he showed last season, when he finished as the league’s leading scorer. Furthermore, it will be some relief for Pitchford to see his opener – who found himself on the wrong end of a burglar’s Taser over the winter – back in such electrifying form.

Benting’s shocking departure for 30 could not, however, derail Wellington’s bright start. Alex Taylor (85) and Ian Murphy (30) came together to inject fresh impetus into the run-chase. Once again Taylor showed the maturity and levelheadedness for which he has become renowned, as he steered Wellington towards their target - ably assisted by Alan Denver (16) and the captain (40*) in the latter overs - and completed a comfortable four-wicket victory.

Wellington travel to Iscoyd and Fenns Bank next Saturday where they will hope to build on a promising start to the season.

Scorecard

Wellington won the toss and decided to bowl.

Corvedale batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Paul Mantle
b. D Ross
52
0
8
0
 
Craig Massey
ct. S Pitchford, b. D Ross
29
0
4
0
 
Adam Williams
lb. J Hyde
46
0
7
0
 
Edward Riley
st. D Pilkington, b. B Pilkington
54
0
6
2
 
Nick Giles
ct. J Hyde, b. J Hyde
5
0
0
0
 
Mike Herbert
st. D Pilkington, b. B Pilkington
12
0
2
0
 
Sher Mohammad Zahid
Not Out
12
0
2
0
 
Lea Burton
b. B Pilkington
0
0
0
0
 
Tayyab Dar
b. B Pilkington
0
0
0
0
 
Edward Williams
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Muhammad Asif Rao
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Extras
19w, 3b, 7lb
29
Total
for 8 wickets 45 overs
239

Wellington bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Ben Pilkington
12
2
48
4
4.0
Jordan Hyde
12
1
56
2
4.7
David Ross
10
0
62
2
6.2
Alex Harris
7
1
28
0
4.0
Tom Masters
4
0
35
0
8.8

Wellington batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Alan Denver
ct. E Riley, b. E Williams
14
17
1
0
82.4
David Ross
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Steve Pitchford
Not Out
40
35
5
0
114.3
Alex Harris
Not Out
13
28
0
0
46.4
Ben Pilkington
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Ian Murphy
lb. M Rao
30
25
6
0
120.0
Jordan Hyde
Did Not Bat
0
0
0
0
 
Richard Benting
ct. P Mantle, b. E Riley
30
23
4
1
130.4
Tom Masters
b. E Riley
5
14
1
0
35.7
Dan Pilkington
ct. E Riley, b. M Rao
4
4
1
0
100.0
Alex Taylor
ct. E Williams, b. E Riley
85
107
15
0
79.4
Extras
12w, 4b, 2lb, 4nb
22
Total
for 6 wickets 41 overs
243

Corvedale bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Edward Riley
12
1
51
3
4.3
Edward Williams
10
0
70
1
7.0
Lea Burton
6
0
32
0
5.3
Muhammad Asif Rao
4
0
19
2
4.8
Sher Mohammad Zahid
2
0
24
0
12.0
Adam Williams
6
0
31
0
5.2
Craig Massey
1
0
10
0
10.0

Team selection

Corvedale
  • 1. Paul Mantle
  • 2. Craig Massey
  • 3. Adam Williams
  • 4. Edward Riley
  • 5. Nick Giles
  • 6. Mike Herbert
  • 7. Sher Mohammad Zahid
  • 8. Lea Burton
  • 9. Tayyab Dar
  • 10. Edward Williams
  • 11. Muhammad Asif Rao

Comments

Loading comments

Team sponsor

Affiliations

Club sponsor