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3rd XI - Match centre

Willey
Wellington
Tony Rowlands 1*
Batting
Martin Delaney 47, Matt Denver 25
Gary Davies 0/4
Bowling
Graham Ball 6/39, Harry Thomas 3/28
Sat 11 May 13:30 - League Abandoned

Wet Willey

Wellington 3s travelled to Willey for their fourth game of the season looking to continue their good start.

With the weather forecast not favourable the game was reduced to 40 overs, Willey winning the toss and electing to field first. Wellington had the surprise inclusion in their line-up of the returning Martin Delaney, he, who having escaped from Alcatraz, was now donning a new type of uniform!

Wellington’s innings didn’t get off to the best of starts as they lost experienced opener Mark O’Connor in the first over. Fellow opener Rich Benting, playing an out of character innings at the start, taking 3-4 overs to get off the mark had Matthew Dickenson at the wicket with him. With the pitch helping the bowlers runs were hard to come by and Dicko was soon out pulling a full toss to mid-wicket. Following a short rain delay Tug was soon out (21) bringing Matt Denver to the wicket with Pitchy. Run rate slowly gathered place with a partnership building. Pitchy departed (20) bringing the returning Delaney into the fold. An impressive array of attacking play by both Denver and Delaney increased the run rate quite considerably with the boundary ropes being peppered. Delaney striking a fine straight six back over the bowler's head. As the overs came to an end Denver (25) was out, quickly followed by Delaney (47). Gary Davies, Dan Pilkington and Owais Abdul came in threw the bat and were out, leaving Mike Nadal not out without facing. Wellington ending up with competitive and winnable total of 141 all out.

Unfortunately following one eventful over from Gary Davies, which brought back memories of Nick Mitchell’s first over in England (well Wales, Llanidloes), the match was eventually abandoned due to torrential rain.

Match report by Steve Pitchford

Scorecard

Willey won the toss and decided to bowl.

Wellington batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Martin Delaney
ct. J Duppa, b. M Ball
47
0
0
0
 
Matt Denver
lb. G Ball
25
0
0
0
 
Mark O'Connor
b. H Thomas
0
0
0
0
 
Steve Pitchford
ct. G Ball, b. G Ball
20
0
0
0
 
Matthew Dickenson
ct. S Mumford, b. H Thomas
8
0
0
0
 
Gary Davies
b. G Ball
0
0
0
0
 
Ian Murphy
b. G Ball
6
0
0
0
 
Owais Abdul
st. C Rudd, b. G Ball
0
0
0
0
 
Richard Benting
b. H Thomas
21
0
0
0
 
Michael Nadal
Not Out
0
0
0
0
 
Dan Pilkington
ct. S Sheperd, b. G Ball
5
0
0
0
 
Extras
2w, 3b, 4lb
9
Total
for 10 wickets 39.3 overs
141

Willey bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Harry Thomas
8
2
28
3
3.5
Matt Smout
10
2
18
0
1.8
Tim Cotton
8
1
22
0
2.8
Graham Ball
9.3
1
39
6
4.1
Martin Ball
4
0
27
1
6.8

Willey batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Tony Rowlands
Not Out
1
0
0
0
 
Graham Ball
Not Out
0
0
0
0
 
Jonathan Duppa
 
0
0
0
0
 
Nathan Garbett
 
0
0
0
0
 
Stuart Sheperd
 
0
0
0
0
 
Stan Mumford
 
0
0
0
0
 
Martin Ball
 
0
0
0
0
 
Tim Cotton
 
0
0
0
0
 
Chris Rudd
 
0
0
0
0
 
Matt Smout
 
0
0
0
0
 
Harry Thomas
 
0
0
0
0
 
Extras
2w, 1b, 1lb, 1nb
5
Total
for 0 wickets 1 overs
6

Wellington bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Gary Davies
1
0
4
0
4.0
1nb, 2w

Team selection

Willey
  • 1. Tony Rowlands
  • 2. Graham Ball
  • 3. Jonathan Duppa
  • 4. Nathan Garbett
  • 5. Stuart Sheperd
  • 6. Stan Mumford
  • 7. Martin Ball
  • 8. Tim Cotton
  • 9. Chris Rudd
  • 10. Matt Smout
  • 11. Harry Thomas

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