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5th XI - Match centre

Wellington
Frankton 3rd XI
Chris Newbold 51*, Umair Nawaz 21*
Batting
Will Smith 27*, Will Evans 25
Alex Townend 2/28, Archie Dickin 1/22
Bowling
Matthew Earley 2/31, Chris Newbold 1/19
Sun 5 May 13:30 - League Start time 13:30

20 Points in 20 Degree Heat

Wellington 5ths got back to winning ways after securing victory against a visiting Frankton 3rd XI.

Captain Steve Gough won the toss and put the visitors in to bat.

The sun was shining as Frankton came out to bat. Kumar Singh opened the bowling in his usual fashion, putting a lot of pressure on the batsmen with some very tight controlled bowling. Steve Parry opened at the other end and took 1 wicket in his 7 over spell, bowling the opening batsman with a lovely slower ball.

Matt Earley came on as first change and took 2 wickets in his 9 over spell as well as 2 run outs, assisted by some good keeping work from Andy Howells.

Wellington bowled and fielded well and had a few chances throughout but struggled to collect as many wickets as they would have liked or arguably deserved.

The home side did well to keep Frankton's total below 150. More wickets could have been taken, especially when Captain Gough ran all around the ball at cover before pulling up in theatrical fashion...Sniper? Nobody knew, but the chance came and went.

Umair Nawaz and Chris Newbold came on to finish off the overs with some good, solid bowling, each taking 1 wicket which left the away side finishing up on 143/7.

Simon Topper (13) and Jack Sherry (7) opened the batting for Wellington as the home side looked to chase down the target set. Jack Sherry was caught at silly mid on fairly early on in the innings and was replaced by Corey Kernick. Simon Topper was given out LBW a few overs later after he looked to be in good form. Chris Newbold came in next with Wellington needing around 100 to win off the 34 overs that remained.

Corey scored a nice looking 19 fairly quickly before being bowled by the opening bowler. Matt Earley (18) was next in at the crease and he and Newbold looked to knock the runs down steadily before Matt tried to pull a full toss at shoulder height and was caught at backwards square leg. Everybody seemed a bit bemused as to why a no ball wasn't called but the decision stood.

Umair Nawaz (21) went in next and played some nice shots as Wellington edged closer to victory. Newbold was fast approaching 50 and got even closer with a massive 6 straight over the bowler's head that left him within touching distance. A bit of quality ball counting ensured he retained strike and his 50 came only a few balls later with a lovely boundary which was rightfully applauded by all. Umair hit the final 2 required to seal victory for Wellington after only 27 overs finishing not out on 21, with Chris Newbold finishing not out on 51.

Overall it was a well worked and well deserved victory that got Wellington back to winning ways. Wellington now face an away tie at Coton Hall on Saturday where they will look to build on their good start to the new campaign.

Match report by Matt Earley

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Scorecard

Wellington won the toss and decided to bowl.

Frankton 3rd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Andy Brown
b. S Parry
13
0
0
0
 
Will Groombridge
ro. A Howells
7
0
0
0
 
Will Evans
ct. A Howells, b. M Earley
25
0
0
0
 
Elwyn Jones
lb. U Nawaz
19
0
0
0
 
Arnie Glausiusz
b. M Earley
1
0
0
0
 
Cian Jones
b. C Newbold
16
0
0
0
 
Will Smith
Not Out
27
0
0
0
 
Archie Dickin
ro. M Earley
7
0
0
0
 
Jack Evans
Not Out
3
0
0
0
 
Alex Townend
 
0
0
0
0
 
Greg Dyke
 
0
0
0
0
 
Extras
13w, 8b, 3lb
24
Total
for 7 wickets 45 overs
142

Wellington bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Kumar Singh
13
3
22
0
1.7
Steve Parry
7
0
24
1
3.4
Matthew Earley
9
1
31
2
3.4
Umair Nawaz
10
0
35
1
3.5
Chris Newbold
6
2
19
1
3.2

Wellington batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Matthew Earley
ct. A Dickin, b. J Evans
18
0
0
0
 
Corey Kernick
b. A Dickin
19
0
0
0
 
Jack Sherry
ct. W Groombridge, b. A Townend
7
0
0
0
 
Chris Newbold
Not Out
51
0
0
0
 
Ewan Griffiths
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Henry Davies
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Kumar Singh
 
0
0
0
0
 
Sam Topper
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Simon Topper
lb. A Townend
13
0
0
0
 
Steve Gough
 
0
0
0
0
 
Steve Parry
 
0
0
0
0
 
Umair Nawaz
Not Out
21
0
0
0
 
James Brothwood
 
0
0
0
0
 
Andy Howells
 
0
0
0
0
 
Extras
9w, 3b, 2nb
14
Total
for 4 wickets 28.1 overs
143

Frankton 3rd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Alex Townend
8
1
28
2
3.5
Cian Jones
4
0
27
0
6.8
Archie Dickin
5
0
22
1
4.4
Jack Evans
6
0
28
1
4.7
Greg Dyke
5
0
33
0
6.6
Arnie Glausiusz
0.1
0
2
0
12.0

Team selection

Wellington
Frankton 3rd XI
  • 1. Andy Brown
  • 2. Will Groombridge
  • 3. Will Evans
  • 4. Elwyn Jones
  • 5. Arnie Glausiusz
  • 6. Cian Jones
  • 7. Will Smith
  • 8. Archie Dickin
  • 9. Jack Evans
  • 10. Alex Townend
  • 11. Greg Dyke

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