Hexton II v London Colney Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI on Sat 05 Jul 2008 at 1.30pm
London Colney Cricket Club Won by default - Hexton played an unregistered player

Match report The batting again let down the Colney side, as they slipped to a 12 run defeat at Hexton.

On a spiteful pitch, with inconsistent bounce, Paul Seymour had no hesitation in bowling first, once he had won the toss.

Trevor Ray bowled three opening maidens, as the Hexton openers made slow progress. At the other end, Connor Dow was unlucky to to pick up early wickets.

However, it was Trevor Ray that made the breakthrough, when he trapped Marshall (12) LBW. This was one of 6 LBW's given in the match !!

Ian Wise rolled back the years, and despite dropping two difficult chances at cover, removed the other opener in his second over.

Despite a hard hitting 38 from M Smith and 30 from M Weeks, Colney had stemmed the runs. However, after Trevor Ray had been hit for 19 from his 14th/15th over, he was replaced by the gentle pace of John Gibbons.

John took wickets in his 2nd/4th/6th and 8th overs, which included a double wicket maiden in his fourth. He ended with fine figures of 5-29.

Den Hadley, as usual, wrapped up the tail with 1-7.

Hexton had been bowled out for just 148 in 48 overs, leaving Colney 51 overs at about 3 runs and over.

The Hexton opening bowler, M Smith, bowled 13overs of mostly short-pitched bouncers. Mitch Bradley was the first to fall, as a Smith bouncer only shot across the track, hitting the base of the stumps.

Trevor Ray was solid, as usual and with Jerry Fretter put on a stand of 42, with Jerry Fretter brutal on the short ball.

Controversy over a claimed caught behind saw several of the Hexton players step over the boundary of acceptable behaviour, with the word " Cheat" used on a number of occasions over the next 6 overs.

Jerry Fretter fell for 29, when he fell to a bouncer that also hit the bottom of the stumps, with the score on 48

Colney then lost 4 wickets for 20 runs, as Paul Seymour, Will Peters and John Gibbons perished before reaching double figures.

Colney were still up with the run-rate despite the loss of wickets. Trevor Ray's vigil ended, when he feathered a catch behind.

Will Northage and Ian Wise slowly advanced the score and looked untroubled. However, a change of bowling saw Wise (12) bowled by a quicker ball.

This brought the newly crowned 7th wicket partnership of Northage and George Ray to the wicket, and for time it looked like that they may see the Colney side home.

Northage had progressed to 19 when he sliced to the keeper, who dropped the ball, which hit first slip and deflected back to the falling the 'keeper.

Colney still had a chance to win, with still 7 overs left and just 19 runs required. It was not to be, as George Ray could only sky the ball to a short-point, giving Hexton a rather undeserving win.

As a result of losing, Colney only take away 5 points from a match that they were close to winning and that elusive 30 points.

Hexton II Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
148 (0.0 overs)

London Colney Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Connor Dow10.0130130.003.00
Trevor Ray16.0642142.002.63
Ian Wise11.0531215.502.82
John Gibbons8.012955.803.63
Den Hadley3.21717.002.10

London Colney Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Trevor Ray Caught  7 1
Mitch Bradley Bowled  3
Jeremy Fretter Bowled  29 1
Connor Dow Lbw  20
Paul Seymour Lbw  2
Will Peters Bowled  2
John Gibbons Run out  1 1
Will Northage Caught  19
Ian Wise Bowled  12
George Ray Caught  13
Den Hadley Not Out  0

Hexton II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Christine Fretter (Trainee Burglar)