London Colney Cricket Club Sunday 1st XI v Roving Reporters on Sun 24 May 2009 at 2.00pm
London Colney Cricket Club Lost by 6 wickets

Match report London Colney entertained Roving Reporters at Green Street, who brought with them some fine sunny weather.

London Colney batted first and set off at 5 runs an-over from Connor Dow and Paul Wise. Having brought up the half-century partnership, Dow drove tamely and was caught for 24.

Wise and Tim Fretter continued to up the pace. Wise bringing his 50 up in 83 balls. Tim Fretter followed shortly afterwards off only 52 balls. After a partnership of 113, they both fell in quick succession, in the same manner, both stumped.

Wickets then tumbled in even quicker succession, with Capt Hadley, Dave Goff, Farouk Zaman and Andy Gulliver all falling for single figures. Despite a 'dogged' innings of 24* from Usman, Colney seemed to be 30-40 runs short, finishing on 200-7 from 40 overs.

Roving Reporter were quickly out the blocks with Loochin taking 12 from the first over. The innings pretty much mirrored that of Colney, with Matt Bristow taking the first wicket with the score on 42. They had to wait another 72 runs until Ade Bristow bowled the other opener.

Ade Bristow and Farouk Zaman stemmed the run rate of the Reporters, but as the top four bowlers had all bowled out, Capt Hadley had to find 8 overs from the many bowlers at his disposal. He chose Simon Fretter and Paul Wise. Although Simon Fretter removed Smith for 16, Reporters needed 33 from three overs.

A bizarre all-run four, with the ball being thrown from end-to-end, saw Colney needing to restrict Reporters to 10 runs from the last over. The first three balls went for 7 runs. Despite a dot ball, they could not restrict the runs and with the scores level, Reporters took a tight single off the last ball of the match to win by 6 wickets.

Colney rued the extra runs which should have been scored in the first innings, and some rather sloppy fielding/bowling in the second.

London Colney Cricket Club Sunday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 7 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Paul Wise Stumped  77
Connor Dow Caught  24
Tim Fretter Stumped  54
Scott Hadley Bowled  1
Dave Goff Caught  8
Uzman Zaman Not Out  24
Farouk Zaman Bowled  0
Andy Gulliver Bowled  0
Matt Bristow Not Out  3
Simon Fretter  
Adrian Bristow  

Roving Reporters Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Roving Reporters Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 4 wickets
201 (0.0 overs)

London Colney Cricket Club Sunday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Uzman Zaman8.023600.004.50
Matt Bristow8.0136136.004.50
Farouk Zaman8.0132132.004.00
Adrian Bristow8.0228128.003.50
Simon Fretter4.0024124.006.00
Paul Wise4.003000.007.50

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    C Fretter & J Fretter (trying new scoring software)