Fernhurst Cricket Club I'Anson 1st XI v Milford on Sat 26 Jun 2010 at 14:00
Fernhurst Cricket Club Lost by 4 wickets

Match report Fernhurst fell short by around 40 runs in their innings, leaving Milford a very manageable run-chase to stop the home side's winning run at eight victories.

Fernhurst had, again, struggled to raise a team, with only 8 names on the teamsheet by Thursday night, so this was never going to be easy. The sight of Brett Askew bowling at nearly normal pace also reinforced that Milford were a far stronger side than their league position implied. However, it was Dave Ralf who did most of the damage for Milford in the early stages of the game. Bowling a tight line, he had Allen caught at short square leg, Bristow caught in the slip cordon, and sent Holloway back to pavilion first ball. With the score at 31 for 4 by the eighth over, Fernhurst badly needed one of their batsmen to deliver. Harry Lambert looked like he might be the one, playing some lovely shots to amass 29 runs in the highest partnership of the innings (38 runs) however he fell to Crumbie in the 18th over and from then on the priority was very much to bat through the overs. The over target was achieved, with the full 48 reached, with some very responsible batting from the wise old heads of Howe, Heath and Sales. Howe in particular getting back into form with a solid 27 not out. Steele having weighed in for Milford with 3 wickets as well. Fernhurst finished on 131 for 10 off 48 overs.

On a good pitch, and a reasonably quick outfield, Fernhurst's total never really looked enough and the Milford openers' bright start made it look like victory would be a formality. Murray and Cole coped well with a good opening spell from Lewis and Bristow, cruising to 40 without loss by the 11th over. However, the introduction of Mike Allen slowed the run rate down and also saw a mini-collapse as Murray, Cole, Gwilliam and Askew all fell cheaply. At this stage Milford found themselves on 68 for 4 in the 18th, seemed to be adopting a more conservative approach, and Fernhurst sensed that an unlikely escape could be at hand. The pause was brief, though, as Ralf and Bierton played themselves in before taking on the bowlers, both reaching their 20s before being dismissed. Payne and Crumbie then had the relatively simple task of seeing Milford home to a deserved victory. Special mention though to the fielding of Ryan Lewis, who took two catches despite wearing a plaster cast. Milford finished on 132 for 6 from 38 overs.

Fernhurst look to get their promotion push back on track against Hindhead.

Fernhurst Cricket Club I'Anson 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Mike Allen  
Bill Gourlay  
Daniel Bouttell  
James Bristow  
Harry Lambert  
Ryan Lewis  
Usman Tanweer  
Ashley Holloway  
Geoff Howe  
A.N. Other  
A.N. Other  

Milford Bowling

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Milford Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 6 wickets
132 (0.0 overs)

Fernhurst Cricket Club I'Anson 1st XI Bowling

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