Witley v Fernhurst Cricket Club I'Anson 1st XI on Sat 23 Apr 2011 at 13:00
Fernhurst Cricket Club Won by 5 wickets

Match report Fernhurst Find Their Feet In Div 2

New Boys Prosper In Season Opener

Fernhurst's opening game in division 2, following promotion last season, was away to Witley. Arriving to find a rather "agricultural" wicket, a high scoring game seemed relatively unlikely, and so it proved. Witley batted first, but Lewis and Spinks tore through the top order with some excellent pace bowling, which looked as though it might make the day very short. However, first King provided some stubborn defensive resistance, and then G. Dale provided a much more offensive response putting on a rapid 38. In the end it was good captaincy by Allen, with wickets falling in line with bowling changes, and a superb sustaining spell of bowling by Spinks, taking 5 for 26, which saw Witley end up all out for 105.

The total seemed to be a formality as Foster and Jackman quickly settled into their stride, but the variation of the pitch, and some good bowling by Hunt and G.Dale ensure that this was not to be the case. The top three batsmen were all out in the first couple of overs after tea, and with the wickets of M.Allen and R.Lewis falling soon afterwards, it looked as though there really was a game to be had. However, Fernhurst seem to bat quite deep this season, so Dowdall and Spinks put up some very solid resistance, hitting out with a succession of boundaries to move the score from a nervous 50 odd for 5, into a comfortable position. In the end Fernhurst reached the target with just five wickets down in the 33rd over, with Dowdall undefeated on 14 and Spinks also still there on 34. Fernhurst finished on 109 for 5.

So, a successful start in Division 2, and a good performance to take to Cody next week.

Witley Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
105 (0.0 overs)

Fernhurst Cricket Club I'Anson 1st XI Bowling

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Fernhurst Cricket Club I'Anson 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 5 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Mike Allen  
Bill Gourlay  
Ryan Lewis  
Paul Dowdwell  
Steve Tytler  
Brad Spinks  
Alan Foster  
Nicolas Jackman  
Harry Lambert  
Daniel Bouttell  
Jamie West  

Witley Bowling

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No records to display.