Cody v Fernhurst Cricket Club I'Anson 1st XI on Sat 30 Apr 2011 at 13:00
Fernhurst Cricket Club Won by 7 wickets

Match report Mighty Fern Crack The Cody

Allen and Spinks lead the way

Fernhurst went to Cody, one of the longest trips of the season, for their second game since promotion to division two. Cody, recently a division one side, were expected to provide a good benchmark of the standard of opposition that could be expected this season. However, having won the toss, Fernhurst's bowlers put Cody under extreme pressure with both Spinks and Gourlay having good LBW appeals denied in the first couple of overs. Frustration did creep in as more appeals failed, but Spinks found the answer in continuing to bowl straight and removing the stumps of Knight, Turnbull and Sheldon. Having removed the top order, Fernhurst looked set to restrict the home side to around 100 with Mike Allen's spin proving too much for the middle order. However, a rearguard action by Wallace saw the innings finish at a much more respectable 168 from 43.5 overs. Goulder hit 41 and Wallace 36, whilst M.Allen took 5 for 59, Spinks took 4 for 38.

Fernhurst's response looked confident enough and, despite the early fall of last season's leading scorer Dan Boutell, the remaining top order took the game to Cody's bowlers. Jackman and Bristow looked in good touch, with both making the most of the fast outfield with some glorious boundaries, before Jackman fell LBW. Once Bristow was caught, Mike Allen and Brad Spinks formed a solid partnership dominating the bowlers, forcing Cody to use seven different players in the attack. Fernhurst made 173 for 3 from just 32 overs sealing a fine win. M.Allen was 46*, sealing the win with a monstrous six, and Spinks 45* at the close.

So, two wins from two games, and a first home game at Fernhurst against Wood Street next week.

Cody Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
168 (0.0 overs)

Fernhurst Cricket Club I'Anson 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Fernhurst Cricket Club I'Anson 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 3 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Mike Allen  
Bill Gourlay  
Josh Allen  
James Bristow  
Paul Dowdwell  
Nicolas Jackman  
Brad Spinks  
Jamie West  
Daniel Bouttell  
A.N. Other  
A.N. Other  

Cody Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.