Fernhurst Cricket Club I'Anson 1st XI v Peper Harrow on Sat 28 May 2011 at 14:00
Fernhurst Cricket Club Lost by 199 runs

Match report Peper Harow Too Spicy For Fernhurst

Explosive Batting Wins The Day

Fernhurst hosted Peper Harrow with another weakened team, but expected to be able to compete with a side who were currently bottom of the table. However the visitors firmly dismissed any idea that they are a "one man team" with a fine display of explosive batting, hitting 302 off 42 overs. On paper, Fernhurst certainly had the batting line up to chase down the total, and with 21 runs scored from the first 2 overs in response, it looked like a lively afternoon was in store. However, the wheels came off with a substantial collapse leaving the result in little doubt, and Fernhurst were all out for 103 in the 30th over.

Fernhurst looked lke they had won a good toss, with an overcast sky suggesting good bowling conditions, but no one seemed to have told John Hebditch as he happily picked his shots and raced to a very rapid 50 in just 9 overs. However, when Allen had him stumped for 60, the Fernhurst team initially believed that this would be the watershed moment. Trelfa had initially looked vulnerable, but as the overs went on he started to play increasingly expansive shots and was soon dominating the bowling. Once Andrews had joined him at the crease, the approach became explosive as both batsmen dispatched the ball to all corners of the ground. Peper Harow flew through 100 in the 17th over, 200 in the 30th over, and finally decided that enough was enough as they surpassed 300 in the 42nd. Trelfa was eventually bowled for 126, but Andrews was still flying on 73 at the close.

So, the Fernhurst batsmen elected to "go for it" with Lambert and Boutell scoring 12 from the first over, and another 9 from the second. However, where Peper Harow's batsmen seemed to be able to pick the empty spots, the Fernhurst batsmen started to find a fielders hand every time. Five wickets fell rapidly, all caught, and suddenly Fernhurst were reeling on 40 for 5 off 9 overs, Bradley doing most of the damage. Paul Dowdell was joined by Bill Gourlay, but with 39 overs still to negotiate, this looked like a very tall task. They managed to get through 9 overs, but then Dowdell was caught behind off Bennett, who was starting to bowl extremely consistently. Christopher Pritchard stepped up and, for a moment, it looked as though a great escape could be possible a both batsmen put up some stubborn resistance, with a couple of shots along the way. However, Bennett was persistent and finally removed Pritchard for 21 in the 26th over. The Peper Harow bowlers then got the better of Fernhurst's young tail, and Gourlay finally fell for 30, as the last wicket in the 30th over. Fernhurst all out for 103.

Peper Harrow Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 4 wickets
302 (0.0 overs)

Fernhurst Cricket Club I'Anson 1st XI Bowling

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

(0.0 overs)
Mike Allen  
Daniel Bouttell  
James Bristow  
Paul Dowdwell  
Bill Gourlay  
Harry Lambert  
Chris Pritchard  
Liam Harding  
micheal shotter  
Jamie West  
A.N. Other  

Peper Harrow Bowling

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