Fernhurst Cricket Club I'Anson 1st XI v Alfold on Sat 25 Jun 2011 at 14:00
Fernhurst Cricket Club Lost by 92 runs

Match report Heavy rain overnight and muggy conditions made Fernhurst's win of the toss very important, as Alfold were put into bat in very testing conditions. Bristow and Gourlay started very well in the attack, moving the ball significantly and forcing Haygarth and Pullen into a very watchful approach. The net result was that after 15 overs, Alfold were only on 40 runs, but importantly were still to lose a wicket. Both batsmen picked up the rate and it wasn't until the 17th over that Pullen holed out to Lambert off Bristow.

Bowling changes at both end changed the pace and, although the run rate quickened, the wickets also started to fall with Dave Smithers claiming 3 quick wickets. However, Haygarth had pushed his way to 31 and A.Burke also made a solid 37. The returning Geoff Howe picked up a ball for the first time since last August and was quickly back into his boa constrictor bowling, taking 4-32 from 13 overs. Alfold declared on 180 for 8 from 46 overs.

The Fernhurst response was typically robust, with the batting order seeming to suggest that a chase was very possible. A run rate of 4 an over for the first ten overs seemed encouraging, but Lambert's fall for a quickfire 31 signalled the start of a batting collapse as Smith and Burke took Fernhurst from 32 for 1 to 41 for 4 in the space of 4 overs. Whilst Paul Dowdell was still at the crease things still looked optimistic for the Green Army, but when his straight drive fell short of the boundary and into J.Burke's hands, Fernhurst found themselves on 75 for 6 with nowhere to go. A good spell of bowling by T.Pullen then confused the remaider of the Fernhurst batsmen, giving him 4 wickets and leaving Fernhurst disappointed on a meagre 88 all out.

However, a great day's cricket played in a superb spirit by both sides. We look forward to seeing Alfold again later in the season !

Alfold Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 8 wickets
180 (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 10 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Mike Allen  
Bill Gourlay  
James Bristow  
Paul Dowdwell  
Geoff Howe  
Harry Lambert  
Jonny Denham  
Ashley Peck  
Jamie West  
A.N. Other  
A.N. Other  

Alfold Bowling

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