19th Jun 2023

West Tyne League Division 1: Sat 17th June 2023: 1864 v Belsay (a) 40/40

SNCC 1864 237-7 (40o) Belinda Wewalage 30, Jan Ozmen 33, Will Alexander 90*, George McConnell 32, Gregor Pearce 22: Dan Tait 2-50, Craig Bertram 1-30, Nuwan Linayage 1-27, Richard Mills 0-35, Sheron Jansz 1-35, P Jackson 2-59.

Belsay 238-5 (34.1o) Allan Johnson 20, Sheron Jansz 105, P Jackson 21, Nuwan Linayage 30*, Jonny Hedley 27*: Ben Hobbs 1-49, Albie McPate 0-53, Patrick Hatcher 0-46, Simon West 1-29, Gregor Pearce 3-53.

Belsay won by 5 wickets 18 points, SNCC 1864 7.

A high scoring game on a warm day, with a short boundary, saw Belsay, chasing, romp to victory in the 35th over after opener Jansz had blasted 105 from 69 balls, including 11x6 & 6x4.

Winning the toss, the 64's chose to bat. Ben Sid & Belinda faced the seam of Tait & Bertram. At 15 Ben (8,) having hit two nice boundaries, gloved to w/k Hedley off Tait. Two balls later Will Garside (0) defending, edged a good one to Hedley. Belinda (30) & Jan pressed on, the former hitting 5x4 but at 58, feathered down the legside to be taken again by Hedley off Bertram.

Will Alexander joined Jan & the pair moved the score nicely to 98-4 when Jan (33, 3x4) was lbw to Linayage. George & Will ran well & hit the bad balls in a partnership of 44 when at 140, George (32, 21b, 5x4) pushed a little early to be caught & bowled by Jackson.

Simon (3) edged Jansz to Hedley at 143 & a partnership of 37 between Will & Patrick (13) ended at 180 when Patrick was caught at mid-on off Jackson. Will got to 50 & accelerated pulling anything short & in company with Gregor, ran well such that the total had reached a substantial 237-7 in the 40 overs. Gregor (22*) & Will A a magnificent 90* (87b,7x4,3x6), his highest ever score ! 

Undeterred, Belsay went for it from ball one. After 7 overs the score was 70-0. Jansz 54* (5x4 5x6), hitting the ball hard, & Johnson 20*. Ben, Albie & Patrick all suffered as Jansz, in particular, targeted the short boundary.

At 76 Johnson (20) was caught by Will A off Ben. Jackson (20) batted positively until he edged Gregor's leg break to w/k Belinda at 120. Fenwick (0) was bowled by Gregor at 150, after only 19 overs, but Jansz sailed on until at 164 he hit Simon to Patrick at cover for a commanding 105 (69b,6x4,11x6).

Tait (14) was caught at mid-off by Ben off Gregor but Linayage (30* 1x4,3x6) & Hedley (27* 4x4) continued to attack, the winning runs being scored in the 35th over. A tough day for the 64's, top edges going for 6 to the very short boundary, several close calls but no chances dropped, things to learn about bowling variations when under attack, onward to Stamfordham.


WTL Div 1, Sunday 18th June 2023: SNCC 1864 v Stamfordham (a) 40/40

Stamfordham 182-8 (40o) J Wallace 26, A Taufiq 21, T Revathi 24, A Mc Grath 26, B Potla 21: Varun Gudipati 1-26, Joe Dresser 2-27, Gregor Pearce 2-47, Patrick Hatcher 0-30, Will Young 2-33, Will Carr 0-9.

SNCC 1864 150-4 (29o) Jan Ozmen 46, Aadesh Sahadevan 76*: T Revathi 3-21, J Wallace 0-28, C Johnston 1-42, B Potla 0-16, Prentice 0-31.

Match abandoned, rain:  Stamfordham 12 points, SNCC 1864 13 points.

A flat wicket, a quick outfield, Stamfordham won the toss & chose to bat. Wallace & Taufiq faced the right arm medium pace of Varun Gudipati & Joe Dresser. Two good opening spells from Varun & Joe kept the scoring rate down.

At 51 Taufiq (21) misjudged a call for a single & was run out at the bowler's end by Gregor. At 59, Gregor bowled Wallace (26) with a 'wrong un' he was leaving ! The total rose to 105 when McGrath (26) was well caught by Will Young off Gregor.

4 runs later Revathi (24) hit Will Y to mid off where Joe took the catch, 109-4. 'A whack & a miss' seemed to be the batting method employed, but the fielding was not perfect either, then at 141 Johnston (15) was yorked by Will Y, 5 down.

Accelerating to 165 when Prentice (17) was caught at long on by Will Y, Joe the bowler. At 177 Potla was held at long off by Will A off Varun. Patterson (8*) saw the total to 182-8 after the 40 overs. Chaseable!

Ben Sid & Will Alexander faced Revathi & Wallace. Ben (8) again hit two boundaries but edged Revathi's away drift to w/k McGrath. At 21 Will A (3) was adjudged lbw also to Revathi & at 33 Will Carr  (0) defending, spooned to Taufiq off the same bowler, 33-3.

There followed an excellent partnership of 94 between Jan & Aadesh. Defending well but taking scoring opportunities the total had reached 127 when Jan (46, 75b, 7x4) seemed mightily unlucky to be adjudged lbw.

Aadesh accelerated taking 20 in three overs when the rain became more persistent & the players left the field at 150-4 after 29 overs. 33 to win, 11 overs left, current rate 5's, very gettable!. Both Captains wished to resume but the umpires agreed to a time deadline & this passed with no let up in the rain & the game was abandoned.

Aadesh 76* (68b, 11x4,2x6) an exciting, attacking innings. Just a shame his & Jan's effort could not have resulted in a deserved win.

1864's now 6th in WTL Division 1, on 112 points having played 10 games. Onward to Haltwhistle (h) on Sat 24th June 2023. We hope you can join us to support the 1864's journey.




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