19th Aug 2022

               West Tyne League Division 1, Sat 13th August, 1864 v Mitford (h)

SNCC 1864 240-7 (40o) Guy Johnson 77, Ben Sidney-Wilmot 59, Jan Ozmen 15, Trudy Johnson 17, Sree Kanakala 28, Patrick Hatcher 11: Richard Brown 0-39, Matt Edwards 2-25, Chris Townsend 1-51, Jordan Mallaburn 0-38, Kieran Mole 2-55, Andy Mathers 1-14, Tony Cook 2-19.

Mitford 188ao (34.3o) Tony Cook 40, Jordan Mallaburn 14, Ben Baker 15, Graeme Potts 16, Kieran Mole 50, Jonny Lees 17: David Cragg 0-6, Ben Hobbs 1-53, Patrick Hatcher 2-15, Sree Kanakala 2-52, Albie McPate 2-33, Trudy Johnson 2-19.

SNCC 1864 won by 52 runs- 20 points, Mitford 8.

The 1864's chose to bat, Clark & Johnson faced Brown & Edwards. Slow going at first, only 11 in the 8th over before Oliver (9) was lbw to Edwards. There followed the biggest partnership of the season to date as Guy & Ben pushed the field back with boundary shots & then, maturely, found the gaps & ran 1's & 2's very well such that 100-1 came up at 20 overs drinks.

The partnership had reached 131 & the score 142 when Guy, perhaps fatigued on a hot day, swung to leg & was bowled by Edwards for 77 (7x4, 2x6) a most worthwhile effort. At 167 Ben Sid hit hard to deep sqaure leg to be caught by Cook for 59, another most important innings continuing his recent good form.

Trudy (17) found the gaps on both sides of the wicket until at 185 an attempted paddle sweep was gloved to the w/k. At 218, after one 6 & in attempting another, Patrick (11) was caught at long on off Baker. Sree batted well, hit boundaries & was last out from the last ball of the 40 overs for 28, Josephine 2*, 240 defendable !

Carmichael & Mathers faced David Cragg's sla & Ben Hobbs rm Three tight overs from David for 6. At 3 in the second over Ben bowled Carmichael (3), brisk, full & straight. A good partnership of 58 between Mathers & Townsend, as Ben's control of length wavered, ended when Patrick ran out Mathers (13). At the same score Townsend was caught by Trudy at short mid wicket off Sree's leg spin, 61-3. Mallaburn & Cook took the score to 78 when Mallaburn (14) hooked McPate to David Cragg at deep square leg, 4 down.

Cook (40) had been batting well, but at 90 he went back to Kanakala & was lbw. 4 runs later Baker (15) hit Albie to long off where Sree took the catch, 6 down. Mole & Potts put together a 30 partnership before Potts (16) attempted to scoop, missed & was lbw to Patrick, 124-7. Lees joined Mole & the pair advanced the score, taking ones & twos & running well.

At 183 Lees (17) edged to w/k Ben Sid off Trudy. At 186 Brown (1) was bowled by Patrick, full & straight & perhaps, sensing that big hitting was the only recourse, captain Mole (50) swung & missed to be bowled by Trudy, 188 all out in 34.3 overs.

A knee niggle to Josephine notwithstanding, a thoroughly satisfying performance with many playing a role, a win set up by the outstanding second wicket partnership between Guy & Ben.

This win leaves the 1864's still in 6th place with 5 games to go, starting with Riding Mill (a) 20th August, then Stamfordham (h) 27th August, Hexham Leazes (a) 3rd Sept, Haydon Bridge (h) 10th Sept, concluding with Haltwhistle (at South North) on Sat 17th Sept.

We hope you can be there to cheer them on.


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