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Match Scorecard & Report
 
Gerrards Cross 2nd XI v. Wooburn Narkovians 1st XI
Played at Dukes Lane, Gerrards Cross on Saturday 25th May 2002
TVL Division 3A  Toss won by Gerrards Cross
Wooburn Narkovians 1st XI won by 9 wickets
Points: Wooburn Narkovians 20, Gerrards Cross 4
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Steve Blandford fires 1st XI to victory
Left-arm spinner Steve Blandford made an impressive Thames Valley League debut for the 1st XI on Saturday, with his seven-wicket haul the key to Wooburn's nine-wicket victory over Gerrards Cross 2nds.

Choosing to bat first, Gerrards Cross soon found that the damp pitch, with its tennis-ball bounce, was going to make life difficult. However, they survived some early alarms to progress steadily to 82-1.

With overs ticking by, the home side looked to accelerate, and it was at this point that Blandford turned the game Wooburn’s way. His first wicket was fortuitous, as Collins smashed a full toss to deep square leg where Richard Barker took a fine catch.

But thereafter, extracting a reasonable amount of turn and an unreasonable amount of bounce, he ran through the Gerrards Cross batting to finish with 7-45 – Eykyn’s dogged 53 being the only real resistance. At the other end, Ian Cuthbert and Phil Day (2-21) maintained the pressure as the home side subsided to 143 all out.

The pitch was still tricky when Wooburn began their reply. But the Gerrards Cross bowlers didn’t make the best use of the conditions, allowing Ian Cuthbert and Dave Rogers to get the visitors off to the solid start they needed. Their century stand was finally broken when Cuthbert was adjudged caught behind off Warren, the pick of the bowlers, for 52.

James White added a quick-fire 30 as he and Rogers, who finished unbeaten on 46, steered Wooburn to a comfortable victory.
INNS OF Gerrards Cross 2nd XI
:
4
6
:
M
B
:
Fall of Wickets
G.Eykyn c I.Cuthbert b Blandford
53
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
 
Total
Bat
PS
C.Cemlyn-Jones c White b Barker
16
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
1
35
2
35
I.Collins c Barker b Blandford
17
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
2
82
3
47
E.Waugh b Blandford
6
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
3
96
4
14
S.Grover c Day b Blandford
2
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
4
100
5
4
B.Dean c Day b Blandford
5
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
5
109
6
9
A.Marlow c Barker b Blandford
1
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
6
115
7
6
A.Peace c Pidgeon b Day
9
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
7
121
1
6
G.Ralphs b Day
5
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
8
127
8
6
R.Warren c R.Rogers b Blandford
2
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
9
132
9
5
M.Knudson not out
9
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
10
143
10
11
Extras
b10, lb2, nb3
15
TOTAL
All Out, 51.2 overs
143
BOWLING
O
 
M
R
W
:
NB
W
4
6
 
J.F.White
9
2
23
0
:
1
-
-
-
R.N.Barker
13
2
30
1
:
2
-
-
-
S.Blandford
16
.2
4
45
7
:
-
-
-
-
I.J.Cuthbert
8
4
13
0
:
-
-
-
-
P.A.Day
5
0
21
2
:
-
-
-
-
INNS OF Wooburn Narkovians 1st XI
:
4
6
:
M
B
:
Fall of Wickets
D.J.Rogers not out
46
:
6
-
:
-
-
:
 
Total
Bat
PS
I.J.Cuthbert c Eykyn b Warren
52
:
8
-
:
-
-
:
1
101
2
101
J.F.White not out
30
:
5
-
:
-
-
:
2
144
-
43
D.B.Pidgeon
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
3
-
-
-
A.J.Cuthbert
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
4
-
-
-
R.N.Barker
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
5
-
-
-
P.A.Day
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
6
-
-
-
S.Blandford
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
7
-
-
-
R.J.Rogers
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
8
-
-
-
P.B.Clarke
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
9
-
-
-
B.Sutherland
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
10
-
-
-
Extras
b2, lb5, w1, nb5
13
TOTAL
1 wkt, 42.2 overs
144
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
:
NB
W
4
6
 
R.Warren
14
4
34
1
:
-
-
4
-
A.Peace
11
3
32
0
:
1
2
2
-
E.Waugh
10
3
38
0
:
-
3
5
-
A.Marlow
4
.2
2
16
0
:
-
-
3
-
C.Cemlyn-Jones
3
0
18
0
:
-
-
3
-
Club Information
Founded
1936
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Postcode
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Telephone No.
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Thames Valley League
Affiliated
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Sun XI Captain
Committee
President
Chairman
Hon. Treasurer
Pavilion Manager
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