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Match Scorecard & Report
 
Wooburn Narkovians Sun XI v. Twyford & Ruscombe Sun XI
Played at Wooburn Park on Sunday 19th May 2002
Friendly Twyford & Ruscombe Sun XI won by 68 runs
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Narks Collapse to Abraham
A poor batting display condemned the Sunday side to a 68-run defeat against Twyford. Chasing 162 to win, Wooburn collapsed to 93 all out, with only Richard Barker (25) and Martin Dale (16) making double figures.

Some probing bowling, particularly from Abraham, who finished with 5-15, and a string of loose shots undermined every effort to kick-start the innings. Once Barker had fallen to a mishit pull, it was left to 14-year-old George Jafari to show some brief defiance with a couple of sweetly timed blows before Twyford wrapped up the win.

Jafari’s contribution to the game began in the second over of the day, when he snapped up a catch to give fellow colt Ben Sturgess an early breakthrough. When Barker struck at the other end to leave the visitors 13-2, Wooburn were feeling fairly confident.

Aided by the helpful green wicket, Wooburn’s seamers continued to look dangerous. However, Fort led the recovery for Twyford with a well-constructed 81, and although Steve Blandford and Rob Rogers both picked up a couple of wickets, the batting side were able to declare on 161-7.

It was a target that would normally have been considered eminently reachable, but on this occasion it proved to be well beyond the home side.
INNS OF Twyford & Ruscombe Sun XI
:
4
6
:
M
B
:
Fall of Wickets
P.Woodman lbw b Barker
9
:
1
-
:
19
-
:
 
Total
Bat
PS
N.Downes c Jafari b Sturgess
0
:
-
-
:
8
-
:
1
7
2
7
T.Fort c D.Rogers b Blandford
81
:
11
1
:
138
-
:
2
13
1
6
R.Seymour run out
24
:
3
-
:
86
-
:
3
103
4
90
T.Hall b R.Rogers
6
:
-
-
:
17
-
:
4
118
5
15
D.Benjamin b R.Rogers
0
:
-
-
:
1
-
:
5
118
6
0
M.Morris not out
18
:
2
1
:
-
-
:
6
139
3
21
R.Edney c Jafari b Blandford
6
:
1
-
:
9
-
:
7
148
8
9
S.Beamish not out
0
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
8
161
-
13
A.Hackett
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
9
-
-
-
S.Abraham
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
10
-
-
-
Extras
b2, lb2, w11, nb2
17
TOTAL
7 wkts, 48 overs
161
BOWLING
O
 
M
R
W
:
NB
W
4
6
 
R.N.Barker
10
5
24
1
:
1
1
3
-
B.Sturgess
5
1
13
1
:
-
2
-
-
D.J.Small
6
1
13
0
:
-
5
1
-
P.Mellon
4
0
35
0
:
-
1
5
1
S.Blandford
13
2
35
2
:
-
1
4
-
R.J.Rogers
8
2
20
2
:
-
-
3
-
G.Jafari
2
0
17
0
:
1
1
2
1
INNS OF Wooburn Narkovians Sun XI
:
4
6
:
M
B
:
Fall of Wickets
D.J.Rogers c Woodman b Hackett
4
:
1
-
:
2
-
:
 
Total
Bat
PS
P.Cooper b Abraham
9
:
1
-
:
25
-
:
1
4
1
4
D.J.Small b Hackett
5
:
1
-
:
19
-
:
2
20
3
16
M.Dale b Abraham
16
:
2
-
:
19
-
:
3
20
2
0
R.N.Barker c Hall b Beamish
25
:
3
-
:
68
-
:
4
39
4
19
S.Blandford c Edney b Abraham
4
:
-
-
:
24
-
:
5
58
6
19
A.Easter c Fort b Abraham
6
:
1
-
:
14
-
:
6
68
7
10
R.J.Rogers c Benjamin b Abraham
0
:
-
-
:
6
-
:
7
74
8
6
B.Sturgess c Downes b Beamish
4
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
8
75
5
1
G.Jafari c Hall b Downes
9
:
1
-
:
17
-
:
9
90
10
15
P.Mellon not out
0
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
10
93
9
3
Extras
b6, lb1, w4
11
TOTAL
All Out, 32 overs
93
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
:
NB
W
4
6
 
A.Hackett
8
1
36
2
:
-
-
5
-
S.Abraham
12
2
15
5
:
-
1
1
-
N.Downes
8
2
27
1
:
-
-
4
-
S.Beamish
4
1
8
2
:
-
3
-
-
Club Information
Founded
1936
Ground
Wooburn Park
Postcode
HP10 0PN
Telephone No.
01628 819482
Email
League
Thames Valley League
Affiliated
Captains
1st XI Captain
2nd XI Captain
Sun XI Captain
Committee
President
Chairman
Hon. Treasurer
Pavilion Manager
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