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Match Scorecard & Report
 
Wooburn Narkovians 2nd XI v. Royal Ascot 1st XI
Played at Wooburn Park on Saturday 18th August 2001
TVL Division 4A  Toss won by Wooburn Narkovians
Match Drawn
Points: Wooburn Narkovians 4, Royal Ascot 11
Hide Report
A determined innings from Richie Barker enabled the 2nd XI to hold out for a draw against promotion contenders Royal Ascot 1st XI. At one stage it had looked more promising for Wooburn, when Royal Ascot had been reduced to 66-6, but Harding and Abrams recovered the situation, and then Wooburn's batting failed against the accurate spin of Romer.

The Ascot innings started poorly against the bowling of Tim Waxman and Dave Small, who picked up a wicket each to leave the visitors 12-2. Green and Frost effected a small recovery, but then three more wickets fell for just to runs. At 45-5, Royal Ascot were in real trouble. Richie Barker came into the attack, and removed Partridge for 7.

After 40 overs of their innings, Royal Ascot stood at 80-6, but now Harding and Abrams went onto the attack. Abrams produced the innings of the day, hitting a rapid 41 not out in difficult conditions. This enabled Ascot to finally reach a challenging 152-8 off their full 52 overs. In another marathon spell, Waxman bowled throughout to finish with 4-56 from 26 overs.

Wooburn's reply started slowly against the off-spin of Romer and medium pace of Coleman. Alan Cuthbert was the first to go in the 17th over, with just 19 on the board. Having made the initial breakthrough, Romer now began to work his way through the Wooburn batting in a masterly spell. Only Barker (27 not out) and, to a less extent, Derek Roberts, put up much resistance.

As the weather began to close in, Wooburn were forced into a battle for survival. The match ended in steady rain with the last pair at the wicket. Romer returned the superb figures of 6-27 from 24 overs.
INNS OF Royal Ascot 1st XI
:
4
6
:
M
B
:
Fall of Wickets
C.Davies c Savage b Waxman
4
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
 
Total
Bat
PS
M.Davies c Smith b Small
4
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
1
9
1
9
H.Green c Barker b Small
14
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
2
12
2
3
P.Frost c Moreby b Waxman
15
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
3
43
4
31
A.Metcalf c Smith b Waxman
0
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
4
43
3
0
C.Harding c Savage b Waxman
34
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
5
45
5
2
J.Partridge c Savage b Barker
5
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
6
66
7
21
G.Abrams not out
41
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
7
119
6
53
R.Coleman run out
15
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
8
152
9
33
S.Weare not out
0
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
9
152
-
0
J.Romer
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
10
-
-
-
Extras
b2, lb8, w9, nb1
20
TOTAL
8 wkts, 52 overs
152
BOWLING
O
 
M
R
W
:
NB
W
4
6
 
T.P.Waxman
26
8
56
4
:
-
-
-
-
D.J.Small
14
3
38
2
:
-
-
-
-
R.N.Barker
12
1
48
1
:
-
-
-
-
INNS OF Wooburn Narkovians 2nd XI
:
4
6
:
M
B
:
Fall of Wickets
R.B.Smith run out
10
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
 
Total
Bat
PS
A.J.Cuthbert c Harding b Romer
9
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
1
19
2
19
B.Roberts lbw b Coleman
2
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
2
23
1
4
S.A.Savage b Romer
3
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
3
26
4
3
R.N.Barker not out
27
:
2
-
:
-
-
:
4
30
3
4
D.R.Roberts lbw b Romer
9
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
5
51
6
21
B.Eeles lbw b Romer
0
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
6
51
7
0
I.Moreby b Romer
0
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
7
55
8
4
D.J.Small b Romer
0
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
8
55
9
0
T.P.Waxman b Weare
8
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
9
65
10
10
D.Appleby not out
1
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
10
73
-
8
Extras
b2, lb1, nb1
4
TOTAL
9 wkts, 48 overs
73
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
:
NB
W
4
6
 
J.Romer
24
9
27
6
:
-
-
1
-
R.Coleman
16
3
23
1
:
-
-
-
-
S.Weare
7
1
18
1
:
1
-
1
-
C.Davies
1
0
2
0
:
-
-
-
-
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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