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Match Scorecard & Report
 
Wooburn Narkovians 2nd XI v. I.C.I. Paints 2nd XI
Played at Wooburn Park on Saturday 1st September 2001
TVL Division 4A  Toss won by Wooburn Narkovians
Wooburn Narkovians 2nd XI won by 2 wickets
Points: Wooburn Narkovians 20, I.C.I. Paints 12
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The 2nd XI gave themselves a lifeline in their battle against relegation from Thames Valley Division 4A with an exciting two wicket win over I.C.I. 2nds. A tremendous game of cricket, played in an excellent spirit, ended with 14-year old Ben Sturgess hitting the winning run with just three balls remaining.

Wooburn opted to bowl on winning the toss, and it looked a sound decision as the pitch gave all the bowlers plenty of encouragement. However, ICI's prolific opener Inderjit made light of the difficult conditions to hit a marvellous hundred. When the little Indian was on strike, it seemed he was playing on a different pitch, as he made 87 of the first 99 runs scored. He was eventually caught at long on for 101 out of a total of 134. In the latter stages, Ian Rance played well for 31 not out, and John Adams chipped in with 20, ICI declaring on 177-5 after 50 overs. All four bowlers used picked up a wicket each.

A refreshingly youthful Wooburn side, containing four colts, desperately needed a good start if they were to get close to their target. Brothers Alan and Paul Cuthbert opened the innings in positive fashion, watchful in defence but looking to hit the bad ball. They added 56 in 16 overs before Paul was caught behind off Graham Yendall. Another stand of 56 for the second wicket appeared to have put Wooburn in the driving seat at 112-1, but Alan Cuthbert's dismissal for a determined 55, sparked a middle-order collapse as four wickets fell for 7 runs, three of them to Udi Verma.

Derek Milsom and Nigel Purchase now began the recovery. Milsom was quickly into his stride, with Purchase providing good support. The pair put Wooburn right back in the game, but with only 21 needed Purchase was bowled by Khan. Tim Waxman slapped a couple of boundaries, but then holed out going for the winning hit. Next over, Milsom similarly fell trying to end the match, after scoring 36 valuable runs.

With 8 balls remaining and two runs required, young Ben Sturgess arrived at the crease. A single squirted down to third man left Sturgess on strike as Khan prepared to bowl the last over of the match. He kept the first two balls out, but the third was overpitched and Sturgess calmly pushed it to cover for the winning run. A fitting end to a wonderful game of cricket. Udi Verma produced the bowling performance of the day, taking 6-43.
INNS OF I.C.I. Paints 2nd XI
:
4
6
:
M
B
:
Fall of Wickets
M.Wroot c Butcher b Small
6
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
 
Total
Bat
PS
R.Inderjit c A.Cuthbert b Barker
101
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
1
48
1
48
K.Rance c P.Cuthbert b Waxman
0
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
2
87
3
39
S.Mitchell c A.Cuthbert b P.Cuthbert
2
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
3
99
4
12
I.Rance not out
31
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
4
134
2
35
J.Adams run out
20
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
5
172
6
38
N.Khan not out
3
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
6
177
-
5
S.Rance
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
7
-
-
-
G.Yendall
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
8
-
-
-
U.Verma
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
9
-
-
-
Extras
b1, lb2, w10, nb1
14
TOTAL
5 wkts, 50 overs
177
BOWLING
O
 
M
R
W
:
NB
W
4
6
 
T.P.Waxman
13
2
43
1
:
-
-
-
-
D.J.Small
12
1
44
1
:
-
-
-
-
R.N.Barker
15
4
46
1
:
-
-
-
-
P.W.Cuthbert
10
0
41
1
:
-
-
-
-
INNS OF Wooburn Narkovians 2nd XI
:
4
6
:
M
B
:
Fall of Wickets
A.J.Cuthbert c Inderjit b Verma
55
:
6
-
:
-
-
:
 
Total
Bat
PS
P.W.Cuthbert c S.Rance b Yendall
21
:
2
-
:
-
-
:
1
56
2
56
R.N.Barker lbw b Verma
16
:
1
-
:
-
-
:
2
112
1
56
S.Butcher b Verma
0
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
3
112
4
0
I.Spearing b Verma
1
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
4
114
5
2
D.Milsom c & b Verma
36
:
4
-
:
-
-
:
5
119
3
5
N.Purchase b Khan
12
:
1
-
:
-
-
:
6
157
7
38
T.P.Waxman c Khan b Verma
9
:
2
-
:
-
-
:
7
176
8
19
D.J.Small not out
0
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
8
176
6
0
B.Sturgess not out
2
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
9
178
-
2
P.Mellon
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
10
-
-
-
Extras
lb9, w9, nb8
26
TOTAL
8 wkts, 49.3 overs
178
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
:
NB
W
4
6
 
U.Verma
19
4
43
6
:
-
4
2
-
N.Khan
18
.3
2
80
1
:
5
1
12
-
G.Yendall
4
1
5
1
:
-
-
-
-
R.Inderjit
3
0
17
0
:
3
4
-
-
I.Rance
3
0
15
0
:
-
-
1
-
S.Mitchell
2
0
8
0
:
-
-
1
-
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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