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Wooburn Narkovians
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Match Scorecard & Report
 
Teddington Town 2nd XI v. Wooburn Narkovians 2nd XI
Played at Bushy Park, Teddington on Saturday 5th July 2003
TVL Division 6B  Toss won by Teddington Town
Match Drawn
Points: Wooburn Narkovians 13, Teddington Town 8
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A match that ebbed and flowed throughout ended with the scores level, as the 2nd XI fought out an exciting draw with Teddington Town 2nds. Teddington appeared to have gained the upper hand when the equation came down to 13 from the last two overs, but a spirited over from Dave Small left 9 needed from Graham Dare's final over. The final ball arrived with Teddington still wanting 3 to win. Thomas hammered the ball straight, but the batsmen had to settle for two, and the wrong end of a memorable draw.

The Wooburn innings started well, with Angus Porter and Rob Rogers adding 40 for the first wicket. The fast outfield gave the batsmen full value, and runs came at a healthy pace. Dave Small took advantage of the friendly conditions to plunder a rapid 55, 52 of which came in boundaries. A mini-collapse then left Wooburn in some difficulty at 144-5, but Martyn Dale and Jeff Morris steadied the ship with a stand of 44.

Martyn Dale continued to finish unbeaten on 64 in only his second innings of the season. After a nervous start, he began to find his form with some excellent drives and shots through mid wicket. Good running between the wickets helped keep the score ticking along. Chris Hall helped add 30, before he was unselfishly run out by a most unlikely direct hit, and then Graham Dare kept the momentum going in adding 43 in the last six overs. A total of 261-7 put the Narks in with a great chance of victory.

Teddington's reply got off to a flier, thanks largely to Watchorn who hit through the line with confidence. Ben Sturgess made the early breakthrough, bowling the left handed Richards, but then the dogged Maxfield joined Watchorn. These two took the score past the 100 mark in the 24th over, before Maxfield was well caught at cover. Watchorn, starved of the strike for a few overs, lost his early fluency, and gave a couple of difficult chances before eventually holing out at cow corner. But 71 had put Teddington back in the hunt.

Patel and Gaitskell kept it moving along, but the bowlers always had a chance. Sturgess returned, and suffered at the hands of the South African Gaitskell, but he finally had his reward when Patel holed out to Dave Small. Smally then got into the act, when Gaitskell mistimed a drive and was caught at deep cover.

Teddington still kept going for the win, and Hull looked like he might take them home, until their tip and run tactics ended in confusion and a run out. Lehman tried to make up for his error in partnership with Courtney and then Thomas, but they were to fall just one run short.

The draw leaves the 2nds a healthy 13 points clear at the top and 38 points ahead of Teddington Town as the league reaches the halfway stage.
INNS OF Wooburn Narkovians 2nd XI
:
4
6
:
M
B
:
Fall of Wickets
A.Porter c Gaitskell b Hull
20
:
4
-
:
37
-
:
 
Total
Bat
PS
R.J.Rogers c Hull b Barrett
19
:
4
-
:
49
-
:
1
40
1
40
A.J.Cuthbert c Lehman b Hull
17
:
3
-
:
40
-
:
2
52
2
12
D.J.Small c Gaitskell b Hull
55
:
10
2
:
43
-
:
3
109
3
57
S.A.Savage c Lehman b Barrett
19
:
4
-
:
23
-
:
4
135
4
26
M.Dale not out
64
:
7
-
:
96
-
:
5
144
5
9
J.J.Morris c Watchorn b Gaitskell
14
:
2
-
:
41
-
:
6
188
7
44
C.Hall run out
7
:
-
-
:
23
-
:
7
218
8
30
G.Dare not out
14
:
1
-
:
24
-
:
8
261
-
43
B.Sturgess
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
9
-
-
-
S.J.Vinter
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
10
-
-
-
Extras
b8, lb8, w16, nb1
33
TOTAL
7 wkts, 52 overs
261
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
:
NB
W
4
6
 
T.Barrett
15
3
83
2
:
-
-
16
1
J.Hull
18
4
82
3
:
1
7
14
1
K.Gaitskell
8
1
27
1
:
-
9
1
-
D.Lehman
8
0
31
0
:
-
-
1
-
B.Richards
3
0
23
0
:
-
-
3
-
INNS OF Teddington Town 2nd XI
:
4
6
:
M
B
:
Fall of Wickets
E.Watchorn c Cuthbert b Morris
71
:
8
2
:
88
-
:
 
Total
Bat
PS
B.Richards b Sturgess
6
:
1
-
:
17
-
:
1
28
2
28
R.Maxfield c Hall b Dare
16
:
2
-
:
62
-
:
2
100
3
72
V.R.Patel c Small b Sturgess
30
:
3
1
:
43
-
:
3
118
1
18
K.Gaitskell c Cuthbert b Small
45
:
3
4
:
44
-
:
4
178
4
60
J.Hull run out
24
:
4
1
:
32
-
:
5
187
5
9
D.Lehman not out
21
:
-
1
:
44
-
:
6
221
6
34
R.Courtney c Vinter b Small
7
:
1
-
:
6
-
:
7
237
8
16
D.Thomas not out
14
:
-
-
:
16
-
:
8
261
-
24
T.Barrett
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
9
-
-
-
M.Baldwin
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
10
-
-
-
Extras
b7, lb10, w9, nb1
27
TOTAL
7 wkts, 48 overs
261
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
:
NB
W
4
6
 
J.J.Morris 16
0
95
1
:
-
1
10
5
B.Sturgess 12
1
53
2
:
1
3
4
3
D.J.Small 8
1
34
2
:
-
3
3
-
G.Dare 12
1
63
1
:
-
2
5
2
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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