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Match Scorecard & Report
 
Falkland 3rd XI v. Wooburn Narkovians 1st XI
Played at Enbourne Street, Newbury on Saturday 9th July 2005
TVL Division 4A  Toss won by Wooburn Narkovians
Match Drawn
Points: Wooburn Narkovians 12, Falkland 8
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After an exhilirating batting display, the 1st XI were frustrated yet again in their efforts to push home their advantage. Falkland 3rd XI, who incidently bore no relation whatsoever to the team hammered at Wooburn Park, successfully negotiated the last 20 overs to secure the draw.

The pitch looked deceptively good, and Wooburn opted to bat first after winning the toss. The early departure of Ian Cuthbert, was followed by a steady trickle of wickets, and the Narks found themselves in some trouble at 77-5 in the 20th over. Falkland's youthful attack made good use of the variable bounce, particularly Marson and Cooke.

The recovery started with skipper Dave Pidgeon and the returning Richie Barker, who added 104 for the sixth wicket. Falkland reverted to an all spin attack and the Wooburn batsmen took full advantage of anything lose, the fast outfield giving full value. Pidge, destined not to make 50 this season, fell to a legside strangle off Marson for 48.

Russ Dale, possibly looking for his shots too early, was caught at cover and Dave Small joined Richie in the 41st over. Smally started quietly, actually leaving his first ball, but then mayhem ensued as 97 runs were added in the last 11 overs.

The force was with Smally, although he was fortunate to be dropped on 26 at long off. Richie lost the strike for a few overs, but thereafter continued to strike the ball well on his way to 82. Smally finished with 63, with 7 fours and 4 sixes. The last 20 overs had gone for 162 runs, and the Narks were now in control.

Falkland's young openers showed great promise, but were lucky outside the off stump, playing and missing with regularity. Smally, who else, made the breakthrough, Fly being well taken one-handed by Dave Rogers behind the stumps. The prolific Furr was next to go, bowled playing an airy drive, after being well struck in the box.

Eckersley rode his luck, playing and missing, inside edges and slices over cover, to make 56 before he was comprehensively bowled by Richie Barker. His departure left the home team on 114-4 with 20 overs left. The almost inevitable bore draw followed, Pidge ringing the changes, but without success. Falkland skipper Thomas gained the 5th batting point, and there was yet another glaring umpiring decision in favour of the batsman. It would appear that the lbw and run out laws do not apply in the lower reaches of the TVCL.

With 10 overs remaining, Wooburn made used of their supersub, replacing Smally with a cardboard cutout on the deep mid wicket boundary, but this failed to spark the hoped for batting collapse. Yet another draw, and the Narks must now try again at home to Teddington next week.
INNS OF Wooburn Narkovians 1st XI
:
4
6
:
M
B
:
Fall of Wickets
D.J.Rogers b Marson
24
:
6
-
:
28
-
:
 
Total
Bat
PS
I.J.Cuthbert c Piper b Marson
0
:
-
-
:
6
-
:
1
4
2
4
J.F.White b Cooke
16
:
2
-
:
61
-
:
2
39
1
35
A.P.Tennant c Piper b Cooke
15
:
2
1
:
27
-
:
3
66
4
27
A.J.Cuthbert c Eckersley b Cooke
4
:
1
-
:
8
-
:
4
76
5
10
D.B.Pidgeon c Piper b Marson
48
:
7
2
:
59
-
:
5
77
3
1
R.N.Barker not out
82
:
14
2
:
98
-
:
6
181
6
104
R.Dale c Thomas b Cooke
4
:
1
-
:
4
-
:
7
186
8
5
D.J.Small not out
63
:
7
4
:
36
-
:
8
283
-
97
R.J.Rogers
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
9
-
-
-
Extras
b14, lb3, w8
25
TOTAL
7 wkts, 52 overs
283
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
:
NB
W
4
6
 
P.Stephenson
6
0
37
0
:
-
6
8
-
R.Marson
13
4
65
3
:
-
2
10
1
Qumar
12
4
46
0
:
-
-
3
4
C.Cooke
10
1
52
4
:
-
-
8
2
T.Furr
8
3
29
0
:
-
-
7
-
A.Day
3
0
37
0
:
-
-
5
2
INNS OF Falkland 3rd XI
:
4
6
:
M
B
:
Fall of Wickets
T.Furr b I.Cuthbert
34
:
6
-
:
64
48
:
 
Total
Bat
PS
P.Fly c D.Rogers b Small
6
:
-
-
:
27
18
:
1
18
2
18
A.Eckersley b Barker
56
:
9
-
:
78
70
:
2
67
1
49
C.Cooke c A.Cuthbert b Barker
9
:
-
-
:
36
23
:
3
110
4
43
B.Thomas not out
60
:
9
-
:
65
72
:
4
114
3
4
S.Piper run out
30
:
4
-
:
52
49
:
5
199
6
85
Qumar not out
3
:
-
-
:
3
2
:
6
203
-
4
P.Stephenson
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
7
-
-
-
R.Marson
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
8
-
-
-
J.Rasman
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
9
-
-
-
A.Day
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
10
-
-
-
Extras
lb5
5
TOTAL
5 wkts, 48 overs
203
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
:
NB
W
4
6
 
J.F.White 12
2
36
0
:
-
-
5
-
D.J.Small 8
1
30
1
:
-
-
3
-
I.J.Cuthbert 5
0
27
1
:
-
-
5
-
R.J.Rogers 11
2
44
0
:
-
-
6
-
R.N.Barker 5
2
20
2
:
-
-
3
-
D.B.Pidgeon 4
0
23
0
:
-
-
3
-
R.Dale 2
0
12
0
:
-
-
2
-
A.P.Tennant 1
0
6
0
:
-
-
1
-
Club Information
Founded
1936
Ground
Wooburn Park
Postcode
HP10 0PN
Telephone No.
01628 819482
Email
League
Thames Valley League
Affiliated
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1st XI Captain
2nd XI Captain
Sun XI Captain
Committee
President
Chairman
Hon. Treasurer
Pavilion Manager
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