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Match Scorecard & Report
 
Caversham & Redingensians 2nd XI v. Wooburn Narkovians 2nd XI
Played at Old Bath Road, Reading on Saturday 23rd July 2005
TVL Division 5A  Toss won by Wooburn Narkovians
Caversham & Redingensians 2nd XI won by 4 wickets
Points: Wooburn Narkovians 13, Caversham & Redingensians 20
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The 2nd XI’s trip to Caversham & Redingensians saw Derek Milsom continue his incredible scoring sequence with a magnificent 151, but may sadly be remembered more for the unsavoury incidents that took place on and off the pitch, particularly the theft of Derek’s bat from the away dressing room while Wooburn were in the field.

Sav opted to bat first on winning the toss, with 25 points the priority. The pitch was light brown in colour, as was the rest of the square and the outfield, but it looked reasonably flat. Derek batted superbly from the start, despatching the bad ball with authority, Angus gave solid support in a century opening stand. Rob Smith then helped add a further 111 for the second wicket as Derek completed his fourth hundred in five week, a quite phenomenal achievement.

The runs continued to flow as the middle order chipped in towards the end, and Sav was able to declare on 307-4 after 50 overs. It was undoubtedly a big score, but the good pitch and barren outfield meant it was by no means out of reach of the home side. Although only taking 50 overs, it was well past five o’clock when the innings ended, thanks to constant delays caused by the fielding side. The talking, shouting and bickering between the fielders, often when the bowler was running in to bowl, was totally unacceptable.

Caversham & Redingensians have chased down some big scores this season, and managed to get home with 8 balls to spare. Maffey, the skipper, made a solid 88 to provide the backbone. For the Narks, Phil Cuthbert and Graham Dare gave it their all and everyone worked hard in the field, but the luck favoured the batsmen and once they had got a good start, the momentum stayed with them.

At the end of the game, it became clear that Derek’s bat had been taken. We can only hope that the home club conducts a thorough investigation. One suspects it was no coincidence that, of all the bats in the Wooburn dressing room, it was the one that had just scored 151 which was stolen. All very disappointing.

Every cloud has a silver lining, and the good news from this game is that the 2nds are unlikely to have to play at Redingensians for the foreseeable future. However, with Redingensians pushing for promotion, the 1st XI may be less fortunate.

Postscript. John Camidge, Caversham & Redingensians regular 2nd XI Captain, did indeed conduct a thorough investigation and thankfully managed to recover Derek's bat. Our sincere thanks go to John for his efforts.
INNS OF Wooburn Narkovians 2nd XI
:
4
6
:
M
B
:
Fall of Wickets
A.Porter b Butt
35
:
3
-
:
-
-
:
 
Total
Bat
PS
D.Milsom c Bilal b Jibram
151
:
27
-
:
-
-
:
1
151
1
151
R.B.Smith b Rehman
32
:
4
-
:
-
-
:
2
262
2
111
A.J.Cuthbert b Butt
10
:
1
-
:
-
-
:
3
268
3
6
S.A.Savage not out
21
:
3
-
:
-
-
:
4
290
4
22
G.Dare not out
9
:
2
-
:
-
-
:
5
307
-
17
G.Milsom
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
6
-
-
-
W.Hussain
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
7
-
-
-
G.Lawes
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
8
-
-
-
P.G.Cuthbert
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
9
-
-
-
Extras
b18, lb7, w15, nb7
47
TOTAL
4 wkts, 50 overs
307
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
:
NB
W
4
6
 
U.Asif
9
1
59
0
:
-
-
-
-
Jibram
9
0
44
1
:
-
-
-
-
A.Rehman
13
1
61
1
:
-
-
-
-
Bilal
7
0
40
0
:
-
-
-
-
T.Butt
10
0
62
2
:
-
-
-
-
Azam
2
0
16
0
:
-
-
-
-
INNS OF Caversham & Redingensians 2nd XI
:
4
6
:
M
B
:
Fall of Wickets
D.Maffey lbw b D.Milsom
88
:
15
-
:
-
-
:
 
Total
Bat
PS
G.Mitchell c & b P.G.Cuthbert
22
:
5
-
:
-
-
:
1
46
2
46
T.Butt c G.Milsom b Dare
34
:
4
1
:
-
-
:
2
117
3
71
U.Asif c G.Milsom b Dare
38
:
6
1
:
-
-
:
3
192
4
75
Azam b P.G.Cuthbert
31
:
5
-
:
-
-
:
4
208
1
16
Jibram c Hussain b P.G.Cuthbert
39
:
6
-
:
-
-
:
5
254
5
46
Bilal not out
9
:
1
-
:
-
-
:
6
292
6
38
A.Rehman not out
13
:
3
-
:
-
-
:
7
310
-
18
Khuram
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
8
-
-
-
Umar
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
9
-
-
-
Atif
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
10
-
-
-
Extras
b14, lb6, w16, nb4
40
TOTAL
6 wkts, 48.4 overs
310
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
:
NB
W
4
6
 
P.G.Cuthbert 15 .4
3
80
3
:
-
-
-
-
W.Hussain 6
1
28
0
:
-
-
-
-
G.Dare 17
1
103
2
:
-
-
-
-
R.B.Smith 5
0
39
0
:
-
-
-
-
D.Milsom 5
0
38
1
:
-
-
-
-
Club Information
Founded
1936
Ground
Wooburn Park
Postcode
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Telephone No.
01628 819482
Email
League
Thames Valley League
Affiliated
Captains
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2nd XI Captain
Sun XI Captain
Committee
President
Chairman
Hon. Treasurer
Pavilion Manager
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