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Match Scorecard & Report
 
Royal Ascot 2nd XI v. Wooburn Narkovians 2nd XI
Played at Ascot Heath on Saturday 20th May 2006
TVL Division 6A  Toss won by Royal Ascot
Wooburn Narkovians 2nd XI won by 141 runs
Points: Wooburn Narkovians 25, Royal Ascot 3
Hide Report
Wooburn followed their opening day victory with a memorable win over Royal Ascot in a rain reduced game. A determined century from Alan Cuthbert, well supported by Stuart Savage (40) and Andy Johnson (33*) allowed Wooburn to post 214-6 from their 48 overs, a total that was well beyond the home side, who were dismissed for just 73.

The start was delayed by steady drizzle, and the match did not begin until 2.25pm, with the game shortened by 8 overs. A mid-morning downpour had soaked one half of the wicket, while the other half remained dry, and Royal Ascot had no hesitation whatsoever in asking Wooburn to bat first. It looked a wise decision when three early wickets left the Narks struggling on 23-3.

Stuart Savage then joined Alan Cuthbert and the Wooburn pair proceeded to graft their way out of trouble. A steady supply of long hops helped to keep the score moving nicely, and the partnership had reached 113 before Savage was adjudged lbw for 40. But there was no respite for the bowlers, as Andy Jonhson continued the good work in a stand of 69 for the fifth wicket. Cuthbert reached his hundred, eventually falling, almost literally, for 113. Johnson's mature innings finished unbeaten on 33. A final total of 214 was an excellent effort in such difficult conditions.

An over-rate of barely 16 per hour meant the Royal Ascot innings did not start until 5.55pm in murky light, the lights from the new grandstand shining brightly in the distance. Ascot's openers began confidently, but Graham Dare was quickly into his stride and a phase of almost 'proper' cricket followed when Davies was well caught by Angus Porter standing up, and then Foreman edged his first ball to Peter Harper at slip.

Theobald decided attack was the best form of defence, and hit one big six before shovelling the ball high to Derek Milsom at mid off, who took a tricky catch in the swirling wind. Baker pushed a return catch back to Rob Rogers, and then the home captain edged his second ball into Harper's safe hands.

Meanwhile, Harding, who had been watching proceedings from the other end, was looking solid. While he remained Ascot had a chance of holding out for the draw. But now Robster employed all his variations, bamboozling the batsman into an error of judgement. He was lucky to escape a close lbw shout when leaving Rob's leg spinner, but next ball he left the off-spinner and saw the ball cannon in to the top of his off stump.

Now the end was in sight, and Sav turned to the youthful Andy Johnson. The youngster cleaned up the tail with a spell of penetrative seam bowling. A good yorker defeated Saeed, and then the irrepressible Arran Shearer took a sharp catch at backward short leg to wrap it up for the Narks.
INNS OF Wooburn Narkovians 2nd XI
:
4
6
:
M
B
:
Fall of Wickets
A.Porter b Subbiah
1
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
 
Total
Bat
PS
D.Milsom b Subbiah
12
:
2
-
:
-
-
:
1
2
1
2
A.J.Cuthbert b Davies
113
:
15
-
:
-
-
:
2
19
2
17
C.Hall c Major b Subbiah
3
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
3
23
4
4
S.A.Savage lbw b Saeed
40
:
5
1
:
-
-
:
4
136
5
113
A.Johnson not out
33
:
2
-
:
-
-
:
5
205
3
69
G.Milsom c & b Davies
0
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
6
205
7
0
G.Dare not out
2
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
7
214
-
9
A.Shearer
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
8
-
-
-
R.J.Rogers
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
9
-
-
-
P.W.Harper
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
10
-
-
-
Extras
b2, lb2, w5, nb1
10
TOTAL
6 wkts, 48 overs
214
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
:
NB
W
4
6
 
Saeed
14
1
52
1
:
-
1
3
1
Subbiah
10
2
23
3
:
1
-
3
-
J.Theobald
5
0
29
0
:
-
-
5
-
R.Major
5
1
21
0
:
-
2
4
-
R.Handley
2
0
14
0
:
-
-
2
-
G.Iveson
9
0
56
0
:
-
-
7
-
C.Davies
3
1
14
2
:
-
3
-
-
INNS OF Royal Ascot 2nd XI
:
4
6
:
M
B
:
Fall of Wickets
C.Harding b Rogers
38
:
4
-
:
-
-
:
 
Total
Bat
PS
C.Davies c Porter b Dare
9
:
2
-
:
-
-
:
1
18
2
18
C.Foreman c Harper b Dare
0
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
2
18
3
0
J.Theobald c D.Milsom b Dare
10
:
-
1
:
-
-
:
3
30
4
12
D.Baker c & b Rogers
2
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
4
42
5
12
G.Iveson c Harper b Dare
0
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
5
47
6
5
R.Major b Rogers
7
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
6
64
7
17
R.Handley c Shearer b Johnson
1
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
7
68
1
4
J.Wensley c Hall b Johnson
3
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
8
72
9
4
Saeed b Johnson
0
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
9
72
10
0
Subbiah not out
1
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
10
73
8
1
Extras
w2
2
TOTAL
All Out, 34 overs
73
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
:
NB
W
4
6
 
R.J.Rogers 17
6
36
3
:
-
-
4
-
G.Dare 12
3
33
4
:
-
-
2
1
A.Johnson 5
2
4
3
:
-
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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