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Match Scorecard & Report
 
Wooburn Narkovians 2nd XI v. Aldershot 2nd XI
Played at Wooburn Park on Saturday 15th June 1996
TVL Division 3  Toss won by Aldershot
Match Drawn
Points: Wooburn Narkovians 8, Aldershot 10
Hide Report
BARKER SEES LATE ORDER TO SAFETY

An heroic rearguard action, led by Richard Barker, secured an important draw for Wooburn Narkovians 2nd XI against league leaders Aldershot on Saturday. Struggling at 40-4 with 43 overs left, and only Paul Cuthbert of the recognised batsmen, Wooburn's lower order batted magnificently against everything Aldershot could throw at them. Survival depended ultimately on last pair Viv Czakan and Ben Rees, and they managed to keep out the last seven overs, securing an extra batting point in the process.

The day had started with Aldershot being put into bat on a dry, flat wicket. Wooburn, without both regular opening bowlers, were further depleted when their injury jinx struck again, Dave White limping out of the attack in the third over. Paul Cuthbert replaced him, bowling the early overs with the experienced John Saunders. Both bowled well and the Aldershot openers rode their luck early on, particularly Dates (33) who was eventually bowled by Saunders.

Wooburn's limited bowling resources were now to be severely tested, but they stood up well in the circumstances. After Saunders initial burst Ben Rees took over and, along with Barker, did a fine job of restricting the scoring rate. They also managed to take wickets at regular intervals, and Wooburn were well placed until Bailey (32 not out) and Spare (20 not out) put bat to ball at the end. Earlier Shead had managed to make the most of his limitations to score 74. Aldershot sportingly declared early, giving Wooburn the opportunity to witness Gascoigne's goal against Scotland, as well as giving themselves extra overs to force victory.

Wooburn's reply started well and they reached 20 with no alarms before disaster struck, and they lost both openers without addition to the score. After Paul Reid made 11 and Alan Cuthbert fell second ball, Wooburn were in trouble at 40-4. Paul Cuthbert and Saunders then started the fightback. Cuthbert, sound in defence, played some classical strokes, while Saunders curbed his natural attacking game to provide valuable support. When Saunders (18) miscued to cover, Barker joined Cuthbert and showed true Yorkshire qualities of grit and determination to score a fighting fifty.

Cuthbert unfortunately holed out ot mid-off and he was replaced by Dave White, who continued the good work. When White was bowled, Chris Paul continued Wooburn's resistance. Barker was finally trapped in front by Dates, and when Paul was bowled, seven overs remained. Viv Czakan was joined by Rees, and Wooburn's last pair held out for a memorable draw, ending Aldershot's 100% record.

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INNS OF Aldershot 2nd XI
:
4
6
:
M
B
:
Fall of Wickets
P.Shead b Rees
74
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
 
Total
Bat
PS
G.Dates b Saunders
33
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
1
74
2
74
P.Varney c Reade b P.Cuthbert
3
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
2
87
3
13
P.Raggett c White b Barker
25
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
3
133
4
46
D.Cockroft c Paul b Rees
13
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
4
150
1
17
S.Wilks run out
1
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
5
157
6
7
A.Bosson b Barker
21
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
6
163
5
6
D.Warwick c Czakan b Barker
2
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
7
180
7
17
R.Bailey not out
32
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
8
200
8
20
D.Spare not out
20
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
9
243
-
43
P.Dingwell
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
10
-
-
-
Extras
b9, w4, nb4
17
TOTAL
8 wkts, 45 overs
243
BOWLING
O
 
M
R
W
:
NB
W
4
6
 
D.White
2
.3
1
6
0
:
-
-
-
-
J.R.Saunders
9
2
32
1
:
-
-
-
-
P.W.Cuthbert
11
.3
0
56
1
:
-
-
-
-
B.Rees
9
1
42
2
:
-
-
-
-
R.N.Barker
11
0
73
2
:
-
-
-
-
P.Reade
2
0
17
0
:
-
-
-
-
INNS OF Wooburn Narkovians 2nd XI
:
4
6
:
M
B
:
Fall of Wickets
R.B.Smith c Shead b Bosson
4
:
-
-
:
20
-
:
 
Total
Bat
PS
D.J.Rogers c Warwick b Spare
14
:
2
-
:
15
-
:
1
20
2
20
P.W.Cuthbert c Spare b Dates
40
:
8
-
:
89
-
:
2
20
1
0
P.Reade b Bosson
11
:
1
-
:
15
-
:
3
36
4
16
A.J.Cuthbert c Raggett b Bosson
0
:
-
-
:
5
-
:
4
40
5
4
J.R.Saunders c Wilks b Dingwell
18
:
1
-
:
38
-
:
5
84
6
44
R.N.Barker lbw b Dates
51
:
6
-
:
-
-
:
6
99
3
15
D.White b Dates
12
:
3
-
:
-
-
:
7
140
8
41
C.Paul b Bailey
8
:
1
-
:
-
-
:
8
167
7
27
V.Czakan not out
3
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
9
167
9
0
B.Rees not out
7
:
-
-
:
-
-
:
10
181
-
14
Extras
b6, lb3, w3, nb1
13
TOTAL
9 wkts, 55 overs
181
BOWLING
O
M
R
W
:
NB
W
4
6
 
D.Spare
15
1
53
1
:
-
1
6
-
A.Bosson
10
1
32
1
:
1
-
5
-
P.Dingwell
8
1
23
3
:
-
-
3
-
R.Bailey
8
0
34
1
:
-
1
5
-
G.Dates
12
4
21
3
:
-
1
1
-
S.Wilks
2
0
8
0
:
-
-
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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