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20-05-2017 - Away - TVL - Gerrards Cross vs Finch

A Valiant Effort at GX

 With a slightly weakened team Finch 2’s travelled to Gerrard’s Cross hoping to get their first league win of the season on the board. With rain forecast Finch chose to field due to Duckworth Lewis maybe coming into play later in the day. Ollie Bareham opened up nicely for Finch and bowled a steady spell of 8-0-28-0 supported well by Augustus and Tinsley but unfortunately no breakthrough was made for the first 15 overs and GX got off to a steady and wicket-less start. With pace off the ball and the introduction of Taylor and Harper the run rate slowed down and the wickets began to fall throughout the middle overs. Harper, Eaglesham and Taylor all bowled well and with 3 wickets from Augustus Finch were in a great position with GX 140/7 with around 15 to go. However, just like Cove the previous week, Finch let Cross off the hook in the last 15 overs which allowed them to post a very competitive 247 thanks largely to their number 9 who smashed a very quick 50 who should definitely have batted in the top 4!!

 

 

Finch started nicely with Jenkins and Bell getting Finch off to a good start before Bell was triggered with the score on 35. Very similarly to the previous week, wickets fell at regular intervals with none of the top four getting themselves in and batting for a long period of time. A good partnership between Hull and Predgen seem to threaten but besides a fluent 50 from Predgen no batters seemed to cope with the steady bowling from Cross and the scoreboard pressure. Finch were all out for 146 and losing by 101 which on reflection flattered GX a little. The 2nd XI continue the season next week against Henley 2s in what looks like a must win game.

 

Statistics

Finchampstead won the toss and elected to field
ResultLost
Score
Finchampstead CC Scored 146 for 10 in 38.2
Gerrards Cross Scored 247 for 9 in 49.2

Player Performance - Batsmen

PlayerHow outRunsCatchStump
Simon BellLBW 1530
Ashley HullBowled 2600
Sam JenkinsCaught 2200
Sam TaylorCaught 1910
Tom TinsleyLBW 000
James EagleshamCaught 000
Tommy PredgenCaught 5100
Ollie BarehamNot Out 200
Matt HarperCaught 400
Dylan AugustusStumped 100
Oli CrossBowled 020

Player Performance - Bowlers

PlayerOversMaidensRunsWickets
Sam Taylor10 1322
Tom Tinsley4 0190
James Eaglesham10 0462
Ollie Bareham8 0280
Matt Harper8 0612
Dylan Augustus9.2 0563

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