Boxmoor II v Berkhamsted Cricket Club 3rd XI on Sat 26 Jun 2010 at 13:00
Match was Drawn

Match report It was hot - damn hot. Fortunately, Charlie won the toss - again - and elected to bat. Alex Bolly-Hardwicke and Burgess opened on a pitch that did a bit with the new ball. Whilst Mark departed to to a good catch on the fine leg boundary, Bolly scratched around and hung about. As he sweated out the alcohol following his ABBA night, so his timing started to come back. Buckley and Puds gave great support, making Boxmoor toil and taking us to 166 for 3. Buckley, Goodwyn and Hussey all went to LBW decisions from the bowler friendly oppo umpire. Bolly's scratching started to become fluent as he passed a hard fought 100 as the Boxmoor started to wilt. With Bolly finally out to a very good catch at point, young Antonelli and O'Dair entered the fray. Straight bats and good running saw the score push onto 267 for 9 off 53 with Barty also showing excellent hitting. Boxmoor looked worn out having taken the field in 30C heat.

Ian and Barty opened, with Barty dismissing the keeper/opening bat with a beaty. Ian and Chris both picked up a wicket each and with the fielding staying sharp, Antonelli's excellent run out with a direct hit was just reward. With 5 down, Boxmoor appeared to drop anchor early in the proceedings. The spinners came on and Goodwyn and Antonelli picked up another couple of wickets. Despite wickets for O'Dair and Bolly, we went to the wire. Boxmoor's number 10 and 11 saw them through the last 3 overs, and with attacking fields, going for the win, Boxmoor were able to scramble the last few runs to take them to the 200 and their batting bonus points. We drew - albeit that we were on the better side of the result.

Berkhamsted Cricket Club 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 9 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Mark Burgess ct Manoj 1 1 1
Alex Hardwicke ct Young 131
Tim Buckley lbw Larkins 30
Ian Putman ct Young 18
Edward Goodwyn lbw Larkins 0 1
Luke O'Dair ct Crowther 17
Charlie Hussey lbw Crowther 0 1
Bartho Smith ct Jackson 19
Michael Antonelli Not Out  20 1
Ian Merrett Run out  4
Chris Stone Run out  2

Boxmoor II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Boxmoor II Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
204 (0.0 overs)
Cullinane b Smith 9
Harper ct Stone 24
Humphey Run out  19
Bastian Hodge ct Merrett 6
Chapman b Hardwicke 55
Crwother ct Goodwyn 8
Besai ct Antonelli 4
Young b O'Dair 23
Jackson st Goodwyn 21
Dukes Not Out  3
Labmins Not Out  16

Berkhamsted Cricket Club 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Bartho Smith12.0349149.004.08
Ian Merrett7.0030130.004.29
Chris Stone5.0019119.003.80
Michael Antonelli7.0029129.004.14
Edward Goodwyn10.0248224.004.80
Alex Hardwicke1.00919.009.00
Luke O'Dair5.0212112.002.40