Berkhamsted Cricket Club 4th XI v Ware II on Sat 23 Jul 2011 at 1pm
Berkhamsted Cricket Club Won by 11 runs

Match report In one of the more remarkable games in recent times, Berkhamsted IVs came out on top in a closely contested game against high-flying Ware IIs at Kitchener’s Field on Saturday. The outcome was most unlikely, not least because Ware were in pole position having lost just one game to date whereas Berko’s indifferent form saw them perilously close to the foot of the league table.

Having lost the toss, the home side struggled against an excellent Ware attack and found themselves in dire straits at an incredible 1 for 3 after 11 overs. Gradually however, Berko’s middle and late order succeeded in setting their opposition a respectable target of 151, much indebted to William Holderness and the chairman who both hit huge sixes in the course of their innings, and a fantastic unbeaten last wicket partnership between Will and Sammy

Ware got off to a solid start and looked set for a comfortable victory having reached 44 for the loss of just one wicket. It was then that left-armer Will Clayton, having made the initial breakthrough, tore into the heart of the visitors' batting reducing them to 79-9 with a devastating spell of seam bowling. At that stage, Berko could have been forgiven for thinking that victory was theirs but Ware’s captain, ably assisted by a solid no 11 dug in and slowly but surely edged towards their target and with 2 overs remaining they required just 15 to win. However, the ever-reliable Ollie Campbell picked up the final and decisive wicket with just 8 balls to spare and Ware were dismissed for 140. As well as the bowling performances of Will Clayton (7-45) and Oliie Campbell (3-51), Berko’s victory owed much to the standard of their fielding including a series of remarkable catches.

Berkhamsted Cricket Club 4th XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 9 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Peter Wale ct Morgan 0
Casey O'Gorman ct Morgan 0
James Westley b Knott 1 1
Julian Dent b Morgan 25
William Holderness b Pellett 32 1
Phillip J 'Opera' Brown b Bly 0 1
Tom Pedrick b Bly 11 2
Ian Campbell ct Bly 16
Peter Drury b Petit 24 2
Will Clayton Not Out  17
Sammy Holderness Not Out  16

Ware II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Ware II Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
140 (0.0 overs)
Unwin ct Drury B. Clayton 17
Thoday ct Westley B. Campbell 17
Parker b Clayton 8
Martin b Clayton 0
Knott ct W Holderness B. Clayton 6
Petitt lbw Campbell 0
Price ct Pedrick B. Clayton 4
Bly ct Drury B. Clayton 10
Bodkin ct Pedrick B. Clayton 4
Morgan Not Out  36
Perrett ct Brown B. Campbell 19

Berkhamsted Cricket Club 4th XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Will Clayton17.024576.432.65
Sammy Holderness4.001100.002.75
Ian Campbell17.0251317.003.00
William Holderness1.00500.005.00
Phillip J 'Opera' Brown3.001400.004.67