Little Hallingbury v Thaxted Cricket Club Saturday League on Sat 04 May 2013 at 1.30 pm
Thaxted Cricket Club Won

Match report Thaxted Kick Off in Style – Little Hallingbury 04.05.13
Thaxted started their new League season with aplomb on Saturday, clinically despatching Little Hallingbury to the tune of 7 wickets. With the long-awaited appearance of some good weather, Thaxted’s skipper P. Leach didn’t hesitate to insert the home team on a pitch that all agreed would be favourable to the bowlers.
Much to the relief of the conscripted keeper (J. Yeldham) and the dismay of the opening quicks (M. Taylor & M.Dixon) however, the pitch didn’t lend itself to any sort of carry making the Hallingbury batters feel comfortable a little too quickly. The skipper responded by introducing the trickery of A. Craig (4-23) and L. Matthews (2-23) which duly paid dividends at both ends. With the spinners dismantling the top and middle order almost single-handedly, T. Jossaume interceded to ensure a share of the limelight with a spectacular second-time diving catch following his own parried attempt to a shot otherwise destined for a flat six.
By drinks Hallingbury were already staring into the abyss but K. Wood (4-9) demonstrated his ruthless side finishing the home team off for a total of 131, ably supported by a late cameo of express pace from A. Yeldham.
In reply, Thaxted’s chase never looked like falling short. Debutant, J. Martin (42) showed little respect for the home team’s bowling, carving out a fantastic platform with A. Craig (who, with 22 ensured his MOTM award). Thaxted’s pace continued even after the loss of A. Craig with M. Wood (16) and then L. Matthews (33no) mercilessly dispatching the change bowlers. The untimely dismissal of J. Martin – unable to quite carry his bat – perhaps fittingly enabled the skipper (7no) to comfortably guide Thaxted home for the winning runs.

Little Hallingbury Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
4w 4b 3lb 
for 10 wickets
131 (38.5 overs)

Thaxted Cricket Club Saturday League Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Mark Taylor6.002800.004.67
Miles Dixon6.021600.002.67
Andrew Craig10.022345.752.30
Luke Matthews10.0323211.502.30
Kevin Wood3.50942.252.35
Andy Yeldham6.002100.003.50

Thaxted Cricket Club Saturday League Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
5w 8b 2lb 
for 3 wickets

(22.0 overs)
Jeremy Martin Bowled  42
Andrew Craig Lbw  22
Michael Wood Bowled  16
Luke Matthews Not Out  33 1
Pete Leach Not Out  7 1
Jamie Yeldham  
Andy Yeldham  
Tim Jossaume   1
Mark Taylor  
Kevin Wood  
Miles Dixon  

Little Hallingbury Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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