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CBHCC 3B XI - Match centre

Neston CC - 4th XI
Chester Boughton Hall CC - 4th XI
Sat 17 Jun 13:30 - Cheshire Cricket League - Division C West

Close but no cigar for spirited 3Bs

CBH 228, Neston 229-7. Neston won by 3 wickets

CBH 3B’s went to Neston on Saturday full of confidence following 2 convincing wins against Burton and Old Parkonians which had left them right in the mix for promotion.

On a barmy afternoon where temperatures kissed the 30 degrees mark, stand in skipper Rob Williams won the toss and predictably asked the hosts to toil in the field first, on what looked like a belter of a track.

This turned out to be a good decision, as after being dropped on 20 odd, Bobby Evans went onto make a stylish 114 which included seven 6’s and thirteen 4’s. Bobby was supported by a solid 29 from Damon Curtis and at 183/4 after 35 overs the 3B’s looked well placed to go and score well in excess of 250. However the pendulum swung when Neston took 3 wickets for just 5 runs, leaving it to Rob Williams (27) and Matty Brayne (10) to steer the 3B’s to a total of 228 in their 45 overs. Defendable……….or so we thought.

“Bat first, make them field in the midday heat and we’ll do our running around in the cool of the later afternoon” was Skipper Rob Williams’ thinking. Let’s just say that a career at the Met Office isn’t likely for Williams anytime soon. It was hotter at 4.30 than it was at 12.30 and so it was that Williams handed the new ball to two men ideally suited to hot weather, Jaime Bonner and Matty Brayne.

His concerns for the alabaster Braine and cherub like Bonner were unfounded though, as both bowled superbly first up, Bonner inducing Gillingham into a false stroke, nicking it to Myles Grant behind the stumps and Brayne beating skipper Edgerton for pace knocking over middle stump with a jaffer. The travelling support was jubilant and thoughts turned to gaining the full 25 points at the home of their biggest rivals. But things can change quickly in Cricket and so they did here. After yet more quality bowling from Brayne, Neston’s number 3, Heath, was dropped on nought and then again on 6. At the same time, fresh from playing for their 1’s the preceding Monday, Chris Hackett had settled in at the other end. They went on to put pay to CBH’s hopes with a partnership of 118 and despite some spirited bowling from Jaime Littler, who took 2 for 18 in 4 good overs, including the wicket of the danger man Hackett with his first ball, CBH were ultimately 30 runs short. Neston got there with 4 overs remaining for the loss of 7 wickets.

Not the result we were hoping for but a fine performance all round with particular mention to Bobby Evans for his magnificent 100, and hilarious cramp issues while fielding and to Matty Brayne, who yet again showed what a talent he is.

11 points away from home not to be sniffed at, but the 3B’s will be gunning for all 25 when they face Tranmere Vics at Filkins lane on Saturday

Scorecard

Chester Boughton Hall CC - 4th XI won the toss and decided to bowl.

Chester Boughton Hall CC - 4th XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Bob Evans
ct. D Wakefield, b. R Muthuvelu
114
 
M Grant
ct. Unsure, b. O Mills
12
 
Noah Vickery
ct. M Ayre, b. A Roberts
5
 
Damon Curtis
ct. R Muthuvelu, b. R Muthuvelu
29
 
Adam Roberts
ct. D Wakefield, b. R Muthuvelu
8
 
David Henson
ct. C Hackett, b. M Jones
14
 
R Williams
ct. A Roberts, b. R Muthuvelu
27
 
J Bonner
b. R Muthuvelu
0
 
J Littler
b. R Muthuvelu
0
 
Matty Brayne
ro. D Wakefield
10
 
Hafijul Islam
 
 
Extras
 
9
Total
for 10 wickets 44.2 overs
228

Neston CC - 4th XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Andrew Roberts
10
0
39
1
3.9
Oliver Mills
9
3
41
1
4.6
Matty Ayre
8
1
41
0
5.1
Rishi Muthuvelu
12.4
0
59
6
4.9
Matthew Jones
5
0
40
1
8.0

Neston CC - 4th XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Steve Egerton
b. M Brayne
4
 
Richard Gillham
ct. M Grant, b. J Bonner
10
 
Andy Heath
ct. J Littler, b. B Evans
56
 
Chris Hackett
ct. R Williams, b. J Littler
87
 
Daniel Wakefield
b. H Islam
23
 
Rich Leeman
lb. M Brayne
7
 
Matty Ayre
b. J Littler
13
 
Andrew Roberts
Not Out
10
 
Matthew Jones
Not Out
1
 
Rishi Muthuvelu
 
 
Oliver Mills
 
 
Extras
 
18
Total
for 7 wickets 40 overs
229

Chester Boughton Hall CC - 4th XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
J Bonner
6
0
43
1
7.2
Matty Brayne
10
1
31
2
3.1
Hafijul Islam
10
1
52
1
5.2
Bob Evans
5
0
31
1
6.2
David Henson
3
0
27
0
9.0
Noah Vickery
2
0
9
0
4.5
J Littler
4
1
18
2
4.5

Team selection

League round up

Other Division C West results

Bromborough CC - 1st XI
182/4
181/4
Old Parkonians CC, Cheshire - 2nd XI
97/2
95
Burton CC, Cheshire - 1st XI
The Groves CC - 1st XI
107/1
106/9
Tranmere Victoria CC - 2nd XI
107
111/5
Maritime CC - 2nd XI
Chester County Officers CC - 2nd XI
107/2
104
Frodsham CC - 2nd XI
54
96

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# Team Pts
1. Neston CC - 4th XI 471
2. The Groves CC - 1st XI 405
3. Chester Boughton Hall CC - 4th XI 402
4. Maritime CC - 2nd XI 371
5. Bromborough CC - 1st XI 364
6. Old Parkonians CC, Cheshire - 2nd XI 355
7. Chester County Officers CC - 2nd XI 314

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