University of Bristol v SUCC 1st XI on Wed 24 Apr 2013 at 12:00
SUCC Lost by 1 run

Match report An early start on a grey morning greeted the SUCC 1st XI as they commenced their journey to Bristol for the first BUCS match of the season. With Bean at the helm, some wobbly mini bus driving was enjoyed and despite a very poor fresher porn challenge at the services, a generally optimistic mood was felt. Arriving to what looked to be a good deck and after a Hawker led warm up, SUCC stand in skipper, Ethan Fogarty, lost the toss and we were fielding. A very tight start from the bowling including three maidens straight up from Warner left Bristol 30-2 from 15 overs, and after a very good nut from Hawker and a superb run out from Spuds, the opponents were left struggling. Wickets continued to fall regularly with Ashley S. taking three and all the bowlers chipping in, Bristol managed to crawl 169 all out, with a big contribution from the home teams’ skipper. Things started well with Spuds, Bean, and Willoway getting SUCC to 50-1 from 10, some lusty blows from Robbo and some lurch like batting from Willoway continued SUCC’s gaining momentum. After what can only be described as ‘drop of the century’, “Oh dear…” (Price 2013), gave Willoway a life line, the middle order collapsed, losing four wickets for 30 runs. A good partnership from Warner and Willway steadied the ship, but when Willway fell, 30 was needed from 7 overs. Some extremely dodgy decisions were the downfall of Baker, Warner and Sivarajah, not a day for the freshers, left a nail biting finish with Hawker and Lurch Sr needing 11 from the last over. Unfortunately it was not to be with SUCC finishing one short. A good journey home was recorded, with a diabolical call from Ashley, misreading a sign and thinking he had to be 25 to buy alcohol, and after brief toilet breaks including a return to H block for Backhouse, we arrived safely to Gordan’s for the evening ahead.
DOD: Hawker, nominations (Ashley)
MOM: Willway, nominations (Warner, Ashley)

University of Bristol Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
18w 5b 1lb 
for 10 wickets
169 (47.2 overs)
Sheikh ct  Hawker b Price 0
Jacobs ct  Baker b Warner 10
Beard st  Fogarty b Hawker 76
Rendall b  Hawker 4
Scott run out  Fogarty 21
Klapper b  Willway 4
Williams lbw  Sivarjah 13
Thompson ct  McSweeney-Atkins b Sivarjah 0
Waugh ct  Backhouse b Sivarjah 2
Peet ct  Backhouse b Sivarjah 1
Posse Not Out  4

SUCC 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Matthew Warner7.0314114.002.00
Tom Price8.0218118.002.25
Ben Hawker7.0031215.504.43
Rob Willway10.0133133.003.30
Ashley Sivarajah10.0132310.673.20
Robert McSweeney-Atkins5.2030130.005.63

SUCC 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
5w 2b  
for 9 wickets

(50.0 overs)
Alastair Edmonds b  Scott 22
Ethan Fogarty ct  Thompson 20 1 1
Rob Willway ct  Williams 53 1
Robert McSweeney-Atkins st  Williams 18 1 1
Max Backhouse ct  Peet 1 2
Alex Podmore b  Waugh 1
Ben Baker ct  Williams 0 1
Matthew Warner lbw  Beard 13
Ben Hawker Not Out  12 1
Ashley Sivarajah lbw  Scott 1
Tom Price Not Out  12

University of Bristol Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Photos and video of University of Bristol v SUCC 1st XI on Wed 24 Apr 2013 at 12:00


Debutant Warner collects his cap at Bristol.


Purps receives his matching baggy purple from Spuds prior to his first BUCS game.


Ben Baker receives his cap from skipper Fogarty.


Rob Willway presented with his club cap before scoring 53 on debut.