SUCC 2nd XI v University of Exeter 3rd XI on Wed 24 Apr 2013 at 12:00
SUCC Lost by 84 runs

Match report Churned earth and an unprepared pitch greeted the 2nd XI as they arrived at wide lane ready for their encounter with Exeter’s 3s. The visiting side, with their coach, specialist scorer and general handyman could not have been prepared for the facilities that they arrived to. After a brief fielding based warm up it soon became clear that this outfield would be likely to cause problems.

Having won the toss, Exeter elected to bat, giving both captains what they wanted. After a quick turnaround, and the notorious 400 metre walk from the changing rooms to the middle, the 2s (minus Paterson who had been tasked with finding the key to changing rooms, thus missing the first over) got the game underway. Other than two early wickets shared by Higgoda and Rodda, Exeter’s innings progressed quickly with help from some outfield induced misfields and a generally rusty display from SUCC in the field.

Wickets were hard to come by, and most of the batsmen managed to settle - allowing the innings to gain momentum. By the end of the innings Exeter had managed to reach 282-8, requiring a mammoth chase for SUCC to win the game.

Despite the fiasco of the previous evening, tea went down well with both teams and SUCC began to formulate a gameplan (hit more runs than the opposition).

The second innings started quickly with Higgoda and King playing expansively before the former played one shot too many, giving an easy catch. Paterson then came to the crease and the innings continued to progress. In trying to force the pace King fell in the same manner as Higgoda. Another quick wicket allowed the game to begin to slip away. Aston batted positively and things were soon back on track, however both Paterson and Aston were then dismissed in quick succession leaving SUCC in the mire. Ramesh and Humphrey steadied the ship before the former ran the latter out in a harrowing demonstration of how not to run (Humphrey later claimed that he was 100% on to make 50 had he not been stitched up). Wickets continued to fall at regular intervals and the game slipped away, leaving SUCC 198 all out, 84 runs short of the target.

A disappointing performance in the first innings cost us the game, but there were certainly positives to be taken from the subsequent chase.

Our next fixture takes us away to the 3s at wide lane where we will teach them a lesson in humility and get our season back on track, don’t miss it!

MoM – Higgoda (nominees- Rodda, Aston)
DoD – Higgoda (nominees Sharma, Paterson and Humphrey)

University of Exeter 3rd XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 8 wickets
282 (50.0 overs)
Phillips ct  Higgoda (Cartwright) 8
Chalk lbw  Rodda 19
Ellwood ct  Sharma (Rodda) 35
Clews ct  Aston (Cartwright) 62
Goodwill st  Sharma 33
Strong Not Out  14
Weddell   Rodda
Greaves run out  King 12
Graham ct  Paterson (Rodda) 3
Moon Not Out  2

SUCC 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Anuruddha Higgoda10.0047147.004.70
Jonathan Rodda9.0039219.504.33
Seb Cartwright5.002700.005.40
Josh Aston10.0057157.005.70
kumo sharma10.0068322.676.80
Nikul Ramesh1.001000.0010.00
Oliver Humphrey2.001800.009.00
Ben Paterson3.0024124.008.00

SUCC 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 10 wickets

(37.3 overs)
Anuruddha Higgoda Caught  33 1
Gareth King Caught  27 1 1
Ben Paterson Caught  27
Jamie Baker Caught  0
Josh Aston Bowled  22
Nikul Ramesh Caught  27
Oliver Humphrey Run out  22 1
Dinesh Yoganantham Bowled  3
Seb Cartwright Bowled  4 2
kumo sharma Bowled  1
Jonathan Rodda Not Out  0 2

University of Exeter 3rd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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