Plymouth II v SUCC 3rd XI on Wed 27 May 2015 at 12:30
SUCC Won By 114 runs

Match report In the absence of captain Sam Kightley, Greg Wise stood up to the position of leading the 3s to Plymouth where a win would go a long way to help the promotion prospects. Over the long bus journey down to Plymouth, Bateman was eager to display his geographical knowledge, probably learnt from his new missus, ‘a hill is where you go up and then come back down’ (Bateman, 2015). Conversation, led by Roy Head, then took a dubious turn with him enthusiastically explaining the correct way to classify a lorry, techniques of analysing theatre and the importance of the Cross of Gold Speech. With many leaving their calls for wife to the last minute, Pmac was keen to improve his rating by telling her through the window, despite her only being 13 years old.
Upon arriving, Plymouth’s skipper was eager to reduce the game to 40 overs due to there being an evening fixture at the ground and to also have a sub fielder as one of their players was late, with Wise saying no to both requests. After winning the toss, Wessex chose to bat, with Wise and Head opening up. Wise cashed in on some loose deliveries regularly finding the boundary to race to 28, with 2 of his boundaries coming through the vacant third-man region when the bowler claimed ‘that would be where our 11th man would be’ (Plymouth’s resentful opening bowler, 2015.) In the meantime Head took 18 balls to get off the mark, with both falling in quick succession, bringing Nielson and Higgoda to the crease. The class of the squad one players started to show with them finding regular boundaries combined with quick singles. The highlights of their partnership, worth 80, included Higgoda flicking two sixes, one over square leg and the other over mid-wicket and Nielsen tracking the spinner and playing him through the covers for four. Nielsen was the backbone of the innings, and when him and Heaney were at the crease 270 was a possibility, but after a mix-up leading to the run out of Heaney and the regular fall of wickets, Wessex amassed a very defendable 234, which at one stage had the potential to have been higher.
11 very enthusiastic and eager men took to the field with Bateman and Pmac opening the bowling. What followed was a demonstration of good opening bowling coupled with some nonsensical batting from Plymouth. The opening bowlers did most of the damage with them persisting with good lines and lengths and the Plymouth batsmen consistently swiping across the line with Bateman finishing with (10-3-24-4) and Pmac finishing with (10-4-25-2). Although Bateman did deserve a 5-for, it is lucky for the rest of us that he didn’t achieve it as there is no doubt that we would never hear the end of it. In the previous fixture between the teams Pmac gave their skipper a send-off, and today was no different with him bowling their (number 5) showing him where the pavilion was. The tail was cleaned up by in-form Heaney, coming off the back of a 5-for the week before, and Higgoda with bowling figures (8-1-27-2 & 8.4-3-24-2) respectively. The fielding performance was of a very high standard with the only blips being Higgoda’s drop at mid-off off Bateman’s bowling and Stansfield kicking the ball over the boundary after sliding to pick it up, despite it already being stationary (later receiving a DOD nomination by the umpire). Plymouth were bowled out for 113 in the end with Southampton winning by 114 runs.
After a good turnout in the showers, we had some Cornish pasties and set off on the way home with winning beers. The journey started quite scarily with driver Nielsen attempting to save his bottle of Frosty Jacks going out of the window after it slid from one side of the dashboard to the other, leading to us nearly colliding with a bollard. Many scenic piss-breaks were taken (see figure one) and we soon arrived for a customary meet in Gordons, then onto Oceana. What ensued was a very vague night in the cheese-room, where your writer took three attempts to get into the club.
A very good team effort with bat, ball and in the field which goes a long way in the promotion charge.
MOM- Charlie Nielsen
DOD- Alex Stansfield
TFCs- Kyran Watts and Sam Jones
Shoe- Anu Higgoda


SUCC 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 11w 5b 2lb 
for 10 wickets

(42.5 overs)
Roy Head Lbw  6 23 1 26.09
Greg Wise Bowled  28 31 6 90.32 2
Anuruddha Higgoda Bowled  54 47 7 1 114.89
Charlie Nielson Stumped  75 90 10 83.33
Daniel Friend Bowled  11 12 1 91.67
Alex Stansfield Caught  8 13 1 61.54
Alex Heaney Run out  21 14 3 1 150.0
Paul macaulay Bowled  1 4 25.00
Sam Jones Bowled  0 2 0
Will Bateman Bowled  8 7 2 114.29
Kyran Watts Not Out  0 6 0

Plymouth II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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Plymouth II Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 19w 6b 4lb 
for 10 wickets
113 (34.4 overs)

SUCC 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Paul macaulay10.0425212.502.50
Will Bateman10.032446.002.40
Alex Heaney8.0127213.503.38
Anuruddha Higgoda8.4324212.002.77