Challow v SUCC 1st XI on Sat 18 Apr 2015 at 13:30

Match report After a brilliant week of preseason training, the 1s travelled to the land of Challow for the first game of the season. It was a cold but sunny Saturday afternoon, backed up by a picturesque ground.
While the team were arguing over who should be in everyone’s fantasy team, first team skipper Ben Baker won the toss and elected to bat first on what looked like a good deck. Ollie Calcott and Ed Nichols opened up, and got off to a slow but steady start, before Calcott (6) dragged the ball onto his stumps attempting a pull shot. Gareth King’s innings was brief, when he was outdone by an excellent piece of fielding. When attempting a quick single, Gareth found himself well short of his ground as he was run out by a direct hit. Nichols fell shortly after, given out LBW. This left SUCC struggling at 33-3 in the 16th over. However, fresher Jake Fish and Fred Wilson began to rebuild. Both seemed to be playing spin with ease. The dismissal of Wilson (22) brought Josh Aston to the increase, and together with Fish, they upped the scoring rate. Fish, despite slipping every time he played the sweep, made an excellent 52 and when he was finally out, SUCC had recovered to 126 for 5 after 35 overs. Some lower order hitting from Josh Aston (38) and Charlie Nielson (36 not out) pushed the score towards 200, with the helpful assistance of Mark Telkman (11). SUCC finished on 219 for 9 off their 50 overs.
After a decent tea, which was given a rating of 6 out of 10, Challow started their chase of just over 4 an over. Their innings started well, with both openers finding the boundary on a regular basis. Nielson bowled with pace and accuracy, and eventually got the first breakthrough. After an inconsistent first 5 overs, Matthew Warner found some rhythm, and was rewarded with a cluster of quick wickets. With the ball swinging both ways, the batsmen were unable to cope with Warner, and he finished with three wickets from his ten overs. A run out from Ollie Calcott helped send SUCC into the driving seat. Paul Macaulay bowled quickly, but was let down in the field when Nielson dropped the easiest catch in the world at point, sending him from potential MoM to potential DoD. With SUCC looking to press home their advantage, fresher Mark Telkman came on, bowling with wisdom beyond his years, and proving that he is definitely a better cricketer than his brother. His efforts did not go unrewarded, as he picked up 3 wickets in 8 overs for only 16 runs. This included the wicket of Conor Jones, who was unable to handle Telkman’s flight and guile. He was denied a fourth when Nielson dropped another catch at mid-on, confirming his DoD status when the ball went straight through his hands and collided with his crown jewels. At the other end, Aston added to his earlier impressive batting performance with two wickets. Challow finished all out for 114, ending what was an excellent bowling performance by SUCC.
The game was an excellent warm up for the league season, with a high level of cricket on show and was played in the right spirit. Jake Fish was awarded man of the match for his mature innings of 54 on debut.

MOM- Jake Fish
DOD- Charles Nielson


SUCC 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
4w 12b 2lb 
for 8 wickets

(5.0 overs)
Ed Nichols Lbw  17 2
Ollie Calcott Bowled  6 1 1
Gareth King Run out  8 1
Fred Wilson Bowled  22 4
Jake Fish Caught  52 8 2
Josh Aston Caught  32 5 1
Ben Baker Caught  3
Matthew Warner Caught  7 1 1
Charlie Nielson Not Out  36 4 1
Mark Telkman Lbw  11 1
Paul macaulay Not Out  0

Challow Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Challow Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
114 (3.1 overs)

SUCC 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Matthew Warner10.0034311.333.40
Charlie Nielson6.0117117.002.83
Paul macaulay6.001800.003.00
Mark Telkman8.011644.002.00
Josh Aston7.1122211.003.07