Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club


Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club 1st XI v Swardeston on Sat 05 Jul 2014 at 11am
Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club Lost by 4 wickets

Match report The first XI lying in 3rd took on the high flying league champions and current leaders on Saturday at the home of cricket ( Old London Road ).

Another fantastic job had been done on the pitch by Martin Taylor and his team which enabled an 11.30am start. Which was incredible work given the weather that had been around.

Swardeston won the toss and had no hesitation in asking Copdock to bat first. Copdock were missing both Tom Rash and Jed Cawkwell, both would be missed in the middle order and Tom would also be missed with the ball.

Copdock lost Essex's Jaik Mickleburgh early on when he was caught at slip. Martyn Cull and Chris Swallow made decent progress before Chris went for 40 with the score on 70-1.

This exposed the young middle order to the strong visitors attack and wickets fell quickly with Felix Ward, Chris Warne, Hugh Thomas and Jonny Rice falling relatively swiftly. Martyn went on to register 50 before being adjudged LBW.

Captain James East and Archie Gravel batting down the order put on 40 or so to take the score towards the 150 mark, before Archie fell attempting to hit over the top.

Copdock's main adjective was then to score 175 and secure two more batting points - they did this off the penultimate ball of the innings and finished 175-9. with James not out 34. A below par score after a decent start.

Swardeston have a long batting line up and it would be an uphill struggle to keep them in check. Although Lambert perished early it became hard work for the bowlers as the pitch flattened out.

Matt Wareing bowled well after tea and picked up 3 good wickets as Copdock again gave Swardeston a scare. Chris Swallow bowled well as always and picked up a couple of wickets.

Swardeston got there losing six wickets and continued their serene progress to another league title. A slightly disappointing result for Copdock as we have given them a good game 3 times in the last 4 without getting over the line.

However all that said it was a good experience for the younger squad members to taste Premier league cricket.

P.s - I should bat higher!

Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 6w 2lb 
for 9 wickets
Jaik Mickleburgh ct P Lambert b S Thelwell 1 7 4 25.00
Chris Swallow st S Gray b G Walker 41 79 68 6 60.29
Martyn Cull lbw G Walker 57 135 122 8 46.72
Felix Ward ct S Gray b G Walker 0 6 9 0 1
Chris Warn b C Taylor 1 8 8 12.50 1
Hugh Thomas lbw S Thelwell 8 35 34 1 23.53
Jonny Alfie Rice ct J Elliott b G Walker 0 21 24 0
Archie Gravell ct M Thomas b S Thelwell 15 32 25 2 60.0
James East Not Out  32 47 47 3 68.09
Tom Jenkin ct S Gray b M Eccles 10 18 17 58.82 1
Matt Wareing Not Out  0 6 4 0 1

Swardeston Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Michael Eccles14.0253153.003.79
Sam Thelwell17.0454318.003.18
George Walker17.062245.501.29
Callum Taylor8.0129129.003.63
Peter Lambert3.011000.003.33
Jeremy Elliott1.00500.005.00

Swardeston Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
2w 5b 8lb 
for 6 wickets
177 (40.1 overs)
Peter Lambert ct F Ward b J East 12 12 13 2 92.31
Jordan Taylor ct C Warn b M Wareing 49 92 68 5 1 72.06
Stephen Gray lbw M Wareing 2 3 5 40.0
Callum Taylor ct T Jenkin b M Wareing 41 65 53 7 77.36
Lewis Denmark Not Out  32 78 52 2 1 61.54
Jeremy Elliott ct M Wareing b C Swallow 9 24 16 2 56.25
Jason Reynolds lbw C Swallow 4 16 13 30.77
George Walker Not Out  13 27 22 2 59.09
Mark Thomas  
Michael Eccles  
Sam Thelwell  

Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
James East16.1066166.004.08
Matt Wareing10.0150316.675.00
Chris Swallow12.0131215.502.58
Tom Jenkin2.001700.008.50

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Paul wright