Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club


Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club 2nd XI v Ipswich II on Sat 30 Aug 2014 at 1pm
Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club Won by 9 wickets

Match report
Following last weekends strange affair an overcast Saturday morning greeted the Old London Road Derby, spiced up by some midweek activity on social media (for once I wasn't to blame). A changed Copdock side was assembled, still no Gravell, Rice in the ones, Nel on holiday, Little Richard playing hockey, Ethan playing Rugby, Reg Hollis looking to resurrect his acting career, Clive staying away following Gunders snubbing him for an invite to the summer ball and of course no Brad.

Graham 'I have nothing to do with picking the fixtures' Underwood seemed to have shrugged off comments made on @Parish News about the Bank Holiday Monday fixture fiasco, where Graham foolishly arranged for the fixture for a Monday and saw the weather ruin what I'm sure would have been a good game.

Holland sabotaged the warm up this time by refusing to attend and following his lead nor did Scott or Tavare Magnus. A poor game of hand hockey saw the 'young 'uns' feel the need to cheat profusely to ensure victory. Gunders won the toss and inserted Ipswich on a good looking pitch, hoping the Hugh and Ashwin would make some early inroads. The opening overs were certainly eventful as Hugh bowled Southwell with his first ball only for this to be a no ball and three routine catches were spilled in the slips in four overs. By the ninth over Ipswich had amassed 71 for 1 and over 300 looked on the cards. Having tried 'youth' Gunders switched to 'experience' with East and himself entering the attack. The effect was to reduce the run rate as Ipswich seemed content to occupy the crease playing some risk free cricket. Gunders struck removing Johnson and Halliday and suddenly the game was back in the balance at drinks with Ipswich at 87 for 3. The ageing Gunders soon began to tire and after eight tight overs (and one not so) he threw the ball to another athlete, Morne Gaukel. Steve Gauke-ins struck quickly removing Stockton who's demotion to Ipswich seconds was unsuccessful and then skipper Manning courtesy of a brilliant one handed pluck from Teeth Thomas at midwicket. Gauke continued to pick up East's wickets, finishing with 3 for 28 off 8, East wicketless with 0 for 28 off his allotment. As the innings came to a close the noisy neighbours had stuttered after a bright start (and helpful fielding) to only 171 for 8 when much more looked on the cards. Copdock could reflect on an innings of mixed success. Some poor fielding early on, some dropped catches and four balls early on but then an improved output in the field. No boundaries of East's fifteen overs (ask Reuben if that's true), some tight stuff from the skipper, wickets from Gauke along with some brilliance in the field from Harry Harvey and Hugh Thomas. 171 looked very gettable, though there was a tea time debate over who should partner Sharpe at the top of the order saw Tavare Magnus betrayed by Holland and Scott seeing an opportunity not to umpire, quickly through his hat into the ring.

The innings began in sedate fashion, as Southwell - the destroyer at Clay Hall earlier in the year and his young (if loud) opening partner found some good areas. Scott swung wildly but his only success was to break his bat. Reubens relief was plapable as Wooten was removed for 3 in the 13th over and replaced by Felix Ward, great to see the little man back. reuben responded to Scoot's departure by smashing it everywhere. Anything off length (either short or half volley) was pulled to the mid wicket fence if not over it. Perhaps aware of Reubens penchant to throw it away against spin wise old sage Manning (I think this is what his team mates were calling him) turned to the leg spin of Johnson. Reuben responded by crashing the ball to and over the boundary with regularity and soon Fe joined in, particularly severe on anything full. With the writing nearly on the wall Reuben brought up a deserved magnificent century with yet another boundary and Fe pumped 3 consecutive boundaries to reach a well constructed 50 and get Copdock over the line. The defeat keeps Ipswich in the bottom two and after the fixture fiasco just about keeps Copdock in touch with potential promotion, though now dependant on others results next weekend.

Ipswich II Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2nb 6w 4b 10lb 
for 8 wickets
171 (45.0 overs)
S Halliday lbw  G Underwood 39
R Southall ct  S Wootton b H Thomas 21
N Johnson b  G Underwood 11
A Stockton lbw  S Gauke 14
J Scott ct  M Holland b S Gauke 33
R Manning ct  H Thomas b S Gauke 0
P Hamblin Run out  9
I Knight ct  R Sharpe b H Thomas 8
M Phillips Not Out  2
A Phillips Not Out  13
D Fairbanks  

Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Hugh Thomas8.0047223.505.88
Ashwin Bhatt5.003600.007.20
Graham Underwood9.011728.501.89
John East15.022900.001.93
Steve Gauke8.002839.333.50

Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
3w 4b 3lb 
for 1 wickets

(34.5 overs)
Reuben Sharpe Not Out  106 1
Scott Wootton ct  A Stockton b R Southall 3 1
Felix Ward Not Out  54
Hugh Thomas   1
Olly Magnus  
Martin Holland   1
Harry Harvey  
Steve Gauke  
John East  
Graham Underwood  
Ashwin Bhatt  

Ipswich II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
M Phillips11.034000.003.64
R Southall12.0435135.002.92
N Johnson3.002900.009.67
I Knight7.003700.005.29
A Phillips3.002300.007.67

  • Umpire :
    Scott Wootton !
  • Scorer :