Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club


Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club 3rd XI v Easton II on Sat 16 Aug 2014 at 1pm
Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club Lost by 5 wickets

Match report Catches Win Matches, drop them you lose!

Another rain effected drying uncovered pitch at Notcutts another game where winning the toss was going to be the decider.

Easton won the toss and not surprisingly put us in. Like us Easton had strengthened their side with 4 of the first team replacing 4 of their younger regulars who had been "promoted" now that their first were safe in Div 2. Consequently we were faced with an attack that was probably better than the seconds usually face in Div 4. We started brightly with Dutch and Ethan applying themselves to the conditions, putting on 32 before both nicking off in quick succession to some very fine controlled swing bowling. Wickets fell regularly with just Harry Harvey and Nick showing any further resistance and were all out in the 31st over for 96.
Despite the score it was clear from the conversation over tea that Easton were worried about the pitch and were not expecting life to be easy when batting.
This proved to be true as Thomas nicked off to Ethan in the third over only for a regulation catch to be put down at first slip. Over the next few overs a further 3 regulation chances went down one behind the stumps, one at mid off and one at second slip, and a really sharp chance at gully, however this too should have been taken. In the meantime Ethan had noticed that the only way to get wickets was to hit them and two superb yorkers had seen first off stump and then middle stump go cartwheeling. 12 overs bowled and it should have been 27 for 7 not 27 for 2.
Ethan continued with his spell (supported well by Harry, Harry and Charlie) bowling three more of the Easton top order, but with another 3 chances getting spilled 96 was never going to be enough.
Ethan ended up with figures of 12.4 overs 5 maidens 33 for 5, all bowled in a fine demonstration of controlled swing bowling.
So a game between two sides that on paper at least had no right to be playing in division 8, though low scoring, could have gone either way, if only those catches had been taken.

Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 7w 5b 4lb 
for 10 wickets

(30.3 overs)
Martin Holland ct Unknown b Aitcham 14 2
Ethan Wright ct Unknown b Hallows 13 2
Jon Cuff ct Unknown b Hallows 1
Harry Harvey b Hallows 15
Olly Williams ct Unknown b Aitcham 1
Steve Gauke ct Unknown b Hallows 1
Nick Meakin b Bennett King 18 2 1
Daran Tharaneetharan ct Unknown b Athere 4
Oscar Gravell ct Unknown b Athere 1
Harry Knights Not Out  1
Charlie Lewis b Cantrell 9

Easton II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Bennett Jing5.01919.001.80

Easton II Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
4nb 7w 9b 3lb 
for 5 wickets
97 (24.4 overs)
Thomas Not Out  33
Field b Wright 8
Wright b Wright 0
Jayasurya b Wright 3
Keeble b Wright 8
Smith b Wright 4
Bennett King Not Out  15

Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ethan Wright12.453356.602.61
Harry Harvey6.012200.003.67
Charlie Lewis4.002000.005.00
Harry Knights2.001300.006.50