Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club


Little Bardfield v Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club 2nd XI on Sat 30 May 2015 at 1pm
Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club Won by 58 runs

Match report
This week saw a return to Saturday cricket with a trip to Little Bardfield. For those of you who have not been to Little Bardfield, it is a picturesque venue, uniquely situated on a sloped pitch with a small outfield. To get to Little Bardfield you need to travel to the end of the world and turn left, then left again. It's a solid three fagger. Some changes from the Bank Holiday Fixture saw Gravell and Thomas promoted to the firsts and welcome returns for Hodge, Hugo, Hollis and Sexton and Steve Black Gauke Down.

On eventual arrival Ironfist won the toss and elected to bat on a green slow looking pitch. Adam Hopkins, promoted back to the top of the order and Reuben 'Run Out King' Sharpe were first to face the music. Little Bardfield started well and scoring was initially difficult. Reuben edged behind having got through the opening overs and was replaced by Sexton. With neutral umpires for the match Ironfist was only left with updating the scoreboard as a means to threaten, but this was enough to send Wooton (looking superlative in his third pair of boots this year) scurrying to the car to hide. Even from this vantage point he was able to see Sexton trimmed up by a bowler who would get the yips in his next over and end up looking like Reuben or Gravell. Hodge, returning from a months 'travelling', came in at 4. Surely only a coincidence that his journeys took him to the sex and drug capitals of Europe. He was able to add some impetus with the increasingly comfortable Hopkins and it came as a surprise when he was trapped LBW and replaced by Jenko, who was in spiritely mood with Hodge's travels reminding him of a banana incident some years before.

Jenko and Hopkins continued to build the momentum, Hoppy easing past fifty, taking the score to 179 in the 39th over before Jenko fell for a fluent 46. Reg Hollis replaced Jenko and made sure the runs kept flowing. By now Scott had returned from his car and covered his incredibly pale legs with pads and was eager to get out to the middle, however it wasn't to be. Adam continued on his merry way, driving strongly down the ground and punishing anything legside. Perhaps keen to stay away from the special attentions of Ironfist, the 'extremely fit' Hopkins went on and on. Only some selfishness from Hugo Douglas kept Adam away from strike in the final few balls to keep Adam away from his first Copdock hundred as he finished 97*, carrying his bat all the way through and Copdock amassed a strong looking 224 for 5.

A decent spread at tea saw Gauke move in quickly, trading up the small plate for one more keeping with his stature. Even Reg Hollis was seen moving in for second helpings. Eventually Wooton was encouraged to get some gloves on so the bowlers could turn their arms over and soon we were ready for the Bardfield Innings. Hugo opened up bowling quickly down the hill. On another day he could easily have picked up a couple of wickets and was unlucky not to have picked up a wicket when he found the edge of a forward prod but the chance went to ground at second slip. No such misfortune for Ironfist however. He picked up two early wickets thanks to a sharp catch from Reg and a more regulation one for Reuben (it was spinning). The two early wickets didn't stop the aggressive strokeplay of Little Bardfield and the introduction of experienced spin twins East and Jenkin also did not stem the tide. As drinks loomed the two brothers looked to be setting things up nicely for Bardfield but thankfully East was able to sneak one through the 'defences' and pick up a third wicket. After drinks Jenko began to find his rythym and soon began working his way through the tail, even a five overthrows from East couldn't stop him. By the time East picked up the final wicket and Bardfield were dismissed for 167 the match had in truth been over for a while.

A decent effort by Copdock, the winbus is back on the road.

Tommy Cooper Blooper - TomaGauke, dropped on 5, went to get 79.
Brian Lara Tiara - Hoppy, excellent effort.

Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
5nb 2w 10b 4lb 
for 5 wickets
Reuben Sharpe ct J Hudspith b W Slemmings 11 1
Adam Hopkins Not Out  97
Richard Sexton b A Kemp 4
James Hodgkinson lbw T Graham 15 1
Tom Jenkin ct & b W Slemmings 46
Paul Hollis ct L Ruffle b W Slemmings 27 1
Hugo Douglas Not Out  3
Scott Wootton   1
Steve Gauke  
John East  
Graham Underwood   1

Little Bardfield Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
M Graham13.006900.005.31
W Slemmings12.0248316.004.00
A Kemp3.0118118.006.00
T Graham10.0144144.004.40
D Hymas7.013100.004.43

Little Bardfield Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
2nb 2w 7b 6lb 
for 10 wickets
166 (38.1 overs)
D Hymas ct P Hollis b G Underwood 0
T Graham ct G Underwood b T Jenkin 79
A Kemp ct R Sharpe b G Underwood 12
M Graham b J East 25
W Slemmings st S Wootton b T Jenkin 16
J Owen lbw J East 1
J Hudspith ct J Hodgkinson b T Jenkin 13
E Ruffle b T Jenkin 2
N Bourke Not Out  0
C Hymas b T Jenkin 0
T Cooper b J East 1

Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Hugo Douglas6.012000.003.33
Graham Underwood5.011527.503.00
James Hodgkinson2.002200.0011.00
John East14.1143314.333.04
Tom Jenkin13.0153510.604.08

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