Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club


Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club 2nd XI v Haverhill II on Sat 09 Jul 2016 at 1pm
Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club Won by 61 runs

Match report Following a week off the Scoobies resumed their league campaign with a home fixture against Haverhill. Despite everyone being given plenty of notice about the date of the free weekend several of the squad ‘miscalculated’ their dates and thus the team was an EFZ (East Free Zone), Eek making his son go to Harry Potter World, Nose and East wannabe Thomas sunning themselves on distant shores.
Even without these three megastars the side had a strong look about it with Gravell, South American legend Hollis, Mlambo, Bhatt and Cook all returning. After an excellent warm up in which the old uns whooped the young uns in the obligatory football match, it was Ironfists job to win the toss and he surprisingly obliged, inviting Haverhill to have a bowl on the usual Oval batting paradise.
There had been good news during the week as a spare panel umpire had been found to officiate – always a welcome sight, making the hunt for volunteers to umpire less of a chore.
Sharpe and Gravell got the innings off to a strong start, putting on 50 in no time before Reuben was undone by a good piece of bowling from Woodley. Run machine Kaaarl joined Archie and together they started to take the game away from Haverhill, Gravell with a series of trademark drives and pulls, Kaarl with his customary doggedness, taking advantage of anything loose. Archie reached an excellent ton and Karl another 50 as these two put on 150 for the second wicket.
Both were dismissed as they tried to accelerate the rate in the last few overs, with young Donald also falling cheaply to a sharp caught and bowled chance, and although the final total, 238/4, was a good one, it was perhaps 20 short of where we could have been.
Nonetheless, tea was taken in positive spirits, a young attack eager to make their mark on the game.
Ashwin and Harry opened up, and although both bowled with reasonable pace, neither were able to make the early breakthrough as Hartshorn, in particular, started to enjoy himself on the belter of a batting track. Haverhill had reached 50 odd by the time the 10th over had arrived and so it was the turn of Ironfist and Elliot to try and put a break on the scoring rate and get the wickets column moving. Ironfist duly managed to winkle out a couple of wickets in his first over and, after a short spell, turned to the experienced Jenkin to keep the pressure on Haverhill.
As Elliot gradually got into a decent rhythm, taking his first Copdock wicket, Jenko stepped up the pressure at the other end, soon after having Hartshorn well caught by the outstanding Gravell at mid-wicket. Donald replaced Elliot after his 8 over spell and, with Jenko, managed to dismiss a further 3 wickets as Haverhill got further and further behind the required rate.
Harry and Ashwin were brought back into the attack to finish the innings off but on a flat deck and despite no lack of effort, were unable to do so and Haverhill ended well short on 177/7.
A strong performance with some excellent batting and plenty of effort in the field. Gets us back on the winbus after the abandoned games when we were in winning positions and in good shape to push on for the second half of the season.
Sachin Sombrero – Archie who else – magnificent hundred and superb in the field all afternoon.
Carl Hooper Blooper – Kaarl for the dropped dolly off Jenko.

Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
4w 4b  
for 4 wickets

(45.0 overs)
Reuben Sharpe b J Woodley 24 1
Archie Gravell ct C Bradford b H Harding 125 1
Karl Storey b H Harding 72
Donald Mlambo ct & b J Woodley 1
Adam Hopkins Not Out  7 1
Paul Hollis Not Out  1 1
Tom Jenkin  
Graham Underwood  
Ashwin Bhatt  
Elliot Tyler  
Harry Cook  

Haverhill II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
T Baker5.012800.005.60
A Argent8.005500.006.87
J Woodley9.0055227.506.11
H Harding12.0247223.503.92
M Wilkins11.015000.004.55

Haverhill II Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
3nb 8w 1b 7lb 
for 7 wickets
177 (45.0 overs)
S Hartshorn ct A Gravell b T Jenkin 54
L Phillips ct A Hopkins b G Underwood 14
J Woodley lbw G Underwood 0
L Savage ct R Sharpe b E Tyler 7
C Bradford b T Jenkin 7
T Baker ct P Hollis b D Mlambo 6
P Dingley b D Mlambo 18
L Botten Not Out  31
A Argent Not Out  21
M Wilkins  
H Harding  

Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ashwin Bhatt10.014700.004.70
Harry Cook8.023200.004.00
Graham Underwood3.02522.501.67
Elliot Tyler8.0129129.003.63
Tom Jenkin11.0330215.002.73
Donald Mlambo5.0026213.005.20