Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club


Kelvedon & Feering v Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club 2nd XI on Sat 13 Aug 2016 at 1pm
Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club Won by 4 wickets

Match report With the Completely Unimaginably Night at Trongs Still on for captain Blunderwood and his merry bunch of Galaticos, the win bus rolled towards Kelvedon and Feering for a top of the table clash, as first took on second in this massive division 3 fixture. East ( Older but younger looking ) set the pace with a 17 minute journey. It would have given Vader Thomas nightmares of the 32 minute Swardeston trip years before.

Surprisingly the Oldest Captain in two counties history had rung the changes for this fixture. GOAT ( greatest of all time ) East the Younger ( less athletic, Thinner hair ) was Glamping in the South West, The team took Solace knowing how miserable he would be sleeping on a mat in the forest. Archie was also missing after a last minute decision to attend Gay Fest in Berlin. Having swiftly ordered his skin tight black leather outfit on line, he was looking forward to some basement strobe lighting and some banging East European techno. Into the side came WonderBoy Hollis and as we were playing in another county Extra Travel made a return.

The Olden's won the football warm up, with two excellent Nose finishes. Blunders won the toss and a reason only known to him decided to bowl first on a road in the Sahara like heat!! ( No pressure was put on him to do this in any way, shape or form from a senior member of the team ).

East the Older ( younger looking, more spritely, lighter ) Opened up with Hazzer Bailey. Being under half the age of Nose Harry was far better equipped to deal with the heat that Blunders had forced them to bowl in. Harry Bowled the best spell of his Copdock career without any luck and he needed to as Nose was woeful in the early stages. In fact Nose tried to get off at least twice, But Graham sensed the side were enjoying Nose's pain and insisted he carried on. The fairly vocal Kelvedon made it to 50-0 ( with 48 of them coming at Nose's end, before Jenko ( junior Goat ) was introduced as Harry had bowled the 7 overs he was allowed to. Jenko did what Jenko does and picked up an important wicket straight away and then another removing both openers.

Nose then bowled a few good balls, in between the rubbish and somehow picked up five wickets quickly and Kelvedon were in a mess at 80-7. Although they rallied to finish on 139 all out. This represented an excellent effort for the Copdock side. The chase should then have been a cake walk on the road. One note is that even though the home side were bowled out in 39 overs, it took forever as we had to stop every 35 seconds to let a train go past. You would have thought that Ricey could have diverted them for us!

So the reply started with the Galacticos batting line up itching to bat. Reuben and Kaaaarl opened up. Kaaarl unbelievably didn't get 50?? The last time this happened Jack and Harry were still in nappies. Rueben also fell after a bright start and some lovely strokes. Both fell to the fairly nippy, hit and miss opening bowler. This meant that the Jazz Hat Heart of the Copdock side ( Hugh and Jack ) were left to keep the score board racing along which they did. 70 after 9 overs. Jack also put the first two balls from the spinner on the railway track, the first of which hitched a ride on the 5.05pm into London.

Then the game changed, out of nowhere the pitch transformed itself into Galle on the 7th Day. It suddenly spun and spat. Jack, Nose, Hoppy went swiftly and Hugh then followed for a super 50. This left 35 needed and Harry and the hugely impressive Wonder Boy Hollis to see the side home. It makes a massive difference with a man of Paul's experience coming in under the pump. A great win and a great team effort.

Another massive game next week and another top Vs second....

It's still trONgs.


Sachin sombrero: Hugh Thomas - Top knock
Tommy Cooper Blooper - Nose ( dreadful howler in the field, not mentioned in report.. I wonder why )
Jazz Hat - Jack ( First two balls for six from spinner )

Kelvedon & Feering Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1w 9b 3lb 
for 10 wickets
139 (38.3 overs)
O Parsons b  T Jenkin 26
T Potter lbw  T Jenkin 26
A Long b  JP East 1
E King b  JP East 4
T Smith b  JP East 4
E Smith lbw  E Tyler 23
J Reed ct  H Thomas b JP East 0
R Nunn ct  & b JP East 4
C Watts ct  K Storey b T Jenkin 23
T Pepperill ct  H Thomas b H Bailey 20
G Curtis Not Out  0

Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
James East15.0274514.804.93
Harry Bailey7.3418118.002.40
Tom Jenkin11.032739.002.45
Graham Underwood4.021100.002.75
Elliot Tyler1.00212.002.00

Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 6 wickets

(29.2 overs)
Reuben Sharpe ct  A Long b C Watts 14
Karl Storey lbw  C Watts 11 1
Jack Mexome ct  A Long b T Pepperill 32
Hugh Thomas ct  T Pepperill b E Smith 51 2
James East b  E Smith 1 1
Adam Hopkins ct  T Smith b T Pepperill 0
Paul Hollis Not Out  29
Harry Bailey Not Out  5
Tom Jenkin  
Graham Underwood  
Elliot Tyler  

Kelvedon & Feering Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
C Watts5.0041220.508.20
E Smith11.2145222.503.97
R Nunn3.001700.005.67
T Pepperill10.0341220.504.10

  • Umpire :
    Two appointed
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