Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club


Lakenheath v Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club 2nd XI on Sat 24 Jun 2017 at 1pm
Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club Won by 4 wickets

Match report
The highflying Twosaders ventured to the wiles of west Suffolk to take on struggling Lakenheath this week. Keen to put last weeks disappointing performance behind them and capitalise on the top two playing each other, Ironfist welcomed back Jack Mexome from his exam sabbatical, Hugh from his Singles Wedding, Nose from a foray to Portugal and Jacob Marston. Having been advised that the non existent gate was locked until 12 Ironfist arrange our arrival for 12:05 for Teeth to take us through a warm up designed to acclimatize to the sparsely grassed Clactonesque outfield. A Thomas mistake in the walking football saw another defeat for the young 'uns and Ironfist compounded the feeling by also losing the toss and being sent out to field.

Eventually the batters and umpires were coaxed out on to the field for Nose and Jason to open up on a hard, used wicket. Nose was soon in the game trapping opener Milner, fresh of his first senior hundred the previous week, plumb in front in the first over. This allowed captain Leech to trot out to the paddock. He quickly spotted Gooben Sharpe as the one to watch in the field and began cantering between the wickets. Some disciplined swing bowling from both East (the older, far less pleasant, uglier) and Jason meant that the whilst the rate was under control wickets were hard to come by. Nose did manage to fashion one chance but the diving Thomas was unable to cling on behind the sticks.

As Leech continued to jump the obstacles he faced the rate began to rise and Ironfist turned to East (younger, fatter, balder) to try and make the breakthrough. Soon opener Palmer was chipping to mid on and father joined son as the Leech's looked to push the total on and drinks approached. Some lusty blows, particularly off Jenkin, helped the rate increase but the 3rd wicket fell when East JR tempted Leech the younger to prance a step down the wicket and have a hack at one ending up bowled for 38. He soon returned from the stables after Leech the older pulled a fetlock. Perhaps his return was the reason for Ironfists spill at slip or Nose's howler at cover in consecutive balls as both failed to snap up simple chances. Indeed Nose's was so bad he had to alter feign blindness as an excuse!

Eventually however the wickets came as Jenkin, both Easts and Pembroke all chipped in and the Lakenheath innings crumbled. Things could have been even worse for the hosts but for some late order resistance from Pallant and Thomas's decision to abide by the spirit of cricket and restrain from whipping off the bails as a Lakenheath batsmen wandered out of his crease.

Eventually Lakenheath succumbed in the 44th over for 151, a total which looked light on a glass outfield and a decent, if slightly slow pitch.

After a nice cup of tea Reuben and Jacob opened up for Flopdock with Geubs quickly into his stride with three elegant boundaries. Unfortunately he was soon playing round a straight one and Mexome marched out to replace him. Mex was soon marching back after holing out to deep mid-wicket to the obvious delight of the Lakenheath side, who were certainly buoyed by the dismissal. Percy was the next to stride to the crease to implement his gameplan of scoring a quick 30 and taking the game out of Lakenheaths reach. He nearly fell 30 short of this, though ended up just 28 under target after a comical innings which lasted just he 6 balls. Thomas and Storey soon joined him back in the hutch as Lakenheath upped the anti, if not the spirit on display. Thomas dismissal was a cause for much laughter. Having chopped the ball into the ground he protected his stumps by heading the ball away but failed to get his leg over and clipped the bail off!! Such was the guffawing from the fatter of the Easts and Percivals that they broke a wooden bench in the outfield, both falling quicker than the Flopdock batting order. At 60 for 5 things looked relatively worrying, however Jacob was in no mood to panic. Mixed mighty pulls with delicious drives he made serene progress, passing 50 with the minimum of fuss. Even when Nose fell plumb LBW for 15 Jacob just continued on his merry way. Jenkin, inspired by the calmness Jacob exuded (even if Hugh didn't in his scoreboard updating) even managed to find the odd boundary. Chokedock were soon close enough to the winning post for the older members to start reminding everyone about that time we lost to Sudbury, but they needn't have worried. Jacob fittingly found the final four and the game was won with 5 overs and 4 wickets to sparse.

Sombero - Jacob - clean sweep. Brilliant knock by Jacob.

SC Strawberry - Hugh - It was always going to take something special to beat Nose to this but Hugh managed it with his awful dismissal

Lakenheath Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2nb 4lb 
for 10 wickets
151 (43.3 overs)
M Milner lbw  JP East 0
D Palmer ct  T Jenkin b JR East 8
S Leech b  JR East 38
A Leech lbw  JR East 25
R Horrex b  T Jenkin 9
F Gammon ct  H Thomas b JP East 22
A Horrex ct  K Storey b JP East 0
L Flack lbw  JR East 3
P Pallant ct  H Thomas b J Pembroke 28
T Milner ct  & b T Jenkin 12
E Garrard Not Out  0

Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
James East10.0041313.674.10
Jason Pembroke10.0225125.002.50
John East15.043849.502.53
Tom Jenkin8.3043221.505.06

Copdock & Old Ipswichian Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
3w 3b  
for 6 wickets

(41.2 overs)
Reuben Sharpe lbw  T Milner 15
Jacob Marston Not Out  82
Jack Mexome ct  Sub b P Pallant 7
Tim Percival ct  S Leech b D Palmer 2
Hugh Thomas hit wicket  S Leech 6 2
Karl Storey lbw  S Leech 2 1
James East lbw  P Pallant 15
Tom Jenkin Not Out  17 2
Graham Underwood  
Jason Pembroke  
John East  

Lakenheath Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
D Palmer10.2138138.003.68
T Milner3.02515.001.67
A Horrex2.01900.004.50
P Pallant12.0242221.003.50
S Leech14.0155227.503.93

  • Umpire :
    Two appointed
  • Scorer :
    Alys hopefully