Dorchester 175 AO V Charlton Down 176-0 Div 3 Saturday
It was all 10’s for Charlton Down as they made it 10 straight wins with an emphatic 10 wicket victory over Dorchester 2nds.
Dorchester’s innings started slowly against the accurate bowling of Matt and Dan Stevens. Matt struck first bowling Josh Foot with a beautiful yorker for 5 and then had captain Mike Peake caught behind off a lifting ball by wicketkeeper Sam Roles with the score on 30-2. Dan Stevens then bowled a frustrated Peter Diffey at 34-3.
A useful partnership between Simon Joslin and Stuart Beasley of 44 was ended with the change of bowling and saw James Pretty(2-24) have Joslin caught off a top edge by Marc Spurway for 13 and Matt Porter followed soon after caught by Sam Roles for 6 with the score on 101-5. Stuart Beasley’s hard hitting innings of 68, including 12 fours, came to an abrupt end when he just missed a straight one off captain Tommy Tucker second ball. Sam Roles then removed his pads to bowl Eiron Fitzgerald with a simple caught and bowled and Habib Wardak and Dorchester had collapsed to 129-8. The returning Dan Stevens bowled Nathan Quinn for 3 and the Dorchester innings looked like it was drawing to a close on 135-9. However the talented Ollie Osborne, son of former opening bowler Alan Osborne, decided to show more senior players how to bat. A mixture of a perfect defence to lovely straight driving and improvised shots was pleasing to the eye and was only out for a well constructed 40 as the overs ran out. Osborne would not have been able to produce the late charge if it was not for Ben Alford who ably held up his end with solid defence. The partnership added 40 valuable runs to ensure a completive score of 175 was set.
The Charlton Down reply was very impressive from openers Jae Miller(71no) and Jack Eveleigh(77no). A chanceless partnership of 176 lasting over two and half hours saw Charlton down to victory with 10 overs remaining.
Miller and Eveleigh’s trade mark running between the wickets kept the score board moving. Eveleigh’s straight and cover driving was pleasing to the eye as he caressed the ball to the boundary including 12 fours. Miller was more careful but did include the only six of the match and included 6 fours.
Wednesday – Away V Cosmos (at Winfrith)
Meet at CD gym for 5.30 or at Winfrith for 6-6.15pm
1. Roger Frapwell
2. Ollie Davies
3. Kieran Heath
4. Amjad Gill
5. Ben Lucas
6. Dan Stevens
7. Tim Stevens
8. Sue Stevens
9. Matt Lovell
10. Ian Davies
11. Ian Jones
Friday – Away to Dorchester Casuals
Meet at CD gym for 5.30 or at Dorchester Rec. for 6-6.15pm
1. Roger Frapwell
2. Ollie Davies
3. Cameron Robinson
4. Jack Eveleigh
5. Henry Dipple
6. Javed Gill
7. Ian Tanner
8. Ben Lucas
9. Richard Fagence
10. Matt Lovell
11. Mark Purnell
Ashmore 176-8 Charlton Down 177-5 Div 3 1/7/2017
Charlton Down completed the first half of the season unbeaten with their ninth straight win and a five wicket win against a strong Ashmore team who had only lost one game during the season. A mid season top of the table clash that had everything good about cricket. Great fielding, bowling batting and a sense of enjoyment by both teams on and off the pitch.
Charlton Down inserted Ashmore and winning the toss paid dividends as Matt and Dan Stevens extracted movement with the new ball. Matt struck with the fifth ball of the innings bowling Julian Watson, centurion from last week, with a perfectly directed yorker. Dan Stevens then had Lee Russell caught by Nick Voss in what can only be described an astonishing catch of the season, one handed run and leap on the boundary edge and pluck out of the air with both feet off the ground! The Ashmore batsmen were at times bamboozled with the tricky of Dan Stevens(1-16) who only conceded 16 run from his six overs but a slight back strain meant he could not bowl any further overs.
This had Ashmore on the back foot at 5-2. Stalwalt Andy Taylor and ex Somerset Sam Diment rebuilt the Ashmore innings until the turn to spin saw Kim Park have Taylor(23) caught behind attempting to sweep with the score on 61-3. Sam Diment and Andy Maidment were looking well set until spinner Sam Roles had the impressive Sam Diment caught by Mark Homewood for a well constructed 54 and then a return catch by Maidment(34) saw the score go from 128-3 to 138-5. a further middle order wicket for Roles saw Chris Gray bowled for 12. The returning Matt Stevens(3-29) was too quick for Hipworth and Trepass and it was Roles(4-36) who picked up his fourth wicket with a well judged catch by Mark Homewood as Ashmore closed on 176-8.
Charlton Down innings mirrored that of Ashmore losing two quick wickets with the score on 24-2. The experienced and firey Sam Diment bowled both Eveleigh and Voss for 4. However an important fifty run partnership between Jae Miller and Sam Roles steadied the innings before Miller miss timed a clip off his legs to mid wicket for a careful but important 37 with the score on 74-3. The match winning partnership of exactly 100 between Sam Roles(69) and Matt Stevens(40) was a show of gritty defence, classical stroke play and explosive clean hitting, from both players. Both young batsmen batted with great maturity for over and hour and half until 3 runs were required for victory they both were dismissed. Roles innings included 7 fours and 3 sixes and Matt Stevens included 6 fours. Leaving Kim Park and Javed Gill to see Charlton Down to victory with ten overs to spare.
Captain Tommy Tucker said” this was probably the best all round team performance of the season as so many players contributed with the bat, ball and in the field. Our fielding performance was definitely our best so far. Ashmore, who played League 2 cricket last year, stacked with experienced players and included ex Somerset player Sam Diment, are far the best team we have played this season and made our young team rise to the occasion with flying colours”.
They say catches win matches. Guess it could also be said that dropping 5 means you’re more than likely not going to win matches! Yeh ok so you can see where this is going!! OK so let’s see how this unfolded. Puddletwon won the toss and chose to bat first and made their intention clear after Dan Stevens opened with a maiden, with a 6 and 4 off of the first over of Lucas. Despite being hit for some big runs it was Ben Lucas who struck first for Down, having Green caught for a quick 12. 14 year old Angus Brown, son of Mike, bowled his first over on his debut for just one solitary run! Meanwhile Matt Lovell appeared to be under attack down the other end. Runs escalated. Left-handed Rickets, as ever, seemed to be striking the ball well as well as riding his luck, on his way to a powerful 54 with 10 boundaries before being caught by Rog at mid-on off of Ian Tanner. When Ian Davies bowled Robberts for 9 and Stevens had his dad hold on to catching Dorey for 11 we thought we were back in it but heads lowered as Foot took on the charge and reached a quick 31 before being caught off of Lucas. Apart from Dan’s 4 overs 1-13, new boy Brown’s 3 overs 0-17, and Tanner’s 4 overs 1-23 we were quite expensive with Pudd expressing some very big hitting. Obviously 5 drops proved expensive too. 147-5 off of 18 overs seemed a tough score to beat.
Rog & Jack set off ok and hit 46 after just 6 overs before Rog scooped one frustratingly off of ‘Churchy’ to mid-on for 29. Although there was some good batting to come, that ended up our top score as few really got going. Next over Jack was bowled by the pace of Green for 17. 46-0 became 75-5 as Tim Stevens was bowled for 9 and Lovell was caught off of Foot for 4. Left arm Tayab turned the game with his second and third wickets, bowling Ollie for 0 and Dan for 7. When Bridget run himself out almost as soon as he’d got in we knew we were in trouble. We now wanted about 10 per over and, with a little help from extras, Ian Tanner went onto the attack and kept us still in with a shout! With one over remaining we needed 11 to win – maybe???! With the incredibly mature and confident Angus Brown providing great support at the other end we out of nowhere appeared to be in with a shout… a boundary was all that was needed from the last ball… come on Ian!!!! Slow… outside leg stump… but missed… Ian sunk to his knees and we’d lost by 4 runs…. It was only afterwards that we wondered why a wide wasn’t given on that last ball?!
Very close game and maybe closer, in all fairness, than we deserved.
A second defeat in two matches – against bottom and second bottom of the table… oh dear…
Team for tomorrow so far ;
Need a couple more, can anyone help out ?
Wow, what a start to the 2017 season!!
The Saturday boys, in another step up in level, continue to perform with 7 wins from 7 games and sitting pretty with a 25 point lead in the Division 3 Saturday league. The Sunday team with a mixture of youth and old (sorry Sid and JP) and under the debut captaincy of Matt Stevens have surpassed expectations in Division 1 sitting in the top half of the league. Evening league has seen some amazing performances already this year, mainly by Sam Roles who has already broke the clubs batting record twice this year. 154 not out from 57 balls recently bettered with an incredible 200 not out from 65 balls!! Well done Sam an amazing effort.
The first XI are through to the Semi Final of the Evening League cup and are sitting near the top of the league in Div 2 and the Second XI continue to perform under the ever impressive Roger at the helm.
Tommy’s amazing efforts with youth development have started to bear fruit with several youngsters turning out and performing very well in the adult arena. The youngsters at all age groups continue to develop and perform and I look forward to seeing more players trickling through the system in years to come.
The committee members do some amazing work behind the scenes and more work will be done to develop the club further. I would personally like to thank them on the clubs behalf for their effort and time.
If you have ideas or views on how the club can develop then please feel free to speak to myself or the Chairman and you will be heard.
I would like to remind everyone that the clubs Facebook page is there for communication purposes and to show the clubs results, team selection, etc. It is not there as a platform to air personal views or complaints within the club. If you have a grievance then please follow the clubs protocol and discuss the matter with a member of the committee who will deal with the matter in hand. All of the clubs procedures can be found on the clubs website.
With plenty of cricket still to be played in 2017 I hope that all our teams can push on and continue to bring the success that our club had been used to in recent years.
Charlton Down and Kim Park were in “seventh heaven” as their impressive unbeaten run was extended to seven matches and given a sever test by an excellent and very keen Dorset Indian team but we ran out eventual winners by 57 runs thanks to an excellent bowling performance by Kim Park 7-36 backed up with some excellent catching and fielding.
Charlton Down elected to bat in very warm conditions and with the score on 21 Jae Miller was run out for 6 after a mix up. Nick Voss(34) and Jack Eveleigh(30) were looking comfortable but both were dismissed with the score on 79-3. Voss smashed a full toss straight to mid wicket and Eveleigh was adjudged leg before wicket. Sam Roles added a quickfire 32 to push the score to 126-4 but other than Roger Frapwell(18) and Kim Park(19) no other batsman made double figures and Charlton Down were all out for 167.
The Dorset Indian Tigers batsmen found it difficult to score runs against the accurate bowling of Matt Stevens (0-11) and Dan Stevens 1-24, after 8 overs only 12 runs had been scored. Dan Stevens struck the first blow with a lovely delivery which nipped back off the seam finding the inside edge of Vinod Chakrapani with the score on 17-1. A double change of bowling saw spinner Kim Park reduce Dorset Indians to 44-4 taking three wickets in his first two overs. Well judged catches by Miller, Eveleigh and Sam Roles keeping wicket. Javed Gill(2-31) then bowled the key man Dino Thakkar for 42 and Tyson Luis was brilliantly caught at mid on one handed by Nick Voss. Four more wickets fell to Kim Park as each batsman came and went trying to produce lusty blows. It was fitting that Mark Homewood caught his second catch off Kim Park to seal victory in only the 28th over and Park finishing with fine figures of 7-36 off 7.3 overs.
Won the toss and chose to bat. Rog and Jack made a solid start against what was, to be fair, a somewhat lacklustre bowling attack of ASM, who are only in their second season. In somewhat uncharacteristic fashion, Rog raced to his 50 and went on to make 77 in the 12 overs he was at the crease, including two 6s and 10 4s, before being caught out at deep mid-wicket. With wides pushing up the total this first wicket stand of 146 seemed to set Down in a very comfortable position. In the race for quick runs towards the end of the innings Tim Stevens was stumped for 2 and then Jack was run out for 33 – sacrificing himself instead of youngster Kieran. Bridget wasn’t so sacrificial… and indeed ran out the unlucky Kieran for 2. Bridget reached 7 not out, and Sue, batting for the 2nds for the first time stayed at the crease but without managing to score. The total of 165 for 4 in just 16 overs looked a tough target to beat. It was…
ASM tried to start swiftly but Dan Stevens taking a wicket in his first over rather dampened their efforts. The most disappointed person? Dan… shaking his head for a couple of us appealing with such gusto for LBW… which was given immediately. Thankfully their own bat the other end confirmed that, in his opinion, he didn’t play a shot and it looked set to knock middle stump out the ground! Dan bowled 3 overs 1-7. Mark Purnell 3 overs 0-19. But it was 14 year old Cameron Robinson who took Down’s next wicket, having Proctor caught on 16. Bowling was spread around… Richard Fagence 3 overs 0-22, Kieran Heath 2 overs 0-18, and then new boy Ian Tanner, playing for the first time in 15 years, bowled 3 overs 1-19, with Kieran Heath taking a fantastic catch on the run at mid on. Naran remained undefeated on 34 but this was a great all round victory for the Down as ASM closed on 98-3.
CD won by 67 runs
We lost the toss and got put in to bat on the infamous Winfrith pudding surface, starting ok at 6 an over and reaching 56 before Jack was C & B for 10 off of Captain Ashley Hayes. This started a collapse for Down, losing 6 wickets for just 17 runs. First youngster Henry Dipple was bowled off stump for a golden, again by Hayes. Next was the value of spin and a ball pitched up as Amjad got bowled for 0 by Windsor with a cracking delivery coming back a good 18 inches. In came Bridget. Similar delivery and, sadly, the same outcome. Out for 0. Rog had progressed ok, managing to hit 43 without really running much because of his dodgy hamstring, before being undone by the pitch as Windsor claimed yet another wicket. Things worsened when debut boy Chris Webb became the third victim of Hayes, out for just 1.
We needed stability having slumped from 56-0 to 73-6. Enter Javed Gill and Steve Marsh. There were some sweet connections from Javed as he slowly found his touch and the boundaries were certainly welcomed, supported well by Swampy when he wasn’t lying on the floor practising his breast stroke.
At one stage reaching 100 off of 18 overs looked dubious, but thanks to an undefeated 38 from Javed, and the gift of 30 extras, Down closed with 127-6.
With something to bowl at, Javed opened the attack… well he did when he surfaced from the toilet! We thought we’d lost him and were all in place to start… where’s Javed?! Was it worth the wait? Well not with his first delivery gifting a full toss outside leg and away for 4… but then, a cracker of a delivery saw danger slogger Pope bowled for 0…! 7-1 became 7-2 when Swampy bowled Windsor for 5 next over!
Javed then wisely rested in case we needed him later and up stepped Lewis Harrington, the left-arm over paceman making his debut (I think) for the evening league. What a debut! First over? Maiden. Second over? Maiden! Incredibly (you had to be there) Swampy bowled two maiden overs in a row too – that put the pressure onto Winfrith and suddenly our total of 127 was looking pretty good!
No room for compromise. Bridget stopped a lot behind the stumps, and we managed to prevent a lot of singles in the field too, with all the youngsters setting great example in the way they fielded.
Lewis deservedly picked up his first wicket with left-hand Rabjohns lifting to Amjad at mid-on to take a comfortable catch, then Steve picked up another wicket and all hopes lay at the feet of captain Hayes. He struggled to find his touch and then, sadly, did a ‘Tiger’ and edged one up into his face, badly cutting his eye… blood everywhere and Ashley was forced to retire hurt. We wish him well (and he’s got a wedding on Saturday apparently!)
From that moment on there was really only one winner, despite the courageous 25 not out from opening bowler Upshall. Swampy finished with 4 overs, 2-16. Lewis 4 overs 3-9. Staggering!
Cameron Robinson entered the attack and followed his first maiden over with a wicket, then he swapped ends and Ollie Davies took up the baton with his best ever bowling for the evening side. In less than 3 overs Ollie took 4-10, leaving Winfrith all out for just 71. Terrific win!!!!
To confirm the hunger was most definitely there, Amjad took 5 sausages to go with his chips when we were in the pub after! Great banter and thanks for the support Craig…
CD won by 66 runs (that’s 5 league wins out of 6 boys!)
Rog & Jack opened for Down and started well, for the second week running securing a century opening partnership. That didn’t always look the case, however, since Rog felt his hamstring go after just 4 overs. Deciding to just hit out until he got out was probably a better decision than he could have hoped since he didn’t seem able to get out!! Rog raced to 55 before being caught well at mid-wicket for 55 in just the 8th over. Enter youth Henry Dipple, his debut. After a slowish start Henry found his touch and began to play some great strokes (the likes of which we rarely see in the seconds!)
The score continued to build, albeit the run rate slowing a little but Henry eventually went when ran out for 15… if only he’d grounded his bat!! Tiger Purnell entered to show us how to do it… and boy did he make an impression… on his face, edging a ball that resulted in a badly chopped lip and a lovely ‘wait’ until midnight in A & E before he walked out fed up without having been seen!
Next day was 3 stitches outside and two inside – ouch…
Jack went on to reach 52 before being bowled by Tonnley. Cameron Robinson was caught for 3 and then Bridget and Kieran Heath saw the innings to a healthy close, ending on undefeated 8 and 9 respectively.
Our total of 171-4 looked pretty good from our 18 overs.
Cosmos were held back from the off with both Dan Stevens and Richard Fagence keeping the visitors down to 20 off of the first 4 overs. On came Ian Tanner and Ollie Davies and although wickets seemed to be slow in coming, Down’s fielding was tight and so too was the bowling, Ian keeping his 3 overs down to 0-14. Ollie Davies was delighted to take the first wicket, with captain Wilson caught for 24. When Rog ran out big hitter Keane for 0 it looked like Down would be comfortable winners… and so it proved. Despite the long-standing partnership of Bowden and Burnett, undefeated on 53 and 44 respectively, the result was never in doubt. Cameron Robinson and Kieran Heath, another couple of youngsters, also had opportunity to each bowl a couple of overs towards the close of the innings and both did well despite both batsmen trying to hit out in a vague attempt to increase their run rate. Kieran did especially well with 0-12 off of his 2 overs. Dan rounded off to shut up shop with another great performance bowling his 4 overs 0-14.
Cosmos did well to reach 148-2 but the result was never really in doubt. Great win tonight boys!!!
CD II won by 23 runs