Far from the MCC

~ Est. in 1998 ~

 

 

ďTen Wicket Win, but is it Cricket?Ē

 

 

Match:18 / 465

Won by 10 wkts

 

 

Team

 

Total

Blewbury & Upton CC

103 - 6

R. Turner2 - 10

 

FFTMCC

104 - 0

J. Cartwright30*,R. Hadfield30*

 

 

 

 

Blewbury, strange one this, everyone gets two overs each and there are no LBW decisions. Played in a spirit where batsmen are trusted to walk if they get caught, also there are no wides, just three added to the total. As an umpire, so long as you can count to six, the job is yours.

 

 

 

 

I just donít know about this one. Some in our team prefer not to play, as it isnít much of a contest, but me, Iíd rather be playing, especially on an evening as glorious as this one. No doubt Blewbury are struggling at the moment, they have a decent player who didnít play on this occasion and a few who can swing the willow. Also come to think of it a couple of decent youngsters, so perhaps the future isnít quite as bleak. They have a bar next to the ground, come on, whatís not to love. A lot of teams, including ours have been through barren periods, support them I say. Iím writing this with the hindsight of Tour, where we could have been smashed to bits by two league teams, but who chose not to and instead made a decent game of it. So, have some humility for this one game of the season.

 

Two wickets for Turner (2-0-10-2), when else does he get an opportunity like that, including a decent caught and bowled? He was catching up with Gary in the c&b race, but Gary (2-0-7-1) is already out of sight in that regard, adding one more to his tally this evening. Jake (2-0-10-1) bowled well and also scooped the Champagne with a run out, picking up MOTM as well. He could have had a rare hogging the game award, if Pops (2-0-18-0) hadnít bowled so atrociously.

 

 

 

Stock footage of Turner bowling some pie.

 

 

Blewbury limped to 103 in their 20 overs. Skipper Shorten gave JMO a rare promotion up the order to number five. With retirements at thirty, he was certain to get a bat, or was he? No, he wasnít, Joe and Lucan retired (both on 30*), before Russ (22*) and Jake (12*) recorded not outs. We only had 10 players, so does that count as a nine or a ten wicket win? History is written by the winners, so letís say ten, the first time thatís happened since Spellcaster and Moo were calling the shots at Cholsey back in 2009.

 

 

ĎReevsieí

 

 

 

 

 

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Statto Scorecards

 

 

 

Far from the MCC versus Blewbury & Upton CC

Played at Blewbury, 24 July 2018

 

Blewbury & Upton CC won the toss and elected to bat

Far from the MCC won by 10 wkts

 

Far from the MCC debuts:none

 

 

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20 over match

 

 

 

Team

Blewbury & Upton CC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#

 

Batsman

How Out

Total

Balls

4s

6s

FOW

1

E. Good

st Pearson b Turner

20

 

 

 

 

2

A. Hillier

c Hadfield b Hotson

8

 

 

 

 

3

R. Thwaites

c and b Turner

8

 

 

 

 

4

I. Bacon *Ü

retired

29

 

 

 

 

5

K. Brown

c and b Timms

15

 

 

 

 

6

R.D. Good

run out (Shorten/Hotson)

15

 

 

 

 

7

E. Bacon

c Hotson b Shorten

1

 

 

 

 

8

C. Hillier

not out

1

 

 

 

 

9

T. Franklin

not out

1

 

 

 

 

10

J. Metcalfe

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

T. Wigley

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extras

NB1, W3, LB1

5

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

(for 6 wickets, 20 overs)

103

 

 

 

 

 

 

#

 

Bowler

Overs

Maidens

Runs

Wkts

Econ

 

1

Reeves

2

0

9

0

4.50

 

2

Hotson

2

0

10

1

5.00

 

3

Hoskins

2

0

15

0

7.50

 

4

Turner

2

0

10

2

5.00

 

5

Hadfield

2

0

15

0

7.50

 

6

Cartwright

2

0

7

0

3.50

 

7

Williams

2

0

18

0

9.00

 

8

Timms

2

0

7

1

3.50

 

9

Pearson

2

0

9

0

4.50

 

10

Shorten

2

0

2

1

1.00

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Note:J. W. Pearson kept wicket for overs 1-10, J. C. W. Hotson for overs 11-20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team

Far from the MCC

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

#

 

Batsman

How Out

Total

Balls

4s

6s

FOW

1

J. A. Cartwright

retired

30

(29)

4

-

-

2

R. J. B. Hadfield

retired

30

(30)

5

-

-

3

R. P. Turner

not out

22

(30)

2

-

-

4

J. C. W. Hotson Ü

not out

12

(8)

2

-

-

5

J. D. Hoskins

 

 

 

 

 

 

6

G. J. Timms

 

 

 

 

 

 

7

M. K. Reeves

 

 

 

 

 

 

8

D. Shorten *

 

 

 

 

 

 

9

J. W. Pearson Ü

 

 

 

 

 

 

10

C. T. J. Williams

 

 

 

 

 

 

11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extras

NB2, W6, B2

10

 

 

 

 

 

TOTAL

(for 0 wickets, 16 overs)

104

 

 

 

 

 

 

#

 

Bowler

Overs

Maidens

Runs

Wkts

Econ

 

1

Metcalfe

2

0

10

0

5.00

 

2

E. Good

2

0

17

0

8.50

 

3

A. Hillier

2

0

12

0

6.00

 

4

R. Good

2

0

8

0

4.00

 

5

E. Bacon

2

0

12

0

6.00

 

6

Wigley

2

0

14

0

7.00

 

7

Brown

2

0

15

0

7.50

 

8

C. Hillier

1

0

7

0

7.00

 

9

Franklin

1

0

1

0

1.00

 

10

Metcalfe

2

0

10

0

5.00

 

 

 

 

 

MOTM:J. C. W. Hotson

Champagne Moment:J. C. W. Hotsonís scooped run out

Buffet Award:C. T. J. Williamsí undercooked flapjacks

MAD Moment: n/a

 

 

Opposition:V074 / 08

Ground:G063 / 04

Captain:C016 / 39

Match No:20 / 120