Actonians Cricket Club


Bessborough v Actonians Cricket Club 1st X1 on Sat 21 Jul 2012 at 1.00pm
Actonians Cricket Club Won by 5 wickets


After two washouts in a row, the Old Actonians 1st XI team were keen and ready for a big performance. Upon arrival it was discovered that Bessborough's ground was in a less then ideal state with soft pitch, long grass and puddles throughout the outfield. Despite this, the game was to go ahead and Captain Jinesh won the toss and sent the home side into bat. Some tight bowling combined with the slow outfield restricted Bessborough's charge with Scott Ensom continuing his good performances with the ball taking 2 early scalps. Fantastic line and length from Anthony Carlos enabled just 14 runs from his 13 overs, and Craig Nel also picked up a crucial wicket in his first over of the season. Special mention must go to Old A's veteran Clifford Pile who after sustaining a horrific bee sting mid spell managed to punch through the pain barrier and return Bee-E-Autiful figures of 6/30 (16). Clifford bambeezled the home side with his wirily off spin in a stinging spell. A small wag from Bessborough's tail pushed the score from 8/72 to finish with 10/118 off 51.5 overs. Despite this, Old As were confident of raining in the low score.

Raj and Jack began the chase on the slow deck. Jack succumbed to a ball keeping low and Scott strode out to mount the recharge. Defensive bowling and field settings from Bessborough allowed a run rate of less then two per over, with the pressure of the chase mounting. Scott, debutant Stuart and Jinesh were dismissed soon after each other with Old As still needing 40 odd runs for victory. Raj batted well in a hard fought innings scoring 43 before loosing his wicket. Craig Nel combined with Trent to steer the Actonians home with Craig dispatching some loose bowling to finish the game. It is believed he has a summer ball to attend and decided that if it was "In the V - It was in the Tree!". A great performance from the lads and a definite confidence booster as we lead into the latter part of the season. The first team now sit in equal 6th place and are hoping of a strong charge into August and September. Next week we play Wycombe House at home starting at 1pm.

Bessborough Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
4nb 11w 4b 5lb 
for 10 wickets
118 (51.5 overs)
D Hawes lbw  Ensom 25
R Gunalan ct  Aspden. Bowled Ensom 6
T Kangaraj b  Pile 21
A Carr ct  Carlos. Bowled Nel 4
W Grogan ct  Ensom. Bowled Pile 4
N Patel b  Pile 0
W Whitson ct  Conwell. Bowled Pile 0
S Shah ct  Nel. Bowled Pile 16
R Karkhanis run out  (Ensom) 0
R Edmunds ct  and Bowled Pile 18
J Chanda Not Out  1

Actonians Cricket Club 1st X1 Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Trent Conwell7.003200.004.57
Scott Ensom13.0525212.501.92
Anthony Carlos13.051400.001.08
Craig Nel2.00818.004.00
Clifford Pile16.563065.001.78

Actonians Cricket Club 1st X1 Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1w 13b 1lb 
for 5 wickets

(42.2 overs)
Rituraj Puranik ct  N Patel. Bowled Karkhanis 43
Jack Aspden lbw  N Patel 1 1
Scott Ensom ct  . Bowled Karkhanis 8 1 1
Stuart Newman ct  . Bowled Karkhanis 10
Jinesh Patel lbw  Karkhanis 1
Trent Conwell Not Out  27 2 1 1
Craig Nel Not Out  15 3 1
Tom Byrne  
Clifford Pile   1
Richard Thompson  
Anthony Carlos   1

Bessborough Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
N Patel13.0427127.002.08
R Karkhanis20.0651412.752.55
J Chanda7.211900.002.59
R Gunalan2.00900.004.50

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