Actonians Cricket Club


Actonians Cricket Club Ladies XI v Harrow Ladies on Sun 05 May 2013 at 2.00pm
Actonians Cricket Club Won

Match report Old Actonians Ladies fielded first on a warm day, with openers Marilyn Smith and Kiran Baluch bowling tightly and creating chances, which all fell into the gaps in the field. A change in bowling brought instant results, with U13 Hannah Thurston, playing in her first match for the Ladies team, starting her account with a wicket maiden. Hannah continued to bowl well, and took the wickets of 4 of the top 5. Three were bowled, and the fourth was a catch behind by debutant wicket keeper Oclevia Poynter. Sarah Baigent and Viola Lough joined the attack, with Sarah taking one wicket and Viola three. Two excellent catches by Marilyn Smith at slip and Debbie Curtis diving at square leg really piled the pressure on Harrow. Reshma Garrera came on to bowl and took the 10th wicket with her first ball!
The ladies had bowled out last years league champions for just 77. Excellent fielding by the whole team, especially as we only had 10 players. Was it over confidence that caused wobbles in the batting? Openers Kiran Baluch and Cath Goold started well, until Kiran was out for 15. Katie Davies was surprised by one that lifted and offered a cheap catch to the bowler. Cath Goold was run out by a direct throw and suddenly we were 22 for 3. Marilyn Smith (14) and Oclevia Poynter (15) steadied the ship, and brought the score up to 54 for 5. The lower order held their nerve and all chipped in with runs. At 70 for 8 (in the 21st over) the game was on a knife edge. Would we score the 8 runs needed or would Harrow take our final wicket. Reshma Garrera and Hannah Thurston held their nerves with Reshma hitting the winning runs
A nailbiter to start the season ! Excellent win, with all the team playing their part. Well done

Harrow Ladies Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2nb 6w 3b  
for 10 wickets
77 (24.0 overs)
Gajipra b  Thurston 9
Dandool ct  Thurston 14
Dave b  Thurston 0
Harji b  Baluch 18
Desai b  Thurston 10
Hussain b  Lough 5
R Patel lbw  Garrera 5
P Patel ct  Lough 0
K Patel ct  Lough 0
N Hussain ct  Baigent 5

Actonians Cricket Club Ladies XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Marilyn Smith4.011100.002.75
Kiran Baluch6.0016116.002.67
Hannah Thurston4.00942.252.25
Sarah Baigent3.0013113.004.33
Viola Lough5.001535.003.00
Katie Davies2.001000.005.00
Reshma Garara0.10010.000.00

Actonians Cricket Club Ladies XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
5nb 2w 4b  
for 8 wickets

(21.0 overs)
Sarah Baigent b  Hussain 7
Kiran Baluch lbw  Hussain 15
Marilyn Smith lbw  R Patel 14 1
Cath Goold Run out  3
Debbie Curtis lbw  R Patel 4 1
Katie Davies ct  K patel 0
Hannah Thurston Not Out  7
Reshma Garara Not Out  6
Oclevia Poynter b  K Patel 15 2
Viola Lough b  Dave 2
Lucy Davies  

Harrow Ladies Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
R Patel2.00800.004.00
I hussain3.001033.333.33
K patel2.0012112.006.00
R Patel5.0020210.004.00

  • Umpire :
    Aaron Swann
  • Scorer :
    Jennifer Goodall