Actonians Cricket Club


Actonians Cricket Club 3rd XI v Indian Gymkhana 3 on Sat 16 Jul 2016 at 12.30pm
Actonians Cricket Club Lost by 220 runs

Match report The 3s remain winless at Boddingtons this season after this rather hefty defeat against a strong Gymkhana. We actually won the corresponding fixture earlier in the season but they were clearly stronger this time around. Nathan won the toss and naturally put them in. However they got a bit of a flier and were 69 without loss after 13 overs. On came Smithy and won LBW appeals against both their openers. He picked up another soon after and when Bilal Butt pulled off a brilliant run out from mid wicket, we had pegged them back to 117 for 4. However the runs kept flowing as our paucity in the bowling department was exposed. None of their batsmen reached 50 in their total of 294 and we gave them 43 extras too. We have not played anyone this season that have come close to bowling the quantity of no balls that we have. It is pretty shocking. On a positive note our standards in the field where maintained despite the onslaught.

At least we had a Karen tea to gorge on at the break as we contemplated our run chase. The less said the better I think. 2 run outs (1 at the non strikers end)and a stumping by their keeper standing back pretty much summed it up. Bilal and H threatened to put a partnership together but once they get out the innings folded in just over 25 overs.

7 games to go and its looking tight at the foot of the table. Need to pick up some wins soon guys. Time to gird the loins, fix the bayonets and follow the skipper over the top. Nathan split his webbing when a ball was drilled back to him but gave it a rinse and came back to finish the over. What a trooper. Those 5 stitches wont stop him playing this week though as head up to Crouch End to play North London.

Indian Gymkhana 3 Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
14nb 16w 10b 3lb 
for 9 wickets
294 (42.0 overs)
Rajiv lbw  Smith 35
Aman lbw  Smith 37
Habeeb ct  Spinks Bowled Mehaffey 43
Shariq ct  Mehaffey Bowled Smith 8
Honey Run out  5
Shakeel ct  Patel Bowled Mehaffey 29
Sandeep b  Pathak 15
Bunty b  Smith 43
Bittu b  Mehaffey 2
Manpreet Not Out  24
Onkar Not Out  10

Actonians Cricket Club 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tushar Pathak13.0174174.005.69
Nathan Mehaffy11.0083327.677.55
Steve Smith10.0163415.756.30
Asad Hussain6.004100.006.83
Harry Russell2.001900.009.50

Actonians Cricket Club 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
13w 12b 1lb 
for 10 wickets

(25.3 overs)
Andrew Maben Run out  2
Abhay Nakhare b  Bunty 0
Shahid Akram lbw  Bittu 4 1
Bilal Butt b  Shakeel 14 1 1
Hitesh Patel Run out  21 4 1
Harry Russell b  Shakeel 6
Asad Hussain st  Shariq 1
Andrew Spinks b  Shakeel 0 1
Tushar Pathak ct  Sandeep 0
Steve Smith Not Out  0
Nathan Mehaffy ct  Sandeep 0

Indian Gymkhana 3 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

  • Umpire :
    Nicholas Clark
  • Scorer :
    Richard Thistlethwaite