Actonians Cricket Club


Actonians Cricket Club Club XI v Northfields on Wed 17 Aug 2016 at 2.00pm
Actonians Cricket Club Won by 17 runs

Match report Old Actonians made it four from four in our last Cricket week match with a hard fought win against our local rivals Northfields CC.

Northfields won the toss and elected to bowl first on a boiling hot day. The decision seemed a bizarre one but when Kent removed Russell first ball and then Spinks third ball it seemed an inspired choice. Russell was slightly unlucky as the ball held up in the pitch but the wily old fox Spinks appeared to be suffering from his blow to the head he received at the weekend as he went against his natural urges of a nurdle and decided to go full IPL glam mode and creamed the ball straight to cover.

From there Richard Thompson and Geoff Barker put together a century partnership with Barker falling just short of his half century when he was adjudged LBW to Neil Russell. R Thompson went on to 71 before he was caught by Kent of the bowling of Neil Redhead. Cameos from Boughton, Butt and Slaughter took the Axeman to a total of 204 in their 40 overs.

In reply Northfields started off slowly with the opening pair of Hennessey and Smith restricting them to short shrift. When Hennessey removed Mechan, Devalia upped the rate for a bit before falling victim to the evergreen Bobby Coutts. Boughton came into the attack and reduced Northfields to 87/7 with an excellent display of bowling. It was a very encouraging spell from a 14 year old who bowled excellent line and length. At this point the Redhead family came to the crease and took the game to the axemen. They took the score to 178 when Smith had David Redhead caught and bowled. With Smith bowled out Upasena turned to Ali Slaughter who removed Derek Redhead by bowling him with a full ball and then had Kent LBW. Northfields were all out for 187 and as a result Olds a won by 17 runs.

Actonians Cricket Club Club XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 3w 2b 3lb 
for 7 wickets
Geoffrey Barker lbw Russell 49 106 88 6 55.68
Harry Russell ct and Bowled Kent 0 1 1 0 1
Andrew Spinks ct Thompson Bowled Kent 0 2 2 0 1
Richard Thompson ct Kent Bowled Dave Redhead 71 114 74 11 95.95 1
Sam Boughton run out Kent 17 43 23 1 1 73.91
Sameer Butt b Kent 36 34 36 4 100 2
Arjuna Upasena run out Derek Redhead 1 3 1 100
Alistair Slaughter Not Out  14 13 7 2 200
Ellis Hennessy Not Out  3 10 6 50.0
Steve Smith   1
Bob Coutts  

Northfields Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Derek Redhead8.002700.003.38
Daniel Redhead8.0034134.004.25

Northfields Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
12w 2b  
for 10 wickets
187 (37.4 overs)
Collins ct Spinks Bowled Boughton 28 54 35 5 80.0
Meehan b Hennessey 1 17 15 6.67
Devalia ct Butt Bowled Coutts 23 56 34 3 67.65
Singh ct Thompson Bowled Coutts 18 31 27 4 66.67
Iverson lbw Boughton 1 5 5 20.0
Thompson ct Butt Bowled Boughton 0 1 1 0
Donkerbrik ct Russell Bowled Boughton 5 7 3 1 166.67
David Redhead ct and Bowled Smith 35 48 31 4 112.90
Derek Redhard b Slaughter 52 53 49 7 106.12
Russell Not Out  8 8 5 2 160.0
Kent lbw Slaughter 0 1 2 0

Actonians Cricket Club Club XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ellis Hennessy7.0150150.007.14
Steve Smith8.0025125.003.12
Bob Coutts6.0028214.004.67
Sam Boughton8.0046411.505.75
Alistair Slaughter3.401427.003.82
Richard Thompson2.001300.006.50
Andrew Spinks2.00900.004.50