Actonians Cricket Club


Turnham Green/Polytechnic v Actonians Cricket Club 1st XI on Sat 21 May 2011 at 1.00pm
Match was Drawn Wining draw

Match report Old Actonians secure winning draw thanks to Patel double act

Middlesex Championship Divsion 1: Old Actonians (253/8 – 4 points) drew with Turnham Green & Polytechnic (182/7 – 1 point).

Old Actonians 1st XI were unable to achieve victory on their visit to local rivals Turnham green & Polytechnic, but a flurry of wickets from brothers Jinesh and Sandip Patel ensured that Old A’s recorded a winning draw at Fullers Sports Ground.
Home side Turnham Green needed 147 runs to win with nine wickets in hand when the Patel brothers, both graduates of Actonians’ colts section, began their assault on the middle order. Medium-pacer Sandip took three for 53, while the leg spin of the younger Jinesh yielded three for 29.
Jinesh Patel removed Turnham Green’s opener and best batsman on the day, Matthews, for 79 as Dave Mahoney took a smart stumping. Sandip had the Chiswick side’s number three, Lush, caught by Pile for 44 but the A’s did not leave themselves enough overs as the batsmen turned defensive to save the draw.
In the end, even the winning draw total of 208 in 45 overs was out of Turnham Green’s reach as they finished on 182 for seven.
Earlier, Old Actonians had been put into bat and two colts again came to the fore. Skipper Chris Falconer (72) and keeper Dave Mahoney (49) made the most of a short boundary on one side and a lightning outfield in an opening partnership of 114.
There were further useful contributions from the middle order — Jinesh Patel, Craig Nel, Raj Puranik and Scott Ensom all got into their 20s and got out — with the highlight of the second half of the innings Puranik’s straight six that broke a drain pipe on the pavilion.
For Turnham Green, spinner Ali Pir was the outstanding performer with the ball, taking seven for 59 to keep the A’s in check.
His frequent wickets meant Old Actonians could never truly accelerate. Perhaps wary of last week’s defeat when Wycombe House chased down their total of 231, Old A’s batted through to 55 overs for 253 for eight.
After three games, Old A’s are third, one place ahead of Turnham Green, with one win, one draw and one loss.

Actonians Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
3nb 1w 9b 1lb 
for 8 wickets

(55.0 overs)
David Mahoney ct . Bowled Ali Pir 49 2
Chris Falconer lbw Ali Pir 72 1
Ash Gray st . Bowled Ali Pir 16
Jinesh Patel ct . Bowled Ali Pir 22 1
Prasad Wickramasinghe lbw Ali Pir 5
Craig Nel ct . Bowled Ali Pir 25
Rituraj Puranik st . Bowled Ali Pir 26 1
Scott Ensom Not Out  23 1
David Mitson b N Lee 1
Sandip Patel  
Clifford Pile   1

Turnham Green/Polytechnic Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
O Thorne5.003700.007.40
M Johnson7.031100.001.57
B Thorne7.004500.006.43
N Ali Pir20.075978.432.95
E Lush4.003200.008.00
N Lee12.0259159.004.92

Turnham Green/Polytechnic Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 2w 5b  
for 7 wickets
182 (45.0 overs)
R Bryan ct Puranik. Bowled Mitson 6
J Matthews st D Mahoney. Bowled J Patel 79
E Lush ct Pile. Bowled S Patel 44
S Strickland st D Mahoney. Bowled S Patel 9
N Ali Pir ct Falconer. Bowled J Patel 8
L Palmer ct Ensom. Bowled S Patel 7
O Thorne ct J Patel. Bowled J Patel 0
N Lee Not Out  8
B Thorne Not Out  13
M Johnson  
J Dearden  

Actonians Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Prasad Wickramasinghe8.013900.004.88
David Mitson7.0127127.003.86
Ash Gray8.022900.003.63
Sandip Patel15.0353317.673.53
Jinesh Patel7.002939.674.14

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Cathy Ensom