Actonians Cricket Club


Actonians Cricket Club 3rd XI v Winchmore Hill 3 on Sat 07 May 2016 at 12.30pm
Actonians Cricket Club Lost By 109 runs

Match report We welcomed Winchmore Hill to Boddingtons for the 1st league game of the season and duly invited them to bat first after their skipper called incorrectly. From a distance the pitch looked good but when you walked on it you could close your eyes and imagine you were walking down a cobbled street in Halifax! Rashpal and Tushar opened the bowling and created plenty of opportunities. Unfortunately a number of chances went down which should have put the Hill in a good deal of trouble. However we did have them about 100 for 5 but from then on the game got away from us. One of their openers only scored 36 but did a great job holding up one end while other batsmen chanced their arm the other end. None more so than their number 9 who notched up a well struck 50. Eventually we bowled them out for 232 with Rashpul ending up with 5 wickets.

Although we had 48 overs to bat, you could sense it was going to be a stiff task despite the fast outfield. Our top order looked in decent nick (especially Shabeel) but 3 of them were undone by shooters! To be fair 3 of their batsmen suffered the same fate but we soon found ourselves 62 for 7. I thought best get on the front foot then but my first ball lifted off a length and dealt a nasty blow to the elbow! The lower order stuck it out and put a modicum of respectability to the score but we never threatened.

Overall a disappointing start but the club clearly need to ensure we do not produce a similar pitch for the rest of the season. Winchmore will be one of the stronger sides in the division and on another day we can certainly match them. I should give a special mention to Joshua for playing the day after he got married! He did blot his copybook somewhat by being late! What on earth could he have been doing?

Winchmore Hill 3 Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
8nb 15w 8b 3lb 
for 10 wickets
232 (43.4 overs)
Philip ct  Sandhu 11
Clarke ct  Pathak 36
Zahid b  Sandhu 11
Sobers ct  Sandhu 21
Forrester b  Jayakar 4
Braithwaite lbw  Hunter 5
Johnson ct  Hunter 28
Saunders b  Hussain 10
Gomes b  Sandhu 57
Mazhar Not Out  13
Hayat ct  Dhami 0

Actonians Cricket Club 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Rashpal Sandhu11.4157511.404.89
Tushar Pathak10.0144144.004.40
Cole Hunter8.0136218.004.50
Josh Jayakar7.0053153.007.57
Asad Hussain7.0137137.005.29

Actonians Cricket Club 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2w 13b 2lb 
for 10 wickets

(30.1 overs)
Andrew Maben b  Hayat 5 1
Andrew Jones b  Zahid 6 1 1
Josh Jayakar b  Hayat 9 2
Shabeel Dhami b  Zahid 11 2 1
Jack Brown ct  Zahid 18 4 1
Khalid Malik ct  Hayat 4 1
Andrew Spinks b  Muzhar 17 3 1
Cole Hunter ct  Hayat 0
Asad Hussain ct  Muzhar 18 4
Tushar Pathak ct  Clarke 17 4 1
Rashpal Sandhu Not Out  0

Winchmore Hill 3 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

  • Umpire :
    Nicholas Clark
  • Scorer :