Bapchild Cricket Club

7 for 47

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Owen Harrison put on an impressive display of bowling at the weekend and picking up a 7 wicket haul

 

The 1st team were at home in the local derby against Faversham. Put into the field Owen opened the bowling picking up a double wicket maiden in his first over and just missing out on a hat-trick.  Faversham tried to rally but Owen struck again picking up two wickets in two balls and shortly afterwards removed the opener and captain Danny Haxton.   Faversham was on the ropes but Owen reached his 7 over limit and unfortunately had to be taken out of the attack. Ricky Dale and Adam Watson kept up the pressure picking up a wicket each but it took the return of Owen to mop up the tail in the 42nd over with the score on 141.  Owen’s figures 13.2 overs, 2 maidens, 47 runs, 7 wickets

Adam Larking (22) got the team off to a good but unfortunately Faversham had their own version of Owen in the form of Chris Streatfield who picked up 7 for 31 and Bapchild were all out for 93 in the 37th over

It was with great sadness the club was informed on the following Monday that Faversham’s captain Danny Haxton passed away Sunday evening.  Danny had played an instrumental part in the win for his team on Saturday and it was always pleasure to play against him.  Our thoughts go out to his family and all at Faversham Cricket Club.

 

The 2nd XI travelled to Tonbridge and was put into bat on a damp rain affect pitch.  Wickets fell  regularly and despite Ashley Bax (16) and Shiv Patel (16) putting on a cameo at the end of the innings the team only managed to reach 112 for 9 in their allotted overs.

 

Lee Cogger (2 for 25) bowled well and while Bapchild tried to apply pressure the home team reached the target with 5 wickets and 18 overs to spare

 

The 3rd XI travelled to Stonehouse with a young and inexperienced team including 3 colts who were on debut to senior cricket.   Daniel Gunner, one of the debutants, was thrown into the deep end and asked to open the bowling and bowled well picking up two wickets for 46.  Neil Bloor bowled well in his 10 overs going for just 28 runs and both opening bowlers were then supported by Brian Carey (2 for 23) and Ethan Collier (2 for 21) with Neil’s son and second debutant also getting a chance to turn his arm over.  The home team found themselves 172 for 7 at the end of the innings.

Brian Carey (26) and stand in Captain Simon Harrison (10) started well but unfortunately inexperienced showed and the team were bowled out for 66 in the 29th over

 

The Sunday XI travelled to Wye off the back of their first win the previous weekend.  Wye elected to bat and was under immediate pressure as Owen Harrison (1 for 35) picked up an early wicket.  Steve Roberts (2 for 42) and Callum Leary (2 for 36) bowled well but it was Ricky Dale (4 for 22) who did the damage and the home team were all out for 143 in the 38th over

Two early wickets after tea looked like the team was going to struggle in the chase but Captain James Sutton (38) and Ricky Dale (76 no) meant that they were able to secure consecutive wins for the loss of just three wickets in the 33rd over.

 

AND FINALLY ……

We return to the 3rd XI match where veteran opener Brian Cary is joined in the middle by the third debutant 13 year old Christian Roberts.

Brian guides the ball through the vacant slip with a very thick edge and as the ball runs down towards the boundary and is chased by the fielding team, Christian was heard to call to Brian  “Two … if you can make it !!”

Brian once safely home was seen to throw his bat to the ground and say something along the lines of “I don’t know who is taking him home but it is not going to be me !!”

We are glad our youth programme of “Care for the Decrepit” is working so well

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