Lewdown Cricket Club 1st XI v Bideford on Sat 06 Aug 2011 at 14.00
Lewdown Cricket Club Won by 5 wickets

Match report Lewdown welcomed Bideford to the Recreation Field knowing that if results went their way promotion could be secured with 4 games to play.
Winning the toss, Lewdown elected to bowl first on what looked a belter of a wicket, the usual early breakthough did not materialise as a couple of good early chances were not taken, it was the 12th over when the first wicket was taken by Phil Yeo, quickly followed by another in the next Rob Mutch over, this brought the Bidefird no.4, Will Barratt, to the crease to join SA player Mike Young with the score on 37-2, what followed over the next 22 overshas not been seen this season against Lewdown, several dropped catches and some good batting by these two young players produced a century partnership and at 140-2 with 12 overs to go a score well in excess of 200 was on the cards, the introduction of spin from Dave Ball got the double breakthrough that Lewdown had patiently waited for by removing both Young and Barratt, Mark Jordan also picked up a wicket in between and in a flash the Bideford were 147-5, Rob Mutch was brought back into the attack and with Jordan finding his good recent form, wickets fell regularly and Bideford were bowled out 169, the last 8 wickets falling for just 29 runs, Mutch 3-34, Jordan 3-36 and Ball 2-12.
After another quality Pauline Geering tea it was time for the Lewdown batsmen to have a bat on what was probably the best wicket at Lewdown this season, the chase however, got off to a terrible start when the in form Harry Geering was needlessly run out without facing a ball, Ant Weeks joined Dave Ball and scored 13 before mis timing a drive, Lewdown were 22-2 and it was game on, Ball and Rob Mutch started to rebuild with caution but soon started scoring freely with Mutch in particular hitting some big shots, the pair put on 90 for the 3rd wicket before Ball was bowled, at 145 -3 Mutch was caught with just 25 runs required and it was left to Carl Weeks and Mark Jordan to finish the job with 9 overs to spare.
Another 20 points and their unbeaten record intact puts Lewdown 76 points in front of 3rd placed Hatherleigh and 56 points ahead of 2nd placed Clyst Hydon with just 80 points to play for, 4 points this Saturday away against Kingsbridge will ensure promotion to the 'B' division in 2012.

Bideford Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
169 (0.0 overs)
M Young ct  R Hayden b D Ball 62
M Allin ct  A Weeks b P Yeo 9
P Stevens ct  A Weeks b R Mutch 9
W Barratt ct  M Jordan b D Ball 50
J Ford lbw  M Jordan 0
J King run out  (M Jordan) 2
D Barratt ct  P Yeo b R Mutch 7
M Bettis b  M Jordan 0
C Luxton ct  C Hughes b M Jordan 11
M Stewart Not Out  2
P Waterman b  R Mutch 0

Lewdown Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Robert Mutch12.1534311.332.79
Phil Yeo11.0043143.003.91
Charlie Hughes6.003400.005.67
Mark Jordan11.0236312.003.27
Dave Ball4.011226.003.00

Lewdown Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 5 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Dave Ball Bowled  42
Harry Geering Run out  0
Ant Weeks Caught  13 2
Robert Mutch Caught  76
Carl Weeks Not Out  14
Phil Yeo Caught  2 1
Mark Jordan Not Out  16 1 1
Nick Hayden  
Richard Hayden   1
Luke Miller  
Charlie Hughes   1

Bideford Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Elaine Hayden