Flixton 3rd XI v Seamer & Irton Cricket Club Seamer & Irton CC 2nd XI on Sat 19 Aug 2017 at 1.30pm
Seamer & Irton Cricket Club Won by 33 runs

Match report Captain Connor won the toss and sent out Dazzler and Phil to open for us on a windy, cool overcast day. The action started in the 4th over when both batsmen hit sweet cover drives off Elliott Hatton. Young left armer Carl Colley had started with 2 overs for 2 runs, but Dazzler cut a powerful shot to the gully boundary in his 3rd over, and pezzled a glorious square cut for 6 over point in his 4th over, the 7th. Phil followed up with boundaries off Hatton to extra cover in the 8th and a long leg sweep in the 10th over. Dazzler pummeled new bowler Ricky Wilson through mid wicket for 4 in the 12th over, and the openers had put on 41 runs by the end of it. They continued with singles and 2’s until the 19th over when Dazzler swept Pete Hill to the long leg boundary. Phil was punching singles with consummate ease, and Dazzler stroked Wilson through extra cover for 4 and mid wicket for 6 in the 22nd over. The score had reached 82 for 0 at that point. The breakthrough came next over when Dazzler on 47 played a rash shot off Hill and saw his stumps dis-arranged. Dallen scored a few singles with uppish shots which just cleared the fielders, and Phil was still scoring singles. In the 27th over with the score on 90, Dallen hit a Hill delivery into the air at cover where James Thistleton took an easy catch. After scoring a couple of singles, Connor was next to go in the 30th over. He stepped across a straight Hatton delivery trying to pull to leg and was bowled. That was 97 for 3. Anosh, our loan signing from the soon to be defunct Nomads, joined Phil in the middle, and made his intentions clear from the outset. He wasn’t going to hang around. He played a forceful shot for 1 off Hill before finding the mid wicket boundary in the 31st over. After further hits for 2 and 2 singles, Anosh succumbed to Hatton in the 34th over sending a catch high in the air to Andy Warters at mid wicket. That was 117 for 4. The batsmen had crossed, and Phil then sent a rising shot out to Thistleton at deep extra cover for another catch. He had made 40 with 16 consecutive singles his last runs. Worse was to come in the next over by Hill when Jake was bowled middle peg, then DJ saw his off peg knocked back next ball. That was 117 for 7, and 4 wickets had fallen for no runs. Young Matty Walters came in and cut the 1st ball received through the gully for 4. But he too was pegged by Hill 2 balls later, and 121 for 8. What a collapse! Wilson was brought back next over but Beaver smegged him through cover for 4. Hax who had been watching all this action at the other end decided he wanted some action himself, and promptly swept Hill to the long leg boundary. Then he steered a 2, again in the 37th over. Beaver hit further boundaries in the 38th over to cover off the returning Colley and a square drive to point off Hill in the 39th over. Unfortunately he perished 3 balls later for 14 getting a nick into keeper John Ward’s gloves. That was 145 for 9. Dabbs came in with the intention of just blocking out the bowlers. However 3 overs later, John Sowden trapped him lbw trying to force one away, and we were all out for 149, just 1 short of a 3rd batting point. Hax finished on 13 not out, and Pete Hill had 6 for 36 from 11 overs. Young Hatton finished with 3 for 28 from 11 overs.
It was much brighter when Hatton and Warters went out to bat for Flixton. Hatton found the square leg boundary off DJ’s 4th delivery. He was then dropped at point off Beaver’s 1st delivery next over. He made us pay in the 4th over with a cracking shot to point for 4 off Beaver. The scoring rate then dropped considerably thanks to tight bowling from our opening pair in the next 6 overs. The breakthrough came in the 11th over with the score on 21 when DJ uprooted Warters’ off stump flat on the ground. Tony Rudeforth hit Beaver through the gully for 4 in the 14th over, but was bowled next ball off his pads. That was 28 for 2. More tight bowling restricted them until the 18th over, when Hatton drove Beaver to long off for 4. Next over, Wilson nicked a DJ delivery into keeper Dazzler’s gloves. He was out for a 15 minute duck with the score 36 for 3. Off the 1st delivery of the 20th over bowled by Beaver, there was a mix up by the batsmen, and Hatton was run out by Connor’s throw in to the keeper. Later that over, Thistleton top edged a delivery up in the air to point. Jake who was standing up the hill at gully, ran down it to scoop the catch, and they were 39 for 5. The experienced John Sowden came to the crease to join John Ward. The latter drove Beaver through the covers for 4 in the 22nd over, and steered one down to the long leg boundary off Beaver in the 24th over. That was both opening bowlers bowled through, with DJ 2 for 16 and Beaver 2 for 31, Anosh and Connor replacing them. Sowden took control in the 28th over hitting Connor for boundaries to wide mid wicket and long off. Jake was introduced in the 29th over conceding just 2 runs from the top end. Anosh came back on for the 30th over from the score box end and bowled a wicket maiden, pegging Ward’s sticks. He had made 16 and it was 69 for 6. The experienced captain Hill came to the middle. Normally an opener, he had put himself down the order due to tiredness from his 11 over bowling spell. It didn’t take him long to find the boundary, Anosh was powered to long on in the 32nd over. Connor was now bowling from the top end, and Hill cut him through gully for 4 in the 33rd over. The batsman was showing his pedigree slamming Anosh through cow corner in the 34th, and square driving Connor to point for 4 in the 35th. That was just after Sowden had been trapped lbw by Connor for 17, with the score on 89 for 7. Young Colley came to the crease, and the pair were content to push and place the singles rather than find the boundaries with overs running out. This was due to tight bowling by Anosh and Connor. The team 100 was reached in the 38th over, and 110 after 43 overs. With 40 needed, Colley took a single in the 44th, and a boundary to mid wicket off Connor in the 45th. The innings closed on 116 for 7 in sunny conditions, and a Seamer win by 33 runs. Hill finished unbeaten on 29 with Colley on 11. Anosh bowled a tidy spell taking 1 for 17 from 10 overs.
Once again, the foundation for the win was built on a solid opening partnership, this time with Phil partnering Dazzler for an 82 run start. But it was staggering to see us collapse to 121 for 8 before a brief flurry at the end. Our bowlers took to the task well, all bowling economically and tightly at times, especially late on in their innings. 15 points from this game now guarantees us the championship, subject to the league enquiry, which we must wait upon. There is just one more game to go fellas. Let’s bow out in style with a win. UTS!!

Seamer & Irton Cricket Club Seamer & Irton CC 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1w 8b 7lb 
for 10 wickets

(41.4 overs)
Darrol Lewis b Hill 47 69 5 2 1
Phil Metcalfe ct Thistleton b Hatton 40 111 3
Dave Allen ct Thistleton b Hill 4 13
Connor Myerscough b Hatton 2 10 1
Anosh George ct Warters b Hatton 9 14
Jamie Haxby Not Out  13 35 1
Jacob Moore b Hill 0 2 1
Dan Jewitt b Hill 0 1
Matty Walters b Hill 4 1 1
Steve Winwood ct Ward b Hill 14 13 3
Lindon Darby lbw b Sowden 0 12

Flixton 3rd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
C Colley7.012300.003.29
E Hatton11.022839.332.55
J Sowden5.4112112.002.12
R Wilson7.003500.005.00
P Hill11.013666.003.27

Flixton 3rd XI Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 3w 6b 2lb 
for 7 wickets
116 (45.0 overs)
E Hatton run out (Myerscough) 21 65 3
A Warters b Jewitt 5 33
T Rudeforth b Winwood 5 11 1
R Wilson ct Lewis b Jewitt 0 15
J Thistleton ct Moore b Winwood 0 5
J Ward b George 16 35 2
J Sowden lbw b Myerscough 17 49 2
P Hill Not Out  29 47 4
C Colley Not Out  11 31 1
A Potter  

Seamer & Irton Cricket Club Seamer & Irton CC 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Dan Jewitt12.041628.001.33
Steve Winwood12.0231215.502.58
Anosh George10.0317117.001.70
Connor Myerscough10.0042142.004.20
Jacob Moore1.00200.002.00