Scorecard

Princes Risborough Cricket Club 1st XI v Royal Ascot 2 on Sat 12 May 2012 at 1pm
Princes Risborough Cricket Club Lost by 7 wickets

Match report A poor toss to lose (sorry!) due to the favourable bowling conditions early in the day meant that batting first was always going to be tricky, especially given the three week break most of us have had from playing. Wes started in customary fashion, scoring boundaries at will until feathering a catch behind, while the rest of the top order found things harder going against the moving ball. A patient innings by James Bee stabled the innings, and Andy Hitchcock top scored with 37 until running out of partners, leaving Risborough with 129, which with a rapidly drying pitch and outfield looked below par.

And so it proved to be. Accurate opening spells from Steve and Shelly didn't get the reward they deserved, as both openers nearly played on a few times, and struggled to keep the ball along the ground. Lau made the breakthrough with the new ball and kept things tight with James Bee standing up to the stumps to make things difficult for the batsmen, and Wes was rewarded for his persistence by removing the other opener. Andy Hitchcok's love affair with bowling up the hill continued, striking early in his spell and only conceding 6 runs off his four overs, and Imran bowled with customary accuracy.

Overall, a few positives, but disappointing to start with a loss, although I can't see the same result happening in the return fixture.

PRCC Man of the Match: Andy Hitchcock.

Princes Risborough Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
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TOTAL :
8w 1b 2lb 
for 10 wickets
11
129

(48.0 overs)
    
Wesley Strecker ct  Syeed 25 6
David Brooker ct  Syeed 6
Pratik Bhattacharya b  Wiggins 5 1
Damien Pitt b  Syeed 0
James Bee ct  Carr 27 2
Laurence Brooker ct  Syeed 5 1
Andy Hitchcock Not Out  37 3
Steve Greaves lbw  Birch 6 1
Adam Clarke lbw  Birch 0 1
Imran Khan b  Carr 7 1
Andy Sheldon b  Carr 0

Royal Ascot 2 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Wiggins7.0225125.003.57
Syeed14.062646.501.86
Birch16.0154227.003.38
Carr10.002036.672.00
Parker1.00100.001.00

Royal Ascot 2 Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
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TOTAL :
2nb 3w 10b  
for 3 wickets
15
133 (34.0 overs)
     
Arup ct  Brooker 16
Barter b  Strecker 49
N. Fealy lbw  Hitchcock 15
J. Carr Not Out  24
M. Wilson Not Out  14
D. Parker  
M. Wiggett  
C. Harding  
N. Wiggett  
S. Birch  
S. Ahmed  

Princes Risborough Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Steve Greaves6.201600.002.53
Andy Sheldon4.011400.003.50
Wesley Strecker7.0147147.006.71
Laurence Brooker8.0217117.002.13
Andy Hitchcock4.02616.001.50
Imran Khan4.001900.004.75