Princes Risborough Cricket Club 1st XI v Chalfont St Peter 2 on Sat 30 Jun 2012 at 1pm
Match was Drawn

Match report Another week, another top performance from one of the youngest members of the team, as part of a fantastic comeback that brought us back from the brink and nearly won the match...

Lost the toss and put in to the field by the oppo. A usual tidy and testing new ball spell from Wes and Lau led to two early wickets and not many runs on the board. Two Chalfont batters got their eye in, as the pitch flattened out and the ball started to get worn, sticking to their main scoring shots against decent bowling from risborough's attack, keeping the run rate to around 3 an over for much of the innings. The two spinners, Steve and Ali Bee did a creditable job in the middle overs and at the depth, picking up a few wickets each, and backed up by Andy Sheldon and Imran in the middle overs, who kept it tight and did not have much luck. A final total of 224 at around 4 an over seemed around par, and very getable considering the speed of the outfield and the standard of our batting for much of the season.

Wes and Matt started with a few boundaries a piece, putting on around 30 for the first wicket, before they were both out in quick succession. Dave B and Pratik continued to hit boundaries and keep the score ticking over, however both fell after getting a start, followed by James Bee and Lau, leaving us in a precarious position. Enter Farhan Kahn. An innings that showed a very solid defense, a cool head, and exceptional timing and ball striking turned the match on its head. Farhan was joined by Steve Greaves, who also started to hit boundaries, as the pair added runs at will, hitting clean boundaries and running well between the wickets. Farhan reached 50, yet another youngster making his first 1st XI league 50 this season. He kept going, eventually out in the last over of the match for 74, having taken Risborough to the brink of victory from what looked to be a potential loss an hour before. A well bowled last over put the target just out of reach, but an incredible effort from Farhan, backed up by Steve, kept our unbeaten run going, and again gives us positives to take forward to next week.

Man of the Match: Farhan Khan. Yet again, another different man of the match!

Chalfont St Peter 2 Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 7 wickets
224 (0.0 overs)
Kinicki b  Strecker 0
Neabe ct  Brooker 20
Mallinder ct  Greaves 60
Weller Not Out  105
Sattar ct  Bee 0
Mooney b  Bee 1
Webb b  Greaves 5
Khan b  Greaves 4
Pomeranke Not Out  7

Princes Risborough Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Laurence Brooker11.0429129.002.64
Wesley Strecker10.0148148.004.80
Andy Sheldon8.012500.003.12
Steve Greaves11.0156318.675.09
Alistair Bee9.0140220.004.44
Imran Khan4.011600.004.00

Princes Risborough Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 8 wickets

(48.0 overs)
Wesley Strecker b  Khan 18 4
Matt Greaves ct  Sattar 12 2
Pratik Bhattacharya ct  Webb 19 4
David Brooker b  Khan 20 4
James Bee lbw  Sattar 8 2
Laurence Brooker ct  Mooney 9 1
Farhan Khan ct  Sattar 74 13
Imran Khan ct  Webb 1
Steve Greaves Not Out  22 3
Alistair Bee Not Out  0
Andy Sheldon  

Chalfont St Peter 2 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy