Fiddlers v Chipperfield Clarendon CC 05/05/19
Well we managed in the end to have a full side including 3 debutants plus umpire to play at the charming Chipperfield Clarendon Cricket Club yesterday where unfortunately we lost the toss and had to field first.
Luke Beard opened the bowling and bowled a good spell to stem the flow of runs that came from the positive batting by the opposition however with first change Shoab Usmani bowling in tandem to Luke the scoring rate slowed down considerably and then the three pronged spin attack this week of Mohindru, Salmon and Mellor ensured we would not be chasing too large a total and with Fahim Quereshi turning his arm over at the end and taking 2 wickets Chipperfield ended up on 239 for 8 in their allotted overs, the wickets were shared around by the bowlers, the skipper keeping wicket for the first time in several seasons ended up with 2 catches and 1 stumping.
Another great tea was enjoyed by the team and we had another new opening partnership of 2 Minor County players in Ollie Clayson and Fahim Quereshi setting us up for the chase to follow, Ollie was the first to fall unluckily being run out off the boot of the opening bowler for 12, Tom Mr Cricket Mellor batting at number 3 ensured we had good momentum whilst suppor the imperious batting of Fahim Quereshi who pounded the opposition bowling attack to score a superb century ending up being caught behind for 105, so at 155 for 2 off 20 overs we looked well set to win the match comfortably. However with the slow over rate and the light getting poorer we had to consolidate our innings and it was’nt until the Big Guy Ricky Monon and Capt Simon Jessup put bat to ball did we end up securing our second win of the season, we finished at 8.16 pm on 243 for 6, where we retired to enjoy a couple of ales in the clubhouse.
Fiddlers v Denham Sun 28/04/19
Glad to report not only did we have a full team plus 2 excellent officials we managed to win our opening game of 2019, we were put in by Denham on a dry track which had a little variable bounce with a new opening partnership of Din and Court who put on 40 in 8 overs to set us up for a strong start before Rob was bowled by the excellent bowling of young Coggins for 23. Tom Mellor and Hamzah Din put on 102 for the second wicket with Tom scoring a solid 65 and Hamzah completing a good half century before falling for 52, leaving the skipper hitting a solid 26 and Saqib Quershi making 28 not out where our innings closed on 218 for 4 off our allotted overs.
After an excellent tea, the new opening partnership of Beard and Ian Harvey on debut bowled very miserly in restricting Denham to 51 for 0 off 16 overs, both bowlers bowled well without taking any wickets, it was then left for the 3 pronged spin attack of Dozell, West and Salmon to share the wickets taking 3 apiece to bowl Denham out for 124 as their 11th player had to leave just after tea, we then retired for a couple of drinks in the Denham bar, an excellent start to the summer.
Bledlow C C Sunday 3rd July match report
Simon’s Captains report:
Well an interesting day if nothing else, Fiddlers lost the toss and were put into field (which is what I was going to do anyway) I gave the new ball the Billericay Express as he always provides entertainment although no one could have predicted what was to come, 2 no balls for high deliveries and a warning with a sending off narrowly avoided with the opposition on 23 after one over!! drastic measures were called for and taken.
The other end started with a very stiff Beard bowling uphill but to credit he managed to restore order to proceeding and along with Raul replacing Jon for the third over of the match normal service was resumed. Both Beard and Mohindru bowled very well restricting Bledlow to reasonable levels beard 2-22 off 8 and Mohindru 1-15 off 8 then came the turn of Mr Mellor and Mr Haines again both bowling well Mellor 1-48 off 8 and Haines 0-34 off 8 which then presented a problem due to the amount of injury issues, so with 7 overs to fill and no bowlers left I thought I would have a little spell to see how things went ending 2-26 off 4 and with no pain today so I still had to find a bowler to bowl the other three overs so I turned to the old faithful R Monon and lived to regret the experience, although only going for 7 runs the less said the better which then left only John Gumbs to finish the session 1-17 off 2 well at least it only bounced once.
A youthful fielding performance with stunning catches from Raul and Tom and an out fielding performance never seen before by a new boy Nigel Haines!!! Ps he’s never fielding in the slips again.
Bledlow’s very young side Batted very well to post a total 203 for 9 off 40 with two batsman retiring on 50 and a very promising lady cricketer partaking in the match who batted and fielded well and never backed away once well done to her.
The opening duo of Hewitt and Baglow reformed again only for Baglow to fall LBW for 1, John went on to post a very quick 68 Gumbs then took to the wicket with some delightful stroke play reaching 21 before being trapped LBW for 21, Mellor settled things down to post a good 51 with James Nunn posting 32 and never looking like he had been away, Ricky (playing for the averages again) Not out 1
Fiddlers 204 for 4 in 33 overs ensuring a comfortable win, many thanks to Keith and Jacky for their services as usual.
With the Sun Shining all day and lots of spectators and a good tea, we all retired to the bar and were the last ones to leave In true Fiddlers tradition..