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Bexley CC - 6th XI
Dulwich CC - 6th XI
Sat 15 Jul 13:30 - Kent Regional Cricket League - 2C - South Thames Start time 13:30

Bexley 6th XI v Dulwich 6th XI

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Overcast Day at Loring Hall - Balaji to the rescue!

We entertained Dulwich CC at Loring Hall. A very polite and friendly bunch who unfortunately had suffered two late drop outs. It was rather cloudy with the hint of rain in the air. The wicket looked fine and the coin toss went in favour of Griggsy who invited Dulwich to have a bat. Missing a genuine medium pace seamer, Griggsy and Shelvers opened up with what is a very mature opening pairing. Their opener showed what he could do and a couple of boundaries followed but with the drizzle now persistent, both kept toiling away and edges were found but not going to hand, a couple of very genuine LBW appeals were turned down and yorkers were dug out. Returning the same figures of 9 overs 0-24, their job was done. Jack Bleksley making his 6th XI debut soon removed the opener with I believe his first ball, bowled him!! This was followed by yet another direct hit run out by Joe "Jonty Rhodes" Howard. Jack bowled with good flight and pace and his second victim picked out guess who, Joe who took the catch. Jack then lured their number 4 down the track who played all round it leaving it only for Balaji to whip off the bails for a well worked stumping. Next ball their number 6 hit it straight back at Jack who held a sharp chance. Four for Jack. Max bowled his six overs for only 16 when their number 5 was going for it but could not get amongst the wickets this week. Shri and Steve Shanks finished off the bowling taking a wicket apiece but despite our best efforts, we failed to get the last one that would have given us maximum bowling points.

An truly amazing tea was taken with the Dulwich players piling lots of praise on the quality and quantity!! Thank you tea ladies, you did us proud.

Peter B and Joe opened and we sat back to relax and watch the run chase. Only 3 an over required needed no panic or rash shots. Blekkers chased a filthy wide one and snicked off to the keeper........he trudged back to the Loring grass bank muttering under his breath. Apologies to the skipper followed. Joe was the next one to go bowled and 25-2 whilst not a disaster it was not the start we were hoping for. More wickets fell; Neil caught behind (15), Viraj c&b 11 and Steve Shanks 7 snicking off. Enter Balaji Balakrishnan at number 6. 55-5 needed a batsman to secure a good innings. Bala was joined by Shri and between them they worked the ball around and the occasional boundary helped out. With the score on 116 Shri was another victim for their keeper so now 6 down, Max Hallett strode to the middle. 20 required and Max played well with two very good sweep shots, working well with Bala taking sensible runs, no risks and thinking about the field placings. The remaining overs were ticking away but going at 3 an over saw the 6ths reach the target with three and a bit overs to spare.

A great knock by Bala supported well by Shri and Max. Another good points tally (18) and with OD Cuaco losing badly, the gap at the top of our division is now looking promising. The Dulwich players came back to Manor Way and commented on what a great club set up we have. Good day all round despite the early crisis being 55-5!!!!! Well done all.

Steve Griggs.

Scorecard

Bexley CC - 6th XI won the toss and elected to field

Dulwich CC - 6th XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Alex Owen
b. J Bleksley
35
 
Trevor Griffiths
ro. J Howard
8
 
David Cook
ct. J Howard, b. J Bleksley
13
 
James Worley
st. B Balakrishnan, b. J Bleksley
17
 
Thomas Emery
b. S Bambulkar
42
 
Simon Peters
ct. J Bleksley, b. J Bleksley
0
 
Matthew Craig
Not Out
8
 
Forhad Ahmed
b. S Shanks
1
 
Josh Nava
Not Out
0
 
Extras
6w, 2b, 3lb
11
Total
for 7 wickets 40 overs
135

Bexley CC - 6th XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Steve Griggs
9
1
24
0
2.7
Michael Shelvey
9
1
24
0
2.7
Jack Bleksley
7
0
45
4
6.4
Max Hallett
6
1
16
0
2.7
Shrikant Bambulkar
5
1
14
1
2.8
Stephen Shanks
4
1
7
1
1.8

Bexley CC - 6th XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Peter Bleksley
ct. A Owen, b. M Craig
8
2
 
Joseph Howard
b. S Peters
8
1
 
Neil Cleave
ct. M Craig, b. M Craig
15
 
Viraj Vartak
ct. M Craig, b. M Craig
11
1
 
Stephen Shanks
ct. A Owen, b. T Emery
7
1
 
Balaji Balakrishnan
Not Out
50
5
 
Shrikant Bambulkar
ct. A Owen, b. S Peters
18
2
 
Max Hallett
Not Out
5
 
Jack Bleksley
Did Not Bat
 
Michael Shelvey
Did Not Bat
 
Steve Griggs
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
8w, 3b, 3lb
14
Total
for 6 wickets 36.2 overs
136

Dulwich CC - 6th XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Simon Peters
9.2
1
33
2
3.7
Matthew Craig
10
0
26
3
2.6
Thomas Emery
6
0
30
1
5.0
Josh Nava
6
0
21
0
3.5
James Worley
3
0
12
0
4.0
Forhad Ahmed
2
0
8
0
4.0

Team selection

Team selection has not been published for this fixture yet.

League round up

Other 2C - South Thames results

OD CUACO - 4th XI
40
42/2
Streatham & Marlborough CC - 6th XI
Dartford CC - 5th XI
W
L
Shooters Hill CC - 3rd XI

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# Team Pts
1. OD CUACO - 4th XI 178
2. Bexley CC - 6th XI 168
3. Dulwich CC - 6th XI 110
4. Shooters Hill CC - 3rd XI 103
5. Old Wilsonians CC - 5th XI 88
6. Streatham & Marlborough CC - 6th XI 63

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