Wessex Pilgrims   v   Bramshaw   played @ Bramshaw C.C. 29th May 2005


1st innings of Wessex Pilgrims


Batsmen Runs Scored How Out Bowler Total

Not  Out 131
M.Read   Bowled Wall 0

Not  Out 101
Se Damen        
      Extras 53
      Total 285-1
Fall of Wickets
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Bowling Figures
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Ave
P.Curle 7 0 52 0  
J.Wall 6 0 35 1  
B.Arnold 7 1 35 0  
T.Rodgers 13 1 70 0  
T.Lawler 2 0 13 0  
Bryant 4 0 31 0  
P.Hall 2 0 11 0  
T.Arnold 1 0 1 0  


Innings of Bramshaw


Batsmen Runs Scored How Out Bowler Total
T.Rodgers   Bowled Se Damen 87
J.Wall   Run Out 13
L.Lawler   Ct P.Harding J.Wilson 2
P.Bryant   Bowled Se Damen 5
B.Arnold   Bowled N.Birt 105
A.Stickland   Ct L.Down J.Wilson 13
K.Webb   Not Out 10
T.Arnold   Ct Se Damen N.Birt 0
A.Prentice   Not  Out 2
      Extras 40
      Total 278-7
Fall of Wickets
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Bowling Figures
Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Ave
J.Wilson 9 0 84 2 42
P.Harding 11 0 66 0  
N.Birt 8 0 35 2 17.5
Se Damen 6 0 44 2 22
P.Rendell 4 0 31 0  


Result Match Drawn Check out 2005 Averages Match Photo's

Well what a difference a week makes. For the whole of last week I went around with a rye smile on my face after breaking the record wicket partnership for the Pilgrims thinking" that will take some beating!". Well 7 days later at Bramshaw, Lawrence and Malcolm walked out to the crease to open the batting at precisely 14:30 pm. Unfortunately for Malc at nearly 14:31 he endured the long walk back to the Pavilion. This brought to the crease another club stalwart in Paul Rendell who had promoted himself up the order. After a few overs he came up to me whilst I was umpiring and said that at the fall of the next wicket could I go and pad up. I Quickly forgot this comment and for the next 2 hours 29 and a half minutes watched a partnership of pure class as Lawrence and Paul caressed the ball to all parts of the ground. Runs were coming quickly of the bat and at no time did I think that any of the batsmen were in any trouble despite facing 2 of Bramshaws First team bowlers. After about 30 overs it was obvious to all the pilgrims players that here was another chance of two Pilgrims batmen reaching their centuries a feat that I do not think has been done in Wessex Pilgrims History in consecutive weeks, and yes I almost forgot that week old record of 241 being broken. Lawrence reached his ton first and next was the record partnership off 241 ( yes I did have my fingers crossed lads). This was passed at about 16:30. What happened over the next half hour I hope will go down in Paul Rendell's Cricketing memories as the most precious ever as he flicked the ball passed deep long leg to the boundary and this brought him his maiden century a well deserved inning's for a man who has done so much for the club. At 17:00 the innings closed with both Lawrence a superb (131no) and Paul an even better (101 no) still at the crease with a New Club Partnership off 281.

Well after all that it was Bramshaws knock at the crease, and by golly they were not hanging around either. T Rodgers reached his 50 with some awesome hitting and after just 10 overs were 87-1.Things quietened down for a while before Bramshaw's No 5 B.Arnold came to the crease. He literally bludgeoned us all over the park with some awesome hitting and in no time brought up his hundred. Not really noticing the scoreboard I looked up and saw that they only needed about 32 to win off the last 5 overs. Then only 23 off the last 3 with Mr. Arnold still at the crease. Luckily for the Pilgrims he was bowled off the first ball of that over and this resulted in the match being drawn. I must say Well done to Paul Harding for being padded up for the whole of our innings, dropping a catch and bowling really well !!!!!!. A big thanks to Malc for unselfishly letting Lawrence and Paul score as many as they did, well done to the Pilgrims fielders as we only had nine men, and thanks to Bramshaw for a smashing match. Finally a huge thanks to Dion who by stepping in at the last minute  stopped the game for being cancelled and my record would have still stood today. Well done Wessex Pilgrims Cricket Club. Oh and I forgot, another tie please Dave !!!


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