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Tring Park Cricket Club
Finchley
David Burnell 101, Charlie Macdonell 93
Batting
Hassan Khan 55, J Graham 30
J Graham 2/48, J Lowe 2/49
Bowling
Tom Weymes 3/30, Michael Payne 3/37
Sat 20 Apr 13:00 - Friendly Start time 13:00

First Team Flatten Finchley

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The First Team started the season with a convincing win over Middlesex Premier League side Finchley at London Road.

In total contrast to the start of 2018 season where all warm up game were washed out due to rain, this season's first friendly match against Finchley was played in a well welcomed and appreciated sunny day, the hottest day of the year to-date.

It’s understandable that most players had other commitments this early in the season so the unfortunate loss overnight of Sheridon Gumbs and new signing Steve Clark was a blow to the team. However, with the ever reliable Simon Shearman rolling back the years to get into some whites and one of our ex-players in Robin Pritchard excepting a late invite we were able to field a full team of eleven.

Having won the toss, Captain Charlie Macdonell decided to bat first on what was a very hard wicket, uncharacteristic for early April, credit to the best groundsman on the Home County Circuit David Doyle.

With a few key players missing, an opportunity was presented for young debutant David Burnell (pictured) to open the batting with Macdonell. The pair batted extremely well together providing a glimpse of what’s to come for the season, scoring 164 in the opening partnership. Captain Macdonell was the first wicket to be dismissed when he was caught behind for a well compiled 93 off 72 deliveries which included 14 boundaries and 1 six.

Young Solly Woodall joined Burnell and the pair added 31 before Woodall went caught giving Lowe his second wicket.

Burnell and his new partner Michael Payne continued the excellent batting which saw Burnell scoring a century on debut to the excitement of the supporters including a proud Mum and Dad. He eventually fell on 101 from 109 deliveries including 10 boundaries and 2 sixes, soon followed by Payne as we pushed to maximise the total in the dying stages of the innings. Pritchard and Rory Criddle composed a quick 24 from 13 to close our innings on 268 for 4.

After a well delicious spread for tea, our visitors found themselves up against another of our debutants in Tom Weymes who bowled a brilliant opening spell in partnership with the young Simon Stanway. On his 8th delivery for the club, Weymes celebrated his first wicket, brilliantly caught at 1st slip by MacDonell and a second in his fifth over.

By now Finchley was starting to fall behind the rate. As MacDonell made the changes, the bowlers kept chipping in with wickets, Weymes the pick of the lot with 3 for 30 off eight overs, while Payne also took three wickets and Andy Harris two all supported by some excellent catching and a sharp stumping by Steve Dutch as Finchley was restricted to 213 from their 40 overs.

Scorecard

Tring Park Cricket Club won the toss and decided to bat.

Tring Park Cricket Club batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Charlie Macdonell
ct. J Powe, b. J Lowe
93
72
14
1
129.2
David Burnell
ct. K Akram, b. J Graham
101
109
10
2
92.7
Solly Woodall
ct. H Khan, b. J Lowe
7
19
1
0
36.8
Michael Payne
b. J Graham
25
28
2
0
89.3
Robin Pritchard
Not Out
21
9
3
1
233.3
Rory Criddle
Not Out
3
4
0
0
75.0
Stephen Dutch
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Simon Stanway
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Tom Weymes
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Andy Harris
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Simon Shearman
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Extras
16w, 2nb
18
Total
for 4 wickets 40 overs
268
Fall of wickets:
164 / 1 ( C. Macdonell ), 195 / 2 ( S. Woodall ), 235 / 3 ( D. Burnell ), 250 / 4 ( M. Payne )

Finchley bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Hassan Khan
4
0
23
0
5.8
1nb
Nir Shah
4
0
31
0
7.8
1nb, 1w
J Graham
8
0
48
2
6.0
2w
Jaimin Patel
3
0
32
0
10.7
2w
J Lowe
8
0
49
2
6.1
6w
Kamran Ali
8
0
40
0
5.0
3w
Y Sayed
2
0
14
0
7.0
2w
M Hooppermans
3
0
31
0
10.3

Finchley batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Y Sayed
ct. C Macdonell, b. T Weymes
0
13
0
0
0.0
Jamie Powe
b. T Weymes
5
22
1
0
22.7
Kamran Ali
ct. R Criddle, b. A Harris
29
35
5
0
82.9
Hassan Khan
st. S Dutch, b. M Payne
55
55
3
3
100.0
J Graham
ct. D Burnell, b. M Payne
30
21
4
1
142.9
William Munford
b. T Weymes
16
18
2
0
88.9
J Lowe
ct. C Macdonell, b. M Payne
9
17
1
0
52.9
Kamran Akram
Not Out
15
28
1
0
53.6
Nir Shah
b. A Harris
11
20
1
1
55.0
Jaimin Patel
Not Out
20
20
1
1
100.0
M Hooppermans
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Extras
15w, 4lb, 4nb
23
Total
for 8 wickets 40 overs
213
Fall of wickets:
164 / 1 ( C. Macdonell ), 195 / 2 ( S. Woodall ), 235 / 3 ( D. Burnell ), 250 / 4 ( M. Payne )

Tring Park Cricket Club bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Simon Stanway
7
2
25
0
3.6
4w
Tom Weymes
8
1
30
3
3.8
3nb, 6w
Andy Harris
8
0
57
2
7.1
1nb, 1w
Rory Criddle
7
0
47
0
6.7
3w
Michael Payne
8
1
37
3
4.6
1w
David Burnell
2
0
13
0
6.5

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