Stoke Green Cricket Club 1st XI v Uxbridge CC 2nd XI on Sat 14 Apr 2012 at 12.30
Stoke Green Cricket Club Won by 6 wickets

Match report New year, new season, new clubhouse, new players and there was a whole new buzz around Stoke Green on the Saturday morning. After a fantastic opening ceremony, there were players warming up, fielding drills and team talks before the game - And all this was visible in how the game of cricket followed.

Skipper Sukh Dhillon won the toss and elected to field first on a green wicket which looked as if it would offer a bit of bounce too. As Uxbridge opened their innings, they were reduced to 11-3 thanks to 2 outstanding run-outs and tight bowling by openers Irham Mughal and Richard Parker. Now as well as last years strong bowling attack, it appears this year Stoke Green will also be a strong feilding unit. The wicket resulted in slow going for Uxbridge and no one really got stuck in. Raja Ifraz and Saud Ahmed then provided further breakthroughs that had Uxbridge 7 down. Skippy Dhillon and colt Saqlain Basharat then finished off the innings by taking the last 3 wickets between them as Uxbridge were skittled for only 120.

In reply, the home team got off to a poor start as well, as they were 8-2. Vishal Arjan and Farhan Sheikh failed with scores of 0 and 2 respectively. However, Clive Bourne and Saud Ahmed put on a 3rd wicket partnership of 84 to rescue the innings. Bourne was eventually trapped LBW trying to finish off, however Ahmed kept on going to eventually finish the run chase by hitting a 6 and 4 consecutively - he finished on 69*.

So an overall good start to the season as Stoke Green won their first friendly comfortably by 6 wickets.

*Stoke Green had 10 players*

Uxbridge CC 2nd XI Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
1nb 1w 20lb 
for 10 wickets
120 (34.3 overs)
Doody run out  (V.Arjan) 9
Hans lbw  R.Parker 1
Fernandes b  S.Ahmed 32
Sheikh run out  (S.Ahmed) 0
Spicer ct  F.Sheikh Bowled R.Ifraz 14
Darvill lbw  R.Ifraz 0
Tinsley b  S.Dhillon 5
Stephens ct  V.Arjan Bowled S.Ahmed 0
Muraly ct  R.Ifraz Bowled S.Basharat 15
Singh b  S.Basharat 20
Willis Not Out  3

Stoke Green Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Irham Mughal8.041800.002.25
Richard Parker8.0219119.002.37
Raja Ifraz Khan6.021125.501.83
Saud Ahmed6.0120210.003.33
Saqlain Basharat3.3020210.005.71
Sukh Dhillon3.0020120.006.67

Stoke Green Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 4 wickets

(31.2 overs)
Clive Bourne lbw  Willis 40 5
Vishal Arjan b  Singh 0 1 1
Farhan Sheikh lbw  Fernandes 2 1
Saud Ahmed Not Out  69 12 1 1
Nav Sahota st  Sheikh 1
Raja Ifraz Khan Not Out  2 1
Sukh Dhillon  
Richard Parker  
Irham Mughal  
Saqlain Basharat  
A.N. Other  

Uxbridge CC 2nd XI Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy