Stoke Green Cricket Club 4th XI v Newbury 3 on Sat 20 Jul 2019 at 13:00
Stoke Green Cricket Club Won by 151 runs

Match report This week saw our return to Sefton after a downpour through the night and the morning. The pitch looked green and when the useless tosser Taher lost his tossing Newbury put us in to bat expecting the pitch to misbehave. Alas it was only our batsmen who would do the misbehaving - abusing the Newbury bowling!

Things started well with Ashish and Allen getting off to a solid start against their 2 best bowlers and having an opening partnership of 45 in the first 9 overs until Allen on 20 skied one to a good catch by their young fielder. Ashish lasted 4 more overs before being caught behind off the same youngster. This bought Ravi to the middle and after last weeks duck he was in a mean mood, Senthil with him had a dodgy knee and wasn't in the mood for running so the two simply started smashing it! In only 22 overs they hit 98 together until Senthil missed a straight one and kicked it with his toe instead, out LBW on 57 off 40 balls. Ravi and Arun continued the bludgeoning. In only 7 overs they smashed 64 runs together with Arun hitting 47 including 4 6's before being caught and bowled going for his 50. Augi was only their a short while getting 6. But then James joined Ravi. Ravi had played an exceptional innings he hit 9 4's and 7 6's and went passed 100 off only 68 balls!!! He and James hit 68 off the last 5 overs as we amassed an amazing 318 off 40 overs.

Tea was rushed up from Stoke Green and enjoyed and we went out to field

From the start Newbury were not looking to smash the runs they required and more looking to play the overs and accumulate the points. Once again taking catches were our downfall - with father son opening pair of Gurpreet and Amar bowling well - a catch went to Allen, the batsman survived, one to james, a batsman survived, a catch to Amar, a batsman survive and then again! Our first breakthru came after a half stop by allen lured them into a run before he recovered to throw and get a run out! Ashish managed to get the first catch held by Allen making up for his first drop and then an over later Mark took a wicket with his first ball with a catch to Ashish. Then the drops followed again - Allen again. Their captain and an opener then started to amass some runs and it was James who broke their partnership. We were approaching the end when skipper turned to Augi for a few overs to great affect. He clean bowled the captain, then clean bowled the youngster and then an over later clean bowled another ending on 3-12. For the final over Taher bought himself on for his customary over for the season. Second ball he got a clean bowled!!! There was much rejoicing. They ended on 167-8 leaving our margin of victory 151 runs.

Now second in the league we face Wargrave next week however where this game plays is still not defined.

Stoke Green Cricket Club 4th XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
5nb 16w 3b 1lb 
for 5 wickets

(40.0 overs)
Ashish Srivastava ct Donisthorpe b Herdman 34 53 40 5 1 85.00 1
Allen Kuthokathen ct J Herdman b Prashant 20 34 20 3 100 1 1
Senthilkumar Sitheeswar lbw Kaxe 57 66 40 6 2 142.50
Ravikumar Sethu Not Out  117 101 74 9 7 158.11
Arun Shankaralingam ct & b Prashant 47 24 32 4 4 146.88 1
Augustine Kuthokathen lbw Paramashiva 6 12 7 85.71
James Roberts Not Out  12 15 13 92.31
Mark Ward  
Amar Sekhon  
Taher Razaq  
Gurpreet Sekhon  

Newbury 3 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
J Herdman5.0034134.006.80

Newbury 3 Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 12w 1b 1lb 
for 8 wickets
167 (40.0 overs)
Davis ct Arun b Roberts 43
Caine run out Allen Kuthokathen 25
Paramashiva ct Allen Kuthokathen b Srivastava 8
Donisthorpe ct Srivastava b Ward 0
Kaxe b Kuthokathen 46
D Herdman b Razaq 23
J Herdman b Kuthokathen 0
Bartlett b Kuthokathen 0
Prashant Not Out  2
Khan Not Out  5

Stoke Green Cricket Club 4th XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Gurpreet Sekhon8.023200.004.00
Amar Sekhon7.021800.002.57
Ashish Srivastava8.0225125.003.12
Mark Ward9.0054154.006.00
James Roberts4.0111111.002.75
Augustine Kuthokathen3.001234.004.00
Taher Razaq1.0013113.0013.00