Maidenhead & Bray II v Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 2XI- Saturday on Sat 22 May 2010 at 1.30pm
Match was Drawn

Match report A stunning maiden century for Jamie Young turned a possible embarrassing defeat into a determined draw for Thatcham II away at Maidenhead & Bray II on Saturday.

The hosts batted first and lost two quick wickets, one to Graham Squire and a quick run out from Jack Young, but from 4-2 the game went away from Thatcham. Gibson and Van Niekerk played positively but were thankful for the six missed opportunities by Thatcham, some difficult, some far from it. They added 149 before Nick Bishop took the sensible option and hit the stumps to bowl Gibson for 66, Van Niekerk following the same way soon after for 82.
Viljoen and Ball continued in the same positive manner, why wouldn’t they when the team was 200-5 after 35 overs?? Squire (2-52) returned to bowl Viljoen but Ball opened up and after 50 overs the score was 266, surely time to declare. Instead Bray opted to bat on, Ball hit 30 off the next over and still they went to the last over, sneaking up over 300 with Ball 92 not out. Bishop was the pick of the bowlers ending with 3-80 from 18 overs.

The feeling in the Thatcham camp was that Bray had gone on too long but that it was a good wicket and the runs could be scored. However, when they crashed to 34-4 after 13 overs an early finish looked on the cards. Poor decisions from both openers hadn’t helped and this was allied to decent, accurate bowling from Coyne who took all four.
Jamie Young and Martin Keep added 32, Young reaching 50 in that time, but Coyne then struck twice in two balls to make it 66-6 with 29 overs left.
Jamie was joined by his brother Jack and they showed the top order how it should be done, adding a further 32 before Jack was bowled by Coyne for a valiant 11. 98-7, Jamie Young 70 not out. Fortunately the experienced Bishop was next in and with Coyne tiring the pair batted very sensibly, still scoring quite freely, to keep the hosts at bay.
Young moved nearer his 100 and showed no sign of nerves as a flurry of boundries took him past three figures. With 130 needed off 12 overs thoughts turned briefly to an unlikely win when Young finally fell for 118, caught off Coyne to give him his eighth wicket. It was a fantastic innings from Young, his batting was unaffected by the match situation and he all but saved his team from defeat.
Squire and Bishop edged the visitors up towards 200, again looking comfortable on the very good surface. Coyne finally came of the attack after 20 excellent overs, taking 8-79 and the game started to drift a little. So, 200 was passed for the fifth batting point and the last over arrived with eight wickets down and Tim Mahoney praying he wouldn’t have to go in. He didn’t pray hard enough though as Bishop was bowled off the fifth ball for 32, but Mahoney had no problems negotiating the final delivery as Thatcham finished on 207-9, eventually a pretty well earned draw thanks in the main to Jamie Young.

Maidenhead & Bray II Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 6 wickets
301 (0.0 overs)

Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 2XI- Saturday Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Graham Squire12.0152226.004.33
Tim Mahoney11.016400.005.82
Nick Bishop18.0280326.674.44
Nick Monger3.003700.0012.33
Robb Fraser1.001600.0016.00
Tom Mahoney7.014700.006.71

Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 2XI- Saturday Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 9 wickets
Iain Cottingham Bowled  0
Robb Fraser Lbw  1
Tom Mahoney Caught  2
Matthew Denness Lbw  5
Jamie Young Caught  118 1
Martin Keep Caught  5
Nick Monger Bowled  0
Jack Young Bowled  11
Nick Bishop Bowled  32
Graham Squire Not Out  18
Tim Mahoney Not Out  0

Maidenhead & Bray II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
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  • Umpire :
    Basil Wheeler
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