Teddington Town v Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 2XI- Saturday on Sat 12 Aug 2006 at 1.30pm
Thatcham Town Cricket Club Lost 47 runs

Match report The Thames Valley division 3B promotion race was thrown wide open as Thatcham’s second eleven suffered a surprise defeat to lowly Teddington Town on Saturday.
Things had started brightly for Thatcham with Rakesh Patel causing considerable problems for the Teddington batsmen in a miserly opening spell which was unfortunate to yield just the single wicket. Teddington continued to slowly accumulate runs and when Chris Bird finally dismissed the stubborn Simmonds, Thatcham looked to seize the initiative and restrict the home side to ensure a comfortable run chase.
But Teddington had other ideas as Gawen (106) and Patel (126) began to dominate the Thatcham attack in what would prove a match winning 128 run partnership. Both players batted superbly to reach deserved centuries as Thatcham could do nothing to stem the flow of runs. A flurry of late wickets, including two outstanding Simon Rider run outs, did little to help Thatcham as Teddington, and Patel in particular, smashed their way to an imposing 285-6 from 52 overs.
Despite their positive intentions, Thatcham’s reply started slowly as Ian Cottingham (8) and Mike Beaumont (25) battled their way through a difficult new ball spell. Stephen Bird (1) came and went, but when Sean Huckins was joined by Rakesh Patel, Thatcham began to accelerate. Huckins was in particularly dismissive mood as the pair put on 67 in just 8 overs, but a mishit to mid-wicket saw Huckins fall for 51 and the balance of power shift firmly back to the home side. Patel (34) followed soon after but Thatcham refused to concede defeat as Robb Fraser continued to push for an albeit unlikely victory. Fraser (60) batted manfully but only skipper Perry Moore (22) provided the support needed to challenge the Teddington total. Fraser finally went attempting another towering six as Thatcham were dismissed for 238 to leave them just 3 points clear in second place and ensure a nervous few weeks in their bid for promotion.

Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 2XI- Saturday Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets
Iain Cottingham Caught  8
Mike Beaumont Caught  25
Stephen Bird Lbw  1 2
Sean Huckins Caught  51
Rakesh Patel Caught  34 1
Simon Rider Caught  17
Robb Fraser Bowled  60
Chris Bird Caught  5
Perry Moore Caught  22
Tim Mahoney Stumped  4
Jamie Bishop Not Out  1

Teddington Town Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
No records to display.

Teddington Town Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 6 wickets
285 (0.0 overs)

Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 2XI- Saturday Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Rakesh Patel13.0638219.002.92
Jamie Bishop6.012800.004.67
Tim Mahoney8.004500.005.63
Chris Bird13.0273236.505.62
Robb Fraser1.00900.009.00
Perry Moore11.008300.007.55

  • Umpire :
    Basil Wheeler
  • Scorer :
    John Keep