Falkland v Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 1XI- Saturday on Sat 03 May 2014 at 1.30
Thatcham Town Cricket Club Lost by 37 runs

Match report Thatcham travelled to Enborne Lodge for the final pre-season friendly and a disappointing performance saw them go down by 37 runs against their local rivals. Falkland batted first and skipper Bruce Martin and ex-Thatcham stalwart James Ettridge opened up with a century partnership that basically laid the foundations for the home side to win the game. Batting wasn't easy but both Martin and Ettridge survived a dropped catch and a missed run out to make the most of the chances given to them by the visitors. Martin made a hard hit 60 and Ettridge 43 before the breakthrough came. 100-0 became 171 all out, proving had the chances on offer been taken then maybe 120 would have been easier to chase. John Williams took 4-32 from his 9 overs on his birthday and Callum Johnson took 3-23 in 8.1 overs, blasting the tail away, which augers well for the season ahead. Chris Bird was the other wicket taker with 1-33 from his 9 overs.
Thatcham never really got going against some excellent bowling from the Falkland seamers. Only Josh Winfield really took the attack to the home side with a hard hit 35, but from 57-6 the visitors never looked like threatening the target. A wagging tail, Gibson 12 and Bird 18 ensured that the end total was at least respectful but it was a poor day at the office. Rehan Akram bowled beautifully for Falkland, returning 5-19 from his 9 overs and he was well supported by Nigel Trumper 1-16 from 9 and Bruce Martin 2-24 from 9 as the home side recorded a comfortable victory.
Thatcham will need to be far sharper in all disciplines of the game when the TVL season kicks off at Bagshot next weekend.

Falkland Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2nb 3w 3lb 
for 10 wickets
171 (44.1 overs)
B Martin Bowled  60
J Ettridge Run out  43
D Bloor Caught  10
R Akram Caught  19
B Piper Run out  0
C Williams Caught  9
U Akram Caught  14
G Trewby Lbw  3
K Akram Caught  4
I Slatcher Bowled  1
N Trumper Not Out  0

Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 1XI- Saturday Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Scott Gibson9.022900.003.22
Callum Johnson8.132337.672.82
Simon Rider2.001900.009.50
Josh Winfield4.003100.007.75
Chris Bird9.0133133.003.67
John Williams9.023248.003.56
Duncan Johnson2.00200.001.00

Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 1XI- Saturday Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
5nb 4w 3b 2lb 
for 10 wickets
Simon Lewis Lbw  11 1
Simon Rider Caught  21 2 1
Josh Winfield Bowled  35 4 2
Duncan Johnson Bowled  4
Chris Wright Caught  10 2 1
Jack Young Caught  0 1
Josh O'Flynn Run out  2 1
Callum Johnson Bowled  7 1
Scott Gibson Not Out  12
John Williams Bowled  0
Chris Bird Caught  18 3

Falkland Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
B Martin9.0224212.002.67
I Slatcher8.013900.004.88
N Trumper9.0316116.001.78
R Akram9.031953.802.11
G Trewby9.0032132.003.56

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