Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 3XI- Saturday v North Maidenhead 3 on Sat 07 May 2016 at 1.00
Match was Drawn

Match report The first game of the season a new division for the 3rd led by Tommy. The toss was won by North Maidenhead 3s who decided to bowl first. Rhys Williams opened up with Ben Denton Powell. Town lost Ben early for 4 also losing Michael Hobbs for 7 by a controversial decision from Matt clover giving out lbw which hit him high on the pads. Great partnership between Rhys and Chris Rochfort. Rhys played a great inning before getting bowled for 33. This let Chris and Alex Wood smash the ball to the fence with Chris reaching 50. After Chris reached the landmark he smashed his was to 93 before getting caught out on the fence. This left Alex Wood reaching 42 before getting bowled. It needed a late town finished which was completed through Joe Harwood hitting some great boundaries and having a go at the lighting quick skipper for running to fast between the wickets. With Joe great inning meant that town ended up on 231-9 47 overs. Town performance with the ball was up and down started so well with both Alex and Ben bowling great length with Ben bowling his best stuff in a 3s shirt. However the wickets went to Alex Wood who bowled with great pace ended up with 2 to his name . K. Rasib was batting well so the skipper felt that a change of pace was needed. With this in mind he brought on Jona Spriggs and himself. What a great decision it was Jona getting the dangerous K.Rasib for 93. It means the captain had to step his bowling up and he did. The skipper ripped through North Maidenhead middle order. The game had changed at this point it was both teams to win but town had the edge. It was a thrilling game to be part of. It came down to the last over it was intense cricket with North Maidenhead needing 5 of the last over with town needing one wicket. It was down to the skipper who had already picked up 4 wickets. The last over went for 3 but sadly the skipper couldn't pick up the last wicket. This meant that the score ended up on 229-9 which meant town was on the winning side of the draw.
What a great game to play in!

Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 3XI- Saturday Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
4w 6b 5lb 
for 9 wickets
Rhys Williams Bowled  33 6
Ben Denton-Powell Bowled  4
Michael Hobbs Lbw  7 1
Chris Rochfort Caught  93 13 3 1
Jona Spriggs Run out  1 1
Alex Wood Bowled  42 4 1
Joe Harwood Run out  21 2 1 1
Will Harwood Caught  4 1
Tommy Mather Bowled  5 1
Matt Taylor Not Out  1 1
Matthew Clover Not Out  0

North Maidenhead 3 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
S hyder 14.0072172.005.14
A Rasib 0.0033216.500.00
A Rahman 0.002500.000.00
M chaudhry0.0030130.000.00
B Hussain 0.002600.000.00
A Ayub 0.002300.000.00
K rashib0.001033.330.00

North Maidenhead 3 Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
8w 6b 2lb 
for 9 wickets
229 (4.3 overs)
S Mahmood Caught  11
K Rasib Caught  86
Z razaq Bowled  0
B patel Bowled  56
M chaudhry Bowled  5
S haider Caught  10
A Rasib Lbw  5
A baig Caught  2
A Ayub Not Out  7
B Hussain Caught  12
A Rahman Not Out  6

Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 3XI- Saturday Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Alex Wood6.0032216.005.33
Ben Denton-Powell10.0055155.005.50
Matthew Clover3.003000.0010.00
Jona Spriggs7.0057157.008.14
Tommy Mather13.033047.502.31
Michael Hobbs5.0019119.003.80