Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 1XI- Saturday v Reading on Sat 29 Jun 2019 at 1.00pm
Thatcham Town Cricket Club Lost by 7 wickets

Match report Thatcham suffered a 7 wicket home defeat to Reading on Saturday. Winning the toss Thatcham elected to bat, losing opener Josh O’Flynn in the third over, caught and bowled Liam Jones. Jack Young joined Rhys Williams in the middle. They took the score onto 26 before Williams was bowled Khalid Zafar Malik for 16. Young was then trapped lbw by Jack Beaven for 17. Beaven then claimed the wicket of Paul Hemming caught Waqas Ahmed. Steve Bartholomew was caught Amardeep Dosanjh off Malik’s bowling. Malik then bowled JamieYoung. Ryan Gilmour was bowled by Hamish Scott, who then also claimed the wicket of Tom Mahoney, caught Dosanjh for 20. Chris Bird and Ben Denton-Powell came together and built a partnership of 22 when Denton-Powell was caught Ahmed bowled Malik. Bird and Nick Bishop then set up a bit of rear guard action until Bird became Beaven’s third victim bowled for 25 leaving Bishop on 5 not out. Thatcham were all out for 120 off 47.5 overs.

Pick of the Reading bowling - Malik 4 for 30, Beaven 3 for 39 and Scott 2 for 23.

Reading opened the batting with Sanjit Jheeta and Pavendeep Chima. Bishop got the break through in the fourth over getting Chima caught behind by Jamie Young for 11. Gilmour then claimed the wicket of Ahmed lbw for 10. Beaven joined Jheeta and together they took the score on until just 11 required when Hemming had Jheeta stumped by Jamie Young for 54. Beaven 39 not out and Ross McKnight 5 not out easily got Reading over the line to win by 7 wickets in 31.2 overs.

Pick of Thatcham bowlers - Hemming 1 for 15, Gilmour 1 for 18 and Bishop 1 for 36.

Thatcham hope for an improved performance this week away to Hurst.

Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 1XI- Saturday Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
3w 4b 7lb 
for 10 wickets
Josh O'Flynn ct Jones 0
Rhys Williams b Malik 16
Jack Young lbw Beaven 17
Steve Bartholomew ct Malik 5
Paul Hemming ct Beaven 6
Jamie Young b Malik 6 1 1
Tom Mahoney ct Scott 20
Ryan Gilmour b Scott 3
Ben Denton-Powell ct Malik 3
Chris Bird b Beaven 25
Nick Bishop Not Out  5

Reading Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
L Jones4.02919.002.25
K Malik18.063047.501.67
J Beaven13.5339313.002.82
H Scott7.0123211.503.29
A Nasim5.01800.001.60

Reading Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1w 1lb 
for 3 wickets
121 (31.2 overs)
S Jheeta ct Bishop 54
P Chima st Hemming 11
W Ahmed lbw Gilmour 10
J Beaven Not Out  39
R McKnight Not Out  5
K Malik  
L Jones  
H Scott  
S Farnworth  
A Nasim  
A Dosanjh  

Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 1XI- Saturday Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Ryan Gilmour7.0118118.002.57
Nick Bishop9.0136136.004.00
Chris Bird9.013700.004.11
Josh O'Flynn2.001400.007.00
Paul Hemming4.2015115.003.46

  • Umpire :
  • Scorer :
    Ian Martin