Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 3XI- Saturday v Finchampstead 5 on Sat 18 Jul 2020 at 1:00pm
Thatcham Town Cricket Club Won

Match report The Thatcham Town 3's cricket season has been eagerly anticipated and the first match of the season, at home to Finchampstead 5's, did not disappoint. 

Newly appointed Skipper, Joe Harwood, won the toss at Henwick Worthy Sports Ground and chose to bat first. Tom Cogdell playing his first match for some time, returned in sparkling form, top scoring with a glorious 113 not out. Sharing in a 155 run opening partnership with Joe Harwood (69). The home team found themselves 155 - 1 after 24 overs. The opening pairs concentration and patience were a key theme, blocking anything straight and biding their time waiting for a bad ball. And then punishing it. Will Sharp, 27 not out, not only helped his average but helped the home team to set a total of 245 - 1 off their 40 overs. 

Buoyed by the batting display, the Trouts' were confident going in to the second half of the match. Co-Captain, Jack Steadman and youngster, Oscar Moore opened the bowling. Applying pressure straight away with full and straight bowling, Finch were reduced to 60 - 4 off 15 overs. Debutant Oscar Moore, at 12-years-old, bowled terrifically. 

Veteran Finch batsmen, G Woodford frustrated the home side though with a brilliant knock of 129 not out. 

Will Harwood, Odhin Moore and Nick McKay all contributed with the ball in the middle overs. With Steadman and Oscar Moore returning to ensure that Thatcham won the match by 21 runs. 

A very young 3's team enjoyed being back on the field and performed very well. The future is looking bright. 

Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 3XI- Saturday Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 22w 7b 5lb 
for 1 wickets
Joe Harwood ct Ahmet Tuney 69
Thomas Cogdell Not Out  113
Will Sharp Not Out  27
Harley Sheridan-Hawkins  
Odhinn Moore  
Will Harwood  
Oscar Moore  
A.N. Other  
Nicholas Mackay  
Jack Steadman  
Perry Moore  

Finchampstead 5 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Sam Blake7.003700.005.29
Lewis O’Donahue8.003200.004.00
Brandon Mahadue6.002700.004.50
Matthew Arnold6.003200.005.33
Madav Srivastan5.003400.006.80
Ahmet Tuney5.0045145.009.00
Tom Wroot2.002200.0011.00
Rui Wright1.00400.004.00

Finchampstead 5 Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
3nb 33w 4b  
for 8 wickets
224 (40.0 overs)
Christian Taylor b Oscar Moore 4
Gary Woodford Not Out  129
Owen Marshall ct Oscar Moore 0
Rui Wright b Jack Steadman 9
Madav Srivastan b Jack Steadman 0
Tom Wroot ct Elliot Denton-Powell 0
Ahmet Tuney ct Harley Sheridan-Hawkins 17
Sam Blake lbw Will Harwood 0
Matthew Arnold b Jack Steadman 35
Lewis O’Donahue Not Out  0
Brandon Mahadue  

Thatcham Town Cricket Club Thatcham 3XI- Saturday Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jack Steadman9.022237.332.44
Oscar Moore5.0029214.505.80
Odhinn Moore5.003400.006.80
A.N. Other6.0127127.004.50
Harley Sheridan-Hawkins4.0029129.007.25
Will Harwood7.0049149.007.00
Nicholas Mackay4.013000.007.50