Albion v Outcasts

Astley Bridge Cricket Club

Thursday, 7th July 2016

 

Albion won by 19 runs

 

 

Outcasts' Batting Once Again Their Achilles' Heel

 

Few Outcasts journeyed to the Astley Bridge ground, Bolton, on Thursday afternoon, 7th July, with high expectations of a game.  The weather earlier in the week had been inclement, with lots of rain, and many parts of Greater Manchester experienced prolonged downpours around lunchtime on the day of the match.  One or two took to texts and email to ascertain whether the game was still on or not, but the messages came back that the pitch was playable, the forecast was for better weather later in the day, and the game was still scheduled to go ahead.  And so it proved, with the ground showing little signs of the battering it had taken.

 

Albion batted first and Outcasts achieved an early breakthrough when Les removed opener L. Cregan, cleaned bowled, with only 6 on the board.  Freestone and Threadgold then took the score to 25 before the latter was run out.  Freestone was joined at the crease by Mills, and these two proceeded to put together a partnership that was ultimately to win the game for the hosts.  Both retired, undefeated, and the third wicket to fall was that of M. Cregan, with the score on 70, bowled by "a beauty from Scott to the left hander that pitched on 4th stump, nipped back and clipped the top of off"  (it says here).

Moon came and went, retired hurt, for six, before Chris Truesdale picked up a couple of late wickets for a modest 6 runs off his two overs.  With Albion on 79 after 12 overs, Outcasts did remarkably well to contain them to only an additional 21 runs off the remaining 8.  Nevertheless, a total of 100 looked a tall order for Outcasts' fragile batting on a pitch that wasn't the easiest to score off.

 

In truth, Outcasts' innings never really got going against a tight attack, and only 34 runs had been scored off the first 10 overs, with three front line batsman already back in the pavilion.  Relative newcomer Jeff Stanton and Scott put together a partnership which helped to give some respectability to the Outcasts' reply, but a final score of 81 off their twenty overs left the visitors some distance short of what was required.

 

No sooner had the players got back to the changing rooms than the heavens opened and the rain that had threatened for much of the Outcasts' innings, lashed across the ground.  Given the weather on the day, we were very fortunate to get a game in at all.

 

 

 

 

CW

21 July 2016




Albion
How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Over Score For Bowler Wicket Score Batsman
1 Freestone not out (retired) 35 3 1 1 2 0 1 1 6 2
2 L. Cregan bowled   Cooper 2     2 4 0 2 2 25 3
3 D. Threadgold run out   3     3 6 1 1 3 70 5
4 Mills not out (retired) 30 3 1 4 9 1 2 4 89 7
5 M Cregan bowled   S. Broadhurst 0     5 13 1 1 5 91 9
6 Moon retired hurt   6     6 16 1 2 6    
7 Barlow bowled   C. Truesdale 3     7 19 1 1 7    
8 D. Flanagan not out   2     8 29 2 2 8    
9 A. Threadgold bowled   C. Truesdale 0     9 39 2 3 9    
10 Whitfield not out   7 1   10 58 2 4 10    
11 Parr             11 70 3 3
Extras   12 79 3 4
Byes 0 13 82 3 3
Leg Byes 3 14 86 3 5
Wides 9 15 87 3 3
No Balls 0 16 89 3 5
Total Extras 12 17 91 5 6
18 91 5 5
TOTAL 100 For 5 Wickets 19 95 5 6
Bowling 20 100 5 5
Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls 21      
22      
1 Cooper 4 0 10 1 1   23      
2 Dewhurst 4 0 18 0 1   24      
3 S. Broadhurst 4 0 26 1 2   25      
4 Taylor 2 0 28 0 3   26      
5 Stanton 4 1 9 0 1   27      
6 C. Truesdale 2 0 6 2 1   28      
7               29      
8               30      
Outcasts  
How Out Bowler Runs 4s 6s Over Score For Bowler Wicket Score Batsman
1 D. Molyneux bowled   Parr 12 1   1 2 0 1 1 18 1
2 A. Broadhurst run out   3     2 7 0 2 2 19 2
3 R. Sproat caught Whitfield Freestone 9 1   3 8 0 1 3 28 4
4 A. Cross run out   4     4 12 0 2 4 43 3
5 J. Stanton caught Whitfield Mills 18 1   5 13 0 1 5 63 6
6 S. Broadhurst caught L. Cregan Mills 11 1   6 18 0 2 6 67 5
7 C. Wood not out   5     7 19 2 1 7    
8 C. Truesdale not out   9     8 23 2 2 8    
9 R. Dewhurst             9 28 3 3 9    
10 L. Cooper             10 34 3 4 10    
11 P. Taylor             11 43 4 3
Extras   12 52 4 4
Byes 3 13 55 4 5
Leg Byes 2 14 60 4 4
Wides 5 15 63 5 5
No Balls   16 67 5 4
Total Extras 10 17 70 6 5
18 76 6 3
TOTAL 81 For 6 Wickets 19 77 6 5
Bowling 20 81 6 3
Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No Balls 21      
22      
1 Parr 4 0 5 1 1   23      
2 D. Threadgold 4 0 17 0 1   24      
3 Freestone 4 0 23 1 3   25      
4 L. Cregan 4 0 23 0     26      
5 Mills 4 0 8 2     27      
6               28      
7               29      
8               30      


 
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