2013 Match Report
Magic Hat (287 pts) v No Mans Land (343 pts)
A Cutts did not bat
Innings of No Mans Land - 94 all out off 19 overs
Chasing 148, No Mans Land opened with R Medina and P Davies with the ball going to A Hardy who impressed with a maiden. R Cracknell came in also grabbing a fine maiden. P Davies got off the mark with 2 from the 3rd over and R Cracknel continued his good start giving away just 2 off his 2nd over. P Codron made a change bringing on L Jones and 3rd ball paid dividends after a fantastic caught & bowled, stopping B Medina's initial straight drive with his outstretched left arm and then catching it on the fall. One of the best wickets for years! Medina out for a duck. NML now 6 for 1 and captain D Graham entered hoping to forge a partnership with P Davies. He got off the mark first ball and Davies hitting a cover drive for 4. Cracknell produced another tight over for 3 runs as L Jones started his 2nd over by bowling D Graham for 2. NML now 16 for 2.
In came P Kaye and started well with 4 off a short ball. R Cracknell started his final over allowing P Davies to hit another fine boundary, but on his 3rd delivery he pitched it up with a shorter faster ball saw Davies's top edge go straight into the gloves of E Hammond and he was out for 17. NML now 29 for 3 off 8 overs. In came J Cutts. P Codron threw on J Kaye to take on his dad, a single scored. 3 good balls from J Kaye got J Cutts in trouble and then the wicket duly arrived with a fine ball that hit middle and off stumps with J Cutts out for a duck and was replaced by M Reynolds. NML now 30 for 4. A Cutts now had the ball giving away 4 off the over. P Kaye continued a solid innings and M Reynolds was looking comfortable too as they pushed the score past 50.
J Holder tried his luck with the ball giving away 6 off his over. P Codron decided to have an over only to see his first ball duly dispatched for 6 by P Kaye. Soon after Kaye reached retirement on 28. On came N Franklin who scored a quick brace, only to see partner M Reynolds bowled by J Holder for 17. NML now 71 for 5. Latecomer J Paul entered picking up a boundary off P Codron, who then gave J Kaye his final over. He delivered by bowling N Franklin out for 6. D Cohen entered with NML now 87 for 6 off 18 overs. P Codron, who had given away 19 off his first 2 overs decided to have one more as J Paul got another boundary. On his last delivery a medium paced leg spinner, saw J Paul scoop up to mid off where R Cracknell was standing but he somehow dropped an easy chance. He recovered quickly to notice confusion between J Paul & D Cohen and proceeded to roll the ball onto the stumps from 6 yards and Cohen was run out for a duck. No Mans Land finished on 94 for 7 off 19 overs, some 53 runs behind Magic Hat. L Jones led the way with the bowling figures of 2 overs, 2 wickets for 12 runs with J Kaye also picking up 2 wickets.
No Mans Land Total
|Magic Hat Total||408.0|
Movers after this year's match sees seed places change. Adie Hardy was the biggest mover after his 62 pts saw him climb 4 places to 32nd. The only other player to move up the rankings was Louis Jones up 3 places to 14th. The biggest fallers were Bob Medina and Adam Cutts both down 5 places to 20th & 40th respectively. Paul Kaye also dropped a place to 2nd as Richard Codron took top spot. Peter Codron, Jordan Kaye and Ryan Cracknell remain in the same position, Dan Graham and Jonny Paul both drop a place, whilst debutant Ed Hammond comes straight in at 28. Congratulations to Louis Jones who is now joint top wicket taker with Peter Codron on 18.
The all-time overall individual average coefficient score is now 21 with only 34 players exceeding this. 91 different players have now played cricket. The team batting 2nd has now only won 4 of the last 12 matches.