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British Police

Fixture Date: 30/06/2014
Ground: Penkridge CC
Start: 11.00 am

Innings of MCCC
J Middleton b Bryan 2
A Jones LBW b Sidgreaves 25
T Wright b Bryan 0
J Williams b Jackson 38
R Markham c and b Martin 41
S Khalid c Gillespie b Martin 15
L Chisti* b Jackson 6
J Jackman st Evans b Jackson 5
K Baker  not out 1
J Windler c Bryan b Martin 4
S Jeavons c Gillespie b Martin 1
   
Extras ( ) 24
TOTAL 162
 
British Police Bowling
  O M R W
G Moore 5 0 14 0
R Bryan 6 2 17 2
A Sidgreaves 7 2 24 1
D Midgley 5 1 24 0
M Martin 8 2 27 4
R Jackson 8 1 44 3
 
Fall
1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
4 8 70 89 110 137 151 151 155 162
Innings of  British Police
G Gillespie LBW b Markham 11
W Evans c Middleton b Chisti 16
R Watkins c Jeavons b Khalid 28
M Martin  not out 32
R Doyle not out 56
G Moore did not bat 0
R Bryan did not bat 0
A Sidgreaves did not bat 0
D Midgley did not bat 0
R Jackson did not bat 0
T Roe + did not bat 0
   
Extras ( ) 22
TOTAL (for 3 wkts) 165
 
MCCC Bowling
  O M R W
L Chisti 8 1 54 1
R Markham 6 1 32 1
J Jackman 10 3 26 0
S Khalid 10 0 43 1
S Jeavons 2 0 10 0
 
Fall
1 2 3
32 32 81

British Police won by 7 wickets

Team Manager: John Chester
Umpires: David Cook
Scorers: David Jones

Match Report

A young Conference side came up against a strong British Police team at the start of their tour of the East Midlands.

Put in to bat on a damp and somewhat fiery pitch, Conference were soon in trouble losing two wickets for 8 runs, including a contentious LBW. A recovery by Jones (25) and Williams (38) who put on 62 for the third wicket led to hopes of a decent score but thereafter only Markham with an excellent 41, including three sixes, handled the attack with confidence. The introduction of spinners led to a late order collapse and a final total of 162.

After an excellent  lunch, the sun had worked its magic on the pitch and it rolled out to be a very flat track indeed which made a difficult task of bowling out the Police even harder.

Two early wickets gave hope for the Conference of an upset but despite the best efforts of spinners Jackman and Khalid, solid batting particularly by Doyle (56 not out) ensured a comfortable win for the British Police by 7 wickets.

The Conference side were not disgraced and kept trying to the end and most of the young players will have benefited  from the experience.