Bessborough Cricket Club 4th Eleven v Old Actonians on Sat 26 May 2012 at 1pm
Bessborough Cricket Club Lost by 1 run

Match report The fourth eleven lost by an agonising one run in a thriller versus Old Actonians 4s. Bessborough lost the toss and were asked to bowl first on a very nice batting track.

The young side, which is being used as the proving ground for the Bessborough’s up-and-coming colts, showed a lot of determination and no little skill to restrict the opposition to 173 all out.

Newcomer Mark Emanuel, one of the senior members of the 4s, set a brilliant example for the colts with a long spell of penetrating medium-pace and spin bowling to finish with 4-24. Dillon Popat (2-28), Dominic Baxter (1-20), Jack Hovell (1-28) and Richard Ward (1-36) also put in good shifts.

Despite the early loss of opener Simon Heaney for a duck, Bessborough set about the Actonians attack with Emanuel scoring a quick-fire 42. It was then the turn of U13 colt Ray Maloney to show off his skills with an elegant 52, including some lovely leg-side pulls and flicks. Maloney and Hovell (24) put on a great sixth wicket partnership of 61 to get the side close to the winning total.

Sadly, depite a defiant 20-run last wicket partnership between Bharat Vyas (10) and Baxter (5 not out), Actonians got the breakthrough they needed in the last over as Actonians skipper Ehanttharajah bowled Vyas.

Old Actonians Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
3nb 27w  
for 10 wickets
173 (44.4 overs)
Bilal Hussain b  Emanuel 16
Jon Hawkins b  Ward 0
Mandar Kharkar ct  Baxter b Emanuel 1
Vithushan Ehantharajah b  Emanuel 9
Tim Maynard ct  Hawes b Hovell 19
Steve Cox b  Emanuel 4
Ethan Hart-Badger Not Out  52
Sami Chishti b  Baxter 25
Roheet Gupta run out  (R. Vyas) 6
Bob Coutts ct  Damodaran b Popat 6
Kevin Mahoney st  Maloney b Popat 0

Bessborough Cricket Club 4th Eleven Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Mark Emanuel15.032446.001.60
Richard Ward8.0036136.004.50
Jack Hovell6.0128128.004.67
Ravi Vyas3.01400.001.33
Dillon Popat6.4028214.004.20
Dominic Baxter4.0020120.005.00
Naresh Damodaran2.001800.009.00

Bessborough Cricket Club 4th Eleven Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
7nb 9w 4b  
for 10 wickets

(46.1 overs)
Dillon Popat b  Mahoney 7
Simon Heaney b  Mahoney 0
Mark Emanuel Run out  42
Sammy Hawes b  Coutts 6 1
Richard Ward ct  & bowled Mahoney 0
Ray Maloney b  Khakar 56 1
Jack Hovell b  Mahoney 24
Naresh Damodaran lbw  Ehantharajah 2 1
Ravi Vyas lbw  Ehantharajah 0 1
Dominic Baxter Not Out  5 1
Bharat Vyas b  Ehantharajah 10

Old Actonians Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Kevin Mahoney13.0250412.503.85
Vithushan Ehantharajah11.1237312.333.31
Ethan Hart-Badger5.002200.004.40
Bob Coutts9.0134134.003.78
Roheet Gupta3.001100.003.67
Mandar Kharkar5.0213113.002.60