Bessborough Cricket Club 4th Eleven v Highgate 5s on Sat 19 May 2012 at 1pm
Bessborough Cricket Club Lost by 37 runs

Match report The fourth eleven, fielding only nine players, including six colts, put up a brave fight against Highgate 5th XI in Division 5 of the 1987 Cricket League, but ultimately paid the price for having too few batsmen in a 37-run defeat.

After winning the toss, Bessborough put Highgate in to bat on a very slow wicket. The young colts put in a great stint in the field to cover the gaps and some incisive bowling restricted Highgate to 96 all out off 36 overs. Dillon Popat was the star bowler for Bessborough with 5-19 off 5 overs.

The 4’s inexperience showed in their batting reply as none of the colts were able to stay at the crease with captain and opener Simon Heaney (17). Middle order batsman Richard Ward (18 not out) put in a valiant effort to get Bessborough closer to the target, but despite some careful guarding of the tail order, in the end he ran out of partners.

Highgate 5s Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
96 (36.0 overs)
Finlay Robertson b  Popat 13
Paul Close st  Maloney b Popat 24
Hardev Singh b  Vyas 1
Edwin D'Souza lbw  Popat 4
David Baker run out  (Ward) 8
Owain Doggett ct  Maloney b Vyas 1
John Vaijinath b  Emanuel 17
Peter Williams ct  & bowled Popat 1
James Merry ct  & bowled Farr 0
Mark Dixon st  Maloney b Popat 1
James Steeds Not Out  2

Bessborough Cricket Club 4th Eleven Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Mark Emanuel11.0226126.002.36
Oscar Farr7.0112112.001.71
Richard Ward5.001800.003.60
Dillon Popat5.011953.803.80
Ravi Vyas5.001226.002.40
Vinal Wimalaweera3.00700.002.33

Bessborough Cricket Club 4th Eleven Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 8 wickets

(28.3 overs)
Simon Heaney b  Vajinath 17
Mark Emanuel b  Dixon 0
Ray Maloney ct  Unknown b Dixon 2 1 2
Sammy Hawes b  Steeds 2
Dillon Popat b  Dixon 6 1
Oscar Farr b  Vajinath 1 1
Richard Ward Not Out  18 1
Vinal Wimalaweera ct  Unknown b Vajinath 0
Ravi Vyas ct  Unknown b Vajinath 1
A.N. Other  
A.N. Other  

Highgate 5s Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
James Steeds7.0211111.001.57
Mark Dixon6.001133.671.83
James Merry6.001500.002.50
John Vaijinath7.311243.001.60
Finlay Robertson2.00700.003.50