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Shepherds Bush CC - 2nd XI
Ealing CC - 2nd XI
Sat 22 Jun 12:30 - Middlesex County Cricket League - 2nd Xl Division One Start time 12:30

Shepherds Bush 2nd XI v Ealing CC 2nd XI

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Shepherds Bush claim victory

On a roasting Saturday afternoon, the E-men travelled to locals Shepherd’s Bush (it always seems to be hot when we play there?).

With half the team applying more sun cream than an albino in the Sahara, Ealing were asked to bowl on a deck that looked as if it would offer a little for both bat and ball. And so it did.

With the fourth new ball pairing this season, Ealing started well. Tendulkar (no, his son), and Rowley (still the world’s angriest Kiwi) bowled tightly and although only one wicket was found (off a legal delivery) it was very much honours even, possibly with the pendulum in Ealing’s favour.

A special mention to Arjun’s first ball, ensuring Connelly and the cordon moved closer towards Virgin Active.

As the scorching Sun beat down on W3, Ealing began to chip away at the Bush line-up. With Tony Fell breaking the partnership between Bush’s 2 and 3, it was time for Cabs and Dewhurst to extract whatever spin may have existed.

Bush began to accelerate, and ‘‘twas therefore time to return to the sizzling pace provided by Arjun. With an ability to hit batsmen in the head for fun, and crush their toes at will, Arjun’s second spell was both terrifying and economical. Supported by Rowley at the other end who finished with a superb 3-fer, Ealing were set 193 to win from 48 overs.

However, the story of Ealing’s batsmen continued, with no one applying themselves on a good batting deck.

The quality of the Bush slip fielders was often tested, mainly by messers Connolly and A. Dewhurst, who both departed cheaply - pulling balls to mid-on and leaving straight ones respectively.

Tattersall, Fairbairn, Tendulkar and Rowley provided some stiff resistance, but a combination of good bowling and poor shot selection (predominantly the latter) ensured Ealing were bowled out, falling an agonising 9 runs short.

The boys look to bounce back from a disappointing run of losses at Corfton Road next week.

Scorecard

Shepherds Bush CC - 2nd XI won the toss and elected to bat

Shepherds Bush CC - 2nd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Tom Pigott
ct. R Connelly, b. A Fell
27
55
3
0
49.1
George Ellaby
ct. R Connelly, b. G Rowley
2
13
0
0
15.4
Miles Illingworth
b. G Rowley
79
116
9
0
68.1
Matt Davis
b. A Tendulkar
36
34
4
2
105.9
Henry Smith
Retired Not Out
15
31
1
0
48.4
Charlie Kidson
Not Out
9
19
1
0
47.4
Gabriel Woodford
ct. G Rowley, b. G Rowley
0
5
0
0
0.0
Charlie White
Not Out
13
18
1
0
72.2
Hugh Tayler
Did Not Bat
 
William Speer
Did Not Bat
 
Matt Jones
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
2w, 1b, 1lb, 7nb
11
Total
for 5 wickets 52 overs
192

Ealing CC - 2nd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Guy Rowley
11
1
33
3
3.0
Arjun Tendulkar
15
2
55
1
3.7
Alexander Fell
8
1
37
1
4.6
Oscar Dewhurst
9
0
40
0
4.4
Ahsan Faraz
9
1
25
0
2.8

Ealing CC - 2nd XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Robbie Connelly
ct. W Speer, b. M Jones
21
 
Luke Stoughton
ct. M Davis, b. W Speer
4
 
Alasdair Dewhurst
b. M Jones
1
 
James Tattersall
ct. C Kidson, b. W Speer
40
 
Anand Ashok
b. C White
7
 
Neil Fairbairn
ct. M Jones, b. M Jones
41
 
Arjun Tendulkar
ct. T Pigott, b. M Davis
18
 
Guy Rowley
ro. G Ellaby
30
 
Alexander Fell
b. W Speer
0
 
Ahsan Faraz
b. W Speer
13
 
Oscar Dewhurst
Not Out
0
 
Extras
2w, 5b, 2nb
9
Total
for 10 wickets 46.1 overs
184

Shepherds Bush CC - 2nd XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Matt Jones
15
3
43
3
2.9
William Speer
12
1
43
4
3.6
Charlie White
11
2
47
1
4.3
Charlie Kidson
5
0
15
0
3.0
Matt Davis
2
0
18
1
9.0
Miles Illingworth
2
0
14
0
7.0

Team selection

League round up

Other 2nd Xl Division One results

Teddington CC - 2nd XI
79/1
76
Osterley CC - 2nd XI
Finchley CC - 2nd XI
72
255
Hampstead CC - 2nd XI
Acton CC, Middlesex - 2nd XI
195/4
225/9
Richmond CC, Middx - 2nd XI
163/5
159
Highgate CC, Middx - 2nd XI

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# Team Pts
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2. Shepherds Bush CC 68
3. Ealing CC 65
4. Hampstead CC 65
5. Highgate CC, Middx 63
6. Teddington CC 59
7. North Middlesex CC 58

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