Mellis v HADLEIGH CRICKET CLUB, SUFFOLK Sunday 1st XI (No team) on Sun 17 Jul 2011 at 1.30pm

Match report Sun followed by rain followed by sun followed by rain and lots of puddles with more sun to finish.An exciting match interupted by constant weather changes ended in the 34th over with a victory for the home side Mellis.
Hadleigh's total of 174 in a reduced 35 over match was always likely to be a few short as
Mellis's side contained some big hitters on a fast and very substantially sized outfield.
Batting first Nick Ellis was out early to a fine catch down the leg side only to be followed by Brett Crisp to an equally good leg side catch by the keeper.
Power house Ryan Phillips set about the bowling finding the leg side sweep to his liking as he amassed runs at a fast rate.Supported well by Murray Spence they took the Hadleigh total to 122 off 23 overs before Phillips was given out LBW.
The loss of regular wickets slowed Hadleighs run rate down and they fell short of what looked like a total of well over 200.
Mellis's Opening bat Couridge set about the Hadleigh bowling blasting his way to 53 . A notable point of interest was his 50 coming up with only 53 on the scoreboard. Murray Spece came on to bowl and with a fantastic first over he removed 3 top order batsmen. His second over should have claimed two more wickets however 2 dropped catches turned the game . Further efforts to claim wickets were denied through dropped catches and young batman Chinnery saw the home side to victory with a hard hitting array of shots . Evidently , it transpired the Home side put in the incorrect total to chase , showing 185 instead of 175 .
Champagne moment:Murray Spence's first over and his unusual new pre run up rountine which he used to devastating effect.

HADLEIGH CRICKET CLUB, SUFFOLK Sunday 1st XI (No team) Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 9 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Nikhil Ellis ct B.Chinnery 3
Ryan Phillips lbw N.Spence 75
Brett Crisp ct K.Greenwood 4
Dan Green b B.Chinnery 4
Murray Spence ct A.Williamson 38
Vinny Claireaux b B.Chinnery 10
Andrew Crisp Run out  1
Martin Grayling st A.Williamson 8
Blake Ambrose Run out  13
Mohammad Asghar Not Out  5
Mark Batterbee Not Out  0

Mellis Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Mellis Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 5 wickets
188 (0.0 overs)
B.Box Run out  47
T.Couridge b M.Spence 53
C.Farrant b M.Spence 0
D.Stringer b N.Ellis 35
N.Spence ct M.Spence 0
B.Chinnery Not Out  30
A.Williamson Not Out  3

HADLEIGH CRICKET CLUB, SUFFOLK Sunday 1st XI (No team) Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Mohammad Asghar4.003200.008.00
Martin Grayling8.004200.005.25
Blake Ambrose2.001500.007.50
Nikhil Ellis7.5241141.005.23
Murray Spence7.022337.673.29
Mark Batterbee5.003100.006.20