HADLEIGH CRICKET CLUB, SUFFOLK Sunday Development XI v Elveden on Sun 15 May 2016 at 1:30pm

Match report Another home game for the Sunday Development team, this time against Elveden, again without Captain Pete (He ain't played a game yet!).
Stand-in Captain Buster, won the toss (all Tampions must be good tossers!) and elected Elveden to bat first. Elveden's opening batsman has always troubled us, and we were prepared for another high score.
The first ball of the innings, he miss-hit and the ball popped up in the air for Buster to catch - he didn't, he dropped it! We were mad, he said it was a 'difficult' catch, only difficult because he had played the day before and got very drunk too!
Hadleigh opening bowlers continued to plug away and did well against the experienced openers. It was the introduction of Dan 'Chocolates' Thornton that made the breakthrough in the 13th over, and the opening batsman was caught. He had scored 53. Was Buster's early dropped catch going to cost us the match? Chocolates was to take another wicket 2 overs later, after this the run rate slowed thankfully. MG chanced his arm for 4 overs as well.
Buster made another bowling change, this time Corey and Owen, who each had 5 overs. Then another bowling change, this time Roger and Tabs. Both were unproductive and a bit un-economical! They were removed after 3 overs each.
Captain Buster introduced himself and Tony into the bowling line up, with instant results from Buster, taking a wicket with his 3rd and 5th ball in the 34th over. Elveden finished on 196-4 at the end of their 40 overs, probably 30 runs more than they should have, thanks to some sloppy fielding and missed run-out opportunities.
All of the Hadleigh team had bowled, with the exception of Jamie the wicket keeper (at least we all had a go!).
After tea, Hadleigh openers Tony and Jamie went out to bat, needing only 5 an over. Both batted well, Jamie especially enjoying the lobbed balls, unfortunately one lobbed ball was too tempting for Jamie and he was caught in the 7th over for a swift 26. Tabs replaced him and scored a swift 17, before being bowled. Tabs was replaced by Tayler, to join his steady scoring father. Senior and Junior batted well and took the score from 80 to 140 in the next 13 overs. Tayler was unfortunately caught on 17, which brought in Arran. Arran was tempted by the very first ball, which was top edged straight to the keeper. Tony was not impressed!
Owen came to the crease, and batted well. He frustrated Tony a couple of times with over-cautious running, but both took the game to Elveden. They won us the game in the 35th over, Tony scoring a personal best of 89 not out (2 more than his previous best) and Owen, a very respectable 28 not out.
This was despite the Elveden opening batsman bowling his full 10 overs, in between keeping wicket, as well.
Our third win of the season, in four games. We're the Leicester City of Division 4!

Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 4 wickets

(35.5 overs)
Tony Locke Not Out  89 13 1
Jamie Colcomb ct K Pearson 26 5
David Willis b D Rodic 18 4
Taylor Locke ct H Harding 17 1
Arran Tampion ct H Harding 0
Owen Tampion Not Out  28 4
Martin Grayling  
Buster Tampion  
Daniel Thornton  
Cory Stone  
Roger Daniels  

Elveden Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
R Kent3.002000.006.67
R Daltrey5.003300.006.60
K Pearson5.0046146.009.20
D Rodic10.0236136.003.60
D Greenwood5.002900.005.80
H Harding5.011326.502.60
E Coston2.00700.003.50
T Young0.50100.001.20

Elveden Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
7nb 9w 2b 6lb 
for 4 wickets
196 (40.0 overs)
D Rodic ct D Thornton 53
K Pearson b B Tampion 58
V Rayner b D Thornton 1
R Kent Not Out  53
R Daltrey ct B Tampion 0
E Costin Not Out  7
N Rodic  
H Harding  
D Greenwood  
E Flack  
T Young  


Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Taylor Locke5.012000.004.00
Arran Tampion5.002700.005.40
Martin Grayling4.001300.003.25
Daniel Thornton4.0126213.006.50
Cory Stone5.021000.002.00
Owen Tampion5.001900.003.80
Roger Daniels3.001900.006.33
David Willis3.002800.009.33
Buster Tampion3.001025.003.33
Tony Locke3.001600.005.33