Day 2: Match Report
KING’S Road fell to a crushing eight-wicket defeat as Battersea Badgers seamer Nick Foord bagged 5 for 12 to ruin any hopes of Super Test glory for the Orange Caps.
The day had started brighter for the Road, with the Badgers’ first innings wrapped up inside the first hour of play for 228, a lead of 71.
Among the highlights was Badger batsman Tom Maskell knocking down his own stumps after being rattled by paceman Matt Glover.
But any hopes of a belligerent response were dashed as Foord motored in, forcing Orange Caps opener David Hughes to block like Boycott in an effort to protect his stumps.
At the other end Mark Isham was sent back to the pavilion by a brilliant piece of close catching but Sham Da Silva joined David in resisting the onslaught from the rampant Badgers.
Having seen off opening bowlers Foord and Blake, David was clean bowled by Dawson for four and Sham was the victim of another sharp catch, this time in the slips, for 12.
Daniel Sherman offered more with his chat than his bat, departing for 0, but skipper Giles Fagan and all-rounder Matt G staged a fightback.
The pair put on 83 before the return of Foord, Giles edging a rapid delivery to be caught behind for 39.
Foord then struck three times in an over, removing Matt Cocken, clearly unhappy with being given out plumb LBW, before his batting partner from across the Pennines Matt Glover finally fell for a well worked 57.
The Badgers’ man of the match also snapped up the wickets of Chris MacNicol and James Couldrey for ducks.
Kevin Pittaway and Michael Rossi offered some late resistance, helping the Road to a total of 173, sett-ing the Badgers 102 for victory.
The Gloverman, fired up by his highest score with the bat for King’s Road, taking wickets with the final two deliveries before tea.
But by then the Badgers’ Stuart Barker and Tom Rigby – who finished 50 not out – had put their team well on the road to victory.
Kevin, Sham, James and Mark were all made to suffer as the Badgers reached their target in the 16th over. Badger stalwart Peter Warman, who passed 1,000 runs for the team, rounded off the win with a huge six off Matt Cocken.
Day 1: Match Report
A captain’s innings from Pete Jinks left the Battersea Badgers well sett at the close of the first day’s play in the South London Ashes.
The Badgers’ skipper was unbeaten on 71 overnight as his team ended the day 188-5, a first innings lead of 31.
Orange Caps’ captain Giles Fagan won the toss and opted to bat on a damp but trying track at Fairfield Rec in Kingston and his side got off to a decent start, reaching 21 before opener David Hughes lost his off stump to a snorter from Badgers’ paceman Foord.
Next man in Sham da Silva also fell cheaply, scoring one more than David as he reached 5.
But at the other end Mark Isham was patience personified on his way to 21 before he was dismissed in the 31st over.
All-rounder Mark played the anchor role as first Giles and then Daniel Sherman cut loose, peppering the boundaries with fours and clearing the rope once each.
Giles was out for 40 and Dan for 29 as the Road reached lunch at 121-5.
But that solid platform was undermined after lunch as a devastating spell of 3-3 from Foord contributed to a batting collapse which saw the last five Orange Cap wickets fall for just 36.
Matt Cocken scored 12, fellow northerner Matt Glover was out for 6 and Chris MacNicol picked up a duck as Foord had a fiesta.
The Orange Caps bowling performance saw Kevin Pittaway and Matt Glover share the new ball, with the Badgers’ openers picking off occasional bad balls in a stand of 58 until KP struck to remove Smith.
Spinner Sham took over from the quicks to work his magic, claiming the wicket of danger man Pete Warman for 33 and Cole for 18.
The return of the opening bowlers produced a further two wickets, with Glover finally picking up a scalp after somehow remaining wicketless in a first spell which contained some almost unplayable deliveries.
The Orange Caps will be hoping to wrap up the Badgers’ tail early on the second day before the deficit grows to Greek levels, then the batsmen can set about compiling a target which will give the bowlers a chance to make the most of a pitch which could prove difficult to bat last on.
|Battersea Badgers Vs King’s Road CSC|
|2-Innings Match Played At Fairfield Rec. Grd., Kingston, 09-Jul-2011, Supertest|
|Battersea Badgers Win Outright by 8 wkts|
|Toss won by||King’s Road CSC|
|King’s Road CSC 1st Innings 157/10 All Out (Overs 47)|
|MJ Isham||c Paul Cole||b Allyn Blake||21||87||2||0|
|D Hughes||b Nick Foord||4||20||1||0|
|SPR de Silva||b Tom Maskell||5||16||1||0|
|GHA Fagan*+||c Allyn Blake||b Stuart Barker||40||34||7||1|
|DJ Sherman||lbw||b Allyn Blake||29||27||4||1|
|MJ Cocken||c&b Nick Foord||12||33||3||0|
|M Glover||b Nick Foord||6||21||1||0|
|C MacNicol||c Peter Jinks||b Nick Foord||0||6||0||0|
|MS Rossi||c Stewart McCluskey||b George Dawson||4||8||0||0|
|KM Pittaway||c Nick Foord||b George Dawson||0||4||0||0|
|JM Couldrey||not out||0||1||0||0|
|extras||(b10 lb6 w19 nb1)||36|
|TOTAL||10 wickets for||157|
|1-21(D Hughes) 2-30(SPR de Silva) 3-82(GHA Fagan) 4-107(MJ Isham) 5-121(DJ Sherman)|
|6-140(M Glover) 7-145(C MacNicol) 8-148(MJ Cocken) 9-153(KM Pittaway)|
|Battersea Badgers 1st Innings 228/10 All Out (Overs 56.3)|
|Peter Warman+||c MJ Cocken||b SPR de Silva||33||83||6||0|
|Alastair Smith||b KM Pittaway||17||32||2||0|
|Paul Cole||b SPR de Silva||18||29||3||0|
|Peter Jinks*||lbw||b KM Pittaway||77||100||11||2|
|John Dickinson||c GHA Fagan||b KM Pittaway||19||29||2||1|
|Stewart McCluskey||c MJ Isham||b M Glover||1||11||0||0|
|Nick Foord||b M Glover||23||32||4||0|
|George Dawson||run out JM Couldrey||0||4||0||0|
|Allyn Blake||not out||5||8||1||0|
|Stuart Barker||c GHA Fagan||b KM Pittaway||2||3||0||0|
|Tom Maskell||hit wicket||b M Glover||0||5||0||0|
|extras||(b8 lb0 w22 nb3)||33|
|TOTAL||10 wickets for||228|
|1-58(Alastair Smith) 2-87(Paul Cole) 3-101(Peter Warman) 4-159(John Dickinson)|
|5-176(Stewart McCluskey) 6-218(Peter Jinks) 7-218(Nick Foord) 8-219(George Dawson)|
|9-221(Stuart Barker) 10-228(Tom Maskell)|
|SPR de Silva||11||1||43||2||–||–|
|King’s Road CSC 2nd Innings 173/10 All Out (Overs 36.4)|
|MJ Isham||c Colin Huntingdon||b Allyn Blake||0||7||0||0|
|D Hughes||b George Dawson||4||31||0||0|
|SPR de Silva||c Nick Foord||b Tom Maskell||12||26||2||0|
|GHA Fagan*+||c Peter Warman||b Nick Foord||39||47||6||0|
|DJ Sherman||c Tom Rigby||b Tom Maskell||0||7||0||0|
|M Glover||lbw||b Nick Foord||57||45||12||0|
|MJ Cocken||lbw||b Nick Foord||1||7||0||0|
|C MacNicol||b Nick Foord||0||1||0||0|
|JM Couldrey||c Peter Warman||b Nick Foord||0||5||0||0|
|MS Rossi||not out||9||16||1||0|
|KM Pittaway||b Tom Maskell||18||17||4||0|
|extras||(b4 lb4 w23 nb2)||33|
|TOTAL||10 wickets for||173|
|1-1(MJ Isham) 2-26(D Hughes) 3-30(SPR de Silva) 4-35(DJ Sherman) 5-118(GHA Fagan)|
|6-131(MJ Cocken) 7-131(C MacNicol) 8-131(JM Couldrey) 9-135(M Glover)|
|Battersea Badgers 2nd Innings 107/2 Closed (Overs 15.3)|
|Stuart Barker||b M Glover||26||17||6||0|
|Tom Rigby||not out||50||51||9||1|
|Colin Huntingdon||b M Glover||0||1||0||0|
|Peter Warman+||not out||21||23||3||1|
|extras||(b5 lb0 w5 nb0)||10|
|TOTAL||2 wickets for||107|
|1-4(Stuart Barker) 2-41(Colin Huntingdon)|
|SPR de Silva||2||0||13||0||–||–|