Jun 2012

Sutton Courtney HOME

Hope and Percival Bat for Victory

This 40 over match was held in tricky conditions; the square fair, but skiddy; the outfield moist and slow, the atmosphere overcast and threatening. Swyncombe won the toss and elected to bat. Hope & Goodall put on a measured opening partnership of 44 until Goodall was run out.

L.Percival signalled a change in tactic, coming in at number 3 and brandishing his new Mongoose, he went about demonstrating to Hope a more aerial attacking style.  Hope was quick to follow his new batting partners approach and their hard-hitting, hard-running partnership of 129 runs put Swyncombe on course for a teatime total of 203 for 4. Hope finished his 40 over innings on 91 runs not out.

Sutton Courtney’s opening pair struggled to make runs in the first 10 overs, with a strike rate of just 2 an over.  Swyncombe’s opening bowlers of Hunt & J Percival, seemed destined to get the break through for Swyncombe and it came in the 10th over with an outstanding reflex catch at gully be Joynes off the bowling of Percival. Hunt got his wicket reward in his 7th over, finishing his allotted overs 8 overs with 3 maidens, 1 wicket for 10 runs.

A dogged performance by Patel and Nav kept Sutton Courtney in this match, but as the required run rate increased so did the pairs need to take chances. Both eventually being caught! Although wickets started to consistently fall Sutton Courtney’s tail refused to roll over, and they batted out their forty overs 115 for 9 wickets.


S Hope, not out ….. 91
C Goodall, ran out ….. 23
L Percival, b Woodley ….. 63
J Percival, b Doel ….. 8
T Bailey, b Woodley ….. 0
P Day, Not Out ….. 0

Extras ….. 23
TOTAL ….. 208


K Thomas, ct Holder b Hunt ….. 11
J Mathew, ct Joynes b Percival ….. 8
N Patel, ct&b Johnson ….. 15
Nav, ct Johnson b Hope ….. 33
P Kelly, b Johnson ….. 0
D Hill, b Bailey ….. 1
J Mills, not out ….. 10
T Mooring, lbw Bailey ….. 0
J Woodley, b Bailey ….. 0
C Doel,ct Hunt b Joynes ….. 13
N Walker, not out 0

Extras 25
Total 115

Best Bowling  T Bailey 3 – 17, S Johnson 2 -11