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.

SWYNCOMBE

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

SUTTON COURTNEY

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
 

Old Suttonians HOME

Swyncombe too good for Old Suttonians

Swyncombe won the toss and elected to bat in this 40 over match. A superb batting wicket on a glorious day in the Chilterns gave Swyncombe every opportunity to score some good runs.  The partnership of 171 runs by Goodall and Bailey put Swyncombe in a commanding position. Goodall added another 50 runs with Hope finishing 13 runs shy of his century. With plenty of wickets in hand Hope and Percival’s flamboyant batting display added 104 runs in the last 10 overs, setting Old Suttonians a target of 287 runs.

Old Suttonians started briskly and after 10 overs matched the Swyncombe score at the same over period, but Old Suttonians hadn’t prepared for Keith Domnick, a 15 year old Gillott’s student, ripping through the Old Suttonians batting order to leave him on figures of 8 overs 3 maidens, 4 wickets for 11 runs. A dropped catch by Regent denied the young spinner a 5 wicket haul. Not to be out done, his father cleaned up the Old Suttonians’ tail taking 3 wickets for 10 runs. Day took the last wicket to end their innings on 103 all out. A fantastic bowling performance from father and son.

SWYNCOMBE

C Goodall, b.Day ..... 87
P Day, b Shine ….. 4
T Bailey,cb Marshall ….. 77
S Hope, not out ….. 52
J Percival, not out ..... 40

Extras ..... 26
TOTAL  ..... 286

OLD SUTTONIANS

S Dunthorpe, b K Domnick ….. 16
B Day, c Bailey b Percival ….. 16
R Day, c Bailey b K Domnick ….. 1
S Marshall, b Percival ….. 6
A Cook, b K Domnick …..12
P Marshall, lbw K Domnick ….. 0
M Shine, c Percival b C Domnick ….. 4
A Culzar, b C Domnick ….. 12
A Cox, b C Domnick ….. 4
D Carpenter, not out ….. 10
G Zudrozny, c Percival b Day ….. 8

Extras …..14
TOTAL ….. 103

Best Bowling  K Domnick 4-11  C Domnick 3-10

Nettlebed AWAY

Swyncombe end the season unbeaten ……. just!

Nettlebed won the toss and put Swyncombe in to bat for their last match of the season. Jack and Ryan Latter bowled an excellent line and length in their opening spell keeping the runs to a minimum. Goodall went in the 8th over when trying to hit Ryan Latter over mid wicket, but the ball couldn’t beat Challis, who took an excellent catch. Domnick patiently built an innings partnering briefly with Collins and then Hope who both went cheaply off the bowling of Challis, until his innings came to an unfortunate end, as he slipped on the damp surface and pirouetted on to his stumps, after hitting the ball down to fine leg. When Swyncombe have needed an innings steadying this year, the patient batting of Hunt has usually provided the stability, partnering with Trinder, Johnston and then Percival Swyncombe eventually reached 116 for 6 off their 35 overs. Based on the conditions and their experiences during the season Swyncombe were confident of defending the low total and continuing their unbeaten season.

Swyncombe bowlers knew they had their work cut out and Hope delivered a wicket maiden in the first over, taking the wicket of R Simmons, caught at mid-off by Regent. Partnered by Trinder the opening spell of 8 overs only yielded 9 runs for Nettlebed. Collins and Johnston took over the attack and Collins took the important wickets of P Simmons and Young. The early wickets exposed the young Nettlebed bowling attack who offered resistance but few runs and as the match went into the last 10 overs Trinder and Percival bowled excellently under pressure, picking off wickets and leaving Nettlebed a total of 10 runs off the last over with only one wicket remaining. The Nettlebed opener Vockins still remained having batted well for 55 and with Butler an injured Nettlebed opener, batting at 11 facing the inform Hope the match could go either way. A short first ball was dispatched for 6 and Hope now needed to bowl the most accurate 5 balls of the season. A rushed 2 runs left Nettlebed requiring two runs for victory off the final ball. Butler drove the ball to silly mid off and a scrambled throw missed the stumps and allowed Nettlebed to tie the match.
Swyncombe’s second tie of the season left them undefeated both at Home and Away in 2011.

The last match of the season also delivered the final lovingly prepared Dot Ackerman tea. Dot spent her childhood years in Swyncombe, later residing in Nettlebed. She has seen young players grow up and watch their own children play and eat her teas over a period of over 30 years. Her teas will be missed by us all.

SWYNCOMBE

C Domnick, hit wicket, b R Corbett..... 34
C Goodall, c M Challis, b R Latter ..... 7
P Collins, c R Latter, M Challis ..... 5
S Hope, c R Simmons, b M Challis ..... 5
N Trinder, b C Young ..... 11
I Hunt, not out ..... 28
S Johnston b L Vockins ..... 4
J Percival, not out ..... 6

Extras ..... 16
TOTAL ..... 116

NETTLEBED

R Simmons, c Regent b Hope ..... 0
L Vockins, not out ..... 55
P Simmons, b Collins ..... 12
C Young, c Johnston b Collins..... 15
P Latter, b Hunt .....3
M Bryant, run out ..... 6
R Latter, c Regent b Hope ..... 0
J Latter, run out ..... 0
M Challis, c Domnick, b Percival ..... 0
R Corbet, c Hope, b Trinder ..... 0
M Butler, not out .....12

Extras ..... 13
TOTAL ..... 116

St Clement's HOME

Henderson helps Swyncombe stroll to victory

Swyncombe proved to be too strong for St Clement’s Strollers as they cruised to a nine wicket win. Swyncombe dismissed St Clements for just 73 in their innings and then strolled to a comfortable win on 77-1

Swyncombe were on top from the moment they won the toss and put St Clements in to bat. Ben Henderson and Ian Hunt both managed to get bounce and swing with movement off the seam, with Henderson finishing with 4 -13 from his opening five-over spell. Clive Goodall and Ian Hunt chipped in with a wicket apiece as the Strollers were reduced to 26-6.

The St Clements tail offered some resistance as Warry added 26 runs before being caught by Nigel Trinder off the bowling of Gary Joynes. However, Joynes claimed the last wicket to finish with figures of 2-1 as the 10 man St Clements were bowled out for 73.

The total never looked like being enough to trouble Swyncombe despite the early loss of skipper Clive Domnick for 9. Clive Goodall (33no) and Nigel Trinder (30no) eventually saw them home to victory in the 21st over.

ST CLEMENTS STROLLERS

P Brennan, ct Goodall, b Henderson ..... 3
T Pickford, ct Domnick, b Henderson ..... 0
S Warry, b Hunt ..... 2
P Strongitharm. b Henderson ..... 7
S Carter, ct Domnick, b Goodall ..... 3
M Warry, b Henderson ..... 1
L Davie, ct Goodall, b L Trinder ..... 10
N Warry, ct N Trinder, b Joynes ..... 26
D Rochester, not out ..... 7
T Booth, lbw Joynes ..... 0

Extras ..... 14
TOTAL ..... All Out 73

Best Bowling B Henderson 4-13 G Joynes 2-1

SWYNCOMBE

C Domnick, c Regent, b Strongitharm ..... 9
C Goodall, not out ..... 33
N Trinder, not out ..... 30

Extras ..... 5
TOTAL ..... 77

Ipsden HOME

A Good Day for Ducks

In the kind of weather one might imagine on the very edge of a thunderstorm, a credit to the cricketeering folk of Ipsden and Swyncombe, who entered into a game this Sunday in good spirits.

Ipsden won the toss and put Swyncombe into bat. A rather smart choice as three maiden overs and a fourth wicket maiden saw Goodall fall to the zippy line and length balls of M Hughdon; caught behind for a duck. C Domnick proceeded to make useful runs and some nice shots were seen on his way to 32; eventually bowled by Tustian. Collins and Johnston made themselves the other key wickets, falling to Houseman and M Hughdon; whose eventual figures of 4 wickets for 14 runs with 3 maidens from 7 overs, helped restrict Swyncombe to an innings total of 105.

Ipsden’s openers Wood and Cox were the main batting force and put on a quick fire 29 when the first of their two key wickets saw Wood fall to Goodall’s flighty yet tempting spin; caught wanting on the boundary for a useful 23. Cox continued to defend his wicket and batted down through the order whilst Trinder kept his partners coming and the runs tight with eventual figures of 4 wickets for 11 runs 1 maiden from 7 overs. Cue the second key wicket of Cox for 42; bowled three unplayable balls of real pace by Collins, the third of which saw Cox off with cries of “That were too good for thee, Lad”, set up and bowled top of off stump.

Swyncombe kept pressure on Ipsden through the course of their innings, with some good fielding and some smart changes in the attack, eventually restricting Ipsden to a final score of 95 runs.

SWYNCOMBE

C Domnick, b Tustian ..... 32
C Goodall, c Ramsay, b M Hughdon ..... 0
N Trinder, b C Hughdon ..... 9
P Collins, c Ramsay, b Houseman ..... 22
S Johnston, b M Hughdon ..... 24
K Domnick, c&b Houseman .....0
J Perciville, c Ramsay, b M Hughdon ..... 1
T Bayley, b M Hughdon ..... 0
N Holder, Not Out ..... 4
S Vines, Not Out ..... 2

Extras ..... 11
TOTAL ..... 105 for 8

IPSDEN

D Wood, c Bayley, b Goodall ..... 23
C Cox, b Collins ..... 42
J Ramsay, b Trinder ..... 4
S Bennett, b Trinder ..... 0
D Houseman, b Goodall ..... 3
S Brown, b K Domnick .....2
N Tustian, b Perciville ..... 4
J Cropper, b Trinder ..... 1
M Hughdon, b Trinder ..... 7
C Hughdon, Not Out ..... 0
D Bennett, c Perciville, b Johnston ….. 0

Extras ..... 9
TOTAL ..... 95 all out

Many thanks again to Tim for his Match Report