West Mersea Cricket Club NECL 1st v Abberton on Sun 12 Jun 2016 at 13:00
West Mersea Cricket Club Won by 8 wickets

Match report West Mersea took the honours in the first Battle of the Strood this season at The Glebe. Rain arrived right on the scheduled start and the match was then delayed until 3.30pm. Abberton took first knock in the shortened game, and were unable to break the early shackles delivered by Luke Conway (1 for 11 from 4) and Kevin Hewes (0 for 7 from 4). Trevor Vince (2 for 20) then capitalised on the early pressure taken two wickets in his first over as Abberton slipped to 20 for 3. Veteran Badger Ball (29) top scored, but with only Steve Cowland (17) and Richard Pink (10) making double figures the Lions were restricted to 70 for 6.
A wicket a piece for Scott Gilbey and Jamie Hall reduced the Islanders to 19 for 2, before an unbeaten third wicket stand of 55 between Luke Conway (42no from 33) and Ian Young (18no from 25) saw Mersea home with over seven overs to spare. The victory for Mersea lifts them off the foot of the table for the first time of the season.

Abberton Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2w 2lb 
for 6 wickets
70 (20.0 overs)
P Lingard b  Conway 4
S Cowland ct  Daines b Passfield 17 2
A Ball b  Vince 2
J Hall b  Vince 0
B Ball run out  Hoggarth 29 2
R Pink b  Young 10 1
Z Lambton Not Out  4
B Robertson  
S Gilbey  
D Digby  

West Mersea Cricket Club NECL 1st Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Luke Conway4.0011111.002.75
Kevin Hewes4.01700.001.75
Trevor Vince4.0120210.005.00
Adam Passfield4.0017117.004.25
Ian Young2.00717.003.50
Rory Green2.00600.003.00

West Mersea Cricket Club NECL 1st Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 2 wickets

(12.2 overs)
Graham Bowers b  Hall 11 20 12 2 91.67
Adam Passfield ct  Digby b Gilbey 0 9 4 0
Luke Conway Not Out  42 40 33 4 1 127.27
Ian Young Not Out  18 30 25 3 72.00
Ricky Provan  
Jason Hoggarth  
Kevin Hewes  
Trevor Vince  
Rosie Daines   1
Connor Green  
Harry Luckman  

Abberton Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
S Gilbey3.0014114.004.67
J Hall4.0018118.004.50
B Robertson3.002200.007.33
Z Lambton2.001300.006.50
D Digby0.20400.0012.00