Ipswich 3rd v West Mersea Cricket Club TC 1st on Mon 25 May 2015 at 13:00
West Mersea Cricket Club Won by 4 wickets

Match report On Bank Holiday Monday, the first eleven travelled to Ipswich to play bottom side Ipswich 3rds, who were strengthened considerably by a number of first and second team players. Luke Bruce made the early breakthrough on his way to 1 for 9 from 6, which then enabled the guesting Alex Young to make significant inroads into the Ipswich top order as Ipswich slumped to 27 for 4. The game then drifted as Ipswich seemed content on blocking out the Mersea bowlers. Matt Wilkin bowled his best spell of the season to take 3 for 23 from 14 overs, while Alex Young returned at the death to claim a further three wickets to complete figures of 6 for 43 from 13, as Ipswich were bowled out for 111. A generally good fielding display from Mersea was epitomised by Luke Bruce taking a superb outfield catch to dismiss the Ipswich skipper, although contrary to that was a ‘reach for the skies’ moment from Alex Young has he fumbled and eventually shelled a dolly slip catch. Mersea ground out the chase against some useful Ipswich bowling, Adam Rutter (25), Alex Young (34) and David Taylor (20, including two big sixes) leading Mersea to a four wicket success.

Ipswich 3rd Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
7w 3b 5lb 
for 10 wickets
111 (42.5 overs)
S Connelly Not Out  14
N Johnson ct  Wilkin b Bruce 2
R Manning b  Young 10 1
A Taplin b  Young 0
S Bumphrey ct  Taylor b Young 0
R Garrett ct  & b Young 18 3
M Phillips ct  & b Wilkin 26 4
A Phillips ct  Taylor b Young 5
J Howe ct  Young b Wilkin 10 1
D Pryke b  Wilkin 0
C Smith ct  Bruce b Young 11 2

West Mersea Cricket Club TC 1st Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Alex Young13.034367.173.31
Luke Bruce6.01919.001.50
Luke Conway7.022200.003.14
Matthew Wilkin13.532337.671.66
Kevin Hewes3.01600.002.00

West Mersea Cricket Club TC 1st Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
5w 3b 2lb 
for 6 wickets

(29.1 overs)
Adam Rutter ct  M Phillips b Pryke 24 43 42 3 57.14
Steve Chambers ct  Smith b Pryke 1 7 6 16.67
Luke Bruce b  Howe 8 18 10 1 80.0 1
Alex Young ct  M Phillips b Taplin 34 79 51 4 66.67 2
David Taylor ct  Bumphrey b Johnson 20 35 25 1 2 80.0 2
Matt White ct  M Phillips b Taplin 13 25 28 2 46.43
Kevin Hewes Not Out  0 7
Matthew Wilkin Not Out  2 4 3 66.67 2
Luke Conway  
Jon O'Regan  
Chris Graham  

Ipswich 3rd Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
J Howe13.0525125.001.92
D Pryke8.0036218.004.50
N Johnson4.0024124.006.00
A Phillips2.101300.006.00
A Taplin2.00924.504.50