Long Melford 2nd v West Mersea Cricket Club TC 1st on Sat 26 Jun 2021 at 13.00
West Mersea Cricket Club Won by 37 runs

Match report After getting out of jail against Saxmundham a week earlier, the first team were at it again at Long Melford. Asked to bat, Mersea were soon in trouble at 44 for 6, with all the top order back in the pavilion. Digs Taylor, had mustered 5, which saw him pass 9000 runs for the club. Ali Manhire, looking for 2 runs to pass 500 himself, was then joined by Matt Wilkin. The pair put on a seventh wicket stand of 91, before Manhire was bowled for 25. Wilkin continued to take the game to the Melford bowlers, recording a 29 ball fifty, and then converting to his second club century, and ending with a career best 105no. Darren Rumble, 5, gave him useful support for the 9th wicket, the pair putting on 42, as Mersea got to the dizzy heights of 194 for 9.
Joe Wyatt and Matt Wilkin bowled tidily as the reply began, each claiming early wickets. The breakthrough was the wicket of Steve Hale for 51, for Wilkin (3-43), as wickets began to tumble, as Melford went from 96 for 3, to 157 all out. Luke Conway (3 for 48) took his 750th wicket for the club, while Wyatt (2 for 37) and Connor Green (2 for 16) played good supporting roles with the ball.

West Mersea Cricket Club TC 1st Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
4nb 9w 4b 7lb 
for 9 wickets

(45.0 overs)
Nick Gray ct B Pettitt b M Hoadley 6 29 20.69
David Taylor ct B Wright b P Wright 5 28 1 17.86 1 1
Angus Lockhart b P Wright 2 4 50.0
Luke Conway ct B Pettitt b I Newman 8 7 2 114.29 2
James Rutter ct N Wright b M Hoadley 7 36 1 19.44
Jack Luckman b I Newman 6 15 1 40.0
Alistair Manhire b B Wright 25 53 2 47.17
Matthew Wilkin Not Out  105 70 18 1 150.0
Connor Green ct T Gee b P Wright 1 13 7.69
Darren Rumble ct M Hoadley b P Wright 5 10 1 50.0
Joe Wyatt Not Out  1 1 100

Long Melford 2nd Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Patrick Wright12.0260415.005.00
Matt Hoadley12.0323211.501.92
Ivan Newman9.0431215.503.44
Thomas Gee4.002800.007.00
Harrison Bonner2.001900.009.50
Brett Wright6.0023123.003.83

Long Melford 2nd Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
10w 1b 7lb 
for 10 wickets
158 (36.4 overs)
Nick Wright b M Wilkin 6 1
Brett Wright ct L Conway b J Wyatt 10 1
Steve Hale b M Wilkin 51 3 3
Matt Hoadley b M Wilkin 1
Ben Barnbrook st D TaylorL Conway 32 4 1
Ben Pettitt ct L Conway b J Wyatt 12 1
Matt Wood ct D Taylor b C Green 10 1
Thomas Gee b L Conway 0
Harrison Bonner b C Green 0
Patrick Wright b L Conway 1
Ivan Newman Not Out  17 2 1

West Mersea Cricket Club TC 1st Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Matthew Wilkin12.0143314.333.58
Joe Wyatt8.0037218.504.62
Luke Conway11.0148316.004.36
Connor Green5.401527.502.65
James Rutter1.00700.007.00