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Brockley CC - 1st XI
Walsham Le Willows CC - 1st XI
Sat 19 May 13:00 - Two Counties Cricket Championship - Division Three Start time 13:00

Brockley vs Walsham Le Willows

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Brockley lose to league leaders

Brockley , sponsored by A14 Tyres, (the best place in Bury for your tyres so don’t be a dummy - get yourself along there!) welcomed Walsham to the Badger Oval for the first time since the last Royal Wedding. Captain Huffer won the toss and made a clear statement by batting first : there was no way he wanted to be home early to watch London’s finest picking up yet another FA Cup.

However the run machine partnership of Fisher and McCaffrey were up against an unbeaten Walsham attack and were both back in the pavilion before you could say, “Has Dave Cross found that ball yet?” This prompted a Charles and Diana era middle order Brockley collapse that must have left the watching John Wright ( how good was it to see him?) feeling like it was 1977 again.

As had been broadcast all week , this was a very special day in our nation’s history : it was Ben Jeffrey’s 40th birthday and amid all the mayhem, pomp and regalia it was reassuring to see him. Enter his fifth decade as he had left his fourth : LBW.

At 70 for 8 it was left to top scoring lead singer Whiley (24) to drag the score past 100 with questionable support from Sykes. The partnership may only have been 37 but on four separate occasions it broke the club record for the slowest single, This was previously held by Neil Womersley and David Andrews coincidentally achieved as Diana walked up the aisle and at the same pace.
Brockley closed on 107 all out with the mighty Hoover undefeated.

In reply Walsham started confidently with Bryant (about 45?) punishing most bowlers. Sykes took a couple of wickets including one where the batsman massively misjudged how much he had slowed up over the years but it was left to Meekings, who had kicked off the Royal cebrations with two fags and a Magners at 2pm to take two wickets at the death and leave the park running, triathlon competing, Hartest hill cycling contingent to ponder the real value of all their efforts.

This couldn’t stop Walsham completing a deserved victory in plenty of time for Huffer to join in in a chorus of Blue is the Colour.
In what was a proper Old School match between two sides whose history goes back further than Coe’s it was a fitting end to see so many of the visiting team stop for a drink and a chat afterwards whilst eschewing the modern trend of bringing your own beer

If only all Saturdays could be so jolly.

Scorecard

Brockley CC - 1st XI won the toss and elected to bat

Brockley CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Stuart Fisher
b. L Bryant
18
 
Alex McCaffrey
ct. J French, b. A Waugh
15
 
Rich Jones
b. L Bryant
0
 
James Firth
ct. J French, b. B George
7
 
Tim Huffer
ct. M Rothon, b. M Rothon
10
 
Sam Hurst
lb. B George
8
 
Ben Jeffrey
lb. M Rothon
6
 
Edward Beeton
b. M Rothon
4
 
Henry Whiley
Not Out
24
 
Dean Sykes
lb. B George
11
 
Ricky Meakings
b. B George
0
 
Extras
1w, 3lb
4
Total
for 10 wickets 37.5 overs
107

Walsham Le Willows CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Alastair Waugh
8
1
25
1
3.1
Liam Bryant
7
1
22
2
3.1
1w
Ben George
11.5
3
29
4
2.6
Mark Rothon
11
3
28
3
2.5

Walsham Le Willows CC - 1st XI batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Liam Bryant
ct. A McCaffrey, b. R Meakings
59
7
6
 
Barry Lynn
ct. J Firth, b. D Sykes
16
2
0
 
Oli Jackson
lb. D Sykes
5
1
0
 
Ben George
ct. S Fisher, b. R Meakings
5
1
0
 
Neil Baker
Not Out
4
1
0
 
Alastair Waugh
Not Out
0
0
0
 
Mark Rothon
Did Not Bat
 
Joe Bryant
Did Not Bat
 
James French
Did Not Bat
 
Connor Daly
Did Not Bat
 
Fin Daly
Did Not Bat
 
Extras
8w, 4b, 9lb
21
Total
for 4 wickets 23.5 overs
110

Brockley CC - 1st XI bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Dean Sykes
10
2
17
2
1.7
James Firth
3
0
17
0
5.7
4w
Henry Whiley
4
0
25
0
6.3
1nb, 2w
Ben Jeffrey
3
0
21
0
7.0
2w
Ricky Meakings
2
1
8
2
4.0
Edward Beeton
1.5
0
9
0
9.0

Team selection

League round up

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Kesgrave CC - 1st XI
274/5
120/7
Woolpit CC - Saturday 2nd XI
Dunmow CC - 1st XI
174
258/6
Abberton & District CC - Saturday TCL 1st XI
Easton CC, Suffolk - 1st XI
175/7
224/5
Tuddenham CC - 1st XI
Long Melford CC - 1st XI
104
107/1
Bury St Edmunds CC - 2nd XI
Haverhill CC - 2nd XI
55/2
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