Ellingham v Compton and Chandlers Ford Cricket Club 1st XI on Sat 30 Apr 2011 at 1pm
Compton and Chandlers Ford Cricket Club Won By 6 Wickets

Match report Compton and Chandlers Ford rocked up to Ellingham for their first competitive friendly of what has already been a hectic pre-season. Compton bowled first against an almost full strength Ellingham first team and made a shaky start as a couple of early half chances went down and the openers got off to a flyer. Compton fought back as wickets began to tumble as Alex, Russ and Rich all struck and Nathan introduced himself to English cricket by taking a wicket with his first ball to dismiss the opener Layton for 41.
However in an innings that ebbed and flowed Ellingham posted 265 all out thanks to a fightback from captain Turner (44) and an agricultural 36 from Shutler as Russ finished as pick of the bowlers with 2 for 24.

Compton felt confident at the break knowing that with a strong batting line up and a par score to chase they were definitely in with a chance of victory.
Openers Brennan and Syed Agha got Compton off to a solid start reaching 35 without loss until Agha was out hit wicket to Shutler. Shutler then struck again as Nathan nicked off to the keeper leaving Compton in a bit of trouble at 47-2. Jack and Gorty then set about firstly rebuilding then taking the attack to Ellingham with Jack reaching a very well made 74 and Gorty celebrating another pre-season ton. But when they were out in quick succession Compton still need 54 off the last 10 overs. Mahmood and TL then played timely knocks to see Compton home to a very impressive 6 wicket win with 3 overs to spare.

With the first game of the season next Saturday Compton still have a lot of work to do and a few improvements to make but with three key players returning to the side they will be very confident of victory at Purbrook.

Ellingham Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
265 (0.0 overs)
M.Vail ct  A.Spearing 11
S.Layton b  N.Williamson 41
M.Burrett ct  R.Dearlove 19
A.Barker ct  R.Dearlove 8
P.Turner ct  M.Agha 44
J.Cox ct  R.Wilson 0
N.Tyles ct  N.Williamson 15
H.Shutler ct  A.Neal 36
G.Fairgrove b  M.Agha 19
O.Thein Run out  16
R.Marshall Not Out  10

Compton and Chandlers Ford Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Andy Neal6.0047147.007.83
Alex Spearing6.0131131.005.17
Russell Dearlove7.0124212.003.43
Rich Wilson7.0225125.003.57
Nathan Williamson8.0043221.505.37
Jack Brennan7.014400.006.29
mahmood agha6.3034134.005.23

Compton and Chandlers Ford Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 4 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Syed Agha hit wicket  Shutler 18 2
Jack Brennan b  Barker 74
Nathan Williamson ct  Shutler 7 2
Andy Gorty ct  Cox 100
mahmood agha Not Out  35
Tom Lawrence Not Out  26
Matt Angove   1
Alex Spearing   1
Rich Wilson  
Andy Neal   1
Russell Dearlove   1

Ellingham Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy