Wimbledon v. Beddington on Saturday 30th July 2016
Beddington 238 (Bevan 91, Moolman 47 – Johnston 6-48)
Wimbledon 240-6 (Brown 76*, Patel 60)
Wimbledon won by 4 wickets.
In their last three matches against Wimbledon, Beddington have been soundly beaten but Wimbledon did not have it all their own way today. Beddington, batting first, reached 195-3 and looked as if they might score 300 plus but, as seems to be the norm, when the 4th wicket fell, wickets 5,6,7 and 8 came in quick succession. In the field Beddington started well too and when Wimbledon were on 121-5 were in with a fine chance. But it must be remembered that these top sides all bat down to about No.9 and today Wimbledon’s 6th wicket put on 95 which took them almost to their target.
David White and Anthony Down open cautiously against some very quick bowling from Pillans and Bunting. putting on 26 before Down was caught behind by Brown. Their captain Simon Lewis, after 5 weeks out with a broken finger, returned today at No.3 and looked in good nick, hitting 4 boundaries n his 20 before nicking of too Welch at slip. Dave White (20) fell soon after leaving Beddington a precarious 55-3.
There then followed an excellent stand between Kyle Moolman and Tom Bevan. Bevan particularly, after something of a lean spell, laid into the Wimbledon bowling and by lunch had taken the score to a very respectable 133-3. After lunch both batsmen continued to attack and took the score to 195 when Moolman (47) was out quickly followed by Bevan whose 91 included 14 fours and 2 sixes. And then the collapse. Ryan Cummins did his best to steady the ship and to steer Beddington to a respectable total making 37 from 30 balls. But it was doubtful whether a total of 238 would be enough.
As mentioned earlier Beddington started well with Cummins and Bevan removing the Wimbledon openers for just 29. Ryan Patel. And ex Surrey Matthew Spriegel then counter -attacked and put on 80 before Spriegel was bowled around his legs by Jack Rogerson for 43. Patel (60) followed soon after and Fernie was caught behind by David White, but thereafter it was Wimbledon all the way. James Brown and Surrey’s Mark Pillans took control and all but saw Wimbledon home.
Next week Beddington are at home to Sutton.
Beddington 2nd X1 196 all out (Sam Owen 54) Oxted & Limpsfield 2nd X1 87 all out Beddington won by 109 runs)
Beddington 3rd X1 148 for 5 Old Whitgiftian 3rd X1 147 all out (A O’Sullivan 6 for 44) Beddington won by 5 wickets
Beddington 4th X1 115 all out Worcester Park 4th X1 119 for 9 (D Bainbridge 8 for 26) Worcester Park won by 1 wicket
Beddington 5th X1 109 all out Wimbledon 5th X1 110 for 4 Wimbledon won by 6 wickets.
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