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Westfield Saints vs Frimley Green Cricket Club - Sunday 10th May 2015, 14:00

Westfield Saints (152/2) beat Frimley Green Cricket Club (148/7) by 8 wickets

Match Detail
Frimley Green won the toss and opted to bat in this, their opening game of the season. That, however, was the only thing to go right for quite some time, with a slow, uneven pitch greatly troubling every batsman but Rich Loosley. Opening bowlers Burrows (with 3 wickets, all clean-bowled) and Hussain reduced FGCC to a miserable 43-5, before the recovery began. Mike Lloyd, recovering from injury and a last-minute call-up, joined Rich at the crease and a steady partnership of 69 ensued, taking FGCC beyond mere respectability and back in with a chance. Rich eventually cut loose, taking 18 from Burrows' comeback over, including a six into the road and a lost ball. Finally, though, both batsmen were strangled by some tight spin-bowling from Rivers and Kearney who, between them, managed 7 maidens, restricting FGCC to 148, which was deemed a problematic target by the Westfield illuminati, and represented a fine comeback. Frimley Green then kept things tight; Kevin Whitehorn bowled very well despite coming back from long-term injury, and Mark Russell and Rich Loosley in particular made some excellent stops in the field. As tight as things were, however, no wickets were falling, and opening batsmen Philpot and Singer ground their way to half-centuries. With the batsmen needing under 4-an-over with around 10 overs remaining, opening bowler David Huggett was recalled, and he responded in style. Gaining some trampoline bounce to unsettle Philpot, he then bowled him with a slower ball, and conceded only 3 runs in his final 3-over spell. With Westfield at this point needing more than 4 an over for the first time in the innings, and the slow pitch and outfield helping FGCC, the match was genuinely in the balance. Rich returned to bowl number 3 Idris, but captain Irvine and the excellent Singer took Westfield over the line with 10 balls to spare.
Frimley Green Innings Runs Balls
Rich Loosley stumped Kearney 65   96  
Mark Russell caught Hussain 7   7  
Antony Johnson bowled Burrows 0   1  
Graeme Fleming bowled Burrows 0   1  
Jonny Leaver bowled Burrows 6   13  
Jonathan Prior bowled Idris 3   13  
Mike Lloyd bowled Rivers 24   56  
Alan Greaves not out 19   34  
Jim Barker not out 5   15  
Kevin Whitehorn did not bat    
David Huggett did not bat    
Extras (9b, 3lb, 5w, 2nb) 19
Total (7 wickets, 40.0 overs) 148
Westfield Saints Bowling Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Bowling figures not available
Westfield Saints Innings Runs Balls
Full scorecard not available
Extras (4b, 6w) 10
Total (2 wickets, 38.2 overs) 152
Frimley Green Bowling Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Kevin Whitehorn 8.0 1 28 0
David Huggett 8.0 1 15 1
Rich Loosley 7.2 0 35 1
Mark Russell 6.0 2 27 0
Alan Greaves 5.0 0 24 0
Jim Barker 4.0 0 19 0
: A superb stop on the boundary by Mark Russell; running full-tilt, he kicked the ball straight to the hands of fellow boundary-rider Antony Johnson.
: Mike Lloyd