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Wood Street Village vs Frimley Green Cricket Club - Sunday 23rd August 2015, 14:00

Frimley Green Cricket Club (116/3) beat Wood Street Village (115 all out) by 7 wickets

Match Detail
10-man FGCC finally managed to break their 2015 duck after a confident display with both bat and ball against new opposition in the shape of Wood Street Village in this rain-reduced 35-over per side game. Winning the toss on a damp surface, FGCC started in perfect fashion by taking a wicket in the very first over, with Nick Gates getting opener Tony Ewins to edge behind to stand-in keeper Mark Russell, Ewins very sportingly walking after the umpire didn't hear a noise. Mark obviously was in the mood to get involved in the game from the get-go, with the first 3 wickets all being caught behind the stumps. After Nick's miserly spell of 7-3-10-3 and with Rich, Kev and Nug bowling tightly, skipper Jim tossed the ball to FGCC's wicket-taking machine Rus Edmonds, Despite being erroneously introduced to the scorers an over early (perhaps a good omen for future matches), Rus obliged with an excellent spell, taking the valuable wickets of the promising Jack Mallet and left-hander Stone, who had decided to take Jim's bowling on much to his chagrin. Rus ended by mopping up the tail to take his second 5-fer for the club, in spite of Nug 'doing a Greavsie' and dropping a relatively straightforward catch when Rus already had four in the bag. After a cracking tea and chasing down a modest 116 for victory, Rich and Mark set to work in chipping away at the runs despite a very hostile spell of bowling by Stone. Putting on 65 for the first wicket with Mark (as well as surviving a drop), Rich hit his sixth successive FGCC half-century, the picks of the hits being a huge six over square leg and into the cow field which lost Rus the match ball he'd already ordered a display cabinet off eBay to hold. Although Ants and Graeme fell without troubling the scorers, the returning Mike Parry joined Rich in a typically belligerent mood, with his more than a-run-a-ball cameo helping to take FGCC over the line for their first victory in over a year.
Wood Street Village Innings Runs Balls
Full scorecard not available
Extras (4lb) 4
Total (all out, 33.4 overs) 115
Frimley Green Bowling Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Nick Gates 7.0 3 10 3
Rus Edmonds 6.4 0 29 5
Rich Loosley 5.0 1 13 1
Kevin Whitehorn 5.0 0 17 0
David Huggett 5.0 1 20 1
Jim Barker 3.0 0 21 0
Mike Parry 2.0 1 1 0
Frimley Green Innings Runs Balls
Rich Loosley not out 65   80  
Mark Russell caught D. Ewins 21   45  
Antony Johnson caught H. Brown 0   5  
Graeme Fleming caught D. Ewins 0   4  
Mike Parry not out 21   19  
Jim Barker did not bat    
Kevin Whitehorn did not bat    
David Huggett did not bat    
Nick Gates did not bat    
Rus Edmonds did not bat    
Extras (1b, 1lb, 6w, 1nb) 9
Total (3 wickets, 25.3 overs) 116
Wood Street Village Bowling Overs Maidens Runs Wickets
Bowling figures not available
: The 2nd of Mark's 3 catches behind the stumps - a one-handed leaping effort in front of the slips
: Rus Edmonds