Worlingworth Cricket Club 1st XI v Bardwell on Sat 21 May 2022 at 13.00
Worlingworth Cricket Club Won by 4 runs

Match report After Worly's concession to Bury 3s last week, they welcomed the Division 6 table-toppers, Bardwell, to Bedfield. Despite the overnight rain, conditions were fine and Dan had no hesitation in electing to bat on winning the toss. However, Worly did not have it their own way against some accurate bowling with Rob and Sam soon back in the pavilion. This brought Ed to the wicket and he proved to be the linchpin of the innings, skillfully picking up runs in an excellent 85, while Gino, Dan and Harry N provided the brutality at the other end in partnerships of 41, 47 and 44 respectively. A late flurry from Simon saw Worly passed 200 and potentially 5 batting points. Overall, 207 was above par, especially pleasing after the score was only 80 when the 6th wicket fell. Also, a slow outfield after the recent rain meant runs would not be as easy to collect as normal at Bedfield. However, the target of 208 soon appeared to be well within Bardwell's reach as they ticked along at the required rate with no wickets down. A couple of half chances went down and the openers seemed to score at will. Spirits were starting to flag but 2 balls before drinks a first wicket was finally taken with 93 on the board. The other opener soon fell and all of a sudden Worly sensed a glimmer of hope and so it proved. Fantastic bowling from Sam and Mark, aided by some excellent catching by Gino, Dan, Sam and Mark, saw the visitors pegged back to such an extent that they limped passed 150 having lost 7 wickets. However, Bardwell stayed in the game with some sensible batting and running between the wickets, keeping the rate around a run a ball. A tight finish was in prospect as the game entered the final 3 overs with 15 runs required and 2 wickets in hand, similar to the Woodbridge game from earlier in the month where Worly lost by 3 runs. This time Worly were not to be denied with Harry N and Simon both holding their nerve as the pressure increased, Simon showing his experience to take the final 2 wickets in the last over with Bardwell only 5 short of their target. An entertaining game which could easily have been lost but Ed's innings and some brilliant catches proved vital as it went Worly's way.

Worlingworth Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
3nb 1b 1lb 
for 10 wickets

(44.5 overs)
Sam Boynton Bowled  7 1 1
Rob Bensly Caught  6
Ed Parker Bowled  85 10
Gino Antonio Caught  34 6 1 2
Eric Davy Caught  8 1 1
Harry Dyer Bowled  2
Harry Williamson Lbw  4 1
Dan Payne Caught  34 3 2 1
Harry Nesling Caught  12 1
Simon Rodwell Not Out  14 1
Mark Harding Bowled  0 3

Bardwell Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Bardwell Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
2nb 8w 1b 2lb 
for 10 wickets
203 (44.3 overs)
Wade ct Antonio b Boynton 59
Wakeman ct Davy b Boynton 42
Mogoera ct Boynton b Harding 11
J Kelly ct Payne b Boynton 9
Sully ct & b Harding 0
S Larder ct Antonio b Rodwell 25
Walshe ct Harding b Boynton 19
J Larder b Rodwell 0
S Kelly Not Out  21
Foreman ct Harding b Rodwell 4
Perkins b Rodwell 0

Worlingworth Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Simon Rodwell10.3251412.754.86
Harry Nesling10.015300.005.30
Mark Harding12.0051225.504.25
Sam Boynton12.0145411.253.75