Aldenham Cricket Club Aldenham Cricket Club v Chesham on Sun 07 Jul 2013 at 1400
Aldenham Cricket Club Won by 4 wickets

Match report Aldenham were asked to bowl first in sweltering heat and struggled through the opening 45 minutes against a competent opening pair who were aided by some sloppy ACC catching. It took the ever wily Richard Doughty to break the opening stand but, despite this success, by the second drinks break the opposition looked set for a big score on 120-1. Straight after drinks Richard took a second wicket as Mayuren Bala clung onto a sharp chance at extra cover. From then ACC continued to chip away and eventually bowled Chesham out for a respectable but below par 206 – Richard claiming the final wicket for his 5-for, 2 apiece for Charlie Munroe and Mayuren and 1 for the reliably erratic Basil Letts.

The Aldenham innings was given a solid foundation by Robin Russell who took the sting out of the Chesham attack with a 31 ball 1. At the other end the chairman was dismissive of the short pitched bowling being served up and raced to 36 before being run out going for a comfortable second. Tanios Watfa, batting at 3, rediscovered his early season form with a blistering 42 before patting back a tame caught and bowled opportunity. I’d never actually met Frostie before the game on Sunday but had been informed that he was basically terrible at cricket – his 4 balls innings consisted of 4 wild slashes and zero contact and did little to convince me otherwise (he did, however, take a good catch at backward point during the Chesham innings). Frostie’s dismissal heralded the arrival of the classy duo of Chris Munroe and Karen Barot batting at 5 and 6 who both chipped in with useful 30s before falling with 50 to get off the last 7 overs. Some disappointing bowling meant that Charlie Munroe and Basil Letts were able to ease ACC over the line with an over to spare.

A good win for Aldenham!

- Basil

Chesham Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
206 (46.1 overs)
M. Hughes ct  Doughty 56
G. Turner lbw  Doughty 33
C. Royals ct  Doughty 40
J. Balwin ct  Barot 0
J. White b  Doughty 0
B. Muroe b  Bala 6
G. Fowler ct  Munroe 29
C. Wood ct  Letts 28
A. Watson ct  Doughty 0
S. Rang ct  Munroe 0
D. Owen Not Out  0

Aldenham Cricket Club Aldenham Cricket Club Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Charlie Munroe7.0020210.002.86
Chris Munroe7.003600.005.14
Richard Doughty14.1165513.004.59
Basil Letts4.0034134.008.50
Karan Barot5.0122122.004.40
Mayuren Bala4.0026126.006.50

Aldenham Cricket Club Aldenham Cricket Club Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 8w 13b  
for 6 wickets

(42.3 overs)
Simon Letts Run out  32 74 6 43.24 1
Robin Russell ct  Royals 1 31 3.23
Tanios Watfa ct  Wood 43 44 8 1 97.73
Michael Glover b  White 0 4 0 1
Chris Munroe ct  Rance 39 34 7 114.71 1
Karan Barot b  Wood 36 34 5 1 105.88
Basil Letts Not Out  35 25 5 1 140.0
Charlie Munroe Not Out  2 7 28.57 2
Richard Doughty  
Pete Munroe   1
Mayuren Bala   1

Chesham Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy