Aldenham Cricket Club Aldenham Cricket Club v Tring on Sun 01 Jun 2014 at 1400
Match was Tied

Match report The first meteorological day of Summer saw bright sunshine and warm temperatures invite the Allstar's to a game of cricket against Tring.

Skipper Char won the toss and elected to bat despite the protestations from the usual suspects who consider Aldenham to be at their best whilst hunting down a total.

Openers Simon Letts and Robin 'Jam Sandwich' Russell made a solid start, however both fell and sparked a terrible collapse from the A's as the score went from 53-2 to 80-8 as a selection of rash shots, inflated egos and typical indecision saw Aldenham in danger of making less than a game of it. A particular highlight was Chris Hewett who will probably turn up to play his shot tomorrow with his 'unique' method of timekeeping.

Luckily Skipper Char played a superb captains knock to drag the A's kicking and screaming to a competitive 182, ably supported by Dan Morgan and Tim Hale.

Never the less, the Allstars went out to bat unsure as to whether 183 would prove to big an ask for the strengthened Tring side despite an unusually excellent tea from Robin Russell. Indeed it proved as the opening three bowlers of Char, Tim and Chewett troubled the batsmen but no so much the scorebook with wicketless spells.

Mikey Ward eventually broke the deadlock after finding the spot the roller had missed, claiming a clean bowled wicket for his efforts before giving himself a blow. All the while, Tring were making fairly light work of their run chase, reaching drinks with no further loss.

However, after the drinks break Aldenham managed to slow the run rate down for a few overs which brought the game back to them. A flurry of wickets fell courtesy of some good bowling by Karan Barot and it seemed Aldenham could pull off an unlikely win, however the Tring lads managed to keep hold of their wickets and progress the runs total to the point where they needed 8 runs off the final over to be bowled. Char managed to squeeze in a dot ball and not concede any boundaries to restrict Tring into matching the Aldenham score of 182, resulting in a tie.

Aldenham Cricket Club Aldenham Cricket Club Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
35w 8b 2lb 
for 9 wickets

(47.0 overs)
Simon Letts ct Poll 28 43 34 5 82.35
Robin Russell b Dutch 3 26 26 11.54
Tanios Watfa lbw Bonniface 13 28 26 2 50.0 1 1
Karan Barot ct Wastling 1 16 9 11.11
Nic Hale b Wastling 1 14 13 7.69
Chris Munroe b Sam 4 29 18 22.22 1
Chris Hewett b Wastling 3 9 10 30.0
Charlie Munroe Not Out  48 87 81 6 59.26
Dan Morgan Run out  16 37 29 1 1 55.17
Michael Ward b Dutch 0 8 9 0
Tim Hale Not Out  20 31 23 3 86.96

Tring Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Tring Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
2nb 14w 1b 4lb 
for 7 wickets
182 (41.0 overs)
Bushe b Ward 22
Wattleworth ct Morgan 42
Wells lbw Munroe 35
Marriot b Morgan 0
Boniface b Barot 13
Bastin b Barot 24
Dutch st Barot 15
Wastling Not Out  7
Camm Not Out  3

Aldenham Cricket Club Aldenham Cricket Club Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Charlie Munroe10.024300.004.30
Tim Hale5.012000.004.00
Chris Hewett6.022300.003.83
Michael Ward3.0019119.006.33
Dan Morgan6.0035217.505.83
Chris Munroe5.0118118.003.60
Karan Barot6.001735.672.83