Aldenham Cricket Club v Chingford on Sat 23 Apr 2022 at 12.30
Aldenham Cricket Club Lost by 23 runs

Match report Drops and wides galore in Aldenham's rusty season opener

Aldenham fell to a 30-run defeat in their season opener against Chingford III's thanks largely to a monsoon of wides and dropped catches.

Having won the toss and elected to bowl, coffee afficionados Tim Hale and Chris Hewett opened with the ball, but failed to make a breakthrough in the first ten overs or so.

Chingford got off to a rapid start, helped by a plethora of wides down the leg side from Hewett, who was clearly suffering from a bad shoulder, torn at an explosive nets session earlier that week.

Very good catches from Tim Hale (excellent) and Chris Munroe (good but not as excellent as Tim's) and a run out from Ubaid 'Khaliq and Collect' were the rare fielding highlights amongst 9, yes 9, dropped catches of varying difficulty, and a grand total of 33, yes 33, wides from the bowling unit.

Bowling changes of Charlie 'The Daddy' Munroe and the young Gabe Bohm couldn't halt Chingford's progress, with the latter bowling very well without much luck from the hapless Aldenham catchers.

It was a nervy few last overs in the field, with no-one wanting to be the person who dropped the immortal tenth catch, particularly Dan Knight who had already shelled two and hid himself at backstop for the final 5 overs.

Chingford finished on 280, with some late wickets from Kuz Barot (3-46) helping to curtail their charge.

The chase was on and a good opening partnership from Chris Munroe (30) and Sachin Sanghvi (35) took the A's off to a solid start. Both unfortunately fell some way short of 50 but laid a good foundation.

The rest of the innings followed a similar pattern of good starts that were not built upon. Almost every Aldenham batsmen got themselves in and into double figures, before failing to push on, the exception being 2022's new all-rounder Karan Barot, who once again delivered a fine knock of 67.

In the end, the total proved just out of reach for the home side, who finished on 250 from their 40 overs.

An excellent game to kick off the season which featured moments of brilliance in the catches that were held and the run out chance that was taken, but room for improvement in pretty much every other department.

Chingford Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
33w 6b 6lb 
for 7 wickets
281 (40.0 overs)
Houldsworth ct  Chr. Munroe b Hale 26
Younus run out  (Khaliq) 24
Butt ct  Cha. Munroe b Barot 72
Noori ct  Barot b Cha. Munroe 9
Simmons ct  Hewett b Barot 69
Page Not Out  33
Biswas ct  Hale b Barot 3
Awan run out  (Haque) 0
Prestedge Not Out  0

Aldenham Cricket Club Aldenham Cricket Club Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tim Hale7.0127127.003.86
Chris Hewett5.004100.008.20
Ubaid Khaliq5.012500.005.00
Charlie Munroe8.0060160.007.50
Gabriel Bohm4.003400.008.50
Mark Bohm5.003600.007.20
Karan Barot6.0046315.337.67

Aldenham Cricket Club Aldenham Cricket Club Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 7w 10b 5lb 
for 8 wickets

(40.0 overs)
Chris Munroe b  Hussein 30 30 5 1 100 1
Sachin Sanghvi ct  Prestedge 35 41 5 1 85.37
Dan Knight b  Prestedge 18 33 2 54.55
Karan Barot b  Awan 64 50 9 1 128.00 1
Charlie Munroe b  Awan 24 26 3 92.31 1
Itty Haque b  Biwas 20 18 1 1 111.11 1
Ubaid Khaliq st  Biwas 13 11 1 118.18 1
Tim Hale b  Hussein 9 6 2 150.0 1
Chris Hewett Not Out  18 19 1 94.74 1
Mark Bohm  
Gabriel Bohm  

Chingford Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy