Scorecard
  Match : Stonor vs. BBC Caversham
  Date : Sunday 16th July 2006
  Venue : Stonor Cricket Club
  Result : Draw
   
   Innings of Stonor
   Batsmen How Out Bowler Total Fours Sixes
1  M Fennell b Brewer 3    
2  B Denton c Randall Brewer 18 4  
3  S Yonjan st Rotheray 21 2  
4  J Powell c Sinka Randall 24 4  
5  J Mayo hit wicket Shaw 32 4  
6  O Nicholson not out 94 10 6
7  D Fennell not out 1    
8            
9            
10            
11            
      Extras 29    
      TOTAL 222 for 5 wickets
   
   Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Average
1  M Sinka 9 2 24 - -
2  A Brewer 4 - 23 2 11.50
3  M Randall 10 - 51 1 51.00
4  B Rotheray 3 - 39 1 39.00
5  M Shaw 5 - 44 1 44.00
6  J Swale 2 - 33 - -
     
   Innings of BBC Caversham
   Batsmen How Out Bowler Total Fours Sixes
1  T Deeks st Allsop D Fennell 63    
2  B Rotheray c & b Agar 3    
3  M Randall b Powell 24    
4  J Swale b D Fennell 6    
5  T Castle c Yonjan D Fennell 0    
6  P Jones c Agar D Fennell 13    
7  P Lavender run out 0    
8  M Shaw not out 2    
9  A Brewer not out 0    
10  M Sinka          
11  H Ballard          
      Extras 12    
      TOTAL 123 for 7 wickets
   
    Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Average
1  A Agar 7 2 18 1 18.00
2  N Brown 5 2 11 - -
3  T Marshall 5 1 28 - -
4  S Yonjan 4 - 17 - -
5  D Fennell 9 2 24 4 6.00
6  J Powell 5 - 19 1 19.00
7  O Nicholson 4 3 1 - -
   
  When skipper Martin Fennell won the toss on a scorching afternoon and decided to bat, his Stonor team mates breathed a collective sigh of relief at the chance to bask in the relative cool of the pavilion veranda during the mid-afternoon heat.

Although Martin himself was soon controversially bowled by a high full toss from BBC Caversham opening bowler Brewer, Stonor youngsters Ben Denton and Sanu Yonjan then began to accumulate runs confidently. The tempo was further increased when older hands John Powell and Jez Mayo came to the wicket . Finally the innings gained real impetus thanks to a typically hard-hitting 94 from Olly Nicholson, including 10 fours, 6 sixes and several lost balls.

The Stonor declaration came after only 33 overs with a total of 222 for 5 reflecting both the benign nature of the wicket and the aggressive intent of the Stonor batsmen. Sinka had been the pick of the BBC Caversham bowlers with 0-24 from 9 overs and was unlucky to finish without a wicket.

BBC Caversham never really threatened to overhaul the Stonor total, even though a second wicket partnership between Trevor Deeks and Mark Randall ensured they still had an
outside chance of victory with 20 overs remaining. Once Randall was bowled by John Powell
for 24, no other batsman was really able to provide support for Deeks and BBC Caversham
concentrated on surviving for the draw.

When Deeks himself was stumped for 63, Stonor sensed victory but the lower-order BBC
Caversham batsmen were able to bat out the remaining overs against the left-arm spin
of the outstanding Dan Fennell and Olly Nicholson to achieve a creditable draw.

(Match Report: Nigel Allsop)
   
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