|Match : Stonor vs. Turville Park|
|Date : Sunday 17th June 2007|
|Venue : Stonor Cricket Club|
|Result : Draw|
|†Innings of Turville Park|
|1||†T Keehner||c Nicholson||D Fennell||37|
|2||†G Callenbourne||run out||(Langy/Allsop)||33|
|6||†R Gunn||c Lovatt||Nicholson||7|
|7||†T Farley||run out||(Pennell/Allsop)||0|
|TOTAL||186||for 7 wickets|
|†Innings of Stonor|
|1||†M Fennell||b||J Hunt||3|
|2||†J Powell||b||J Hunt||2|
|4||†J Mayo||b||J Hunt||2|
|TOTAL||147||for 4 wickets|
|†Fall of wickets (wicket-runs-batsman): 1-4-2 / 2-26-1 / 3-37-4 / 4-40-3|
strains to break local derby deadlock.
Turville arrived at Stonor in quest of a long awaited victory, and on a damp wicket, it was an easy decision for the Stonor skipper to ask the visitors to bat and set a target Stonor could not reach and still leave enough time to bowl the opposition out. Stonorís opening overs made poor use of the new ball and offered too many loose balls, that the Turville opening pair seized upon. First blood came to Stonor when Calenbourne, now batting with a runner, was run out off a dropped catch. Skipper Wade had begun to look threatening when he played across a full inswinger from Pennell, and Keehner soon followed him back to the pavilion after holing out to D. Fennell, who had begun to establish control over the run rate with some biting spin. Once settled, J. Hunt got the Turville innings recharged, and, with only modest support from the Turville middle order, he reached a well deserved half century and enabled Turville to declare at 186 for the loss of 7 wickets. They had, however, got there at the expense of some time, and Stonorís reply would either have to be at nearly a run a ball,
or Turville would need to take wickets early and often.
Bowling superbly, J. Hunt took the wickets of Powell, M. Fennell, and Mayo cheaply, and when
Kelso, on 25, was LBW to Farley, Stonor were under pressure at 40 for 4 and safety, let
alone victory, for the home team was a long way off. Nicholson was joined at the crease
by D. Fennell, and both players knuckled down to get themselves in before getting too
ambitious. A change of bowling opened the door for Stonor when OíReilly was brought on to
offer temptation, an offer accepted with glee by both batsmen, especially Nicholson.
Runs began to flow at both ends, and when Stonor needed 81 off 9 overs, there was a
possibility of a home victory. Nicholson proceeded to earn a very good half century, with
Fennell always in strong support, but in the end neither side really held their nerve: Turville
reverted to a consistent seam attack and Stonor declined to risk defeat by reckless batting.
The two incumbents had done well to see their side to safety, although not to victory,
but the real honours for the match probably belong to Turvilleís J. Hunt for getting his side
to a defendable total and, with figures of 12 overs for 19 runs and 3 wickets, bowling with
skill and purpose to set up a chance of victory for his own team.
(Match Report: Martin Fennell)
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