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Scorecard
  Match : Stonor vs BBC Caversham
  Date : 13th July 2008
  Venue : Stonor Cricket Club
  Result : Draw
     
    Innings of Stonor
    Batsmen How Out Bowler Total Fours Sixes
  1 M Fennell not out 54 3  
  2 J Denton c Ferreira Lavers 6    
  3 N Hefferman lbw Lavers 0    
  4 J Powell not out 113 11 2
        Extras 13    
        TOTAL 186 for 2 wickets
     
    Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Average
  1 Lavers 11 5 20 2 10.00
  2 O'Donnell 9 3 23 - -
  3 Watts 4 - 15 - -
  4 Ferreira 7 - 26 - -
  5 J Ballard 6 - 37 - -
  6 Massey 4 - 36 - -
  7 Deaks 3 - 26 - -
     
    Innings of BBC Caversham
    Batsmen How Out Bowler Total Fours Sixes
  1 Castle b B Denton 2    
  2 Ferreira not out 31    
  3 Deaks c Allsop N Brown 12    
  4 Lavers b N Brown 0    
  5 Massey b R Denton 11    
  6 Watts c Heffernan D Fennell 8    
  7 J Ballard c D Fennell R Denton 0    
  8 Jones c Heffernan D Fennell 3    
  9 O'Donnell c R Denton D Fennell 0    
  10 H Ballard not out 0    
        Extras 16    
        TOTAL 83 for 8 wickets
     
    Bowlers Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Average
  1 N Brown 10 3 20 2 10.00
  2 B Denton 11 3 18 1 18.00
  3 R Denton 9 0 21 2 10.50
  4 D Fennell 10 1 21 3 7.00
     
  Stonorís match against BBC Caversham this Sunday was something of a fairytale return for former long-term captain Martin Fennell. The glorious July sun bore down upon Stonor as BBC won the toss and invited the home side to bat. For Fennell, this meant donning the pads in England for the first time since emigrating to South Africa at the end of last season. He, and fellow opener Jeremy Denton, had the task of surviving the new ball wielded by OíDonnell and the ferociously economical Lavers. With the score on but 14, Lavers was rewarded as Denton nicked one to first slip where it was well caught by Fereira. Two overs later, Lavers had another as he cunningly trapped Hefferman LBW. The fall of Stonorís second wicket brought Captain John Powell to the crease, aiming to bring some stability to the innings. Tight bowling from BBC limited Stonor to only 43 off the first 20 overs. Powell and Fennell knew they needed to accelerate the scoring as power players B Denton and D Fennell prowled the pavilion like caged tigers. Encouraged by his recent form, Powell took responsibility and looked to dominate the BBC bowlers. Dominate he did as he powered his
way to a glorious hundred, well supported by Fennell who played with the tenacity and
cunning that Stonor have missed since he left the club. Fennell reached his fifty amid
tumultuous applause from the Stonor faithful who came to witness a former great return
to the club. Powellís magnificent 113* included eleven 4ís and 2 sixes whereas Fennellís
solid 54* contained but two boundaries. This was enough to heave Stonor to 186-2 off
44 overs, Stonorís first Kolpak player Fennell and the home grown Powell sharing an
unbeaten 172 partnership. Lavers finished the pick of the bowlers with figures of 2/20
off 11 overs.
  BBC began their reply steadily on a slow pitch that offered a little to batsman and bowler alike. Openers Castle and Fereira were happy to see off Stonorís opening bowlers, Brown and B Denton, and took but 9 runs off the first 5 overs, only one coming from Brown. Stonorís bowlers toiled away and were rewarded as wickets fell steadily. Denton removed Castle with a beautiful in-swinging delivery and Brown cleaned up Lavers and had Deeks caught behind by the ever reliable Allsop for 12. Wickets fell also to the left arm spin combination of Dan Fennell and Ross Denton. Fennell again showed his guile as he claimed 3 BBC scalps whereas Denton showed his potential with the acquisition of two wickets. The trouble facing Stonor was opener Fereira as he played with great patience and skill to preserve his wicket with others falling around him thanks to tight bowling and some very solid fielding, special mention to Nigel Hefferman for clinging on to vital chances. BBC seemed to lose interest in chasing down Stonorís total and eventually the home side only needed one wicket for victory off the last 4 overs with the visitors requiring 106 runs.
Ferreira and last man Ballard held firm and denied Stonor the victory they desired and
honestly deserved as the match petered out into a draw. Fereira finished on 31* for BBC
whereas Dan Fennell was again the pick of the bowlers for Stonor with 3/21 off 10.

(Match Report: Ben Denton)
     
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