Liss Cricket Club


Liss Cricket Club 1st XI v Froxfield on Sat 12 May 2012 at 2.00pm
Liss Cricket Club Won by 85 runs

Match report With such a wet start to the cricket season everyone was delighted just to be playing again Saturday. Liss batted first on what was a softer than usual track. It was a steady start from the home side with the Froxfield bowlers bowling a good line and length. Richardson and Pleasce jnr carried on from where they left off last season and started to pick up the pace and although hard to come by started to pick up boundaries. Richardson really started to put his foot down and after 15 over Liss were 52 without loss. A change in bowling for the visitors did not make an immediate impact Liss started to look comfortable and Richardson brought up a well deserved 50. Froxfield then struck with two quick wickets, Richardson for 52 and Wyatt without scoring. Pleace jnr then fell for 33 and the game started to swing the other way with Liss on 99-3 from 26 overs. Moore was now at the crease and after Kemp jnr and Allcock added small scores Radford joined him and the two settled in nicely. The aggression of Moore was helped by Radford and the total was creeping up again. The 150 came in the 37th over and in the conditions Liss were posting a good total. Radford finally fell for 21 and with some small scores from the lower order and a great 46 not out from Moore Liss finished on 179-7.
Liss bowlers knew what they needed to do and the consistent Baker started well and kept it tight early on. He picked up his first wicket of the season in his 3rd over and Froxfield were 9-1. Hedicker was playing in his first league game in 7 years and opened the bowling along side Baker and also made a good start. The first wicket had brought Wheeler to the crease and along side the opener Dowlen started to knock the ball around. Froxfield were behind the run rate but with plenty of wickets in hand brought up their 50 in the 19th over. The introduction of Richardson and Pleace jnr into the bowling attack made a real impact. Pleace jnr picking up 2 wickets in his first 3 overs and Richardson 2 in his first 4 overs leaving Froxfield 5 down. Wheeler was still at the crease and was still picking up runs so the visitors were not out of it. Pleace jnr then picked up his 3rd wicket taking Wheeler for 40 and Moore struck in his first over leaving Froxfield 77-7 and starting to struggle. Pleace snr joined the party and took a wicket with Moore picking up his second. Liss only managed 1 more wicket with a Run out and Froxfield finished on 94-9 from the 42 overs. A great start for Liss who play Tichbourne II next week.

Liss Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 8w 4b 2lb 
for 7 wickets

(42.0 overs)
Tim Richardson lbw Wheeler 52
Richard Pleace Jnr ct Wheeler 33 1
Simon Wyatt ct Wheeler 0
Phil Moore Not Out  46
Gavin Kemp ct Hiscock 5
Chris Allcock b Hiscock 5
Danny Radford st Brailing 21
Ian Brownlee ct Brailing 0 2 1
Jacob Hedicker Not Out  2
Lawrence Baker  
Richard Pleace Snr  

Froxfield Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Froxfield Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
11w 2lb 
for 9 wickets
94 (42.0 overs)
Dowlen lbw Richardson 21
Barnett ct Baker 2
Wheeler ct Pleace jnr 40
Barnett b Pleace jnr 0
Griffiths b Richardson 3
Hiscock ct Pleace jnr 0
Hiscock Not Out  9
Brailing ct Pleace snr 3
Turner lbw Moore 0
Brailing Run out  3
Singleton Not Out  0

Liss Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Lawrence Baker10.0127127.002.70
Jacob Hedicker7.012300.003.29
Tim Richardson8.021226.001.50
Richard Pleace Jnr8.011434.671.75
Richard Pleace Snr6.01616.001.00
Phil Moore3.0010110.003.33