Liss Cricket Club


Basingstoke & NH IV v Liss Cricket Club 1st XI on Sat 18 May 2013 at 2.00pm
Liss Cricket Club Won by 14 runs

Match report Liss were keen to start their league season after a non-starter due to rain last week.
Liss won the toss and elected to bat first. Opening pair Coin Sharp and Richard Pleace Jnr got Liss off to a fantastic start with a great partnership of 109 before Sharp was caught on 36. Moore was in and out for 0 after paying on. This brought Paddy Cowell to the crease to join Pleace and another partnership of 63 was added to the score before Pleace was caught and bowled for 99 with the Liss score on 174-3 at this point with twelve overs remaining. Gavin Kemp and Chris Allcock saw the innings out with both playing well, Allcock punishing all bad balls and ending on 55 not out with Kemp supporting Allcock well 16 not out. Liss ended with a good total of 269-4 to defend.

Liss didn’t get off to a great start after tea with the ball with Basingstoke openers Bennett and Nurse achieving a high run rate from the off. Old faithful Pleace Snr was brought into the attack after 10 overs with the score on 81 and was rewarded with a wicket the second over having Bennett bowled for 36. The runs continued to come fairly easily for Basingstoke and with a couple of drop catches Basingstoke looked as though they were in the driving seat. Pleace Jnr brought himself into the attack and bowled well with the fielding getting tighter Basingstoke were pinned back a bit but the game was looking as though it would be a win for Basingstoke. Basingstoke required five an over from the last eight overs but with tight bowling and good fielding with an exceptional direct hit from Allcock at a crucial point to run out danger man Oates for 36 the Basingstoke run rate crept up with each over and eventually needed 23 from the last over. This was a great game for Liss which looked as though they should never have won but persistence and good team spirit saw them through to gain their first league win of the season and gain 23 points.

Liss Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
10w 15b 4lb 
for 4 wickets

(42.0 overs)
Colin Sharp ct Vander-Linde 36
Richard Pleace Jnr ct Simpson 99
Phil Moore b Vander-Linde 0
Paddy Cowell ct Simpson 34
Gavin Kemp Not Out  16
Chris Allcock Not Out  55
Steve Johns  
Ian Brownlee  
Jacob Hedicker  
Christian Hedicker  
Richard Pleace Snr  

Basingstoke & NH IV Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Basingstoke & NH IV Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
6w 4b 2lb 
for 8 wickets
255 (42.0 overs)
Bennett b Pleace snr 36
Nurse ct Pleace snr 64
Simpson ct Pleace snr 33
Harsham Run out  46
Vander-Linde ct Hedicker 2
Oates Run out  36
Mirza b Pleace jnr 9
Rolfe Run out  10
Jones Not Out  3
Watts Not Out  3

Liss Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jacob Hedicker10.0161161.006.10
Paddy Cowell7.005500.007.86
Richard Pleace Snr10.0055318.335.50
Phil Moore5.003700.007.40
Richard Pleace Jnr10.0044144.004.40