Liss Cricket Club


Liss Cricket Club 1st XI v Lymington II on Sat 26 Jul 2008 at 1.30pm
Liss Cricket Club Won By 10 Runs

Match report Liss entered there match with Lyminton knowing anthing less than a win would put a realistic end to there chances of two successive league titles. Following on from two extremely dissapointing performences against Bramshaw and Eastleigh it was crucial that Liss got back on track quickly with the season coming to a crucial stage.

Liss suffered an early blow at the start of the week with the news that opening bowler Anriban Baul had dislocated his shoulder and would be out 2-6 weeks.

They won the toss and elected to bat first on a humid day and what looked an incredibly dry pitch at the Glebe. Liss suffered two big blows, losing both Cover and Pleace by the eighth over with the score 23. This was a result of an excellent opening spell from Derbyshire.

Henry Crofton and Jonathan James added 35 before James was caught. Harry Munt continued his fine form with the bat this season. After being given a few lives Crofton went on to reach a much-needed 39 before being caught.

With the score on 73-4 on Crofton’s departure things were looking bleak, but Munt played the "Perfect" and most timely innings. Munt adapted himself brilliantly to the difficult batting conditions and built his innings superbly

Munt’s great batting performance and others chipping in enabled Liss to close on 201-9.

Lymington set about the target from the off and the Liss fielders were soon chasing the ball all over the Glebe.

Liss picked up two wickets through Janczur but at 68-2 Lymington were ahead of the run rate.

A partnership of 91 followed between Stevenson and Tapper and it looked as though Liss were heading for their third defeat in a row. But never say die, and with Cover back on form with the ball and with great catches from Humphreys, Liss were soon in with a chance.

When Cover picked up Tapper’s wicket for 64 Liss believed they could win, although it would go down to the wire. With the score on 186-7 Lymington needed 16 and 14 overs in which to get them. They then lost a further wicket without scoring another run, Murphy having Treagus caught behind for a duck.

Five runs were then added before Liss struck again with Timpson being trapped lbw for one. Liss then took the final wicket to dismiss Lymington for 191.

Although the quite remarkable turnaround to provide a crucial victory Liss will need to raise their game when they travel to Sarisbury next Saturday for a huge top of the table clash.

Liss Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 9 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Richard Pleace Jnr Caught  5 1
Giles Cover Lbw  5
Henry Crofton Caught  39
Jonathon James Caught  12
Harry Munt Not Out  73 2
Dain Sherbourne Caught  9
Chris Martin Caught  4 2
A.N. Other Caught  14 3
Charles Janczur Bowled  1
Owen Murphy Caught  7
Lawrence Baker Not Out  1

Lymington II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
C Noble12.0339139.003.25
A Derbyshire12.0342314.003.50
A Treagus12.0242221.003.50
P Tapper12.0162320.675.17

Lymington II Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
191 (0.0 overs)
T Thorp Caught  7
A Derbyshire Caught  48
J Stevenson Caught  38
S Tapper Caught  64
J Thacker Bowled  0
T Noble Caught  0
P Tapper Caught  12
A Treagus Caught  0
I Timpson Lbw  1
M Thacker Caught  2
C Noble Not Out  0

Liss Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Charles Janczur12.0166233.005.50
Lawrence Baker9.024800.005.33
Owen Murphy10.0230215.003.00
Giles Cover5.302764.504.91
Richard Pleace Jnr1.001100.0011.00

  • Umpire :
    Larry Knowles
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