Burley Cricket Club


Lyndhurst & Ashurst II v Burley Cricket Club 2nd XI on Sat 15 Jul 2017 at 14.00
Burley Cricket Club Lost by 17 runs

Match report Burley II's good run of form came to an end in a hard-fought game at Bolton's Bench against a good Lyndhurst & Ashurst side. Jonny Blundell was the pick of the bowlers in terms of wickets - picking up 4-42 from his 10 overs. The spin trio all bowled well too - Sooty (1-39 off 9) opening the innings and then 3 overs at the death, Marcus Reynolds (2-31 off 8) and Matty Beck (0-30 off 10) all kept the run-rate in check, as several useful contributions in the batting line-up helped Lyndhurst creep up to 174-7. A few dropped catches and 16 wides would prove costly.
Burley got off to a bad start, losing Pete Stacey in the 2nd over. Key wicket Alex Martin (15) was the next to go, both falling to D Johnston, however, it was the other opening bowler - Milan Chauhan - making the real difference. Chauhan gave nothing away with his 10 deadly accurate overs costing just 8 runs, meaning Burley had been pegged well behind the rate - placed on 44-2 off 19 by the time Chauhan had got through his overs. Despite Ray Gunn (21) and Jonny Blundell (18) getting starts, Burley never really recovered and were always that bit behind the required rate, with not much batting to come. In-form Dan Maher gave his best efforts at taking the chase deep into the final overs with a well-crafted 56, but his knock was in vain as Burley fell 17 runs short.
A tough result to take, given that the top 6 were all playing each other on the same day - with Burley starting the day in 6th but just 1.9 average points off 2nd spot it was a big chance to close in on the promotion spots. Burley still sit in 6th spot, 2.5 points off 3rd spot, with 5 games to go - including 2 against opposition above them.

Lyndhurst & Ashurst II Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
16w 5b  
for 7 wickets
174 (42.0 overs)
S Constable b  J Blundell 29
T White ct  P Stacey M Wheeler 1
M Collett ct  D Maher M Reynolds 37
G Flight b  J Blundell 1
W Arora Not Out  41
C Brennan b  M Reynolds 2
T Cull ct  + bowled J Blundell 30
M Chauhan b  J Blundell 11
D Johnston Not Out  0
A Petley  
M Madine  

Burley Cricket Club 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jonny Blundell10.0242410.504.20
Mark Wheeler9.0139139.004.33
Alex Martin5.002800.005.60
Matthew Beck10.013000.003.00
Marcus Reynolds8.0131215.503.87

Burley Cricket Club 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
1nb 6w 8b 3lb 
for 9 wickets

(42.0 overs)
Pete Stacey b  D Johnston 1 1
Alex Martin ct  + bowled D Johnston 15 2
Ray Gunn ct  + bowled A Petley 21 4
Dan Maher st  S Constable 56 8 1
Jonny Blundell ct  Constable A Petley 18 3 1
James Pullen b  A Petley 7 1
Daniel Tucker ct  Constable M Madine 6
Marcus Reynolds ct  Constable M Madine 10 1
Matthew Beck run out  (Constable) 0
Mark Wheeler Not Out  3
Brian Price Not Out  0

Lyndhurst & Ashurst II Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
M Chauhan10.04800.000.80
D Johnston10.0253226.505.30
A Petley10.0141313.674.10
S Constable3.0012112.004.00
M Madine9.0031215.503.44