Burley Cricket Club


Burley Cricket Club Sunday XI v Merlin on Sun 31 Jul 2022 at 13:30
Burley Cricket Club Lost by 45 runs

Match report A late batting collapse cost Burley against regular opponents Merlin. The visitors won the toss and opted to press on with batting. Alex Turner made an early breakthrough, but the Barber brothers added 81 runs before Nottinghamshire CC bowler Tom was bowled by Steve Abraham. Burley debutant Oli Cutcliffe then brought a fine innings from Paul Barber - that included Merlin's only six - to a close by nailing his middle stump. Steve Abraham trapped Merlin's last man Jason Street lbw to set Burley 199 to win.
The teams were forced off in both innings for rain showers but despite the loss of a wicket in the opening over, the home side set off at a rapid pace and were two thirds of they way to their target inside just nine overs. Jonny Adams eventually bowled Scott Menary (37) - in his first Burley game of the season - and Dan Mundy (33) and the run rate began to sag. Turner (52) kept Burley in the chase but when he holed out to Steve Bristow (3-14), the chances of a home win began to evaporate. The overs were there but the wickets kept tumbling and Burley were all out in the 28th over and, after making an early start, were able to return to the Club for tea and to catch the Euro 2022 final.

Burley Cricket Club Sunday XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 1w 4b 1lb 
for 10 wickets

(27.5 overs)
Rhys Gadsby ct ? b Street 0 1
Scott Menary b Adams 37 6
Dan Mundy b Adams 33 5 1
Manjeet Grewal ct P Barber 0 1
Steve Menary b Bristow 6 1
Alex Turner ct ? b Bristow 52 10
Simon Webster ct ? b P Barber 0
Steve Abraham ct ? b Bristow 12 4
Oli Cutcliffe Not Out  0 1
Oliver Lambourne b Bristow 4 1
Simrun Kalirai b Bristow 0

Merlin Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jason Street3.0031131.0010.33
Tom Barber3.002400.008.00
Jonny Adams7.0024212.003.43
P Barber7.002638.673.71
Duncan Brown2.001900.009.50
Steve Bristow4.001434.673.50
Mark Emms2.00919.004.50

Merlin Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
10nb 6w 17b 5lb 
for 10 wickets
199 (34.4 overs)
M Edwards b Turner 11 4
Mark Emms ct & b Gadsby 0
Steve Bristow ct ? b Gadsby 11 2
Tom Barber b Abraham 8
P Barber b Cutcliffe 43 4 1
N Barlow ct & b Grewal 38 7
L Seal ct ? b Grewal 35 6
Jonny Adams ct ? b Grewal 7 1
Duncan Brown b Cutcliffe 1
A Wood Not Out  3
Jason Street lbw Abraham 4

Burley Cricket Club Sunday XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Alex Turner5.0112112.002.40
Rhys Gadsby7.0030215.004.29
Steve Abraham6.0037218.506.17
Oli Cutcliffe7.0054227.007.71
Manjeet Grewal7.0135311.675.00
Oliver Lambourne2.001100.005.50