Burley Cricket Club


Burley Cricket Club Sunday XI v Hospital Services on Sun 10 Sep 2023 at 13:00pm
Burley Cricket Club Lost by 22 runs

Match report Burley lost an enjoyable but much closer game with old foes Hospital Services than last year's debacle. In a game shortened by late morning showers, Burley sent the Hospital Services into bat and their captain Lasantha Wijesinghe was the first to perish off the bowling of Dan Mepham (2-23) with Scott Menary taking a good catch on the boundary and Burley's trio of former U18 all produced a series of good catches to send visiting batters pack to the pavilion. Ollie Fitch caught Param Dhaliwal off Dan Mepham's bowling and Dan Carter took a trio of catches including a superb diving one handed catch to see off A Bhardwaj. Abdullah Abassi was the pick of the home bowlers with four wickets, while Simon Webster - fresh from completing the New Forest half marathon - held onto a catch to remove the visitor's top scorer A Robson (40) off Scott's bowling as Burley blowed out their opponents in the final over.
A total of 142 was certainly attainable but the top order perished quickly. Abdullah and Ollie both top scored with 27, while James Bockett hit 20 but after his wicket was dislodged and the run rate sagged with the hosts all out with three balls left 23 runs shy of their target on an enjoyable afternoon when the family of former player George Broomfield produced another fine tea in his memory.

Hospital Services Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
142 (29.3 overs)
Lasantha Wijesinghe ct  S Menary b D Mepham 10 1
Param Dhaliwal ct  O Fitch b D Mepham 11 1
U Singh lbw  D Carter 0
A Bhardwaj ct  D Carter b J Bockett 11 2
Tony Robinson ct  D Carter b A Abbasi 19 4
A Robson ct  S Webster b S Menary 40 4
C Hikka b  A Abbasi 12 1
B Abenayake ct  D Carter b A Abbasi 0
Neelake Gunatillake ct  S Webster b A Abbasi 13 1
Daniel Murray b  O Fitch 3
J Samarawara Not Out  9 1

Burley Cricket Club Sunday XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Dan Carter6.0019119.003.17
Dan Mepham6.0123211.503.83
James Bockett6.0027127.004.50
Abdullah Abassi6.002546.254.17
Ollie Fitch3.0028128.009.33
Scott Menary2.3011111.004.40

Burley Cricket Club Sunday XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2nb 5w 8b  
for 10 wickets
Dan Mundy b  N Gunatillake 2
Alex Frost ct  Unsure b N Gunatillake 4
Gurpreet Singh lbw  B Abenayake 4 1
Abdullah Abassi ct  Unsure b D Murray 27 4
Dan Carter ct  Unsure b N Gunatillake 4 1 3
Scott Menary ct  Unsure b D Murray 13 2 1
Simon Webster b  J Samarawara 3 1
Ollie Fitch b  T Robinson 27 2 1
James Bockett b  T Robinson 20 1
Steve Menary b  D Murray 1
Dan Mepham Not Out  0

Hospital Services Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Neelake Gunatillake6.002739.004.50
B Abenayake6.0018118.003.00
J Samarawara5.0022122.004.40
Daniel Murray5.211434.672.63
A Robson3.001800.006.00
Tony Robinson4.001326.503.25