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Friday, 14 June 2013

County Cricket

Derbyshire Vs Essex  - Leek CC. 9th July

A lovely afternoon with blue skies and a good sized crowd. Myself and Matty settled down to watch an afternoon of 579 runs

Derbyshire bat first and score their highest ever competitive one day score of 321 - 5 with a great innings from their star overseas West Indian player Shivnarine Chanderpaul who hit an unbeaten 85 runs


well supported by South African Wayne Madsen

Essex bowlers toiled, Graham Napier had little success

Sajid Mahmood did manage 2 wickets

one of the few positive moments for Essex as they toiled in the field

Alex Hughes reaches his fifty

record score

Essex were never really up with the run rate and lost wickets at too regular intervals with the early wickets taken by South African Tim Groenewald and  Mark Turner

although Graham Napier and Mark Petini rallied for a while

With 15 overs left and only 3 wickets all looked lost, even with a late flurry from Essex it wasn't enough and they eventually fell short by 63 runs, finishing on 258 all out
A cracking day with Matty who luckily does enjoy his cricket and managed to stay awake for the entire 7 hours. 


Stewart M said...

Thats a few more runs than Essex!

Stewart M - Melbourne

Irma said...

Beautiful pictures of the cricket game.
Have a great weekend.
Regards, Irma