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Clubmark Awarded December 2004
Sunday A XI Results 2006
Date TW Score Opposition Score Venue Result Team
27/08/06 163 for 9 dec. Linden park 103 for 9 wkts The Nevill Match drawn TW Sunday A XI
Wells found scoring difficult in the damp conditions, but ground out 80-4 in the first 30 overs as Dominic Lanaway (2-30 in 14 overs) made the most of the situation. David Else (49 in 36 balls) applied the required acceleration, assisted by the lower order, as a further 80 runs were rattled up in the remaining 12 overs. The declaration set Park a fair target, and set up an interesting second phase. The chase briefly promised to be effective, but Else (3-4 in 8 overs) reduced the visitors to 55-4, no batsman really making an impression. John Harvey was dismissed cheaply, and Wells kept taking wickets, but Lanaway stayed to the end to secure the draw. The penultimate over saw two half-chances spilled, but Park escaped after 36 overs, having just passed the hundred with nine wickets down.
20/08/06 227 for 6 wkts Dartford DSL 146 all out The Nevill TW won by 81 runs TW DDSL XI
Wells won a handy toss and batted first, youthful Alex Williams striking a firm fifty in a welcome return to form, as the innings shaped up well with 98 runs being added for the first partnership. Will Stickler (26) was dismissed at this point, and Williams soon followed, but Brough Cooper (35) and Harry Florry (43) consolidated upon the good start, hoisting the total into the 180s, before BJ Allatt and Richard Cutts put up quick runs as the overs ran out, leaving a target of 228 for Dartford to chase. The reply raised the hundred in good time, but already Wells had four men back in the hutch, including topscorer Mark Baker (35). Skipper H.Florry now rang the changes, all of the attack having some success, Fred Florry starring with 3-26. Allatt snapped up 3-22 together with three smart catches, and, despite some late resistance, the innings subsided 81 runs short with just nine balls left to play. The victory should be enough to keep Wells in the upper echelon of the Dukes League when the new format commences in 2007.
06/08/06 298 for 8 wkts Blackheath 140 all out The Nevill TW won by 158 runs TW DDSL XI
The pyjama-clad Sunday League Wells XI elected to bat at the Nevill, and soon Rob Sharma and Evert Bekker were rampaging along while adding 100 runs for the second wicket in 16 overs. Sharma (6 fours) reached exactly 50, while Bekker (11 fours and 1 six) notched 64, but Blackheath sent back a further five batsmen as the score moved on to 155 from 23 overs, and the game was at a crossroads. Enter Brough Cooper, missed on 4 in the deepfield, who smote 19 fours and 2 sixes in a staggering tour de force which transformed the home innings from respectability to invincibility. Cooper swashbuckled 110 runs in the space of 14 overs, until being very well caught at long-on, the avalanche of runs suffocating the Blackheath effort, with Theo Burley contributing an undefeated 26 while 135 were made for the seventh wicket. The onslaught ran out of overs just short of 300, a late flurry of wickets adding to the mayhem, but the decision which removed young Will Arthur visibly aged him amid the carnage. The reply was anti-climactic despite an heroic 52 from Dan Thomas, as Graeme Corbishley removed the imported Aussie opener to a fine slipcatch from Sharma. The middle order fought bravely, but there was always too much to be done, and Wells rang the changes down the list as wickets continued to tumble. Skipper Harry Florry (3-3) wound up the tail, and brought about the victory by the unreal margin of 158 runs in a 40-over contest, Wells looking to remain in the upper echelon of the Dukes Sunday League. A lasting moment of the match was the flying flamingo catch by Fred Florry at midwicket to remove Iqbal from the hitherto luckless bowling of James Nethercott.
30/07/06 215 for 6 wkts Orpington 216 for 8 wkts The Nevill TW lost by 2 wkts TW DDSL XI
Wells won the toss and took first knock on a low-slow track at the Nevill, but plunged to 21-3 as Ben Clarkson's tight lines imposed early restraint upon attacking batsmen. Skipper Harry Florry and Richard Cutts then rebuilt the innings with a battling fourth partnership of 84 in 18 overs, each playing pugnacious knocks which moved the rate along satisfactorily, and provided the basis for a later assault. When Florry departed, brother Fred Florry took over, posting a further 51 with Cutts, who passed a well-judged half-century with his seventh boundary. Batting for just 62 balls, this knock had been worth 58 hard-hit but cultured runs, and F.Florry fashioned a further 50 runs with Callum Wood as the final 100 runs came in the last 12 overs. A target of 216 in 40 overs was set. The chase was a steady effort early on, as David Lane (57), Dave Robinson and Chris Watts took the score up to 121 after 25 overs. Slow bowling, led by 'leggie' Jamie Baldwin, then began to upset the flow of the innings as 4 wickets fell in 5 overs whilst just 20 runs were scored. A splendid boundary catch was held by Cutts to remove Lane, and H.Florry ran out B.Clarkson, but Paul Sheddon together with skipper Stephen Ingram put the chase back on track with a rapid 40 runs. Three more wickets fell then to Wells, and just two overs remained with 21 required for the win. Matt Naylor finally hammered some telling blows, and took his side home with two balls to spare without further loss, the game just taken out of Wells' reach at the final hurdle. Baldwin ended up with 2-35, and H.Florry 3-50, in a closely contested and enjoyable match. A curiosity of the game was that the most senior player on the park for Wells was 21-year-old Richard Cutts.
23/07/06 286 for 3 wkts Frenford 216 for 9 wkts The Nevill TW won by 70 runs TW Sunday A XI
Winning the toss, Wells batted, with Alex Williams and Jamie Baldwin posting 81 for the first stand in a comfortable 17 overs. Baldwin notched 6 fours in his 36, while Williams (58 with 7 fours) carried on the rampage now with Richard Cutts. 52 runs were put up by this pair in a further 7 overs before the match was placed out of reach by the third pairing. Cutts and skipper Harry Florry dominated the visiting attack in an engrossing and dynamic partnership of 127 which was peppered with 17 boundaries from just thirteen overs. Florry hit up 47, while Cutts, now well beyond his half-century, had three-figures well in sight. As the final overs were completed, Cutts carried out his bat for an undefeated 106 (16 fours in 74 balls), setting Frenford a daunting 40-over target of 287. The innings accelerated in striking fashion, the last 150 runs coming from 95 balls, a perfect recipe for limited overs cricket. The reply allowed all of the Wells' bowlers an outing, with Graeme Corbishley leading the pace attack and James Nethercott the spin quintet. To their credit, Frenfield gave the matter serious consideration as Saeed, Rehman and Azhar spanked the ball about. Saeed's 53 remained the highest score, however, and seven-per-over more than extended the Essex eleven, who nonetheless went gamely for the result until four quick wickets snuffed out the chase. At the close, 70 runs still separated the scores, and Wells were one wicket from a completed innings. Played in fine spirit, the match was a fine exhibit for 40-over cricket.
07/05/06 233 for 7 wkts Holmesdale 232 for 2 dec. The Nevill TW won by 3 wkts Sunday A XI
Despite an adverse weather forecast, a full match was played at The Nevill between a TW XI and a Holmesdale XI, both sides including a mix of senior and young players. Holmesdale won the toss and batted. Torry played fluently and elegantly through the offside for a fine 92. He was well supported by Domini (56) and a hard struck 56* from Sorensen. Tunbridge Wells used eight bowlers who all stuck to their tasks well. Graeme Corbishley began with a miserly spell, debutant Kamrin gave control at 'the death' and Freddie Florry bowled left arm spin consistently and tidily. The declaration came at 232-2 after 48 overs. In reply the Tunbridge Wells innings was dominated by a well organised and fluent century from Will Stickler (113*). Primary support came from Kamrin (40) and Brough Cooper (21) before Vipin Sharma clubbed 23 of 13 balls to allow victory by 3 wickets with 8 balls in hand after 44.4 overs. The day was a fine advertisement for traditional- style cricket played in a friendly yet competitive spirit.
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