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Clubmark Awarded December 2004
Sunday B XI Results 2007
Date TW Score Opposition Score Venue Result Team
16/09/07 245 for 5 wkts Netherfield 238 all out The Nevill TWCC won by 7 runs TWCC Sunday B
Last Match report of the season! With no formal fixtures this weekend, the Sunday 2's were the only team available enough to pull a side together, and were rewarded with a close victory against new visitors Netherfield. Wells won the toss and batted first on a rare trip down to the main ground, rattling up their highest score of the season. The Watts Bros. opened up, but Ben was soon bowled by a straight one that flattened middle stump impressively. Andrew Kemp enjoyed a rare trip up the order, and responded by belting, heaving and occasionally driving, the bowling all over the place as he and Sam put on 66. Kemp went to 50 with a towering 6 before playing/kicking on for 55, and Sam followed for 34 far more authentic runs. Liam Flint refused to join the fun and batted uninterestingly for 19, before he was bowled for the 20th time in 15 innings, while at the other end Theo Burley stepped and fetched to speed the scoring along. Billy Stickler tried his hand at slogging, and proved unsurprisingly rubbish at it, before BJ Allatt and Burley added 47 quick runs to hasten the declaration, BJ ending on 16* and Theo 79*. 245-5 off 38 overs. Eclectic opening bowling pair Sam "talks a good game" Stickler, and James "KFC/TFC" Sharp started, but the Netherfield openers took advantage of an excellent batting strip, and rattled up 133 for the first wicket - R Kumar 67 and J Howard 69. Ben Watts bowled well, and Flint fell foul of bad luck and sheer ineptitude in the field, but at 168-1, Netherfield were running away with things. However!, held back so as not to spoil the game, Billy Stickler bowled a double wicket maiden in his first over, narrowly missing what would have been an appallingly celebrated hattrick. Corbishley seized upon the bowl-crap-take-wickets ploy, and rolling in off a few paces with a mixture of moon balls, grenades and pies, somehow managed to eke out 5 wickets, with no perceptible skill or nous. But, their number 7, I. Ahmed, put them back in contention with 26 swift runs, and along with a sudden raft of byes from the otherwise excellent Will Lee, who was stiffening up almost as quickly as he was sobering up, Netherfield were 233-7, and could still win. But, two panicky run-outs left the last pair needing 12 to win, of which they managed 5 before Corbishley burgled another lbw, and Netherfield were all out for 238, T. Wells 2's winning by 7 runs. W Stickler took 2-16, and Corbs 6-70 off 15 filthy filthy overs. And just to round things off appropriately, the main ground saw it's first and last padded race of the season, if not ever, which, after numerous false starts, was won by Corbishley, with 8 players tied in 2nd place and Sam Watts left to collect the flags. A good match to finish a thoroughly enjoyable, if rather soggy, season. This was from the hotmail of 'GRAEME CORBISHLEY', a euphemism for some part of the body, no doubt.
09/09/07 179 for 8 wkts Blackboys 181 for 4 wkts Upper Nevill TWCC lost by 6 wkts TWCC Sunday B
With the under 15's attending the inaugral Kleenex and Clearasil convention in Canterbury, the Sunday 2's fielded their most mature team of the season, bringing in some proper grown-ups for once, and had a hard fought defeat at the hands of Blackboys in return. Batting first, Sam Watts and Ben Allatt headed nobly towards a 200-run opening partnership, falling only 195 runs short, BJ hooking to square leg. Martin Watts joined son, and these two slowly put on a steady partnership, against an accurate attack, taking us to 17-1 off the first 10 overs, which is better than our normal 60-7. Martin was forced to retire hurt when struck by a throw from fine leg, and Sam Watts was caught for a very stable and selective 19, but David Wharrier helped himself to 32 to set us up for a big score. Sadly the lower order fell away, smacking quick runs then getting out almost as quickly. Around all the mayhem, Will Lee got the top score of the innings, with 41, 37 through the leg side, and one cut for 4 through point, before missing out on a 50 going for quick runs. At 149-8 with three overs to go, we were a few short, but again No.'s 10 and 11 B Watts and Corbs remained calm and biffed a 30 partnership, with Graeme hitting the last ball of the innings for 6. Opening the bowling, Andrew Kemp beat the bat about 8 times each over, and Ben Watts nipped it both ways so that most of the runs scored screamed away off edges as Blackboys rode their luck. Watts made a breakthrough in the last over of an excellent opening spell, Corbs taking a stumbling/falling/diving catch at mid on. Bowling up the hill in his debut match this season, Paddy Fyson's first over contained 4 long hops, 12 runs and 2 wickets, and we were on top. However, Blackboys then put on 86, with their numbers 3 and 5 coping well against accurate but unlucky bowling. Sharpy and BJ bowled well-ish, and Sam Watts failed to take a wicket for the first time this season, as most bowling options were exhausted. Eventually Corbishley turned to his own unskilled off breaks, and took their 4th wicket with one that turned just enough, which was as confusing as it was amazing, but this was too late, and Blackboys won with 5 overs to spare. Which was a shame, but there is one more game next week to end on a high, so game on. Penned by the inimitable hand of GC ...
02/09/07 170 for 9 wkts Chelsfield Park 169 for 8 wkts Upper Nevill TWCC won by 1 wkt TWCC Sunday B
Chelsfield Park returned to T.Wells following their comfortable draw with the 1st XI a month ago, but this time came up against a slick, youthful and charismatic 2nd XI for a nail-biting game. The Wells fielded first, starting with only 9 men, Emmerson interpreting the meet time differently from everyone else, and Callum having to return home for his boots and some more hair-gel. Ben Watts and Andy Kemp opened the bowling, and gave very little away, keeping the openers in check on a good deck. The change bowling began to make inroads, Graeme Corbishley taking 2 in an over, and Emmerson keeping things tight with curiously accurate off-darts. Sam Watts took his customary wicket, and Ben and Andy returned for one each, but at 90-6, the Chelsfield Captain rallied the tail with a strong 50, raising their total to 169-8 off 36 overs. Corbishley grabbed 5-43, while James Sharp and Will Lee got reprimanded for constant chatter and catch-dropping. In reply, Liam Flint took control of the opening partnership, driving the ball smoothly to the cover and mid-wicket boundary for 31. At the other end was Sharp, who occupied the crease for 20 minutes, 10 of which coming after he was bowled for 5. Callum, boots firmly strapped in place, was unlucky with his lbw, before new boy David Wharrier steadied things with Liam. However, they both went quickly, along with Lee, and Chelsfield took charge. But, for the 2nd week running the two Sams took control, putting together 72 against the change bowling, in a clever and well-structured partnership which looked to be taking us home. Stickler was bowled after attempting one too many leg-side hoicks for 65, and Watts went for 20, before the returning opening bowlers added three more quick wickets for just 16 runs, throwing the game back up in the air. In the end, Ben and Graeme held their nerve in the dying light, Corbishley on-driving/leading-edging the ball for four for victory and bragging rights. Which may conclude the Sunday 2nd XI season, finishing with 6 wins, 3 losses, 1 draw, and 37 games rained off. Graeme Corbishley 'I was a contender ...' 2007
26/08/07 237 for 5 wkts Crawley 150 for 7 wkts Upper Nevill Unknown but possibly a win TWCC Sunday B
Winning the toss on the only day of sunshine this year made the decision to bat an easy one, and Tunbridge Wells 2nd XI responded by posting their highest score of the season against visitors Crawley. Liam Flint and Graeme Corbishley got the only two good balls of the innings, and were both bowled, but Sam Stickler punished everything in all directions, with boundaries and easy singles against a mainly spin attack. He was supported well by James "Cow Corner" Sharp, until he ran under one and was stumped for 24, and then Sam Watts, who put on 91 together in good time. Stickler hooked 3 consecutive beamers to go to his ton, finally being caught for an excellent 108, before Ash Wood helped to guide Watts to a debut 50, ending 56* with 4 four's and 2 sixes. The declaration came at 237 for 5 off 40 overs, with Beckinsale the pick of the Crawley bowlers, taking 2-28 off 7 overs. In reply, Emmerson Wood and Matt Green removed an opener apiece in tidy opening spells, bowling with accuracy from Matt's end, and randomness from Emmerson's. In the middle of Crawley's innings, Tom Baxter and Green D both bowled well and deserved wickets but didn't get any, and Corbishley and Sharp bowled rubbish and didn't deserve to take the one each they got. Sadly, at 98 for 5 Crawley decided to shut up shop, and despite 34 bowling changes and a very, very short boundary, Wells couldn't winkle out the lower order. Crawley ended on 150 for 7, with Brand top scoring for them with the bat (23*) and extras contributing the top score of 26. There were good catches from Will Lee and Ash Wood, who had to run several inches and push two much younger players out the way to take a dolly off the skipper, and in general the fielding was smart, with a team who obviously don't do their own washing enjoying throwing themselves into the many muddy patches the top ground has to offer. E.Wood was the pick of the bowlers with 2-26 of 9. G.Corbishley 28 Aug 07
12/08/07 185 for 8 wkts Findon 184 for 8 wkts Upper Nevill TWCC won by 2 wkts TWCC Sunday B
After a tombola-style approach to selection, the Sunday 2's took the field with a curiously strong looking team against Findon C.C, but still manage to only just scramble a victory. Bowling first no one dominated with bat or ball, with some decent partnerships and some good bowling mixed with some filth in an even contest. Percy Watts had the best figures with 3-32, Tom Baxter took 2 good wickets, and Dave Green took a wicket on debut bowling 7 overs 1-19 at the death, as well as fielding better than the visiting 1st XI players. Graeme and Emerson both took decent catches, and Harry Florry's ankles took a pounding behind the stumps, as Findon were restricted to 184 off their 40 overs. In reply Rob Sharma enjoyed the shorter boundaries the top ground offers, and drove smashed and reverse-swept (yes, reverse-swept) his way to 62 off 46 balls. He was well supported by Liam Flint, who was unlucky to be given run out when standing in his ground doing his boot up, and Andrew Kemp, who hit his fair share of leg side boundaries in his 22. When they were out, Graeme and Fred Florry put on the biggest partnership of the game (55 - Fred 32, Graeme 24), and looked to be headed for a comfortable win, before 175-4 became 183-8, and we made a game of it for them. But, batting at 9 to allow time for the bruising to go down, Harry Florry and Percy Watts dragged us home, and we won in the opposite of style with 10 overs to spare. Thanks to Dave Else for Umpiring, Management and the occasional 8 ball over. Graeme Corbishley 13/8
15/07/07 152 for 7 wkts Chingford 151 all out The Nevill TWCC won by 3 wkts TWCC Sunday B
Chingford were put in on The Nevill, and suffered an immediate setback as skipper Graeme Corbishley sent back the number one for no score. The visitors then made headway as N.Shawyer (42) saw the score past three figures, but Wells' young and varied attack was always in the hunt as wickets fell just when required. In all, eight bowlers were employed, almost all with some success, and forty-one overs were required to finish the innings for 151, thus setting up an interesting chase. Making light of the early fall of two wickets, Rob Sharma and Dave Thomas lashed the bowling to most parts before the former perished shortly after posting his half-century at 109-3. Between them, Thomas and Sharma added a quickfire 94 for the third partnership, netting three sixes and nine fours in that time. To add to the interest, Chingford then disposed of four more batsmen before Thomas eased Wells home to finish undefeated on 71. The three-wicket win was accomplished from just 28 overs and one ball, and rounded off a fine weekend for the Wells squads from U15 up to First XI.
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