Old Hurstjohnians (SouthernTour) v Cryptics Cricket Club Cryptics on Wed 08 Aug 2018 at 11.30am
Cryptics Cricket Club Won by 6 runs

Match report Weds 8 August 2018, Hurtpierpoint School

Cryptics CC v Old Hurstjohnians CC
Won by 6 runs

Cryptics CC
153 all out (49 overs)
J Doole 55, V Naryan 27, J Brehaut 4-23, S Hall 4-47

Old Hurstjohnians CC
147 all out (36.4 overs)
T Fairfax 56, T Shams 27, V Naryan 6-36, J Ireland 3-22

J Mayer P Meadows
Umpires: M Lowndes P Readman

Where to begin? A text message arrived saying ‘I’m at Ardingly’ from Babs, who was in a different postcode from your scribe, who therefore missed the first hour. But I’m told that there were a couple of debatable decisions in the pre-drinks session, which left Cryptics 32-3. Babs himself felt a nick on his lbw, but a golden duck added further to his misery. Thankfully Jason Doole continued his good form (53) and Vivek Naryan batted classily for 27. Skipper Matt Samson never lost faith in his team and Joe Ireland ignored the requests for a reprise of his notorious team talk, held on this ground in 2010.
A key partnership of 33 between James Hamilton and Will Buckland took Cryptics to 153 on a pitch increasingly receptive to spin.
Chris Fox bowled a tight line and was unlucky to have both openers dropped at mid-wicket. Perhaps still disorientated by which Sussex public school he was playing at, Babs dropped a catch at mid-off. The sound it made off his sternum at least suggested he was in excellent physical shape. As our old nemesis Mark Semmence got into his stride, and OHJs passed 100 for the loss of just 2 wickets, Cryptics refused to accept the inevitable. Naryan then bowled Semmence and Mike Stafford’s arm ball accounted for OHJ opener Tom Fairfax (56), which turned the game. Whereas the home side had been cruising, and the sherry-swigging local supporters purring with delight, the OHJ middle order were suddenly paralysed. Samson switched Naryan to the far end and his second spell was irresistible. An edge was palmed by Joe Ireland at slip to gully Tom Chappell, who took a reflex catch inches from the turf. Ireland wheeled away at the other end, for 3-22 to support Naryan, whose 6-36 was a man of the match performance in a famous victory for the Cryptics.

Cryptics Cricket Club Cryptics Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2w 5b 2lb 
for 10 wickets

(49.0 overs)
Jason Doole b  T Shams 55 3
Mike Stafford ct  T Shams b B Caidan 17
Tom Chappell lbw  b J Brehaut 0
Matthew Samson lbw  b J Brehaut 0 2
Algie Corbin ct  & b S Hall 11
Vivek Naryan ct  T Shams b S Hall 27 1
Babs Oduwole lbw  S Hall 0
Joe Ireland ct  B Caidan b S Hall 7 1
James Hamilton Not Out  9 2
William Buckland ct  S May b J Brehaut 18
Chris Fox b  J Brehaut 0

Old Hurstjohnians (SouthernTour) Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
James Brehaut8.022345.752.88
Ben Caidan7.0124124.003.43
Tashaffi Shams10.0330130.003.00
Stuart Hall17.0647411.752.76
Patrick McGahan7.012200.003.14

Old Hurstjohnians (SouthernTour) Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
1nb 8b  
for 10 wickets
147 (36.4 overs)
Tom Fairfax ct  b M Stafford 56
Tashaffi Shams st  J Doole b J Ireland 27
Ed Fairfax ct  V Naryan b J Ireland 10
Mark Semmence b  V Naryan 19
Simon May ct  M Samson b V Naryan 5
Joe Gilligan st  J Doole b V Naryan 7
Dom Rodbourne Not Out  9
Ben Caldan ct  M Samson b V Naryan 1
James Brehaut ct  J Hamilton b V Naryan 4
Patrick McGahan ct  J Hamilton b V Naryan 0
Stuart Hall st  J Doole b J Ireland 0

Cryptics Cricket Club Cryptics Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Chris Fox5.012000.004.00
William Buckland6.013000.005.00
Joe Ireland8.432237.332.54
Vivek Naryan11.033666.003.27
Mike Stafford2.0017117.008.50
James Hamilton4.001400.003.50