Stragglers of Asia v Cryptics Cricket Club on Sun 21 May 2023 at 1130
Cryptics Cricket Club Lost 7 Wickets

Match report A disappointing defeat at Pangbourne College.

Our total of 104 on a tricky pitch was a bit too skinny, and only then held together by Tarun Eapen, who's calm and composed 60 - the top score by quite some distance, gave us something to bowl at. Rob Walker was obdurate in an opening partnership that proved difficult to break, but it was equally difficult to score runs on a sticky pitch with a lush outfield. Really, there was not too much of note to follow, as we got ourselves out in a variety of ways whilst trying to provide Tarun with the support he needed.

The Cryptics started the defence of this total quite magnificently, and the sterling, economical efforts of Arun, asked to open the bowling at late notice, and Will who battled gamely through a multitude of injuries to deliver a typically parsimonious opening spell must be noted. Unfortunately, the skipper's introduction loosened this vice-like grip on the run-rate, and the Cryptics were always behind the game from there on in. Paul Massey, Tiny Goldsworthy, Tarun and Prakrith Rao contributed some game bowling efforts - a challenging ask when their openers were well-set, but that breakthrough was difficult to find, until a triple-wicket maiden arrived from seemingly nowhere. Props to Andrew McCulla for strong work behind the stumps and hearty appealing.

An enjoyable day, a less enjoyable result and good hospitality from the Stragglers with a good Curry lunch. Here's hoping for better fortunes next year.

Nick Ashton

Cryptics Cricket Club Cryptics Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 10 wickets
Tarun Eapen st Surenden 60 153 120 5 50.0
Rob Walker ct Parker 11 43 34 2 32.35
Michael Goldsworthy b Dawson 1 14 8 12.50
Prakrith Rao ct Dawson 0 8 4 0
Andrew McCulla lbw Banham 4 11 6 1 66.67
Paul Armstrong ct Surended 7 26 19 1 36.84
A.N. Other b Banham 2 10 11 18.18
Nick Ashton b Surenden 7 17 19 36.84
Edward Montague ct Salter 6 14 19 31.58
Paul Massey Not Out  2 11 10 20.0
William Wilkins ct Surenden 0 6 7 0

Stragglers of Asia Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Stragglers of Asia Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
4nb 2w 1b 1lb 
for 3 wickets
107 (32.4 overs)
Lerwill st Ashton 47 97 48.45
McDuell Not Out  49 87 56.32
Allsop lbw Ashton 0 2 0
Surenden b Ashton 0 2 0
Perry Not Out  2 9 22.22

Cryptics Cricket Club Cryptics Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A.N. Other7.011600.002.29
William Wilkins6.02800.001.33
Paul Massey4.002200.005.50
Nick Ashton9.4135311.673.62
Michael Goldsworthy2.001600.008.00
Tarun Eapen2.00900.004.50
Prakrith Rao2.00300.001.50