Old Amplefordians (Southern Tour) v Cryptics Cricket Club on Mon 07 Aug 2023 at 11.30
Cryptics Cricket Club Won Cryptics win by 141 Runs

Match report Cryptics got off to a steady start after losing an early soft wicket following a good spell from the OA's openers. S.Elstone started to get into his innings and soon accelerated to his 50. After the wicket of Bhimjiyani with a sharp delivery and good catch from the keeper S.Elstone was joined by H.Eastman. Both looked imperious at the crease with free flowing shots; S.Elstone soon brought up his ton playing some lovely shots along the way. After Sam holed out to deep mid-wicket H. Middleton came to the crease; after hitting his first delivery for 6 that set the tone for the rest of the innings. H.Eastman brought up his 50 while Middleton at the other end was playing some exciting expansive shots and brought up his 50 in no time. Both batters really started to feast on a laboured OA's attack and the carnage was clear to see as the ball was flying over the boundary almost every ball. Both made their hundreds in no time before the declaration. An amazing score and batting display leaving the OA's 50 odd overs to try and survive.

OA's made a slowish start after a superb opening spell from C.Nolan, very quick bowling instantly putting the OA's on the back footy. Three early wickets made it seem as though the game might be over in a hurry however the middle order steadied the ship. OA stalwart Phillips brought up an elegant 50 before throwing his wicket away from a flighted delivery from Nicholls. From their Nicholls took a grip of the game bowling some lovely flighted off-spin always looking like taking a wicket. Barratt battled hard but Nicholls was too good in the end and got him caught at cover. A free-flowing innings from OA skipper Barnard looked like all that stood in the way of the Cryptics win and when he fell to Nicholls as well it looked like curtains for the OA's. They dug in leaving 7 overs to survive until; Middleton's leg-spin unlocked the last wicket to win the game for the Cryptics.

Cryptics Cricket Club Cryptics Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
1nb 2w 5b 2lb 
for 3 wickets
Sam Elstone ct Lush 139
Edward Nolan ct Barratt 0
Mitesh Bhimjiyani ct Barratt 9
Harry Eastman Not Out  121
Hugh Middleton Not Out  100
Nick Ashton  
Alan Nichols  
Tom Elstone  
James Wilson  
Conor Nolan  
Rufus Nolan  

Old Amplefordians (Southern Tour) Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Old Amplefordians (Southern Tour) Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
2nb 11w 15b 2lb 
for 10 wickets
238 (44.0 overs)
P.Saville b C.Nolan 1
Lush b T.Elstone 21
Stuody ct C.Nolan 5
Phillips ct Nicholls 55
Barratt ct Nicholls 25
Barnard ct Nicholls 71
Saxby b Wilson 10
Brooksbank st Nicholls 4
Thompson Not Out  5
T. Saville lbw Nicholls 9
Ainscough ct Middleton 4

Cryptics Cricket Club Cryptics Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Conor Nolan11.0226213.002.36
Tom Elstone6.0051151.008.50
Rufus Nolan3.001500.005.00
Nick Ashton4.004400.0011.00
Alan Nichols13.0245411.253.46
James Wilson4.0027127.006.75
Hugh Middleton2.01010.000.00