Date 31/05/2009
Season 2009
Competition Friendly
Match format 40 overs
Opposition Bromley Town & OB
Venue Hayes Lane Bromley
Toss Lost
Decision Crusaders bowl first
Result Lost

Bromley Town & OB innings

No Batsman   Runs
1 Reynolds lbw b Mike Taylor 0
2 Ramsay b Mike Taylor 29
3 Slattery c Mike Taylor b Mike Taylor 1
4 Harrington b Darren Moyse 0
5 Smith. T b Darren Moyse 83
6 Travers. J c Spud Whale b Jabir Sarwar 11
7 Graham b Mike Taylor 8
8 Smith. H b Jabir Sarwar 19
9 Taylor b Jabir Sarwar 11
10 Bajaria not out 3
11 Levey not out 1
  Extras b 5, lb 2, w 4, nb 1 12
  Total 9 wickets, 40.0 overs 178

Did not bat:




No Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls
1 Darren Moyse 8.0 4 16 2 0 0
2 Mike Taylor 8.0 0 37 4 0 0
3 Jabir Sarwar 8.0 0 35 3 2 0
4 Spud Whale 8.0 1 37 0 0 0
5 Gary Magnus 4.0 0 16 0 0 0
6 Chand Channa 4.0 0 30 0 2 1





Crusaders innings

No Batsman   Runs
1 Gary Magnus b Reynolds 44
2 Jagdesh Singh c b Taylor 13
3 Nita Singh lbw b Levey 4
4 Jabir Sarwar lbw b Levey 15
5 John Greggains c Reynolds b Reynolds 14
6 Chand Channa lbw b Ramsay 1
7 Neil Morrison b Ramsay 5
8 Don East st b Slattery 11
9 Spud Whale not out 23
10 Darren Moyse lbw b Slattery 0
11 Mike Taylor b Smith. T 3
  Extras b 0, lb 0, w 17, nb 1 18
  Total 10 wickets, 35.4 overs 151

Did not bat:




No Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls
1 Taylor 5.0 1 35 1 5 0
2 Levey 4.0 1 18 2 0 0
3 Smith. H 4.0 0 20 0 2 0
4 Harrington 4.0 0 22 0 4 1
5 Reynolds 5.0 0 13 2 2 0
6 Ramsay 3.0 0 17 2 1 0
7 Slattery 4.0 0 14 2 2 0
8 Bajaria 4.0 0 6 0 0 0
9 Smith. T 2.4 0 6 1 1 0

Match Report

Sunday 31 May Ėv- Bromley Town & OB's at Hayes Lane

Crusaders stumbled to their second defeat of the season, losing by 27 runs against a youthful Bromley Town team. Bromley won the toss and elected to bat, with the opener soon taking a liking to Mr Taylor's brand of bowling, hitting him here there and just about everywhere. Fortunately Danglers was keeping it quiet at the other end and generating some lively pace. It was Mike however that got the breakthrough, trapping Reynolds in front for a duck and eventually deceiving the free-scoring Ramsay with a slower ball. Mike added a third wicket, picking up a good return catch to leave Bromís reeling at 35-4.

Bromís skipper Tom Smith was the mainstay of the innings compiling a hard-hit 83, although his stay should have been brief, but for a drop by Sumo off Danglers. The tail offered resilient support and despite good spells from Jabs and Gary our fielding started to get ragged and Bromley eventually posted 178-9 from their 40 overs. Darren was pick of the bowlers with 2-16 from his eight overs.

Jagdesh and Gary got us off to a purposeful start, but when Slapdash edged to slip with the score on 28, some controversial 'home' umpiring put Crusaders firmly on the back foot. Nita, Jabs and Chand all fell leg before to 'quick-draw McGraw', who gave the impression that he would give just about anything out if there was an audible appeal. Crusaders never recovered and despite Gary's fine 44 and a valiant unbeaten 23 from Spud we were dismissed 27 runs short half way through the 35th over.