Date 09/06/1991
Season 1991
Competition Friendly
Match format Timed game
Opposition Westcombe Parkers
Venue Avery Hill Park Eltham
Toss Lost
Decision Crusaders bat first
Result Won

Crusaders innings

No Batsman   Runs
1 Gordon Schultz c b Mayo 0
2 Graham Roberts c b Adderley 132
3 Chris Wilsdon b De Lange 1
4 Nathan Probets b De Lange 2
5 Paul Jones run out 9
6 John Greasby c b Hall 0
7 Paul Blackwell b Mayo 1
8 Darren Moyse not out 36
9 Ian Brown not out 4
  Extras b 2, lb 1, w 11, nb 0 14
  Total 7 wickets, 41.0 overs 199

Did not bat:




No Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls
1 Mayo 14.0 6 58 2 2 0
2 Gilpin 7.0 0 29 0 3 0
3 De Lange 4.0 0 24 2 4 0
4 Boyles 3.0 0 26 0 2 0
5 Adderley 10.0 0 43 1 0 0
6 Hall 3.0 0 16 1 0 0





Westcombe Parkers innings

No Batsman   Runs
1 Hall run out 36
2 Adderley c Darren Moyse b Nathan Probets 89
3 Lord c Steve Martin b Chris Wilsdon 1
4 Boyles b Ian Brown 8
5 Cochran c Steve Martin b Nathan Probets 2
6 De Lange c Steve Martin b Nathan Probets 1
7 Cameron not out 34
8 O Keefe b Nathan Probets 1
9 Mayo c John Greasby b Nathan Probets 0
10 Gilpin b Steve Martin 10
11 Clinch c Darren Moyse b Steve Martin 0
  Extras b 20, lb 0, w 7, nb 0 27
  Total 10 wickets, 41.3 overs 209

Did not bat:




No Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls
1 Darren Moyse 7.0 1 20 0 0 0
2 Steve Martin 12.3 1 42 2 0 0
3 Jim Clements 7.0 0 30 0 2 0
4 Chris Wilsdon 5.0 1 32 1 1 0
5 Ian Brown 4.0 0 30 1 2 0
6 Nathan Probets 6.0 0 35 5 2 0

Match Report

Sunday 9 June -v- Westcombe Parkers at Avery Hill Park
With the skip absent, captaincy duties befell Daz and as could be expected the result was pure farce. Debutants in the side were a strong mid-order trio of Martin Jon John Greasby and Paul Blackwell and the rest of the team was made up of our more seasoned no-hopers.
Westcombe must have sensed their biggest chance of victory since the fixture started and took the opportunity to bat. A reliable service of dross was delivered by m of our attack, with only Nathan, bowling the occasional straight ball, emerging with an honour returning career best 5 for 36. Somehow or other, the side that Kevin Gibson dismissed virtually single-handed, contrived to amass 210 runs and we were staring a defeat equal in embarrassment to the Brasted affair. What followed was a shock to everybody who knows Graham Roberts only for his slightly portly frame and really silly hair-cut. He set about the fiery Parkers attack like a man possessed and with the help of no one in particular amassed a club record 132 and took us to the brink of an improbable victory. Only the incredibly slow-scoring Moyse got in double figures and despite a late flurry the target proved ten too many.
Pen Pics
Schultz -Third successive duck - where does he go from here?
Roberts -Enough said already
Wilsdon -Opened his account for the season with a singular contribution.
Probets-Joined the 5 wicket club
Jones -A Welshman
Greasby -Another fat player in the side, cribbed from the Halifax.
Blackwell -A mate of Nathís so heís probably shit.
Moysey -Batted down the order to preserve his average.
Browne -More wickets that must put him high up in the averages
Clements -Why didnít we play with ten
Martin -Bowling not given the respect it deserved.