Date 06/05/1990
Season 1990
Competition Friendly
Match format Timed game
Opposition Buckhurst
Venue Poverest Orpington
Toss Won
Decision Crusaders bat first
Result Lost

Crusaders innings

No Batsman   Runs
1 Glen Timms c b Sharp. A 5
2 Geoff May b Sharp. A 4
3 Jim Clements b Oates 28
4 Mark Paine c b Sharp. A 4
5 Kevin Gibson c b Sharp. A 1
6 Neil Morrison b Fitzmaurice 57
7 Mark Smale c b Oates 14
8 Ian Campbell c b Fitzmaurice 15
9 Gary Gibson b Fitzmaurice 1
10 Andy Paul not out 0
  Extras b 10, lb 4, w 7, nb 1 22
  Total 9 wickets, 35.0 overs 151

Did not bat:




No Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls
1 Sharp. A 11.0 2 39 4 3 0
2 Oates 9.0 3 45 2 3 0
3 Fitzmaurice 7.0 1 30 3 0 0
4 Bridges 8.0 0 23 0 1 1





Buckhurst innings

No Batsman   Runs
1 Dyer Smith c Glen Timms b Mark Paine 18
2 Bridges b Mark Smale 38
3 Sharp. R run out 21
4 Von Scmidt run out 15
5 Riley not out 20
6 Chitty not out 0
  Extras b 24, lb 7, w 11, nb 0 42
  Total 4 wickets, 41.0 overs 154

Did not bat:




No Bowler Overs Maidens Runs Wickets Wides No balls
1 Mark Paine 11.0 3 26 1 1 0
2 Geoff May 10.0 4 28 0 1 0
3 Jim Clements 8.0 1 19 0 3 0
4 Neil Morrison 4.0 0 20 0 6 0
5 Glen Timms 6.0 0 22 0 0 0
6 Mark Smale 2.0 0 8 1 0 0

Match Report

What happened next-?
Depleted by the absence of two silly no-hoper Palace fans, queuing to see their teams annihilation in the cup final, we were able to field only nine men plus Andy Paul. After winning the toss and electing to bat, only Neil and Jim could take advantage of what was presumably the same nobby bowling as last year. Big six Jim obviously found the tax boundary ropes just too far, as he accumulated all his twenty-eight runs in fours. The mainstay was provided by Neil who reached a maiden fifty and with the help of Ian and Mark carried the total to 151 at the close. At the restart, lack of penetration from the opening attack allied with large gaps in an overstretched field, made the visitorís task of victory notably easier. Eventually defeat was succumbed to with three overs remaining and six wickets in hand.
Player profiles
Timms -Obviously rank bad skippering from the skinless one.
May -Failed with the bat again. Are his opening days numbered ?
Clements -Stayed in for 37 balls -missed 30 of them 6$
Paine -Scored a four with his big bat.
Gibson K -Dismal
Morrison -Is this the turning point in his career or cant Buckhurst bowl straight?
Smale -Useful debut, adding a wicket to his 14 runs
Campbell -Quite probably the best player ever to have played for us
Gibson G -Must have improved his career average with a resilient 1
Paul -Were we really that desperate.
Moyse/Grater -Absent chasing young chickens and wasting their money.