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SPITFIRE D&M NATIONAL 60+ INTERNATATIONALS IN 2009

Four Internationals were played during 2009, two against each of Wales and Australia. The reports and scorecards are given below.

ENGLAND V WALES

at WORCESTER NORTON CC, 25th SEPTEMBER 2009

Wales confounded the betting pundits with a remarkable victory off the penultimate ball in a nail biting Final at Worcester Norton.

England , inserted, found Ron Walton and Colin Davies very accurate indeed and both openers, Peter Eames ( Kent ) and John Stuck ( Essex ) survived some confident appeals. Runs had just started to flow (26 of 6) when Eames departed lbw and Rob Dumelow (Derbyshire) was caught driving for 0 off Ron Walton, the father of ex Norwich City goalkeeper, Mark. Worse was to come when Davies bowled Stuck attempting his trademark pull. 32-3. Newcomer Martin Hall (Hampshire) and Martin Pearse ( Norfolk ) consolidated and with the latter allowing the free-hitting Hall the majority, the pair put on 99 in 13 overs. Hall's aggression saw him dropped at long-on and mid-wicket. With the score on 131-3 with 20 overs left, Pearse, instead of continuing to take runs as and when, decided to attack and paid the price and in the same over Hall (70) went as well. Tuck followed quickly, England 142-6 and three completely avoidable wickets. Chris Lees ( Cheshire ) and Trevor Knowles (Worcestershire) dragged England back into the frame, but the wicket was ultra spinner friendly and just the opposite for seamers, of which England had selected four! Wales had three spinners so they chose wisely! Kevan Pratt of Essex (26*) came in and hit two superb sixes in the last over to boost the total to 218-9.

Wales started strongly with the openers Peter Hall and Mike Staddon attacking the seamers, Chris Lees and Trevor Knowles and the vistors rattled up 45 in 7 overs. Hall departed, caught at cover off the accurate Richard Maharaj ( Sussex ) but newcomer Mal Lewis joined Staddon and the pair, despite some very near misses took the total to 136 before a diving Pearse caught Lewis at short mid-wicket off Lees for a well crafted 32. Williams then had to retire, hurt with a pulled muscle and England started to reassert themselves, so much so that the pendulum swung right back in their favour, with Kevan Pratt's off-spin hauling his team right back into contention.. Evan Tuck ( Norfolk ) bowled Staddon for 69 and then Morris for a duck and with three overs left Wales needed 29. However, a crucial dropped catch on the boundary edge and two very possible chances on the other side, plus a couple of mis-fields under pressure, took the score to 11 needed from the last over. Ron Walton (16*) and Gordon Voke (20*) finished it off with three fours off Trevor Knowles with one ball to spare, even with four fielders on the legside boundary. To be frank some of the fielders hadn't eaten their Weetabix…

Exactly 10 years ago, virtually to the day, Wales 50+ including five of the players playing in this match, won the National ECB 50+ Championship Final in the last over, off the penultimate ball , over Lancashire . So maybe this was feted to happen!

Wales thoroughly deserved their victory for their superior bowling and thanks to Roger Weston and Worcester Norton CC for all their hospitality plus the Umpires, including Essex 's Barry Toombes.

Martin Pearse

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England 60+ v Wales 60+ at Worcester Norton, 22nd September 2009
Wales 60+ won the toss
Innings of England 60+

Peter Eames

lbw

b Walton

12

 

John Stuck

 

b Davies

14

 

Rob Dumelow

c Lewis

b Walton

0

 

Martin Hall

 

b Evans

70

 

Martin Pearse

c Voke

b Evans

24

 

Evan Tuck

 

b Hall

9

 

Chris Lees

lbw

b Hall

15

 

Trevor Knowles

c

b Davies

16

 

Kevan Pratt

not out

 

16

 

Jan Brindle

 

b Davies

3

 

Richard Maharaj

not out

 

4

 

Extras

b 6

lb 9

w 9

 

 

24

 

 

 

 

Total (9 wkts, 45 overs)

217

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall of Wickets

1-26

2-26

3-32

4-131

5-132

6-142

7-172

8-187

9-191

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowling Analysis

 

Overs

Mdns

Runs

Wkts

 

 

R Walton

9

2

22

2

 

 

C Davies

9

3

23

3

 

 

G Voke

8

0

55

0

 

 

N Evans

9

1

46

2

 

 

P Hall

9

0

50

2

 

 

R Williams

1

0

6

0

 

 

 

Innings of Wales 60+

P Hall

c

b Maharaj

19

 

M Staddon

 

b Tuck

69

 

M Lewis

c Pearse

b Lees

32

 

R Williams

ret. not out

 

5

 

J Morris

b

b Tuck

0

 

B Pendelton

run out

 

10

 

G Voke

not out

 

20

 

C Davies

 

b Knowles

0

 

R Walton

not out

 

16

 

did not bat: B Jones, N Evans

 

 

 

Extras

b 16

lb 8

w 22

nb 1

 

47

 

 

 

 

Total (6 wkts, 44.5 overs)

218

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall of Wickets

1-46

2-136

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowling Analysis

 

Overs

Mdns

Runs

Wkts

 

 

C Lees

9

0

40

1

 

 

R Maharaj

9

0

41

1

 

 

T Knowles

8.5

1

43

1

 

 

P Tuck

9

0

44

2

 

 

K Pratt

9

1

26

0

 

 

 

ENGLAND 60+ V AUSTRALIA 60+

SUNBURY ON THAMES, 25th AUGUST 2009

The ‘Sunbury Ashes Test' took place at Sunbury on Thames Cricket Club, Tuesday 25 th August. A festive occasion with speeches and presentations was enhanced by the Lady Mayor of Spelthorne, who tossed the coin, which was won by England Captain Martin Pearse. Electing to bat, rain immediately intervened with England openers Graham Penny and Bob Phillips on 30-0. However, luck was on our side as this was the only light shower all day. Phillips departed, playing on for 27 in the 13 th over with the score on 65. Penny followed at 97 in the 18 th , for a hard hit 59. The Norfolk pairing of Paul Rice (25) and Martin Pearse (47) put on 85 in 14 overs and quickfire cameos from John Stuck (30), Mike Swain (37*) and 20* from Colin Breed saw England total 274-5 in 45 overs.

A strong wind saw Breed well in control as Australia batted with opener Jones intent on attack at every opportunity. Eventually one chance too many saw his stumps rearranged and the other opener, Dunn also succumbed to the Kent opener. Captain Longmuir was lucky to survive a direct hit in a chance run, but continued before Jim Smallbone induced a smart stumping from Stuck. Left hander McLeish, by far the most prolific batsman on Tour, survived until near the end for 63 but England 's bowling was far too tight. Breed 2-22 and Byford , 2-24, being the pick.

Many thanks to Peter Browne who organised the Sunbury end, Ian the Groundsman, all the Sunbury staff, the Umpires and Scorers and let us look forward to another visit from our southern Hemisphere friends, hopefully in a couple of years time.

Finally, thanks to D&M Marketing and Spitfire Shepherd Neame for the over all Sponsorship.

England Over 60s
Bob Phillips b Ian Marks 27
Graham Penny c Ian Longmuir b Rob Webb 59
Paul Rice retd, out 25
Martin Pearse* b John Fogarty 47
John Stuck+ b John Moore 30
Mike Swain not out 37
Colin Breed not out 20
Jim Smallbone
Mike Byford
Mark Sargeant
Trevor Knowles
Extras b14 lb9 w6 nb0 pen0 29
Total (45.0 overs) 274
 
1-65 2-97 3-187 4-238 5- 6- 7- 8- 9- 10-
 
Bowler O M R W Wd Nb
Ian Marks 9.0 0 41 1 1 (1) 0 (0)
John Moore 5.0 0 30 1 0 (0) 0 (0)
Rob Webb 9.0 0 41 1 0 (0) 0 (0)
David Welford 7.0 0 46 0 4 (5) 0 (0)
John Fogarty 8.0 0 48 1 0 (0) 0 (0)
Ian Longmuir 7.0 0 45 0 0 (0) 0 (0)
 
Australia Over 60s
Colin Jones b Colin Breed 17
Kevin Dunn c Graham Penny b Colin Breed 1
Ian Longmuir* st John Stuck b Jim Smallbone 32
Alan McLeish c Colin Breed b Mike Swain 63
John Fogarty b Mike Byford 0
Warren Dummett+ b Mike Byford 0
Tony Corr not out 22
Clive Wundersitz not out 3
David Welford
Rob Webb
John Moore
Extras b9 lb2 w3 nb0 pen0 14
Total (45.0 overs) 152
 
1-18 2-31 3-83 4-90 5-100 6-149 7- 8- 9- 10-
 
Bowler O M R W Wd Nb
Trevor Knowles 8.0 2 29 0 1 (1) 0 (0)
Colin Breed 9.0 4 22 2 0 (0) 0 (0)
Mark Sargeant 7.0 1 21 0 0 (0) 0 (0)
Jim Smallbone 9.0 2 27 1 0 (0) 0 (0)
Mike Byford 8.0 1 24 2 0 (0) 0 (0)
Mike Swain 2.0 0 11 1 2 (2) 0 (0)
Stan Rudder 2.0 0 7 0 0 (0) 0 (0)
 
Umpires: I Philippe M Rolfe
Scorers: MCJW R McLeod

England 60+ v Australia 60+

Sheffield United's Bawtry Rd Ground, Sunday 16 th August.

The England side, selected from players from the top of the averages this season, had players travelling from Hampshire , Kent , Suffolk and Norfolk to do battle. Unfortunately for them, the Australians picked a bad day to bat first and it was soon obvious that Brian Cole's swing with a stiff breeze, was going to make life very difficult. McLeish (11) the most technically correct batsman, was the first to depart at 25 in the 11 th over and No 3 Fogarty struck a couple of lusty blows into the deep square leg area before being caught and bowled by the lively Cole. No 6 Rob Webb, despite damaging a knee and his back, stayed for 58 balls before being run out for 25, and it was the ‘swinging blue jean' Mike Fernando who finished proceedings off with a spell of 9-2-22-3, following on from economical stints from Ian Battelley 9-2-23-0 and Jim Smallbone 9-3-18-1. Mel Wood took 9-0-40-1 whilst Cole received the bowlers prize (with Fernando) for his figures of 9-3-17-2.

In reply, England started circumspectly and reached 56in the 15 th over before Rice went lbw to Marks for 21. Nick Sharp (59*) and Miles Rawlings 38* showed their class with an unbroken stand of 83 to race England home in 28 overs.

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England 60+ v Australia 60+ at Sheffield, 16th August 2009
Australia 60+ won the toss
Innings of Australia 60+

Warren Dummett

c & b

Cole

11

 

Alan McLeish

c

b Wood

11

 

John Fogarty

c & b

Cole

14

 

Colin Jones

 

b Smallbone

6

 

Ian Longmuir

st Smith

b Fernando

14

 

Rob Webb

run out

 

25

 

Ian Marks

 

b Fernando

7

 

Wilson

not out

 

15

 

Clive Wundersitz

c

b Fernando

2

 

Johnson

not out

 

4

 

Tony Corr

 

 

 

 

Extras

b 5

w 11

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

 

Total (8 wkts, 45 overs)

125

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall of Wickets

1-25

2-29

3-44

4-45

5-69

6-98

7-108

8-112

9-

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowling Analysis

 

Overs

Mdns

Runs

Wkts

 

 

Mel Wood

9

0

40

1

 

 

Brian Cole

9

3

17

2

 

 

Ian Battelley

9

2

23

0

 

 

Jim Smallbone

9

3

18

1

 

 

Mike Fernando

9

2

22

3

 

 

 

Innings of England 60+

Paul Rice

lbw

b Marks

21

 

N Sharpe

not out

 

59

 

Mike Rawlings

not out

 

38

 

Ian Battelley

 

 

 

 

Rob Dumelow

 

 

 

 

Martin Hall

 

 

 

 

Mel Wood

 

 

 

 

Barry Smith * +

 

 

 

 

Jim Smallbone

 

 

 

 

Brian Cole

 

 

 

 

Mike Fernando

 

 

 

 

Extras

b 2

lb 3

w 4

 

 

9

 

 

 

 

Total (1 wkt, 28.1 overs)

127

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fall of Wickets

1-54

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowling Analysis

 

Overs

Mdns

Runs

Wkts

 

 

Ian Marks

9

1

30

1

 

 

David Welford

7

1

26

0

 

 

Rob Webb

3

0

16

0

 

 

Johnson

4

0

22

0

 

 

Ian Longmuir

4

0

25

0

 

 

Wilson

1.1

0

4

0

 

 

 

England 60+ v Wales 60+

Liphook, 4th June 2009

Glorious sunshine and a superb location greeted the first ever Home International between England 60 and Wales 60 held at Liphoook and Ripsley Cricket Club in deepest wooded Hampshire. The only downside being, as the ground is miles from anywhere, Wales couldn't find it and arrived somewhat flustered, only fifteen minutes before the start. In their defence, at least half the English team took half an hour driving up and down, including your scribe…….

Wales won the toss and decided to bat. Probably not the best idea, as England bowlers were well warmed up and Trevor Knowles (Worcestershire) gave a superb exhibition of pace variation, all arrow straight, to record figures of 9-5-6-2. Normally in County matches you can bat one bowler out and take runs from some of the others, but as all England's bowlers were hand picked, there were hardly any four balls handed out without severe risk.. Colin Breed (Kent), after conceding eleven in his first over, soon settled down and pegged visitors back 8-2-24-1 and the spinning duo of Jim Smallbone (Hampshire) 8.1-1-22-4 and Mark Sargeant (Suffolk) 9-3-9-2, reduced their innings to tatters. Mike Byford ( Surrey ) 9-2-41-0, backed up the bowlers so Wales were all out for 110 in the 44 th over.

With such an inviting target Wales needed to make early inroads and they managed to remove Martin Pearse ( Norfolk ) lbw for 3 in the second over. But unfortunately for them, that was their only success as Paul Rice ( Norfolk ) and Andy Barnes ( Sussex ) gave a masterclass in quality batting to knock the runs off in 19 overs. Rice on 47 not out and Barnes on 61 not out. Rice held the Premier Bermuda record of 207 in an individual innings until he was recently beaten and has been ultra prolific for Norfolk in the 50 ECB, averaging 46. Barnes still captaining Sussex in the 50's, found the straight boundary very inviting, peppering it with straight sixes.

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England 60+ v Wales 60+ at Liphook, 4th June 2009
Wales 60+ won the toss
Innings of Wales 60+

G Morgan

 

b Knowles

8

 

J Morris

 

b Sargeant

22

 

R Williams

 

b Knowles

4

 

M Lewis

 

b Sargeant

12

 

C Davies

 

b Smallbone

16

 

B Jones

c Swain

b Smallbone

8

 

P Owens

not out

 

10

 

G Voke

lbw

b Smallbone

0

 

R Walton

run out

 

6

 

P Betterley

lbw

b Breed

2

 

P Hardwick

 

b Smallbone

0

 

Extras

b 1

lb 7

w 12

nb 2

 

22

 

 

 

 

Total (10 wkts, 43.1 overs)

110

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowling Analysis

 

Overs

Mdns

Runs

Wkts

 

 

Tony Knowles

9

5

6

2

 

 

Colin Breed

8

2

24

1

 

 

Mike Byford

9

2

41

0

 

 

Mark Sargeant

9

3

9

2

 

 

Jim Smallbone

8.1

1

22

4

 

 

 

Innings of England 60+

Martin Pearse

lbw

b Hardwick

3

 

Paul Rice

not out

 

47

 

Andy Barnes

not out

 

61

 

Mike Swain

 

 

 

 

John Stuck

 

 

 

 

Geoff Ownes

 

 

 

 

Trevor Knowles

 

 

 

 

Colin Breed

 

 

 

 

Mike Byford

 

 

 

 

Jim Smallbone

 

 

 

 

Mark Sargeant

 

 

 

 

Extras

lb 1

w 1

nb 1

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

Total (1 wkt, 28.1 overs)

114

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bowling Analysis

 

Overs

Mdns

Runs

Wkts

 

 

P Batterley

3

0

16

0

 

 

P Hardwick

4

1

22

1

 

 

R Walton

5

1

27

0

 

 

G Voke

3

0

17

0

 

 

P Owens

2

0

20

0

 

 

C Davies

1.3

0

11

0

 

 

 

 

 

 

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