Addiscombe’s Moore dismantles Churt

By - Monday 17th June, 2013

A fantastic performance from Jason Moore with the ball set up a simple victory for Addiscombe at Redhearn Fields

CHURT  52 (Moore 6-3)

Addiscombe won by 7 wickets

The foreboding sky did not put off an excellent performance from Addiscombe

On a showery day and with a lush outfield, winning the toss was always going to be crucial. Scott Benham, Addiscombe skipper, duly delivered and inserted the home side. Adnan Saleem and Chris Jones opened the bowling a usual. With the former finding some late movement in the air, Churt were soon three wickets down with the two Higgins and Colley back in the pavilion with three runs between them.

These two kept the pressure without much luck so that by the time Saleem finished his spell, the score had crept along to 17 for 3 after 13 overs. Jon-Paul Enslin replaced him and was hit for three fours in his opening over as the batsmen started to take the odd risk, but he was unlucky not to pick up a wicket with a chance being put down in the slip cordon and another on the boundary a few overs later.

Bowling with pace, Moore blew away the middle order

However, the game was blown wide open when Moore replaced the accurate Jones in the eighteenth over. Bowling with pace, he blew away the middle lower order picking up six wickets in just 3.1 overs. Three of those wickets were caught behind the wicket by Andrew Hurrion, one being caught in front lbw and two being bowled. Churt had been skittled for just 52 from 23.1 overs.

Addiscombe’s chase started straight away with Andrew Poulton and Benham opening. When Benham was trapped dead in front for a duck, and Poulton was unluckily adjudged caught behind, both off of Marshall, Addiscombe found themselves 11 for 2. However, Mark Halse and Moore steadied the ship and punished the bad ball to such an extent that Moore, continuing his excellent day, scored 39 off just 28 balls. However, he got out with just two runs required, trying to finish the game with a six to the short boundary. Halse finished the game next over with a lofted drive over mid off. Addiscombe had taken just 8.1 overs to chase down the runs.

This win lifted Addiscombe into second in the league and with games against the third and first placed teams to come over the next two weeks, Addiscombe’s season enters an important fortnight.

Addiscombe Cricket Club

Addiscombe Cricket Club

Addiscombe Cricket Club was founded in 1866. As one of the founding members of the Surrey Championship, Addiscombe has a long tradition in the competition. Addiscombe field 4 league sides on a Saturday and 2 sides on a Sunday. The club’s colts section ranges from U10 right through to U16.

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