Littlewick Green 2 v Pinner Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI on Sat 01 Jul 2017 at 13.00
Pinner Cricket Club Won by 7 wickets

Match report The Pinner second XI travelled to the picturesque ground of Littlewick Green for their latest Morrant Chilterns League match. Despite some traffic problems play started on time with Pinner deciding to go against recent form and bowl first on an unusually indifferent track.
Excellent controlled fast bowling from Varun Gopalakrishnan (1-14) from 10 overs enabled the steady line and length of Dan Downer (4-45) to destroy the LG top order, with Dan returning his best ever figures in his 15 overs. A brief hiccup to the Lambs progress as Tamoor Haider (1-22) struggled with a drain cover in his run up - the metals spikes clanging on the cover several times in the over before he was switched to the Downer end. Once he was able to get some rhythm, Tamoor also found some pace and took his wicket with a swinging yorker. Skips (4-15) replaced Varun and cleaned up the remaining batsman. LG managed to score 98, 2 runs short of a batting point.
After an average tea, that certainly lacked quantity (Tino Mahendram would not have been impressed!) Robert Fells and Simon Pilsbury opened the Pinner run chase. However they were soon back in the quaint pavilion as accurate bowling from Sethi and Weston reduced Pinner to 9-2. Enter Bob Harrison (32) and Saif Khan (61*) who put on 87 for the third wicket with very different styles - Bob with the cultured, classical approach and Saif with the 'let's hit it as hard as I can' approach. A cover drive from Bob was by far the best shot of the day, almost matched by one of the 3 sixes that Saif bludgeoned over the boundary. Both were extremely effective and it was a shame when Bob got out with just 3 needed.
A great, clinical win that has pushed the twos into second spot in the league with a crucial home game against third placed Knotty Green next week.
Well done to all, and come on the Lambs!

Littlewick Green 2 Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
2nb 1w 1b 1lb 
for 10 wickets
98 (38.4 overs)
Weston ct  Tamoor, b Dan Downer 8
Neale ct  Nevan, b Varun Singh 10
Singh lbw  b Dan Downer 2
Leakey ct  Varun, b Dan Downer 21
Gillick b  Dan Downer 12
Langley lbw  b Rob Bonneywell 22
Bewkes b  Tamoor Haider 12
Sethi b  Rob Bonneywell 0
Herron b  Rob Bonneywell 0
Herbert ct  Simon, b Rob Bonneywell 2
Moore Not Out  4

Pinner Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Varun Gopalakrishnan10.0614114.001.40
Dan Downer15.0545411.253.00
Tamoor Haidar5.0122122.004.40
Rob Bonneywell8.431543.751.73

Pinner Cricket Club Saturday 2nd XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
for 3 wickets
Rob Fells ct  b Weston 8 2
Simon Pilsbury lbw  b Sethi 0 1
Rob Harrison ct  b Singh 32 6
Saif Khan Not Out  61 8 3
Cyrus Barrett Not Out  0
Tamoor Haidar   1
Nevan O'Sullivan   1
Varun Gopalakrishnan   1
Rob Bonneywell  
Dan Downer  
Waris Khan  

Littlewick Green 2 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy