Kenton 1 v Pinner Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI on Sat 17 May 1980 at 1300
Pinner Cricket Club Won by 8 runs

Match report In spite of a second wicket stand of 107, Kenton were beaten by eight runs at Kenton Park Road on Saturday. The match was so close that Pinner, who had declared at 227 for 7, had only four balls to spare.

On a firm wicket Pinner got away to a good start, dominated by Ali who shared an opening stand of 44 with Bell (21) and went on to make 54 before being bowled by Silman, the most successful of the Kenton bowlers with 4 for 53 in 12 overs. This and a second wicket stand of 26 with Ahmed formed a solid basis for the middle order who all batted well, particularly Colbeck, another Silman victim for 47, and Williams, unbeaten for 33. After a long spell of 22 overs R. Patel finished with 3 for 65.

Kenton batted aggressively from the start of their innings and although Howe went for four Lambert and Preacher took the total from 26 to 133 before being parted. With Preacher in notably fine form and Lambert giving firm support Kenton appeared to have the match under control. But after Lambert had fallen to skipper Harris three short of his half century and Preacher to Goldsmith for 84 the Pinner bowlers gradually got on top with only P. Patel (29) staying long.

The return of Williams proved decisive and as things became tight a runout contributed to Kenton's discomfiture. When Williams began the last over the match could still have gone three ways but Williams' second ball proved too much for Reynolds and that was the end of a well contested game. Williams finished with 3 for 38, O'Connor 3 for 50, and Harris 2 for 41.

Pinner Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
5b 2lb 
for 7 wickets
Shahid Ali b Silman 54
Alastair Bell ct & b Patel 21
Nadeem Ahmed ct b Patel 18
Bill Hopkins st b Silman 26
Anthony Colbeck b Silman 47
Ian Cortis b Patel 10
John Williams Not Out  33
Dennis Goodhew ct b Silman 3
Finnbarr O'Connor Not Out  8 1
Carl Goldsmith  
Colin Harris  

Kenton 1 Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy

Kenton 1 Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
16b 6lb 
for 10 wickets
219 (48.2 overs)
Lambert b Harris 47
Howe b O'Connor 4
Preacher b Goldsmith 84
Clarel hit wicket Harris 7
P. Patel ct & b O'Connor 29
Silman b Williams 8
Lee b Williams 10
Slade b O'Connor 6
Patrick Run out  0
R. Patel Not Out  1
Reynolds b Williams 1

Pinner Cricket Club Saturday 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
John Williams12.2138312.673.08
Finnbarr O'Connor14.0250316.673.57
Nadeem Ahmed3.003000.0010.00
Carl Goldsmith10.0038138.003.80
Colin Harris9.0041220.504.56