Consett & District Cricket Club Consett CC 3rd XI v Philadelphia on Sun 09 Aug 2015 at 1.45
Consett & District Cricket Club Won by 76 runs

Match report The visit of Philadelphia saw a few season records created and almost a new and very unwanted one at the same time. This game saw Consett amass their highest total of the season (239), the highest partnership of the season between Cox and Huntsman (117) and the highest individual total of the season by Huntsman (98*) Other vital contributions came from Jamie Bradley 42 an skipper Cox (61) as only Singh for the visitors (3-29) didn't go around the park in the face of the home sides final total of 239/4. Plenty of mouth from visiting captain Embleton was to prove influential in stoking the fires of what became rather a tasty affair in the second half as he completely lost control of both his team and himself and couldn't come up with any answers as the home side scored in excess of 5 an over throughout.

Consett were of course confident of achieving victory having racked up such an imposing total but were warned against complacency at the tea interval as these things are not often as easy as they look.

The early wicket of Durham ladies player Petherick after she had made just 3 gave the hosts the ideal start but this was as easy as it was to get for a fair while. Singh combined with thwaites to add 109 for the second wicket in 22 overs and advance the score to 120 and give the hosts an outside chance of victory before Bradley dismissed Thwaites after he had made a patient 45. This brought the away captain to the crease who was welcomed with choice words from all directions after his own antics and suddenly didn't appear to have quite so much to say for himself when his team mates were there to stick up for him. He then proceeded to do his best to make sure his team would not win the games he selfishly occupies the crease rather than looking to advance the score. This pressure told on singh as he holed out for an excellent 66 having made contributions with both bat and ball and surely proving to be the visitors man of the match. Finally a flash point arrived as Embleton was clearly stumped off the bowling of Bradley by O'Neill only for one of his own team at square leg to give it not out. Several words were exchanged between several players before umpire Oliver ensured calm was restored. This would last only a few balls before an end of over chat yielded the words 'I was never giving that out against these lot after the way they have gone on' Cue another verbal volley between the teams before him captain Cox put the opposition firmly in his place on how his stupidity had caused the game to boil over in the first place. Thats mackems for you I suppose... Umpire Oliver brought the two captains together and told them anymore and the game would be finished before the scheduled close as an abandoned game which explains the earlier mention of an unwanted record.

In the end he was to be dismissed by Smith and Philadelphias run chase fizzled out as Consett ran out victors by 76 runs with Philadelphia finishing on 163/6 from their 45 overs and Consett running out deserved winners and in the process ending a run of four straight defeats! Well done to everyone on their efforts and a great effort and show of team togetherness in the face of some rather moronic opposition play!

Consett & District Cricket Club Consett CC 3rd XI Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
3nb 9w 13b 1lb 
for 4 wickets

(45.0 overs)
90 - Jamie Bradley b S Singh 42 64 67 4 62.69
Michael Huntsman Not Out  98 163 117 6 83.76
Ben Clarke b S Singh 0 9 3 0 1
Steven Talbot b D Banks 10 12 15 1 66.67 1
48 - Ian Cox b S Singh 61 63 65 6 93.85
Harry Grant Not Out  2 11 5 40.0
Andrew Remmer  
11 - Ryan O'Neill  
Nathan Smith  
Harry Davison  
Mark Roe   1

Philadelphia Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
C Galley7.003600.005.14
I Davsion8.003800.004.75
S Chetty3.002300.007.67
S Singh9.012939.673.22
G Embleton8.022700.003.38
D Banks3.0028128.009.33
A Thwaites3.002600.008.67
N McKnight4.001800.004.50

Philadelphia Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
2nb 6w 5b 3lb 
for 6 wickets
163 (45.0 overs)
R Petherick b H Davison 3 16 16 18.75
A Thwaites ct M Roe b Jamie Bradley 46 99 102 5 45.10
S Singh ct B Clarke b A Remmer 66 92 48 8 137.50
G Embleton ct S Talbot b N Smith 21 53 47 2 44.68
I Davison Run out  0 4 5 0
N McKnight lbw H Davison 6 33 29 20.69
S Chetty Not Out  3 17 12 25.00
C Galley Not Out  2 12 12 16.67
D Banks  
C McKnight  
Ten Only  

Consett & District Cricket Club Consett CC 3rd XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Harry Davison9.0132216.003.56
Nathan Smith9.0137137.004.11
Mark Roe9.023000.003.33
Andrew Remmer9.0135135.003.89
90 - Jamie Bradley9.0021121.002.33

  • Umpire :
    David Dixon and George Oliver
  • Scorer :
    Rosie Grant