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Reports for 2009

Cadnam 3rd XI vs Compton Chandlers Ford - 16th May 2009

As the teams turned up for the game, the weather seemed to take a turn for the worse, with the wind picking up and what little sunshine there was disappearing behind the clouds, leading to most of the players before the game putting on all the layers they owned just to keep some element of warmth.

Compton & Chandlers Ford were the first take tackle what could only be described as a soft (traditional) Minstead wicket, whilst the fielders attempted to keep their hands warm!

As the two opening bowlers, Piltz and Stevie Bennett started to get into their strides, the openers for C & CF started to open their shoulders and have a swing at anything slightly short of a length that sat up, however the famous Cadnam 3 XI Ring of Steel was keeping it tight in the field. Two of the Cadnam fielders were soon to have their hands warmed when an aerial cover drive was pouched by Gareth, closely followed by a sharp catch by Dan Petley at mid-wicket.

This bought two new batsmen to the crease who seemed to be in an attacking mood. One picked up on anything short and dispatched it to the boundary, whilst the other played conservatively. Both batsmen went on to score half centuries, and it became a frustrating period for Cadnam, but the 3 wicket stand was eventually broken when the more attacking of the two batsmen was bowled by James Walter. This wicket seemed to significantly slow the scoring of C & CF, and the wickets then came at relatively regular intervals, with Stevie Bennett being the pick of the bowlers with 3 for 23 off 9 overs.

At the end of the innings, Cadnam were to chase 205 to win off their 42 overs.

The Cadnam innings got off to a relatively slow start, with both openers playing themselves in, in rather difficult conditions at the start of the innings. Runs were hard to come by for the first 5 overs, until a loose full toss was despatched for 6 by James, which signalled the start of the run scoring. Chris Elliott departed to a ball that moved away off the seam, which bought Sam Wright-Green to the crease.

At the first change of bowling, Sam chased a short & wide ball, connected well, only for the bowler to stick a hand out, and catch him. Chris came to the crease and provided some stubborn support for James, however a ball from the spinner that turned from outside off was his undoing. Another wicket then fell relatively shortly afterwards, however Dan and James stemmed the flow of wickets, with James bringing up his half century with the score in the 80s. Dan then departed, bringing Gareth to the crease who played sensibly and hit a wonderful straight six off one of the opening bowlers. He soon departed bringing Jacob to the crease, and with the required run rate at about 7 an over James began to swing hitting two sixes, one straight and the other over the wicket keeper!

Cadnam had given themselves a chance of getting a result from the game, James mistimed a shot through the off side and was caught at point, and to his dismay he departed on 96. Unfortunately, Cadnam could quite keep up with the run rate, and a 16-run defeat ensued. It was a determined performance by the 3s, however slightly disappointing having got so close.

Match report submitted by James Walter

Cadnam 1st XI vs Langley Manor - 9th May

The 1st game of the 2009 season saw Cadnam took on 'strongly tipped for promotion' Langley Manor. Cadnam lost the toss and were inserted into bat.

Cadnam's new look partnership of Saffi and Sean took the crease. Sean was the 1st to depart for 10 with the score on 19 from 6 overs. PJ and Saffi then shared a 108 partnership before PJ was caught for an impressive 67 with the score poised at 127 from 32 overs.

With wickets in the bank and 13 overs to go Cadnam looked to increase the rate and Mike Williams was smartly caught at mid wicket as he looked to advance the score. Richy Way was next at the crease and he took to the opposition bowling smashing the 1st ball for 4. Saffi was next to depart for a good 42 as he was caught on the boundary rope. Lee Kerley soon followed. Nathan was next in and he and his brother Rich shared an explosive partnership of 37. Rich (52) putting the ball into the car park a couple of times. The last couple of overs saw a couple more wickets fall as Cadnam finished on 201-8. Sam Payne stumped/run out on the last ball of the innings.

Richy Way smashed quick 50

Knowing the depth Langley possessed in their batting arsenal Cadnam knew they had to bowl well to finish the job. Cadnam were dealt an early blow with the thigh injury of Saffi which meant he was unable to bowl.

Lee Kerley opened the attack which didn't go quite to plan as it was littered with wides but on the 12th ball of the over (yes 12) Lee walked up and bowled spin and N Ayub kindly chipped the ball back to him for the return catch.

Langley then began to rebuild to 32-1 until Matt bowled Taylor. Sean was bought into the attack and soon bowled the dangerous looking Renders. Langley then plummeted to 59-5. Reddi was then bought into the attack and removed Brown and Wilkinson in his 1st over. Langley were really reeling at 84-9. Some loose overs from Cadnam and some complacency in the field enabled Langley to get up to 136 before the last wicket fell. Matt Maiden taking 5 wickets, Reddy and Sean taking 2 each and Lee Kerley picking up 1

A great performance from Cadnam with lots of positives.

Matt Maiden - 13/05/2009

Cadnam vs Fawley - 25th April 

The first friendly game of the season saw Cadnam take on Fawley at Cadnam. Playing on the outside strip (to preserve the main track for the league season) exposed a very short boundary so big scores were expected.

A strong looking Fawley side batted well and racked up 240 from their 40 overs. Saffi was the pick of the Cadnam bowlers with 1-19 from 8 overs.

Cadnam's new look opening partnership took the crease with the primary goal of spending time at the crease and familiarising themselves with the wicket. Saffi was dismissed early on with a harsh looking LBW decision for 4 runs.

That bought PK to the crease and for a strong partnership of 171 before PK was caught on the fence for 71.

Sean continued and completed his debut with his 1st every century as he carried his bat for 102 with Cadnam falling 35 runs short of Fawleys total.

A good pre-season opener as we had a good run out in the field and 2 of the top order got to spend some valuable time at the crease.

Well done to Sean for his impressive debut - who said these English decks are hard to get used to?

Sean Durston-Ryan

Matt Maiden - 27/04/2009