Epping Cricket Club Saturday 1st v Old Parkonians on Sat 18 Jun 2005 at 1.30
Match was Drawn

Match report Essex League Division 2
Old Parks 204 all out drew with Epping 191 for 8

Six hours of toil in oppressive heat ended in a draw between Epping and Old Parks.
In a yo-yo game both sides looked to have good chances of winning but neither team quite had the armoury to force home the advantage.
Epping will take more from the draw after being asked to field first in the sapping heat and then slipping to 11 for 3 in reply.
The recovery was mounted by Dave Sibley (28) and skipper Geoff Maynard (20) but when they both went Epping were still plumbing the depths on 60 for 5.
Old Parks could not take advantage of the situation however and Dan Sibley launched a blistering counter attack.
With the steady company of Simon Oliver the pair put on 96 for the sixth wicket and thoughts of an unlikely Epping win began to grow.
Sibley was particulary brutal to the Old Parks attack smashing 13 fours and two sixes in his brilliant 71.
He eventually went trying to smash a high full toss out of the ground, not middling it and being caught on the boundary.
Oliver continued on his merry solid way however and made sure that Old Parks would not win the game.
Epping needed lower order hitters Dave Bickley and Pat Haslam to come off to give them a chance of winning with overs running out but the former was bowled swiping for 4 and Haslam was run out for just 1.
Number 10 Terry Preston remained positive with 11 not out but Epping finished just 14 runs short of victory on 191-8.
Resolute Oliver carried his bat brilliantly with a determined 37 not out.
Old Parks' bowling star turned out to be youngster Sasikaran with 4 for 56.
Earlier in the day Old Parks made use of winning the toss and batting first on a good pitch under boiling hot sunny skies.
But it was testament to the Epping bowling attack that Old Parks only scored 204 off their 52 overs.
Number 3 Kevin Bostock was the Old Parks star with a patient and well crafted 82 and he got good support from opener Richard Curtis (45).
Epping's bowling star was once again Jon Everett who bowled 20 accurate overs taking 4 for 68.
Dave Bickley picked up 2 for 50 and Pat Haslam 2 for 12 as the late run charge was on.

Epping Cricket Club Saturday 1st Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 8 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Dan Sly Bowled  0 2
Simon Lycett Bowled  2 2
Dave Sibley Caught  28 1
Dave Westall Lbw  0
Geoff Maynard Caught  20
Dan Sibley Caught  71 1
Simon Oliver Not Out  37
Dave Bickley Bowled  4
Pat Haslam Run out  1
Terry Preston Not Out  11
Jon Everett  

Old Parkonians Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
G Sasikaran11.0156414.005.09
P Butchart17.0640220.002.35
P Robins10.0138138.003.80
K Hughes6.013100.005.17
N Thorpe2.001100.005.50

Old Parkonians Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 10 wickets
204 (0.0 overs)
R Curtis Caught  45
E Buxton Bowled  11
K Bostock Caught  82
B Singh Caught  0
P Butcham Caught  9
P Robbins Caught  3
K Hughes Caught  3
J Abbot Run out  16
G Sasikaran Caught  14
P Warren Not Out  11
N Thorpe Bowled  5

Epping Cricket Club Saturday 1st Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Jon Everett20.0468417.003.40
Dave Bickley11.0050225.004.55
Simon Oliver15.0248148.003.20
Terry Preston4.012300.005.75
Pat Haslam2.001226.006.00