Hockerill v Epping Cricket Club Saturday 1st on Sat 22 Apr 2006 at 2.00
Epping Cricket Club Won 8 wickets

Match report Sat April 22 - Friendly (45 over game)
Epping 180-2 beat Hockerill 176-9 by 8 wickets

EPPING started their season with a sizzling performance in the sun at Hockerill.
The Lower Bury lane men fielded an inexperienced first XI side for their opening friendly fixture but the young guns fired to give the visitors an easy 8-wicket win.
The victory was set up by a good performance from the bowlers and some youthful enthusiasm in the field.
On a good batting wicket, Tim Adams bowled superbly to claim 4 for 7 off 7 overs and he was well supported by seasoned trundler Shahid Majeed (1 for 26).
Marc Webb, on a trip home from his New York posting, bowled 9 tight overs of spin for only 26 runs and young spinner Dan Taylor then kept up the good work, taking 2 for 30 as Hockerill began to try and post a decent score.
Only A Challis (50no), P Francis (31) and P Stone (30) managed to break the Epping shackles however and Hockerill's final 45-over total of 176-9 was at least 30 short of a decent score.
Epping sent out debutante Ben Holmes to open the innings and in combination with fellow opener Dan Sly, the pair began to attack the Hockerill attack.
Sly was first to an impressive fifty before falling for 58 with the score on 102.
But Holmes continued his remorseless attack and led his new side to victory with a brilliant, chanceless 93 not out.
Marc Webb had made 7 when he became the only other wicket to fall and young star Dan Twitchett finished on 6 not out as Epping won with 11 overs to spare.

Epping Cricket Club Saturday 1st Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
for 2 wickets

(0.0 overs)
Dan Sly Lbw  58 1
Ben Holmes Not Out  93
Marc Meyer-Webb Bowled  7
Dan Twitchett Not Out  6 1
Dan Taylor   1
Geoff Maynard   1
Jim Twitchett   2
Geoff Maynard  
Shahid Majeed  
Jim Twitchett  
Tim Adams  

Hockerill Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
A Layer3.001700.005.67
A Tinsley6.012900.004.83
L Dewey6.003900.006.50
P Francis10.0051151.005.10
G Morgan7.0213113.001.86
P Stone1.201200.009.00
A Challis1.00400.004.00

Hockerill Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
for 9 wickets
176 (0.0 overs)
A Francis Caught  0
P Stone Bowled  30
D Trott Caught  4
B Francis Caught  11
P Francis Caught  31
M Hudson Caught  1
A Challis Not Out  50
G Morgan Bowled  4
L Dewey Bowled  6
A Tinsley Caught  1
A Layer Not Out  7

Epping Cricket Club Saturday 1st Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Tim Adams7.04741.751.00
Shahid Majeed7.0226126.003.71
Marc Meyer-Webb9.012600.002.89
Simon Oliver4.011300.003.25
Dan Sly6.0024124.004.00
Dan Taylor7.0130215.004.29
Jacob Ellis3.0015115.005.00
Geoff Maynard2.001200.006.00