Sun, 7th May, 2023

Vs Kent Ramblas CC

Kent Ramblas CC: 130 all out (38.2 overs)

Eltham CC: 131 for 3 wickets (31.3 overs)

Eltham won by 7 Wickets

Kent Ramblas CC Batting

Loughlin, Mct. Mead, A b. Boylan, B12
Loughlin, Jlbw b. Mead, A2
Stocks, J b. Mead, A2
Hinds, A b. Mead, A1
Dolby, Rct. Wouldham, C b. Day, L32
Runeyard, M b. Burgess, C7
Sherrion, Bnot out2
Smith, Cc & b. Burgess, C2
Parrett, G b. Mead, A13
Dilley, J b. Venkatraman, P13
Cooper, M b. Wouldham, C1
Total (for 10 wickets)130

Eltham Bowling

Mead, A8.012042.512
Boylan, G4.01501.2
Day, L8.011411.748
Boylan, B8.003013.848
Burgess, C6.002123.518
Wouldham, C3.20812.420
Venkatraman, P1.00616.06

Eltham CC Batting

Fisher, Pct.b. Cooper, M9
Swain, Pct.b. Dilley, J0
Hanington, Tct.b. Dilley, J2
Boylan, Gnot out69
Venkatraman, Pnot out32
Wouldham, C 
Mead, A 
Day, L 
Burgess, C 
Boylan, B 
Total (for 3 wickets)131

Kent Ramblas CC Bowling

Dilley, J6.011121.818
Cooper, M5.302314.233
Parrett, G8.012503.1
Smith, C4.002706.8
Sherrion, B3.001304.3
Hinds, A3.002207.3
Loughlin, J2.00703.5

Not quite the start Pete wanted for 2023, but onwards and upwards we hope.

Match Report

Match report Eltham CC Vs Kent Ramblas CC

The first match of the 2023 season, following an extremely wet April, saw an enthusiastic Eltham arriving early to sort out the whereabouts of the club kit. With Pete Fisher designated as the most likely to get into the nooks and crannies of the Footscray store cupboard, things were soon underway with the uncovering of the kit bag, stumps and boundary flags. Fish emerged victorious from the store cupboard, albeit somewhat dustier than he had been.

Due to rain on the previous day, a pitch inspection revealed that we would have to play on the artificial strip if we wanted to get a game in, as the cut strip was so soft that Wouldham was in danger of sinking into it. Thankfully all players had been prepared for this possiblility, so it was game on.

Pad, who had arrived fully changed in a bid to prevent anyone noticing that he was one of the last to get to the ground, won the toss and elected to put our new opponents, the excellently named Kent Ramblas, into bat. Eltham fielded two debutants, Alex Mead and Callum Burgess, so Pad was eager to see what they could do.  As it turned out, they could do a fair bit!

Alex opened the bowling and immediately looked fast and accurate, worrying the Ramblas batsmen with his pace and movement (two words you don't often hear in our match reports, so I thought I'd get them in here.)