Ampthill Town v Northwood Cricket Club 1st XI on Sat 02 May 2009 at 1:00
Northwood Cricket Club Lost NCC got 11 points

Match report Noachies men made the long trip up the M1 to Ampthill. For probably the 10th time in as many years we have played away. However, once you get there it is a fantastic place to play cricket. For once we managed to get there on time with the accident on the M1 only inconvenciencing a few of the players. Reggie came over the night before and was in an excellent state. Sadlyu Noachie had a groin strain and was unable to bowl and with no Sharland Ram was called up from the Seconds and Stewie Reevo opened the bolwing.
Ampthill won the toss and unsurprisingly batted firsts. Their opener was fooled by Reggies condition and thinking there was a single to the Orange Man, ran out his colleague who realised Reggie was in good shape. He was run out by 20 yards.
However, this brought their danger man to the crease and in his usual fashion proceeded to hit the ball "elegantly" to all parts. Sadly this included one through Danny Rodgers fingers, dislocating his little finger and ending his participation in the field. Luckily their keeper's rather attractive partner and osteopath was on hand to adminster to Danny's bruised fingers. However this was one of a couple of chances that didn't stick. Raj caught a caught and bowled off a no ball. Goodspons had little chance with a skyer that didint quite go to hand and other times, the ball seemed to "hit the gap". Finally we got rid of them both and we then took 5 quick wickets but sadly they finished on 232-7. Stewie and James bolwed excellently with Ram also keeping a tight line. Sadly Reggie "no balls" Latchman got panned a bit. We were missing Noachie's extra pace/bounce etc.
In response, without Danny, Nuss and Brockers opened. Brockers soon succumed LBW, but Nuss was in fine form (even though I say so myself - About time too!!) Hitting 46 in 4s and one 2, Nuss took control of the width allowed by Ampthill's bowlers from the football end. Raz helped put on 50 for the first wicket and then Mace joined in. with a quickfire 30 (most cut off middle stump!) . Ampthill then put on the spinners adn with an ageing ball, proceeded to tie Nuss down. He added an excellent 2 to his score before being out bowled. A game of two innings, which sadly cost the game. Noachie was unable to run but still whacked a few but not enough as Stewie Noachie and James Lewis all fell to the spinners. Ram then was joined by Reggie and they took us up to 155 to get the extra points but again he fell LBW, the 4th of the innings.
OVerall some positives to take from the game. Losing Danny and an unfit Noachie were blows but we put up a good performance. Here's to 30 points and an equally sober Reggie next week. New leaf???

Ampthill Town Batting
Player name RunsMB4s6sSR
3nb 1w 18b 9lb 
for 7 wickets
201 (53.0 overs)
S Morrall ct  D Goodhew b J Lewis 76
G Rupping run out  Raj Latchman 14
D Gould b  J Lewis 81
L Archer b  S Reeve 11
P Clark b  J Lewis 0
G Howson lbw  J Lewis 1
C Esh Not Out  9
C Degan b  S Reeve 3
J Sneath  
N Battams  
A Steele  

Northwood Cricket Club 1st XI Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
James Lewis20.0569417.253.45
Stuart Reeve15.0244222.002.93
Ram Nandiraju6.002800.004.67
Raj Latchman6.004300.007.17
Tom Brockton4.002100.005.25

Northwood Cricket Club 1st XI Batting
Player Name RMB4s6sSRCatchesStumpingsRun outs
2nb 13b 10lb 
for 9 wickets

(44.0 overs)
Tom Brockton lbw  Degnan 1
Nigel Hussey b  Clark 48 133 99 11 48.48
Richard Wise b  Degnan 11 38 37 1 29.73
Alex Mason b  Clark 30 55 44 4 68.18
David Goodhew ct  Battams b Esh 11 6 9 1 1 122.22 1
Stuart Reeve b  Esh 10 16 31 1 32.26
Simon Noach lbw  Clark 12 20 15 1 80.0
James Lewis lbw  Clark 0
Ram Nandiraju lbw  Clark 4 15 19 21.05
Raj Latchman Not Out  3 3 100 1
Daniel Rodgers  

Ampthill Town Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
J Sneath5.033000.000.00
C Degnan11.0420210.001.82
A Steele5.011500.003.00
C Esh12.0138219.003.17
P Clark11.042655.202.36