Laws century but Orsett 2nds lose in close encounter!

Scores: Orsett 2nd XI 221 for 4 off 45 Overs, Writtle 2nd XI 222 for 5 off 44.1 overs

Result: Writtle won by 5 Wickets

Highlights: For Orsett: Kirk Laws 115 Not Out. For Writtle: J Reynolds 100 Not Out

Orsett 2nd Team entertained Writtle 2nd team at the Recreation Ground on a blustery Saturday afternoon. This 45 over friendly turned out to be enjoyable, but with a close defeat for Orsett. Orsett batted first and with openers Dave Carter (28) and Ben Smith (21) putting on 42 runs for the 1st wicket. Kirk Laws who the week previously faced Graham Napier’s pace at Colchester came to the crease one wicket down and played superbly for 115 Not Out with other helpful contributions from Paul Boreham (17) and Nathan Smith (21). After 45 overs Orsett posted 221 for the loss of 4 wickets. The pick of the Writtle bowlers being Hackcell with 2-36. In reply Writtle started slowly with good bowling from James Page (0-16), New Aussie recruit Columban Walsh (2-50) and Captain John Morris (2-36) but J Reynolds with 100 Not Out (dropped 5 times) with the aid of L Batchford (34) and P Fenton (41) saw Writtle Home in the last over. The fielding from Orsett was not of the required standard so Writtle won a fun, enjoyable and close contest. The intention at the outset from both captains was to give everyone a game and that was achieved, which means Orsett players go into the League Season next Saturday with valuable match practice.

Next Match – Saturday 7th May 2011 2nd X1 v Southend-on-Sea & EMT Away

Sunday 1st Team Result and Report – 1st May 2011 (Home)

Scores: East Essex 166 All Out, Orsett 1st XI 167-6

Result: Orsett won by 4 Wickets

Highlights: For Orsett: Scott Douglas 49, For East Essex: Ahmad 47, Adil 60, Rahat 4-24

Orsett Sunday 1st eleven played host to East Essex on a windy day at School Lane. Captain Scott Douglas won the toss and elected to field.  East Essex got off to a good start with good batting from Ahmad (47) and Adil (60) but good resistance from opening bowler Paul Reynolds (2 – 37) pegged East Essex back in the first 20 overs.  Following this, my 3 spin kings; S Khan 1 – 20, Gurav 3 – 22, Young George Gibbons 2 – 5 pulled the game back for Orsett.  East Essex all out for 166. Orsett made tough work of knocking off the total as most of the top order had failed except Scott Douglas (49) and Gurav (33). Good bowling from Rahat (4 – 24) and Ahmad (1 – 30).  Orsett’s middle order saw Orsett home with George Gibbons (28 not out) and Paul Reynolds (25 not out).

Next Match – Sunday 8th May 2011 1st XI v Leigh-on-Sea Home

Sunday 2nd Team Result and Report – 1st May 2011 (Home)

Headline: Kooyman takes Orsett home in first Middlesex and Essex Invitation League match

Scores: Pacific 150 All Out from 41.3 overs, Orsett 151 – 4 from 32.4 overs
Result: Orsett won by 6 Wickets. Orsett take 20 points, Pacific take 5 points

Highlights: For Orsett: Lee Kooyman 64 Not Out, Charlie Moore 46

Orsett’s Sunday second XI took the field for their first league game in the Middlesex and Essex invitation XI league against Pacific. Orsett lost the toss and were asked to field first and performed well in the field bowling the visitors out for 150 thanks to the efforts of Glenn Harris 2-25, Columbian Walsh 2-22 and Harrison Smith 2-36. This was aided by some excellent catches by Harrison Smith, Russell Smith and Ryan Thomas. In reply Orsett looked comfortable, reaching their target with 8 overs to spare. Charlie Moore got the innings off to a good start making 46 and stand in skipper Lee Kooyman got the side home making 64 not out. The side look forward to their next league game at home next week.

Next Match – Sunday 8th May 2011 2nd X1 v Hadley Wood Green Home

U11 Team Result and Report Sunday 1st May 2011 (Away)

Headline: Hutton win Friendly against plucky Orsett!

Match Format: Pairs Cricket – Each player bowls min of 2 overs and each pair bats for 4 overs.

Scores: Orsett U11 233 for 6 off 20 Overs, Hutton U11 292 for 3 off 20 overs

Result: Hutton won by 59 Runs

Orsett Team: Lewis Rice, Alfie Buttle, Dylan Rose (WK & Capt) Jonjo Bearman, Harry Bull, William Hudson, Louis Morris, Carl Rice, Jordan Cunningham, Robert

The emphasis this season for the Orsett U11 management team was to get additional high quality friendly fixtures so the youngsters can test themselves outside the local league, which in turn will aid their development and improve technique and skills against stronger opposition. Hutton U11 fielded a very strong side and had two U12 players in their line-up. Orsett batted 1st and posted 233 for 6 wickets off their 20 overs with every batsman playing straight and looking technically correct against good quality Hutton bowling. Orsett then bowled well, but Hutton were too strong on the day posting 292 for 3 wickets off their 20 overs. Highlight in the field being Carl Rice’s Direct Throw to run out a Hutton batsman. The game was played in good spirit and a high standard and most of all every player enjoyed the experience and continues to improve their own performance.

Junior Coaching from 6 years of age upwards. Starts this coming Friday (6th May 2011) and every Friday evening throughout the Summer, finishing on Friday 2nd September 2011 Start Time 6:00pm to 8:00pm at Main Ground. For more information please contact John Morris (07759 393004) or by email at: morro24@virginmedia.com

Next Match – Sunday 8th May 2011 U11 v Leigh-on-Sea U11A Home

Next matches other sides

Saturday 7th May 2011 1st X1 v Hornchurch Home

Saturday 7th May 2011 3rd X1 v Billericay Home

Saturday 7th May 2011 4th X1 v Harold Wood 5th Away

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