Mere Cricket Club Mere CC v Motcombe on Sun 01 Jun 2014 at 2.00
Mere Cricket Club Won by 184 runs

Match report Skipper Weir won the toss and chose to bat first.

Motcombe failed to contain the flow of runs and Mere ended on a very healthy 249-5 with a captain's knock from Weir of 143 not out which included an excellent 100 partnership with Mark Williams. It was a good example for any budding young cricketers of how to run between the wickets with boundaries scarce in the long outfield. Perhaps their strike bowler Mere U11 Charlie Cassidy was taking it all in from cover point.

Motcombe also had love sick Mike '5 bellies' Ryan and Dave 'wide ball' Rutherford in their ranks but unfortunately they were ring rusty and not at their devastating best.

Karen Harkin had put on the spread of the season so far. Hand crafted sandwiches with a good mix of fillings, more cakes than a Yaya Toure birthday party and a good selection of optional extras, and plenty of everything. Definitely an early season front runner for tea of the year. Some big hitters still out there to show what they can do; 2013 Tea of the Year winner Sophie Weir has booked a slot in July, Jason's mum is hovering by the baking tray waiting for the call up and Emily Pitts, devastated not to have won in 2013 (blaming it on the poor quality tesco's sausage rolls) is armed and dangerous with the rolling pin in hand.

A brace of wickets from Rebecca Yeo and Steve Parton and one a piece for Sean Harkin and Will Thorpe ensured Motcombe were not going to get near the target required.

Senior Pro Bryan must stand up and take a bow. His second wicket of the day caught by Archie Young was his 100th for the club. A great milestone and one everyone had been waiting for ever since Bryan announced he was on 95 wickets early in the season. Not that he's counting or anything...

Mark Williams continued his good day with the bat with 4 catches including one stunning right handed effort complete with mid air dive to snare 5 bellies at cover. Bryan's 99th wicket for the record.

Motcombe all out for 55 leaving plenty of celebration time in the Nut.

Mere Cricket Club Mere CC Batting
Player Name RunsMB4s6sSRCtStRo
2nb 23w 13b 6lb 
for 5 wickets

(40.0 overs)
Mark Cassidy ct D Rutherford b N Kerley 7 25 31 22.58 1
Duncan Weir Not Out  143 138 116 16 123.28
Matt Pitts ct J Cooper b D Greenough 2 10 10 20.0
Glen Ings b D Greenough 2 13 11 18.18
Mark Williams ct D Rutherford b M Ryan 31 56 49 2 63.27 4
Archie Young b I Rutherford 9 25 23 1 39.13 1
Will Thorpe Not Out  1 3 1 100
Rebecca Yeo  
Sean Harkin  
Stephen Parton  
Bryan Yeo  

Motcombe Bowling

Player nameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
N Kerley7.0037137.005.29
J Cooper8.013800.004.75
D Greenough5.0024212.004.80
C Cassidy3.001700.005.67
I Rutherford4.0024124.006.00
D Rutherford7.003800.005.43
M Ryan6.0042142.007.00

Motcombe Batting
Player name RMB4s6sSR
3nb 9w 11b 1lb 
for 8 wickets
55 (20.1 overs)
T Skevington ct M Williams b S Parton 11 54 40 1 27.50
C Madel b W Thorpe 1 5 3 33.33
J Cooper ct M Cassidy 0 5 8 0
D Rutherford ct M Williams b R Yeo 11 28 28 1 39.29
M Ryan ct M Williams b B Yeo 5 19 18 1 27.78
N Kerley ct M Williams b S Parton 1 17 16 6.25
D Greenough ct A Young b B Yeo 0 4 5 0
I Rutherford b S Harkin 2 6 5 40.0
C Cassidy Not Out  0 1 1 0

Mere Cricket Club Mere CC Bowling

Player NameOversMaidensRunsWicketsAverageEconomy
Rebecca Yeo7.011728.502.43
Will Thorpe6.0221121.003.50
Bryan Yeo3.02221.000.67
Stephen Parton3.12120.500.32
Sean Harkin1.00212.002.00