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Royal Artillery (1 XI)
Honourable Artillery Company CC (1 XI)
Tim Osman 99, Brian Spence 90*
Batting
Sean Parry 88, Liam Casey 88
Sean Parry 2/82, Tristan Caviet 1/26
Bowling
Harold Whittington 2/34, Harrison Clark 1/9
Sun 27 May 12:30 - Friendly Start time 12:30

HAC cruise to victory at Larkhill.

When was the last time the HAC beat the gunners at Larkhill?

On a weekend were flash floods and spectacular lightning was the norm, the sun shone on the players of the HAC and Gunners at spectacular Larkhill.

Edwards senior was given the reigns as skipper and duly lost the toss, part of the plan. The Gunners skipper Tim Osman choosing to bat on what was a damp looking wicket. That was OK as the plan was to bowl.

A timed game starting at 1pm with 20 overs from 6pm and tea/declaration at 4.

Caviet opened from the Officers mess end and immediately had their openers in a tangle. Jagging seam and swing along with the odd one rearing from a length soon saw the back of one of the openers but not before Caviet had pinned a batter square on the funny bone requiring some tlc from the fielders.

Runs were hard to come by as the bowlers used the conditions to their advantage.

In the final over of his spell, Caviet decided to take the mantle of 'enforcer' coming around the wicket and bowling short and quick. That clearly took it's toll and he was soon asking for a break. His wicket was a peach with bails sent to all parts.

Parry took over and let fly, telling the skipper 'it's ripping' whilst bowling at nearly 70mph. I've no idea how he does it.

Meanwhile, Edwards junior was settling into one of his 'long spells'. He was given respite after bowling 14 overs on the spin. A very good spell of seam and swing bowling. His one wicket was the lethal 'straight one' which saw a gunner pocket a duck.

Faj replaced Edwards which the batters enjoyed. Some cobwebs were blown away. Soon after Faj's spell, the wizard Dewand cast a spell.

The gunners pressed-on seeming to want to ignore the boundaries and run everything. Their skipper eagerly encouraging the junior batter, who looked like he'd just completed the P Company 10 miler at the end.

Declaring at tea on 255 for 4 in 45 overs. Tim Osman 99, bowled by Parry and Spence loving his 'red ink' 90.

The HAC opened up with Lohan and 'I can do it' Carter.
Logan went early giving a steepler to point.

The left Casey to come in a three but nature had called and Parry (who we think locked him in the loo) dashed in to fill his boots.

Carter was finding his driving range but alas his running boots were still in the locker. He didn't get up to speed and was run out. That left Casey, who had released himself from Parry's trap, to the crease.

Casey went about his innings in time honoured fashion. Defend and then somehow without any change the ball would ping to the rope. Parry on the other hand was getting warmed-up for his post drinks explosion. Whatever he drank certainly put some pep in him as he set to the gunners with delight. Inside out, pumps, drives, they all came out. Casey was still classy and pinging the ball to all parts at will.

When Parry fell on his sword trying to maintain a wonderful pace, Edwards senior was due in next, but he was injured. Fielden, a former gunner officer, stepped in and came to the wicket (after asking for directions from a solider, officers and maps). He gave Casey due support who then upped his pace and made it look too easy.

The run rate was always around 8's thanks to the skill of Parry and Casey. Then Dewand (umpiring) fancied a change and sent Casey for an early bath. LBW for 88 (matching Parry's score). Maybe the symmetry looked right.

That left keeper and accountant Bax to the crease. He had done his maths, we needed 3 from 8 balls. Next ball he drive for 4 and the crowd went wild.

It was a pleasure to also welcome Ian Fotheringham and his wife as guests. They both very much enjoyed the game and he looked very smart in HAC blazer and ribbon for his hat.

HAC win by 6 wickets.

Match report written by Matthew Edwards.

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Scorecard

Royal Artillery (1 XI) won the toss and decided to bat.

Royal Artillery (1 XI) batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Tom Palmer
b. T Caviet
6
0
0
0
 
Chris Hoggard
ct. L Bax, b. S Parry
37
0
0
0
 
Brian Spence
Not Out
90
0
0
0
 
Jordan McRae
b. C Edwards
0
0
0
0
 
Tim Osman
b. S Parry
99
0
0
0
 
Harold Whittington
Not Out
2
0
0
0
 
Harrison Clark
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Charles Harmer
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Brigadier Bennett
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Mishak Belfon
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
David Chakrabaty
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Extras
4w, 12b, 2lb, 3nb
21
Total
for 4 wickets overs
255
Fall of wickets:
0 / 1 ( H. Lojhan ), 0 / 2 ( R. Carter ), 0 / 3 ( S. Parry ), 0 / 4 ( L. Casey )

Honourable Artillery Company CC (1 XI) bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Tristan Caviet
8
1
26
1
3.3
2nb, 1w
Cameron Edwards
14
1
60
1
4.3
1nb, 1w
Sean Parry
15
1
82
2
5.5
Henry Faj
3
0
28
0
9.3
1w
Arvind Dewan
5
0
45
0
9.0
1w

Honourable Artillery Company CC (1 XI) batting

R
B
4s
6s
SR
Harry Lojhan
Run Out
8
8
2
0
100.0
Ross Carter
ct. T Palmer, b. H Clark
29
55
1
0
52.7
Sean Parry
ct. J McRae, b. H Whittington
88
60
14
2
146.7
Liam Casey
lb. H Whittington
88
65
10
2
135.4
Richard Fielden
Not Out
16
27
1
0
59.3
Lawrence Bax
Not Out
4
1
1
0
400.0
Matthew Edwards
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Tristan Caviet
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Cameron Edwards
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Henry Faj
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Arvind Dewan
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Jag Patel
Did Not Bat
 
 
 
 
 
Extras
12w, 8b, 4lb
24
Total
for 4 wickets overs
257
Fall of wickets:
0 / 1 ( H. Lojhan ), 0 / 2 ( R. Carter ), 0 / 3 ( S. Parry ), 0 / 4 ( L. Casey )

Royal Artillery (1 XI) bowling

O
M
R
W
Econ
Extras
Harrison Clark
3
0
9
1
3.0
3w
Mishak Belfon
7
1
35
0
5.0
3w
David Chakrabaty
5
0
29
0
5.8
Charles Harmer
10
0
73
1
7.3
3w
Harold Whittington
7
0
34
2
4.9
Brigadier Bennett
5
0
45
0
9.0
3w
Jordan McRae
2
0
20
0
10.0

Team selection

Royal Artillery (1 XI)
  • 1. Tom Palmer
  • 2. Chris Hoggard
  • 3. Brian Spence
  • 4. Jordan McRae
  • 5. Tim Osman
  • 6. Harold Whittington
  • 7. Harrison Clark
  • 8. Charles Harmer
  • 9. Brigadier Bennett
  • 10. Mishak Belfon
  • 11. David Chakrabaty

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